Adyashanti speaks on the idea that in order to shed the “person” (ego, mind, personality), we have to let go completely of our “wants” and “don’t wants”. Because this seems like a very, very scary thing to do is the reason why so few beings can shed their false sense of self. They feel as though if they let go completely, somehow this will mean having to leave everything behind. This is only a fear from the mind itself and the actuality is really quite different. Adyashanti explains.
In this less than 4 minute video, Adyashanti describes how most people’s base sense of self seems to be seated in the head (or mind), and that in order to live in peace and freedom we need to derive our sense of self, our “base” , from the ground of “being”.
In this short 7 minute video, Adyashanti clears up some misconceptions about awakening. He also clears up some mystical experiences that are taken to be an Awakening.
In this short video, Adyashanti shows us how it is possible to see clearly that we are the un-moving awareness behind everything that has a beginning and an end.
In this short 5 minute video, Adyashanti uses an analogy to help us understand the importance of surrender to help us end suffering.
Adyashanti shares some wisdom in describing as best as possible with words the nature of ONE pure Awareness as the center of our being.
What is this thing called “self”? Does it actually exist? In this deeply penetrating satsang on the central teaching of the Buddha, Adyashanti invites a direct investigation and experience of who we are.
In this short 4 minute video, Adyashanti speaks on the fact that the Ego can’t outsmart the Ego and escape itself. The only way to render the ego powerless is to surrender everything because the ego lives on struggle.
In this video, Adyashanti shows that the shift from just understanding to full realization is through experience and begins with a stillness of mind.
Adyashanti explains that according to his experience the idea that “Enlightenment is Rare” is only a myth. Since most that are realized don’t become teachers, it makes it seem like it might be rare because we never know about them. But he says he has met hundreds of them.
Adyashanti explains that “Awakening” is about awakening FROM the dream of “me”.
In this 11 minute video Adyashanti explains that as ego begins to disappear, the personality remains and can create a sense of disorientation as the old patterns of self-centered desires fall away.
Adyanshanti explains that awareness is about being and not doing. Everything that has to do with “doing” is of the ego.
In this very short 4 minute video, Adyashanti shares with us some wisdom on futility of struggle. The ending of this video is very funny and yet so very true.
In this short 3 minute video, Adyashanti describes how the development of the ego is a natural part of the development of the human psyche.
In this excellent 5 minute video Adyashanti explains that by recognizing our impersonal nature, we can discover the one reality that is beyond the imaginary self.
Adyashanti cuts to the heart of what’s really true and points to the causeless happiness that comes with knowing the sacred reality of who we are.