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Spontaneous Awakening | [Adyashanti]

Spontaneous Awakening

For those who are seeking a path of simplicity, not bound by the trappings of spiritual practice, Adyashanti brings a fresh and humble approach to Zen wisdom. "Don't think that awakening is the end," teaches Adyashanti. "Awakening is the end of seeking, the end of the seeker, but it is the beginning of a life lived from your true nature."
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For those who are seeking a path of simplicity, not bound by the trappings of spiritual practice, Adyashanti brings a fresh and humble approach to Zen wisdom. "Don't think that awakening is the end," teaches Adyashanti. "Awakening is the end of seeking, the end of the seeker, but it is the beginning of a life lived from your true nature."

Learn more about:
How genuine spiritual discovery is self-authenticating
Finding for yourself "what is the most important thing"
Lucid dreaming: a powerful analogy for the process of awakening
How to "Allow Everything to Be as It Is" through a guided meditation
Why genuine spiritual knowing requires mental subtraction, not addition
The link between personal awareness and awareness itself
How attachment can lead to complete freedom and unattachment
Self-inquiry: how to use this potent catalyst for awakening
The all or nothingness of every moment
How holding even one idea about what is true can be an obstacle
The teacher-student relationship: is there a correct form?
How paradoxical teachings can help your mind relax
How to identify and disengage from "spiritual by-passing"

Don't miss True Meditation.

©2005 Adyashanti; (P)Sounds True. All rights reserved.

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    TeresaD 12-18-07
    TeresaD 12-18-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Satsang w/ Adyashanti"

    This is the best fromat I have listened to of the teachings of this emerging teacher of enlightenment. There are only the teachings, dialogues have been omitted. Recommended for would-be students and veterans alike.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    R. Martin USA 05-24-07
    R. Martin USA 05-24-07 Listener Since 2006
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    "I agree MIND BLOWING"

    This guy is amazing. I have both of his speeches that are available here, and recommend them both VERY VERY VERY highly. His views on being awake are actually liberating (no joke). He teaches that being AWAKE is really not hard, and that in his opinion there are a lot more AWAKE people than you realize ... MAYBE EVEN YOU.
    You can hear his authentic-ness in his voice. Very easy too listen too. He leads you through a couple guided meditations. This is basically the teaching he gave at a retreat. I would love to meet this guy!!!

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Aj San Rafael, CA, USA 01-14-07
    Aj San Rafael, CA, USA 01-14-07
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    "Mind Blowing"

    This guy is fantastic. If you are on a spiritual path this is a must read. It will blow your mind.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    gailynn valdes 11-01-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Great read on enlightenment"

    Adyashanti has a very approachable style and he speaks from an awakened place, so listening to him is listening to awakening. If you are on the path, you will love this! Highly recommended.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    F. G. Gailer HIllsborough, NC 03-20-11
    F. G. Gailer HIllsborough, NC 03-20-11
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    "Incredibly Valuable To Me"

    I once saw a video of Adyashanti and did not enjoy his style. But an audio talk of his came to me as a gift, and I loved it, and so downloaded this book. Maybe I just wasn't ready for his teachings when I saw the video, or maybe his style is different in this book, but in any case, I totally LOVE this book.

    I fully agree with the enthusiastic reviews that preceded this one, and can also understand the negative reviews....this book is not for everyone. But I would say that anyone who has been studying and resonating with Eckhart Tolle's teachings, or Gangaji's, would probably find this interesting at minimum, and possibly life-changing, as it has been for me. Each time I listen to it, I am struck by the power of things that I heard previously but suddenly see in a new way. I especially love the way Adyashanti speaks about the experience of living in the enlightened state, and the accessibility of that state to us all. I can't recommend this book highly enough.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Abby HawthornAustralia 08-31-08
    Abby HawthornAustralia 08-31-08 Member Since 2008
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    "So familiar and so natural"

    Spirituality doesn't have to be hard work. Thank you Adyashanti.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Oakland, CA, USA 03-24-08
    Suzanne Oakland, CA, USA 03-24-08
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    "Great for Awakened Minds"

    If you are wondering what life will be like once you've experienced awakening...this is very helpful. Even if you haven't had the experience; listening to Adya is very helpful--a good reminder to just be as you are; as you always have been.

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    Shawn M Higgins 06-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes since I listened while driving - otherwise I think some parts were good, others worthless


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Still the same; not too much life altering information


    Did Spontaneous Awakening inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    The thing is this - author is really telling us stuff we already know and there is absolutley no life changing information. He is selling live talks done previously at a retreat that he has already "put on." My impression is that he is giving spritual advice based on what he has learned from spiritual teachers - but at the same time telling the audience not to seek too much spiritual advice. My impression is that he is a bit narcissistic and full of crap. FYI: An hour of this audio book is meditation, which is a silent waste of time and money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BlackNurvana Denver, CO, United States 03-31-13
    BlackNurvana Denver, CO, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Very Glad I am ready to hear!"

    I simply cannot get enough of Adya. Very thankful I am able to hear what he is teaching and open to having deeper experiences on my road to awakening from the dream.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leann richmond, va, United States 08-05-12
    Leann richmond, va, United States 08-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you listen to Spontaneous Awakening again? Why?

    This is one of the recordings I listen to multiple times a month, more if I'm stressed. Adya's style and humor put me at ease and he's very easy to understand. He speaks to your body, heart and gut and your innate wisdom so don't try to think through his words with your mind, just listen to the message. If you've never listened to a spiritual teaching by anyone before I admit it might take awhile to understand his nuanced vocabulary but you will be richer for the education and you'll walk away with something you can put into use right now. If you want real, visceral substance in your spiritual teachings, Adya's your guide. He doesn't sweet talk you about what it takes to be awake in the world but he's certainly not harsh either. He speaks with such love and eloquence you swear he's talking only to you. He understands the human condition so well that no matter what your previous experience, you will get something from this recording. I cannot recommend his teachings enough. If you want to learn to love your life, listen.


    Have you listened to any of Adyashanti’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to others and this one is just as good.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Great read"

    I found this book really interesting and very well presented. I really liked the way that just when the subject matter was getting a little dry, some hummer would put in to lighten the mood - great book which I will listen to again.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Just what I was looking for"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spontaneous Awakening to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    Simple, no nonsense discussion of how to allow awakening to happen


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I liked the guided meditations


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt more peaceful. I would not say I was "awakened as yet, but rather more conscious and I feel awakening is possible


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