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Adyashanti – What Orients Your Life?

Published on 15 Dec 2018

What is your orienting principle in life? What is worth orienting your entire existence around? Adyashanti invites you to explore this vital life inquiry by honestly bringing the light of awareness to every belief that you have. This inquiry investigates and dismantles your conditioning, moves you beyond belief, and grounds yourself in reality.

Excerpted from “The Orienting Principle of Being”:

Quotes:

“To ask yourself, ‘Who am I?’ is a way of questioning every idea, every belief, and every assumption you’ve ever had about yourself. It’s taking that light of awareness and focusing it down, and starting to dismantle what is untrue.”

“To get really honest, all of a sudden we start to see that so many of the beliefs that we operate in from day-to-day don’t actually often have a grounding in reality.”

Adyashanti – The Truly Awakened State

Published on 7 Dec 2018
The truly awakened state is a state of wholeness. Within wholeness, you are no longer referencing polarized ways of viewing experience, such as form and formlessness—you are simply experiencing everything as one seamless whole. Adyashanti explores how in the truly awakened state, wholeness informs your experience of being.

Excerpted from “Full Spectrum Wholeness”:

Quotes from this Video:

“As our own spiritual perception matures, it’s defined more by wholeness than anything else.”

“You can have that experience of being a particular human being, of being nothing, of being everything—but the end result is wholeness.”

Adyashanti – The Instinct toward Greater Consciousness

Published on Dec 1, 2018

We each have an instinct toward greater consciousness, and our spiritual practice is a way of responding to that. Adyashanti explores how the spiritual impulse originates and the importance of bringing our consciousness into the depths of our unconscious.

Quotes from this Video:

“When the mind is dreaming, it is endlessly talking to itself, and sometimes the way it is talking to itself seems to be completely disconnected from anything that’s happening right now.”

“We’re not only dreaming at night. That’s one of the things that contemplative introspection shows you, and at the beginning it’s unsettling.”

“So much of our narrative is just like your dream in the middle of the night. It’s trying to work things out—things you felt, things you experienced, things you heard—and you don’t know how it’s doing it, because it often just sounds like unconnected self-talk.”

“Contemplative practice is a way of taking your consciousness down deep into y

Adyashanti – The Heart of Spirituality

Adyashanti explores the heart of spirituality and invites you to drop this inquiry into your being: What is dictating the orientation of my life? Setting aside judgment and the endlessly dissatisfied ‘me,’ you can dive deeply into the exploration of your highest values, and with clarity, you can orient towards them.

Quotes from this Video:

“One of the most important things about spirituality is to get clear on: What is my orientation?”

“Judgment and shame are the most powerful ways that the ‘me’ orients all attention towards itself.”

“To establish a good orientation, look at the values that come from the deepest state of being: truth, love, compassion, service.”

“A good form of spirituality will give voice and structure to those self-transcending values.”

Adyashanti Guided Meditation – The Invitation of Meditation

23 Nov 2018
– What is always and already present within every moment of existence? Adyashanti guides you to explore the awareness that is there before you even try to be aware. By switching your focus from the content to the context of your experience, a vast open spaciousness is revealed to you.

Quotes from this Video:

“The invitation of meditation is to take the one seat—to be fully open, fully willing to experience whatever is happening—to completely show up.”

“Awareness is there before you even try to be aware.”

“Notice that background quiet. Instead of focusing attention on some object of awareness, relax and open attention to the context, in which all experience arises and passes away.”

Adyashanti – Existential Unity

Published on Nov 15,

In unity, you are everything that exists. Everything, everything, everything. Whether it’s the farthest galaxy you can see or the next feeling or the next thought. Adyashanti explores how this recognition of unity releases you from clinging to any sense of identification, and how, as the opposites drop away, what remains is only what is.

Excerpted from “Beyond the Realms of Identity”:

Quotes from this Video:

“Everything I see, touch, taste, feel is me, but not as an ego because an ego is fixed. In this sense, you are the flux and flow of existence. And in that, there is no exclusivity; there’s nothing to be, there’s nothing to defend.”

