In this collection, Adyashanti’s heartful, lively poetry is woven together with short teachings and “one-liners” culled from journals, dharma talks, and dialogues with students.
With all the unpredictability of a dancing flame, Adyashanti celebrates life from the vantage of the laughing Buddha and gently invites the mystery to wake up to itself in the heart of the reader.
Throughout the book, Adyashanti illuminates the pathless path to sacred annihilation—the surrender into your own Divine self. Like the mystical love poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, the flame dances wildly, reverently, innocently, and playfully in this collection. This is a wonderful book for anyone who loves getting drunk on the truth or who still imagines they are thirsty and needs a long, sweet sip from the Beloved’s overflowing cup.
49 poems, 172 sayings
"Adyashanti 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."