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The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment Paperback – Unabridged, May 28 2010
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"This is a wise and beautiful book- offering all who read refreshing spiritual clarity and a free heart."
-Jack Kornfield author of A Path with Heart
"A powerful and profoundly affecting book by one of the premier spiritual teachers of our time."
-Reginald A. Ray author of Touching Enlightenment
About the Author
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. His books include Emptiness Dancing, The End of Your World, True Meditation, The Way of Liberation, and Falling into Grace.
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." For more information, please visit adyashanti.org.
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With spiritual awakening a new kind of journey begins, and it's a journey into the unknown and the unknowable. For many people, finding oneself in a new kind of paradigm, a new dimension and a new context isn't necessarily all that easy. When the illusion of being a separate individual, a me, an ego, starts to fall away, the fallout is often years or even decades of mental, emotional and spiritual adjustment. It is common to feel very disorientated after going through a spiritual awakening and this isn't made any easier by the fact that for the most part the world knows absolutely nothing about this phenomenon. As Adyashanti says in The End of Your World: "Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It's seeing through the facade of pretence. It's the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true."
It is obvious that this is a book that's written from a place of first-hand experience, deep understanding and rare intelligence.Read more ›
I ended up writing 8 articles about some of the content of this book. Accepting our humanness in the light of our cosmic nature, for example. He also explores abiding vs non-abiding awakening, the trap of meaninglessness (when the old has fallen away but the new not yet known), journaling, grace, and more.
A rich book for those making good progress on the journey.
If you like his writing, also try reading "Chit Happens" by Narain Ishaya.
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Very helpful. Its help you deal with cul-de-sac that your mind create trought your path.Published 22 months ago by Arman
There's nothing here to intellectually argue with or to believe or not believe. Simply pointers to one's own truth. Piercing arrows into one's own heart. Read morePublished on May 12 2014 by Dolkar
I purchased this book for my husband. He had it loaned to him and had already read it, loved it and wanted his own copy so he could re-read it. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2013 by Karen Major