“I see God in everything, everywhere, but only everything, everywhere. Nothing is outside. There is no otherness to God.”

“When you are what arises, the relationship, the duality collapses. You are no longer in relationship anymore.”

Adyashanti – The Enlightened Perspective

Published on Nov 2, 2018

What does it mean to live the enlightened perspective? Adyashanti explores manifesting it and bringing it forth in your daily life, not in a perfect or idealized way, but in a way that is simple and true.

Quotes from this Video:

“When we see everything as God and nothing is left out of that everything, then we are actually seeing relative life from the enlightened perspective.”

Adyashanti – The Negotiating Ego

Do you ever notice how your experience doesn’t cooperate with how your ego wants your experience to be? Adyashanti investigates how in looking at the ego through a different lens, we can see it as something that is just trying to negotiate its way through life experiences. With this kind of noticing, our relationship with ego changes, as does our actual experience.

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Adyashanti – The Nature of Experience

What quality underscores your whole experience of being? Adyashanti focuses on what always is. While experiences can be unfolding constantly, there is a quality that underscores all of experience, and it can be beneficial to focus on this. Adyashanti describes how through meditation, you can realize that experience happens with or without your consent, and an opportunity arises for you to become aware of that which is unchanging and ever-present.

Quotes from this Video:

“There’s always some experience unfolding all the time—sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant, a lot of times somewhere in the middle.”

“There is always some kind of experience happening, and the nature of experience is that it’s either alluring and pulls you in, or repelling and makes you want to run away.”

“You can’t predict what experience you’re going to have one second from now. You never know. Experiences come to you without asking your permission and they depart without saying goodbye.”

“Experience is not what always is. It’s not what is always and already the case.”

“When you’re meditating, all the externals are taken away, and you are stuck with yourself.”

“When you first start doing meditation, it’s disquieting because you see that so much of what happens in human experience is not occurring with your permission—it just occurs.”

“This intuition starts to come to you: there seems to be something that sustains itself through all the changing of experience. There seems to be some quality of being that seems to always be.”

Adyashanti – A State of Wonder

Adyashanti explores our natural, spiritual instinct to be curious about the world and life around us. By connecting to our childlike sense of wonder, and not focusing on finding a specific answer, we enter into a state of not-knowing. This innocent exploration allows our spiritual instinct to flourish and allows us to live in a state of wonder.

Quotes from this Video:

“To be in the wonderment—this is where our spiritual instinct really flourishes.”

“It’s so natural for a human being to have these curious and innocent wonderings about life, before it becomes a technique that you’re expecting a payoff from, and before ‘who am I?’ becomes a clichéd question that you imagine you’re supposed to ask yourself. When it’s actually real, innocent, and pure—it leads you into a state of wondering and wonderment.”

“The answer that anyone would provide them is not actually the answer. If you can say it, it’s not the real thing.”

The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment ~ 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 the book you hold in your hands Adyashanti’s personal welcome to “a new world, a state of oneness.”….ADYASHANTI (whose name means “primordial peace”) dares all seekers of peace and freedom to take the possibility of liberation in this life seriously. He began teaching in 1996, at the request of his Zen teacher with whom he had been studying for fourteen years. Since then, many spiritual seekers have awakened to their true nature while spending time with Adyashanti.

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Adyashanti – The Disorientation That Occurs When Ego Drives Begin To Disappear

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.

Association with Truth / Adyashanti

Adyashanti’s nondual teachings have been compared to those of the early Zen masters and Advaita Vedanta sages. Expressing both the infinite possibilities and the ordinary simplicity of a spiritually realized life, Adyashanti’s teachings are directed to those who are sincerely called to awaken to their true nature and embody this life-changing realization.

Adyashanti the happiness of enlightenment

Adyashanti, author of Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.” Based in California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast.

