Best Adyashanti books

Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

Adyashanti

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Format Paperback Subject Buddhist Life Spirituality Coping Healing Religion General Miscellaneous Publisher Sounds True Incorporated

The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment

Adyashanti

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More and more people today have had a glimpse of genuine spiritual awakening, only to see it slip away after a few hours or days. Adyashanti calls this the "I got it/I lost it" phenomenon, and it perplexes many of his students. For those caught between what he calls "non-abiding" awakening and the ultimate state of "abiding" enlightenment, Adyashanti offers The End of Your World--an in-depth look at the remarkable yet enigmatic process of spiritual awakening. With straight talk and penetrating insight, Adyashanti helps readers navigate 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 The danger of becoming "drunk on emptiness". "I often ask people who come to me, `Are you ready to lose your world?", explains Adyashanti, "Because true awakening will not fit into the world as you imagine it or the self you imagine yourself to be." Covering a range of topics ordinarily kept private between student and teacher, The End of Your World invites you to join Adyashanti for an honest investigation of what you really are--and how to live when you discover it.

Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic

Adyashanti

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For almost two millennia, the story of Jesus has shaped the lives of countless people. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence of his teachings. With Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and words of Jesus as a direct path to the most radical of transformations: spiritual awakening.

Jesus crossed all of the boundaries that separated the people of his time because he viewed the world from the perspective of what unites us, not what divides us. In Resurrecting Jesus, Adya embarks on a fascinating reconsideration of the man known as Jesus, examining his life from birth to Resurrection to reveal a timeless model of awakening and enlightened engagement with the world. Through close consideration of the archetypal figures and events of the Gospels, Adya issues a call to “live the Christ” in a way that is unique to each of us.

“When the eternal and the human meet,” writes Adya, “that’s where love is born—not through escaping our humanity or trying to disappear into transcendence, but through finding that place where they come into union.” Resurrecting Jesus is a book for realizing this union in your own life, with heart and mind wide open to the mystery inside us all.

With an all-new foreword by Episcopalian priest and scholar Cynthia Bourgeault.

The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Adyashanti

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The Way of Liberation is Adyashanti s stripped-down, practical guide to spiritual awakening. With a profound simplicity it outlines the Foundations, Orienting Ideas, and Core Practices that are essential in the process of waking up to the absolute nature of Reality and living it to the fullest extent possible. May this book serve as an insightful companion on your journey to that place of sacredness, to the flow and flowering of existence beyond all notions of self.

This is not a book about spiritual betterment, self-improvement, or altered states of consciousness. It is about spiritual awakening going from the dream state of ego to the awakened state beyond ego as quickly and efficiently as possible. -- ADYASHANTI

True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness

Adyashanti

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What would happen if you were to allow everything to be exactly as it is? If you gave up the need for control, and instead embraced the whole of your experience in each moment that arose? In the 14 years that he studied Zen, Adyashanti found that most seasoned meditators had used the practice as "an end instead of a means to an end." What he ultimately realized was that only when you let go of all techniques-even the concept of yourself as a meditator-will you open to the art of True Meditation, dwelling in the natural state. True Meditation invites you to join the growing number of seekers who have been touched by the wisdom of Adyashanti to learn:

  • How to make the "effortless effort" that will vivify the present moment
  • Meditative self-inquiry and "The Way of Subtraction": how to ask a spiritually powerful question-and determine the real answer
  • Two guided meditations on CD intended to reveal what Adyashanti calls "your home as awareness itself"

"We've been taught that awakening is difficult," explains Adyashanti, "that to wake up from the illusion of separation takes years. But all it really takes is a willingness to look into the depths of your experience here and now." True Meditation gives you the opportunity to reclaim the original purpose of meditation-as a gateway to "the objectless freedom of being."

Emptiness Dancing

Adyashanti

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There is something about you brighter than the sun and more mysterious than the night sky.

Who are you when you are not thinking yourself into existence? What is ultimately behind the set of eyes reading these words? In Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti invites you to wake up to the essence of what you are, through the natural and spontaneous opening of the mind, heart, and body that holds the secret to happiness and liberation.

From the first stages of realization to its evolutionary implications, Adyashanti shares a treasure trove of insights into the challenges of the inner life, offering lucid, down-to-earth advice on topics ranging from the ego, illusion, and spiritual addiction to compassion, letting go, the eternal now, and more. Whether you read each chapter in succession or begin on any page you feel inspired to turn to, you will find in Adyashanti's wisdom an understanding and ever-ready guide to the full wonder of your infinite self-nature.
 

