The life of Jesus offers each one of us a map to the direct realization of our eternal and divine nature. On Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti excavates the deep, mythic underpinnings of the Gospels to show how we can all find in the story of Jesus the spark for our own spiritual unfolding. Jesus crossed all of the boundary lines that separated the people of his time because he viewed the world from the perspective of what unites us, not what divides us. In these intimate sessions, Adya invites us to consider the man known as Jesus as a model of enlightened engagement with the world. He examines the story of Jesus from his birth to the Resurrection to reveal how the central events in Jesus' life parallel the stages of spiritual awakening that we may be called to experience ourselves. Adya concludes by illuminating five central archetypes of the Jesus story - Peter, John, Mary Magdalene, Judas, and Pontius Pilate - and the key insights they hold about the way we might relate to the spiritual impulse within. "Jesus symbolizes the spiritual mystery of each one of us," explains Adya, "and points us toward the radiance available right now - the grace through which we realize that we are each sons and daughters of a living God." Resurrecting Jesus will inspire you to pour yourself fully into "the transmission of infinite love" that he represents - to discover how that love revolutionizes our lives and our world.
©2014 Adyashanti (P)2014 Adyashanti
author of Embracing the Now and Radical Happiness
I really enjoyed this audiobook. As a teacher myself and lover of Jesus, I was fascinated to hear what Adyashanti, a truly wonderful and clear nondual teacher, had to say about Jesus and his life. Adyashanti beautifully and eloquently explained the metaphorical meaning of the Jesus story and how Jesus’s life symbolized the journey of awakening and enlightenment. Throughout the book, Adya deftly wove his understanding of Jesus’s teachings and the Jesus story with what Adya himself has been teaching these many years, tying the teachings of Christ with present-day nondual teachings, as only someone like Adya could do. I was impressed with Adya’s knowledge of the gospels and, most of all, with the love he has for Jesus and the Christian mystics. Adya’s own heart was very apparent in this book. If you are interested in this subject, you will not be disappointed. Adya was courageous in tackling this subject, but his interest in Jesus has obviously been lifelong and passionate enough to make him just the right instrument for it.
Adyashanti, a Zen Buddhist teacher, does an excellent job describing how the Jesus story illuminates and complements his understanding of spiritual and psychological realities. The Jesus story is foundational to Western culture, so warrants deep understanding. (For many, cultural Christianity doesn't convey the tradition's depth and richness. The writings of the Christian mystics awakened Adya to this further depth.) Especially when understood as mythic storytelling, the Jesus story's emphasis on love, redemption, divinity/humanity, and the kingdom of heaven (transformed consciousness) enriches every spiritual path.
If you want to know more about Jesus this book really does deliver, giving a fascinating account of Jesus and his life.
It was my first experience of Adyashanti so it was good to hear him talk openly about his own background, especially about the positive spiritual influences which came to him from the Catholic church. He's a gifted teacher and this is a great book.
This is one of the few books (particularly in audio) that interprets the New Testament of the Bible from a Christian Mystic's point of view. The messages are profound and current even though the Mystics are older than the Bible. I liked Resurrecting Jesus a lot better than "Falling Into Grace" also by Adyashanti.
There's only one book on this subject that I have found more profound: "Why Jesus Taught Reincarnation" By Dr. Herb Puryear. Unfortunately it is not available in audio. "Resurrecting Jesus", however, is a much easier read (listen) because it is less about making a solid intellectual case for the understanding of Jesus's teaching and more about the spirituality of it.
I have not read the the print version, but I am glad my introduction to Adyashanti's writings was through the sound of his own voice.
It was a joy to connect to Adyashanti's interpretation of the Jesus story as one with deeper meanings than were ever brought forth in any church group I have attended. Being a lover of Zen and Buddhist philosophy, this work was right up my alley as it tied the histories and philosophies of the East with Jesus' own message and the writings of his disciples. Highly recommended.
For those seeking deeper insight into the story of Christ taught in a way that deepens the gift of everyday living. Thank you Adyashanti for the moving insights this provides.
This ideas in this book should be embraced by everyone; for when studied, fully realized and combined with the corresponding attitude the world will change in an instant.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. It is an in depth look at the life of Jesus through the lense of spiritual awakening.
This book brought so much understanding about the both humanness and divinity of Jesus - it feels like I've had an insight into the character of Jesus as a person, rather than just viewing him as a mythical, saintly figure.
All of Adyashanti's performances are captivating and opening. This is comparable in quality.
There was a lot of information to experience and take in - I think this book needs time and a willingness to try to get a feel for the story in a more experiential way.
Definitely a fascinating book for anyone interested in spirituality or the Jesus story. It is a rigorous, credible insight into an alternative interpretation.
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