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Spontaneous Awakening

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Shawn M Higgins 06-14-14
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    "It's Alright"
    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    C. Gratts 10-19-17
    C. Gratts 10-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "i think this was worth a credit!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this. rather than having information for my mind to consume, it's a guide for what to do as and an unenlightened individual. not necessarily what to do but just a direction to go. very clear Direction. he speaks of his own experience from the age of 15 to 30 chasing enlightenment. and he also revealed some interesting things that he has seen and others, including his own students.

    yes I have been bitten by the spiritual bug. And I will download other books out of interest and entertainments. not necessarily out of some drive towards enlightenment.

    and having listened to this audiobook, he has presented this way of looking at things. Truthfully, and I here reading this or listening this to realize who I am? Or am I here just to fix some other problem or there's a different question more interesting me? Am I here to learn more about how to meditate or am I here to realize what I am? And above all, am I actually interested in discovering who or what I really am? I found this interesting to hear haha

    Adyashanti encourages you to absolutely be brutally honest with yourself with what you wants. With what you really, actually want.

    As a 21 year old guy from Texas who wants to be a professional flute player, that has been bitten by the spiritual bug, I would highly recommend it.

    I have already heard power versus Force and the art of letting go by dr. hawkins, secrets of Secrets by OSHO, the end of yourself by adyashanti, Law of attraction by esther hicks, and a couple others. This book that I've been attempting to review, I would consider it to be a valuable and insightful addition to this growing collection of audio books that I have apparently been compiling :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roxanne Neri Virginia, USA 10-01-17
    Roxanne Neri Virginia, USA 10-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wander no further"

    So many of these stories of awakening and enlightenment are so alike to mine. So much so that I was looking more and more forward to listening every chance I got. I am new to my enlightenment process and I am still in the "Honeymoon period". This audible book was just so nice to listen to. The affirmations that all of what I am going through is normal and it makes me feel so much better to listen to Adyashanti describe in somewhat comedic form and realize how much I take myself more seriously than I need to. My ego self is sort of ashamed that I used a free credit on this book, but would be well worth the full price just to listen to his words. Thank you for this book and I look forward to seeing you and your wife at a retreat in the future months.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary C Sadler 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Actual awakening"

    I listened on audible to seven different teachers about spiritual awakening and did not really come
    close until I heard Adyashanti. His ability to communicate that which is unknowable was so good.
    I am a different person now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ja H 01-12-17
    Ja H 01-12-17
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    "A great reminding tool!"

    No one is like Adyashanti in his teaching and his thought processes. He is the great reminder of what is truly at the very root of all.

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    Jim Cox OWENSBORO, KY, US 05-05-16
    Jim Cox OWENSBORO, KY, US 05-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "For Both Beginners and Advanced Seekers"

    I've been a meditator and student of spirituality since age 17, about 46 years now. I have read hundreds, possibly thousands of books on the topic of awakening. Adyashanti is the real deal, by far the most accessible and easy to understand, and his spontaneity and joy are infectious. He is able to convey his state both through his words and in a way that completely transcends words. If you've only read his books, hearing his voice is a revelation.

    I have been listening to this audiobook during the day and then at night to help me sleep. I woke up at 4 AM, this title still playing, just in time to hear Adya describe his awakening experience. Something subtle and profound shifted in resonance with his words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Lee SANTA MONICA, CA, US 05-17-15
    Andrea Lee SANTA MONICA, CA, US 05-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Deeply meaningful"

    I will be listening to this many more times to come. So full of wisdom and conveyed with such compassion and a sense of humor!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Philip M Horst 02-20-15
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    "loved it."

    There is a freshness and freedom offered here with simplicity and gentle grace. It draws me in to the path with no path.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sigurður Reykjavik, Iceland 11-10-13
    Sigurður Reykjavik, Iceland 11-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "And I awoke!"
    What made the experience of listening to Spontaneous Awakening the most enjoyable?

    Adyashanti has a clear, simple style that spoke to my core. On chapter 2 I just fell through.


    What other book might you compare Spontaneous Awakening to and why?

    The Untethered Soul the journey beyond yourself. Both books have a clear, simple way to point the way. The first crack opened listening to the untethered Soul when I heard the explanation that the consciousness that awakens is the same consciousness that awakens in a spiritual awakening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Laurinburg, NC, United States 02-21-12
    Amazon Customer Laurinburg, NC, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Most succinct story about how life works"
    Where does Spontaneous Awakening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    No. 1


    What did you like best about this story?

    It applies universally.


    What about Adyashanti’s performance did you like?

    Humor and sincerity.


    What did you learn from Spontaneous Awakening that you would use in your daily life?

    How to distance myself emotionally from life's problems.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to be enlightened myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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