In these two talks from the 2019 Christmas Intensive, Adyashanti encourages a certain way of listening to mythical stories of Christ that can specifically evoke something within you: an encounter with a timeless origin that can’t be named, confined, or known, but paradoxically can be experienced.
“I’ve always loved the paradox of how stories can have the power to conceal and they can have the power to reveal.”
“Nobody that’s ever deeply experienced their origin comes back the same way they were before they experienced it.”
“There’s probably a thousand and one ways of interpreting a symbol like the cross, but in one sense, it can be looked at as a symbol of the timeless intersecting with time.”
“There are immense tragedies that can happen. And yet, sometimes, when we run into one of these difficulties, as much as we human beings try to avoid them, they create a kind of opening in our minds, in our hearts.”
“One of the most efficient ways to experiencing our sameness is to completely admit and preferably even appreciate and celebrate our differences.”
“Where is the ‘I’ that’s here? What is it precisely?”
Recorded in Palo Alto, California on December 14, 2019
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