Atreya Thomas – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview


Published on May 10, 2016

Awakening can be defined as a fundamental transformation or death of the exclusive “me” that has its identity in “I am the body and mind,” to a non-exclusive awareness that simultaneously sees itself in all things, times and places without a second of differentiation.

Just like the sunlight does not need to be achieved as it is there ever-shining, awakening is your true nature and does not need to be achieved. What does need to be achieved and does take effort is the removal of the curtain that obstructs the sunlight.

The only prerequisite for this removal is an earnest and unwavering devotion to discover something that is eternal, everlasting, complementary to all, unchanging, and final. This brings down grace which removes the veil. The intensity of devotion and perseverance determines the pace.

Atreya, his wife, and three adopted children live in California, where Atreya works as a pre-school teacher. He and his wife are also foster parents to drug-exposed infants who are hard to place.

Books: Revealing the Absolute:: Where Seeking Ends and Learning Begins VIEW HERE

Revealing the Christ:: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

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Presence & Grace ~ Leonard Jacobson

During the opening of this talk, Leonard explains what awakening is and he emphasizes the value of being present. Leonard identifies who we are when we are present and shares how the quality of our lives improves as we settle more fully into Presence. Other topics include: Meditation and spiritual practice, What is the ego? Right relationship with the ego, Experiencing God, Accepting duality, Presence and mastery, Inviting grace into your life, Liberating the energy of anger, In the present moment, there are no problems, Bringing consciousness to attachments, Coming to your senses, Presence and relationships, What is your story? Relaxing into, “Ah this,” Why are we so lost in the mind? The strongest addiction, Defining “Presence” and “mind.”

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