You are the biggest mystery that you will ever encounter. Even though we have been living with ourselves for our entire existence, it can be shocking to discover our extraordinary undefinable nature. Adyashanti encourages a method of self-inquiry that moves beyond an intellectual exploration and into a visceral and immediate experience of being; it is by diving into our grand mystery that a deeper, unexpected reality of us is revealed.
“Self-inquiry begins when you’ve turned within enough and really noticed that you are an extraordinary mystery.”
“By its very nature, the deeper reality of us can’t be hidden because there’s no point at which you can stop being whatever you are. Our true nature is always and immediately available.”
“Awakening can only happen in the present—and it can only reveal the truth of the present, and no other truth than that.”
“When the spiritual instinct comes into your conscious recognition, there is some desire to know through experiential knowing—where experience and knowing come together.”
“Spiritual practice is cooperating with the spiritual instinct. It just so happens that when you cooperate with it, it opens up this world of possibilities.”
Recorded in San Jose, California on February 26, 2020.
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