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Published on Sep 21, 2017
In this special Open Gate Sangha broadcast, Adyashanti and Mukti introduce our new Peace Room Project and its intentions. Together, they explore their shared commitment to bring forth teachings on the lived experience of being an embodiment of peace in the world.

Video Excerpted from “Embodying the Nature of Peace”:
http://bit.ly/1sig5Dz

Quotes from this Video:

“The enlightened view shows us that each thing and each being is of infinite value. Each being and each thing is a manifestation of God, of the divine, and when we really see this — not just as an idea or a concept — it’s a way of falling in love with the world, with all of its imperfections.” –Adyashanti

“A wonderful contemplation that relates directly to peace is ‘How might I orient in my life to a sense of what I regard as meaningful and precious?’” –Mukti

“The Peace Room is about how we interact with all of life, and bringing the more enlightened way of being into the world.” –Adyashanti

“One of my focuses is really to help those who are listening into a sense of attunement to what is valuable, into a journey of greater consciousness and direct experience, into knowledge through our being of what is important, and how to recognize that, nurture that, and bring it forward.” –Mukti


Published on Sep 19, 2017

Adyashanti discusses spiritual awakening as the dormant spirit that wakes up within you. He addresses the feeling of insufficiency that so often drives spiritual seekers to try to wake up, and yet it is spirit itself that actually becomes conscious and awakens.

Quotes from this Video:

“When the spirit that lies dormant in you wakes up, which means it becomes conscious, that’s what awakening is.”

“The odd thing about spiritual awakening is that the thing that wakes up is not the thing that is searching.”

“The more you run toward sufficiency, the farther away it seems to be.”

Profound Talks
Published on Sep 16, 2017
Adyashanti Points Directly to the ONE (Must Listen)

Adyashanti – True Happiness

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Published on Sep 7, 2017

Did you ever notice that very happy people aren’t pursuing happiness?

Adyashanti explores how the pursuit of happiness actually leads to sorrow. If we can step out of the mode of endlessly pursuing, then true happiness may find us.

Video Excerpted from “Causeless Happiness”: http://bit.ly/2dDIRf8 Quotes from this Video: “If we think that happiness is something outside of our self, then everywhere we go, everyone we meet, every situation you encounter, without saying so, what you will really be asking of it is: Can you make me happy? And if it can’t make you happy, we tend to discard it.” “The pursuit of happiness leads to sorrow — that’s what we’re not told. We want to be happy, but the more we try to be happy, the less happy we end up being.” “True happiness doesn’t have a cause.”


Profound Talks
Published on Sep 2, 2017
Adyashanti – What is it Like to be Awake? (Great Talk)

Published on Aug 26, 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to wake up from your dream state, then do we have The Way of Liberation show for you.

Today I’ll be talking with the spiritual teacher Adyanshanti, author of two of the most beautiful and important books I’ve ever read, Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering , and The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment .
And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about a practical guide to spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

WEBSITE: http://www.InspireNationShow.com

Published on Aug 25, 2017

 How do you rest as awareness? Do you have to do anything to rest as awareness? Adyashanti invites you into this exploration of what it means to ‘rest as awareness.’ As you relinquish the mind’s desire to constantly be doing or understanding something, you can step out of the egoic mind state and into all-inclusive awareness.

Video Excerpted from “Rest As Awareness”(DVD #48):

http://bit.ly/2vaPw9r

Quotes from this Video:

“’Resting as awareness’ isn’t a state of doing, it’s a state of being.”

“Awareness isn’t being the watcher and it’s not really being the witness — both of those are things that egos do.”

“If resting as awareness actually happens, then at some point it will dawn on you that you and awareness are not two different things.”

“Awareness is much more what you are than all the ideas that you ever had about yourself in your life.”

Published on Aug 10, 2017

http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti addresses one of the most common spiritual questions: How do you live from your own depth? Living with that curiosity informs your actions and has the potential to transform your life.

Video Excerpted from “Silent Meditation Day Vol. 3” (ID# 676):

http://bit.ly/2dDIRf8

Quotes from this Video:

“’What would it be like to live this moment from my depth?’ There’s no prescription for how to do it. You just live with that curiosity.”

“Human beings naturally feel this pull to live a rich, meaningful existence. So we have to live from a rich and meaningful place inside of us.”

Published on Aug 3, 2017

Do you ever notice that you never think yourself into moments of revelation? Adyashanti explores the importance of having a foundation in your spiritual life that is not based on words. Listening beneath the words and ideas, there is a quiet, still space of awareness that is always available. Relaxing into this foundational stillness allows for moments of revelation to find you.

Video Excerpted From “The Full Aliveness of Being”:

http://bit.ly/2u5AoWq

Quotes from this Video:

“It is important to have a foundation in your spiritual life that is something other than words, ideas, and spiritual philosophies.”

“Be still means to stop interfering with what’s happening.”

“You’ll be amazed that when you have a little bit of foundation of being quiet now and then, that you can listen to anything from a much deeper place.”

“When you are listening from that deep place, that’s not trying to acquire anything, it’s a very pregnant ground. It’s a place where moments of insight – that’s where they come from. Moments of insight come from that place of silence.”

Published on Jul 28, 2017

Adyashanti explores embracing your humanity without judgment or condemnation. By touching into the all-accepting compassionate nature of your being, a redemptive energy of forgiveness comes forth. By letting yourself experience and receive this in your heart fully, the experience of compassion and love emerges into being.

Video Excerpted From “Breaking It All Down”:

http://bit.ly/2tHpoOA

Quotes from this Video:

“On a human level, it’s really useful — not just to know, but to feel — that that part of your being that is unconditioned has no problem with your humanity. It’s really important for the humanity to feel that, because that’s what it’s looking for — something in the universe that’s not judging it, condemning it, or even praising it.”