Adyashanti – Spiritual Awakening

Adyashanti discusses a kind of autonomy that goes deeper than self-esteem…

It is an inner spiritual sovereignty sourced in the realization of true nature, which is not affected by one’s life circumstances. Through this talk, Adyashanti explores subtle facets of this autonomy and its paradoxical relationship with spiritual awakening. He shows how true non-division comes from not only recognizing the unification of existence but also embracing and penetrating every aspect of one’s humanity.

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Adyashanti – Awakened Consciousness

Published on 24 Aug 2018
Adyashanti explores the impact of your awakening as an individual as it relates to the consciousness of the whole. When someone is deeply awake, their consciousness is being utilized by something greater than their egocentric makeup, which contributes to the state of our consciousness as a whole. Adyashanti explores the importance that our state of consciousness has on the world around us.

Excerpted from “The Awakening of

Quotes from this Video:

“The spiritual impulse is something outside of the egoic makeup. It is the impulse toward God, life, totality—to become self-aware.”

“Awakening is when the whole becomes aware of itself; it is when eternity becomes self-aware.”

”What is happening in a deeply awakened person is that consciousness is being utilized by something greater than their egocentric makeup.”

“Because of the way we are conditioned to think about this, what we imagine beforehand is tha53t what happens is ‘I’ awaken, but anyone who has really ever deeply awakened doesn’t believe that. They know that’s not really what happens. The whole awakens through the individual.”

“Whenever we have a true awakening, what’s actually happening is that the yŕ is becoming aware through the individual.”

“Human beings are so powerful. The state of our consciousness means something, in fact, it means a lot. As far as life is concerned, it couldn’t possibly mean more, because we have the power to destroy it. So it’s pretty important how conscious we are, how conscious the whole becomes, and how many individuals that awakened consciousness is functioning through.”

Adyashanti – Engaging with this Teaching

Published on 17 Aug 2018
From “The Way of Liberation” Online Course, Adyashanti describes how his teachings are meant to be received. Instead of his teachings being answers in response to questions, they are meant to engage your heart, evoke your highest values, and continue to live within you at the core of your being.

Excerpted from “The Way of Liberation Online Course”:
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Quotes from this Video:

“To engage in this teaching of the way of liberation is to engage in a creative process. You have to find out what the teaching evokes in you, what it means for you right now. Because what it means for you at any point in time may and probably will change as your own realization matures and your spirituality matures. Then what this teaching conveys and elicits from you will change as well.”

“A good teaching is something that you work with. It elicits where you are in the journey of life. It highlight where you are holding on and where you are willing to let go. It highlights what you hold as valuable and meaningful. It helps you get priorities more connected to your heart – to that very deep core of being and essence inside of you.”

“I don’t see a teaching as something that’s supposed to feed people answers. I see a teaching that inherently is there to bring forth what’s inside – that truth, that reality – into consciousness.”

Adyashanti – The Heart of Spirituality

Published on Aug 10, 2018
Adyashanti explores the heart of spirituality and invites you to drop this inquiry into your being: What is dictating the orientation of my life? Setting aside judgment and the endlessly dissatisfied ‘me,’ you can dive deeply into the exploration of your highest values, and with clarity, you can orient towards them.

Excerpted from “The Spiritually Examined Life”:
https://bit.ly/1sig5Dz

Quotes from this Video:

“One of the most important things about spirituality is to get clear on: What is my orientation?”

“Judgment and shame are the most powerful ways that the ‘me’ orients all attention towards itself.”

“To establish a good orientation, look at the values that come from the deepest state of being: truth, love, compassion, service.”

“A good form of spirituality will give voice and structure to those self-transcending values.”

Adyashanti : Egoic Desire in Spirituality

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Adyashanti – What Is Truth?

Published on 29 Jun 2018
What is truth? It’s not just mere opinion. It’s not the next conditioned thought that runs through your mind.

Adyashanti reveals how telling the truth is an essential part of embodying your deepest experience of being. He points to truth as a unifier and how your allowance to hear the truth is just as important as your dedication to speaking the truth.

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