Tag: Adyashanti

Adyashanti



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Steven Gray, Adya
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Zen, Advaita
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
1962
Place of Birth: 
Cupertino, California, USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Descendant Gurus: 
Other Related Gurus: 
His Zen Masters - Arvis Joen Justi, Jakusho Kwong Roshi


Nirmala



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Birthname: Daniel Erway
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Neo Advaita
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA, Canada
Date of Birth: 
1960
Place of Birth: 
Amer, Colorado, USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes


Adyashanti - on being "stuck" in "emptiness".

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I came upon this quote from Adyashanti on this site. It is so similar to my teaching and some of my recent posts, that I wanted to include it here:



Adyashanti on Love

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"Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true....

True Love is far greater than anything that could be called personal. True Love is a non-personal miracle. It is the nature of reality itself. It is the natural and spontaneous expression of the undivided self......

Intuition of this degree of Love magnetically draws the individual toward it, and at the same time, causes fear to arise. This Love is seeking the dissolution of all separateness, all me-ness, all self concern.....

Love cares not for the me, it cares only for that which is true, undivided and whole.When the me dissolves, when it surrenders itself to a unity far greater than anything the mind can comprehend, that is Love.....

Non-personal Love is not a feeling, yet within it there can be, and there is, feeling and emotion. But the feeling and emotion are not derived from a personal me. The feeling and emotion are derived from the absence of a personal me.....

'There is profound responsibility in being Love,' ...more than the mind could imagine or hold up under. If most human beings truly realized the impact that they have on the whole, they'd be crushed by the realization of it."

— Adyashanti
"The Impact of Awakening"



Seeking is avoidance

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Inherent in the impulse to be free, is insecurity. The impulse to be free comes from outside the mind, and because of this, it makes the mind feel very insecure. Most spiritual seekers move away from this insecurity by seeking and striving for a distant spiritual goal. That's how they avoid feeling insecure. In an effort not to feel insecure, in an effort not to directly face the Unknown -which is where the impulse to be free originates - the ego create s a spiritual seeker as a means to avoid it.

— Adyashanti



Responsibility

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If most human beings truly realized the impact that they have on the whole, they'd be crushed by the realization of it.

— Adyashanti



Awaken From Our Personal & Collective Dreams

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"Unless we awaken from our personal and collective dreams we will continue to live in a state of unconsciousness on the surface of a life of infinite potential."

— Adyashanti



Emotions seducing with promises of perfection

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I feel "good" today and I briefly believed that this meant I've gotten through the Darkness and will never experience it again. But I've felt bad the last 2 weeks and trusted that too.