There is a common misunderstanding in spirituality: “Awakenings are all the same.” People assume that awakening is like crossing some finish line where you are welcomed into the winner’s circle of the enlightened ones. In this riveting retreat talk, Adyashanti dispels this myth and delineates three types of awakening during which distinct layers of identity dissolve into the primordial ground, the place beyond the realms of identity.
Quotes from this CD:
“Ego can survive in the witness consciousness.”
“Every move to achieve unity is a resistance to it.”
“The more fixed we are in relation to life, the more we feel battered by it when it moves.”
“When you are what arises, duality collapses. You’re no longer in relationship anymore.”
Please Note: This recording was originally published in the download set: "Silent Retreat Vol. 45: UK 2015 ~ Talks/Q&A"
Recorded at Woldingham School in Woldingham, Surrey, UK on August 18, 2015.