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To Be In Satsang

Adyashanti

We meet here together to recognize the Truth that is eternal. To be in satsang means to be in association with Truth. In satsang you will ask “Who am I?” or “What am I?”, witho...

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12K reads, 7 comments

The Question Of Being

Adyashanti

Above the entrance to the Oracle of Delphi were written the words, “Know yourself.” Jesus came along and added a sense of urgency and consequence to the ancient idea when he said, “I...

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10K reads, 8 comments

The Question of Being

Adyashanti

Above the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi were written the words, “Know Thyself.” Jesus came along and added a sense of urgency and consequence to the ancient idea when he said, “If...

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93K reads, 34 comments

Liberation is Not a Spectator Sport

Adyashanti

The Way of Liberation is a stripped-down, practical guide to spiritual liberation, sometimes called awakening, enlightenment, self-realization, or simply seeing what is absolutely True. It is impossib...

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20K reads, 7 comments

True Meditation Has No Direction

Adyashanti

True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind are limited, impermanent, and conditioned. Fascinat...

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65K reads, 34 comments

Response Vs. Reaction

Adyashanti

When I was 19 and 20, part of what drove my urge to awaken was that we were still in the midst of the Cold War, and it looked as though we might imminently drop bombs on each other. I saw the insanity...

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86K reads, 18 comments

That Which is Looking

Adyashanti

Only when you turn attention to awareness itself, there isn't anything behind it. That's what returning to the source means. It means that nothing is next. There's nothing behind it. With a thought th...

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26K reads, 5 comments

Rest and Be Taken

Adyashanti

When there is deep abundance there is nowhere to abide. There is nowhere to rest or grasp onto and yet there is rest The sky abides yet it never rests. Neither can we say that the sky is not...

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40K reads, 14 comments

Along the Thread of our Inner Sincerity

Adyashanti

Sincerity is a word that I often use in teaching to convey the importance of being rooted in the qualities of honesty, authenticity, and genuineness. There can be nothing phony or contrived in our mot...

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25K reads, 7 comments

Applying Realization to Relationships

Adyashanti

Many spiritual seekers have had glimpses of the absolute unity of all existence, but few are capable of or willing to live up to the many challenging implications inherent in that revelation. The reve...

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207K reads, 17 comments

Are You Ready To Lose Your World?

Adyashanti

There is a very famous poem written by the third patriarch of Zen, Seng-ts’an, called the Hsin-Hsin Ming, which translates as Verses in Faith Mind. In this poem Seng-ts’an writes these lin...

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21K reads, 9 comments

True Meditation

Adyashanti

True meditation has no direction, goals, or method. All methods aim at achieving a certain state of mind. All states are limited, impermanent and conditioned. Fascination with states leads only to bon...

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28K reads, 6 comments

Beyond the Wall of Knowledge

Adyashanti

An intelligent mind realizes its own limitation, and itís a beautiful thing when it does. When you stop holding on to all of the knowledge, then you start to enter a different state of being. You ...

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7K reads, 3 comments

Encountering Pure Mystery

Adyashanti

Being your true self, being your true nature, is different than experiencing it with thought. Realize that you are the mystery, and that you canít really look at the mystery because you are only capab...

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8K reads, 6 comments

When the Real Heart Breaks Open

Adyashanti

When the real heart breaks open, the question becomes, "How can one serve the One? How can one be this Truth?" And there's no final answer to that kind of question. It's always in the moment, at every...

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12K reads, 5 comments

Truth Comes at a Cost

Adyashanti

If I was to translate the enlightened state down into human terms, I.d have to describe it as contentment. Being nobody, going nowhere, needing no reason to exist. To the ego, that probably sounds a...

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7K reads

Unproduced Stillness

Adyashanti

Silence, stillness, and awareness are not states and therefore cannot be produced or created. Silence is the non-state in which all states arise and subside. Silence is itself the eternal witness with...

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9K reads

Movement of Love

Adyashanti

Love comes from a place of seeing that the truth seems to be manifested and expressed through a human personality for the sake of the evolution of the whole. The love I'm speaking of comes out of the...

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6K reads

Let Everything End

Adyashanti

There is a great momentum of suffering and confusion that every spiritual seeker encounters. It is the momentum of ignorance which manifests as the experience of conflict and confusion and which caus...

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5K reads

Fuel For An Endless Fire

Adyashanti

Most people are in a constant state of struggle with themselves. Tremendously burdened by the past and in constant anticipation of the future, most human beings are rarely able to be fully present fo...

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5K reads

Letting Everything End

Adyashanti

There is a great momentum of suffering and confusion that every spiritual seeker encounters. It is the momentum of ignorance which manifests as the experience of conflict and confusion and which caus...

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6K reads