“Dualistic consciousness is also a manifestation of the ultimate ground. There’s no part of us that’s apart or other — even though there are different qualities and different experiences — there is no apartness. It’s so important to let yourself experience that. Because to receive that in the human heart feels like love.”

“Compassion is selfless love. It is what gives all of our other impulses balance. It is why, from the level of consciousness, we can be self-interested and rightly so — and simultaneously — have these very selfless impulses. This is all part of our nature.”

“Compassion literally comes from the ultimate ground because compassion is that feeling that: I will do something for someone even if it is not in my self-interest.”

“Compassion is actually quite a common occurrence in human beings. You don’t have to look very far for it — that feeling that you love something or someone in such a way that your sense of your own well-being is transcended.”

Adyashanti explores the intimacy that emerges from the unified, lived experience of undifferentiated being. Within this unified field of being — which is beyond the concept of a merged state — an uncaused sense of well-being and love takes hold, and lets you experience the sorrows and the joys of life in a very intimate way.

Published on Jul 7, 2017http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti explores how to move through existential fear, and reminds us that even in the midst of this fear, you can simply stop, be still, and relax in the knowledge that you will let go when you are ready to. This letting go can be a loving act that you bring into the world. By opening up your circle of regard to all beings, your letting go takes on a benevolent quality and affects all those around you.

Video Excerpted From “In the Face of the Infinite”

Published on Jun 29,2017

http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti explores the infinite intelligence of the fundamental reality that often escapes our acknowledgement until we return to the absolute. As certain aspects of yourself fall away, a creative intelligence emerges, and a new level of being becomes available to you. Adyashanti invites you into this space of infinite intelligence, creativity, and love—that was there all along.

Video Excerpted From “Returning to the Absolute Source” (DVD#58):

http://bit.ly/2rHFFCp

Quotes from this video:

“When you come upon this infinite, pregnant void, it’s a non-experience. It’s the ultimate and final return to the absolute.”

“Once you’ve taken this journey to nowhere—because it doesn’t actually go anywhere—it’s a journey from here to here. From kind of here to really here.”

“This chair and this microphone are nowhere near as solid as the beliefs in your head. Most of you aren’t going to die for a chair, but we human beings have a way of being willing to die and kill for our ideas.”

“The whole idea in this spiritual awakening is not to eliminate anything—we spend way too much time trying to eliminate certain things. Certain things fall away and eliminate themselves, mostly attachments.”

“The fundamental reality has an unimaginable infinite intelligence, and an infinite creativity, and an infinite love. They naturally pour forth from this

by Adyashanti: There is no easy road to enlightenment…

Enlightenment is a destructive process.
It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier.
Enlightenment is the
crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing
through the facade of pretense. It’s the
complete eradication of everything we
imagined to be true.

– Adyashanti
Make no bones about it, awakening is not a walk in the park. It is a ride through hell. It is the tearing down of all of your cherished beliefs and everything you thought about yourself. There is no way around this. In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, they had to enter into the Mirkwood Forest to get to their destination. There was no other way for them. It was not a walk in the park. Likewise, we must enter the shadowlands, and come face to face with our shadows. It is there that our false ideas of who we are are shattered. It is there that all of our false beliefs are destroyed. We must face these false notions and see them for what they are. This is the only way to heal, to become whole again, to live in integrity.

My good friend, Julie Anne gave a good description of this process in Enlightenment. It is a complete surrender, a process of brutal self honesty. It is a path of complete acceptance of the truth, no matter how difficult it is to bear. I still remember it vividly.

We go through life with so many false notions – of the world, of spirituality and of ourselves. We build up masks and we believe the facades. It’s all a charade. It is all based upon illusions and deceit. We deceive ourselves at every moment, and the world also deceives us at every moment. We live in perpetual cognitive dissonance, justifying the most absurd things in our minds. We constantly lie to ourselves…. and we believe it.

To awaken to the truth that you seek, you must tear down the lies.

But we are too attached to the lies. We want to hold on to the illusions and to become enlightened at the same time. That is not possible. But there are hundreds of phony gurus and “spiritual teachers” that will tell you it is. They offer you processes to become happy, fulfilled, calm, find your soulmate, be positive, get the right job, make lots of money, balance the chakras, become healthy and whatever else you may be desiring. This has nothing to do with awakening. This is only polishing the ego. They all lead you right back into the matrix. You may even be lucky enough to get a golden cage, but it is still a cage, and you remain imprisoned in slavery. This is the road that most people choose to follow. This road is well traveled by the herd.

The road to truth and freedom
It takes courage, discernment and self honesty to walk the Siddhartha road to truth and freedom. Not many people have that. We have been weakened by the onslaught of programming since our childhood. Most people want to remain in the herd, as they find comfort in the company of other deluded souls. It takes a certain individual to break free of the herd. The Siddhartha road is not easy. It is a treacherous road that will shatter every part of your existence. No, it takes a certain type of person to walk that road; a person that is willing to give up everything to find his true Self.

My story was one that took me through so many paths to nowhere; detours, dead ends and off of cliffs. I had to eventually be dragged, kicking and screaming through the abyss by Grace herself, for me to awaken. It was simply my time.

Now the strange thing about this, is that worse things have happened to me before, so why did this hit me so hard? I believe because it was supposed to, for me to transform. I took everything much harder, than I ever did before. Also, everything came crashing down at once. In the past, I was strong, and I kept my sense of self, of who I thought I was. But this time, my sense of self, who I thought I was, gave up. I stopped trying to be strong. I just collapsed.

Source: The Minds Journal

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