Contents
  1. Awakening
  2. Satsang
  3. Openness
  4. Innocence
  5. Harmonization
  6. Freedom
  7. The Radiant Core
  8. Silence
  9. Conciousness
  10. Depth
  11. Ego
  12. Love
  13. Spiritual Addiction
  14. Illusion
  15. Control
  16. Letting Go
  17. Compassion
  18. Fire of Truth
  19. Enlightenment
  20. Implications
  21. Dharmic Relationship
  22. Fidelity
An Interview with Adyashanti


Excerpt

The aim of my teaching is enlightenment—awakening from the dream state of separateness to the reality of the One.  In short, my teaching is focused on realizing what you are.  You may find other elements in my teaching that simply arise as a response to people’s particular needs of the moment, but fundamentally I’m only interested in you waking up.
Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that.  Realize and be, realize and be.  Realization alone is not enough.  The completion of Self-realization is to be, act, do, and express what you realize.  This is a very deep matter, a whole new way of life—living in and as reality instead of living out the programmed ideas, beliefs, and impulses of your dreaming mind.
The trust is that you already are what you are seeking.  You are looking for God with his eyes.  This truth is so simple and shocking, so radical and taboo that it is easy to miss among your flurry of seeking.  You may have heard what I am saying in the past and you may even believe it, but my question is, have you realized it with your whole being?  Are you living it?
My speaking is meant to shake you awake, not to tell you how to dream better.  You know how to dream better.  Depending on what you mental and emotional state at the time is, I may be very gentle and soft with you, or not so gentle and soft. You may feel better after talking with me, but that is incidental to awakening.  Wake up!  You are all living Buddhas.  You are the divine emptiness, the infinite nothing.  This I know because I am what you are, and you are what I am.  Let go of all ideas and images in your mind, they come and go and aren’t even generated by you.  So why pay so much attention to your imagination when reality is for the realizing right now?
 

The Impact of Awakening - 3rd Edition: Excerpts from the Teachings of Adyashanti

Adyashanti

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The Impact of Awakening presents a collection of dynamic excerpts from Adyashanti s satsang dialogues and lectures. The reader is guided from the initial impulse to be free, to its culmination in Liberation. Adyashanti also speaks about the role of grace, the student-teacher relationship and how to move beyond beliefs that distort our perception of the truth. This third edition includes a new introduction by Adyashanti.
From the New Introduction by Adyashanti:
The material for this book came from two consecutive evenings of discussions with a small group of about ten students who met at my wife Mukti s and my small cottage that we were living in at the time. We all barely fit into the tiny cottage and sat shoulder to shoulder in what turned out to be two very intimate and powerful evenings of inquiry and discussions. . . . I hope that you can enter into the inspired atmosphere that we all shared during those two evenings and join in the timeless present where everything happens for the very first time.
Reflections from Readers of The Impact of Awakening:
A life-changing book. I've waited my whole lifetime for this teaching.
I have honestly read this book 10 times at least. It is beautiful and each time I pick it up and read . . . I discover something new.
This is one of the very best books on the awakened state that I have read. It is simple, clear and easy to read. . . . It is filled with wonder and grace.
The twelve chapters of questions and answers found in this gem are destined to be seen as a spiritual classic for years to come.

Guided Meditations: Evoking the Divine Ground of Your Being

Adyashanti

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Beneath all your bustling thoughts and the distracting dramas of the world, an ever-present stillness beckons us to our true home. As Adyashanti says, meditation gives us a doorway to our essential nature-the "divine ground of your being. With Guided Meditations, this leading spiritual teacher offers a four-session audio intensive of meditations for deeply investigating our true nature. Adya begins with foundational practices for opening to inner peace and stillness, then expands our experience with meditations to awaken our deepest wisdom; investigate the edge of our identity; awaken our creative capacity; explore consciousness from the levels of head, heart, and gut; and more.

Spontaneous Awakening

Adyashanti

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Enter the "Ordinary State" of Enlightenment

Many of us share the belief that enlightenment is rare-that true spiritual awakening only happens for extraordinary people. According to Adyashanti, this idea may actually be the most powerful impediment to our awakening. On Spontaneous Awakening, he invites you to inquire into the "ordinary nature" of enlightenment-and the profound truth of who you really are.

"Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special-it's not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred," teaches Adyashanti. So where do we start? With the desire to look fearlessly at and inquire passionately into truth, explains Adyashanti. "When you stop resisting experience, what remains is the bliss of sheer nothingness. And everything that is possible lives in that nothingness."

With more than seven hours of teachings, two guided meditations, and an exclusive Sounds True interview, Spontaneous Awakening is an eye-opening program that explores topics including:

  • The self-authenticating nature of spiritual discovery
  • The link between personal awareness and awareness itself
  • How attachment can lead to complete freedom and unattachment
  • Why genuine spiritual knowing requires mental subtraction-not addition.

My Secret Is Silence: Poetry and sayings of Adyashanti

Adyashanti

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This is a beautiful and inspiring collection of spiritual teachings by Adyashanti, woven together as poetry and brief sayings culled from his journals, dharma talks and dialogues with students. These unique expressions of Truth are both a celebration of life and an invitation to the deep and joyful surrender into the Self. Although awakened in the Zen tradition, his teachings spring spontaneously from emptiness, free of any tradition or ideology, and touch the heart in the tradition of the great mystic poets, Rumi and Hafiz.