It is common in spirituality to think that freedom comes from sustaining a particular state. Yet, as Adyashanti points out, true freedom is not about maintaining a certain perspective but rather it entails the complete allowing of the vast array of human experiences. He clearly shows how ultimate reality can’t be defined as a state, but is actually present in every state.
Talk Topics Include:
Conditioned Views of God
The Infinite Can’t Be Made Static
Freedom beyond Particular Experiences
The One Reality within All States
Quotes from this DVD:
“If you try to freeze life into one state, you will never succeed.”
“Reality can experience itself as confused, as afraid, and as bored…it can present itself as truth or untruth.”
“The freedom of the One to take a vast array of perspectives is a different kind of freedom than the freedom the human being wants to set up.”
DVD video. Running time: 1 hr. 53 min. 2016
"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."