The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment (Google eBook)

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Sounds True, Mar 1, 2009 - Religion - 218 pages
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More and more people today have had a glimpse of genuine spiritual awakening, only to see it slip away after a few hours or days. Adyashanti calls this the 'I got it/I lost it' phenomenon, and it perplexes many of his students. For those caught between what he calls 'non-abiding' awakening and the ultimate state of 'abiding' enlightenment, Adyashanti offers The End of Your World¿an in-depth look at the remarkable yet enigmatic process of spiritual awakening. With straight talk and penetrating insight, Adyashanti helps readers navigate the pitfalls and cul-de-sacs that 'un-enlighten' us along the journey, including: The trap of meaninglessness: How the ego can 'co-opt' realization for its own purposes: The illusion of superiority that may accompany intense spiritual breakthroughs: The danger of becoming drunk on emptiness. I often ask people who come to me, `Are you ready to lose your world?' Because true awakening will not fit into the world as you imagine it or the self you imagine yourself to be, explains Adyashanti. Covering a range of topics ordinarily kept private between student and teacher, The End of Your World invites you to join Adyashanti for an honest investigation of what you really are and how to live when you discover it.
  

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Contents

Exploring Life After Awakening
1
Authentic Awakening And the Disorientation That Can Follow
15
I Got It I Lost It
29
We Come to Nirvana by Way of Samsara
51
Coming Completely Out of Hiding
63
Common Delusions Traps and Points of Fixation
81
Life Itself Holds Up a Mirror for Our Awakening
101
The Energetic Component of Awakening
117
When Awakening Penetrates the Mind Heart and Gut
129
Effort or Grace?
159
The Natural State
165
The Story of the Wedding
175
An Interview with Adyashanti
179
About the Author
217
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