The End of Your World – Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment — by Adyashanti


More and more people are “waking up” spiritually. And for most of them, the question becomes: now what? “Information about life after awakening is usually not made public,” explains Adyashanti. “It’s most often shared only between teachers and their students.” The End of Your World is his response to a growing need for direction on the spiritual path. Consider this book Adyashanti’s personal welcome to “a new world, a state of oneness.”

Chapter titles include:

Exploring Life After Awakening
“I Got, I Lost It”
Coming Completely Out of Hiding
Common Delusions, Traps, and Points of Fixation
The Energetic Component of Awakening
Effort or Grace?
An Interview with Adyashanti
Adyashanti begins by describing the “I got it/I lost it” phenomenon that perplexes so many of his students — the fluctuation between what he calls “non-abiding” awakening and the ultimate state of “abiding” enlightenment. With straight talk and penetrating insight, Adyashanti then points out the pitfalls and cul-de-sacs that “un-enlighten” us along the journey, including: the trap of meaninglessness; how the ego can “co-opt” realization for its own purposes; the illusion of superiority that may accompany intense spiritual breakthroughs; and the danger of becoming “drunk on emptiness.”

“Full awakening comes when you sincerely look at yourself, deeper than you’ve imagined, and question everything,” teaches Adyashanti. The End of Your World is your invitation to join Adyashanti for an honest investigation of what you really are — and how to live once you discover it.

“What Is Enlightenment?” Adyashanti

Many people think that enlightenment is an altered state of consciousness. Actually, what we perceive every day through the distorted lens of ego is the truly altered state — we see things that don’t exist, we believe things that aren’t happening, and we live in a false world of our own creation. In this direct and practical satsang, Adyashanti opens the door into the clear seeing that is our natural state of enlightenment.

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