Something all 'spiritual seekers' should watch!

I just love Adya and I think he deserves his own forum.
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Mark001
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Something all 'spiritual seekers' should watch!

Post by Mark001 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:52 pm

I just found a really (for me) clear explanation by Adyashanti of why many people get stuck in their spiritual 'journey'.. This is basically because of faulty, veeeeeeeeery subtle Egoic orientation of spiritual teachings (which I was having trouble with):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fx4ymaQtgg

Also, here are the other two parts of this video, which are about the basic principles and applications of spirituatlity, and how important they are not to forget through all of the information and wisdom that you can attain through spirituality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsmAC4J-2Dk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVX6kHFXl9k

I'm really starting to like Adyashanti, it's like his teachings are really what I needed most at this point. ET is great, but he 'can only take me so far', I've noticed. Adyashanti goes even deeper, I think, and for many people this is what they need to be able to let go even more, rather than just keep applying techniques to bring you to the Now. I think it's best to first follow ET, then go for Adyashanti when/if you feel like it's not entirely working.

Cheers :D

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Re: Something all 'spiritual seekers' should watch!

Post by kiki » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:04 pm

I agree with your assessment of both ET and Adyashanti.
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Re: Something all 'spiritual seekers' should watch!

Post by Ralph » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:16 am

Mark001 wrote:I think it's best to first follow ET, then go for Adyashanti when/if you feel like it's not entirely working.
I, too, agree with your assessment and I recommend you then go to the final step by going even deeper and finish yourself off completely with Mooji but, of course, there are quite a few others that can help you wake up to your true nature.

When the student is ready, the right teacher will appear.

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Re: Something all 'spiritual seekers' should watch!

Post by Mark001 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Thank you Ralph, I'll remember Mooji.
Ralph wrote:When the student is ready, the right teacher will appear.
Yes, I noticed this.. This (Adyashanti) is the third time that exactly when I needed it, the right teacher appeared to me..
It's beyond coincidence, and frankly it's a bit weird :P

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Re: Something all 'spiritual seekers' should watch!

Post by Alicia » Fri May 10, 2019 2:17 pm

Unfortunately the video doesn't exist now, but I found a very useful article which may have been related to what the videos were about:

https://www.gurusfeet.com/blog/adyashan ... iness-quot

For those who want a quick explanation, Adya describes how people can get stuck in the ego-trap of 'I am' which is where they see the perfection of all life as it is and as such they no longer have motivation to do anything or even care for themselves. He says this is a trap because people are still attached to the 'I am' and believe they have reached the end of the road. In actual fact, being stuck in the absolute is just the same as being stuck in the human game of life.

For me it hasn't been so much of a linear thing, although I did start my awakening journey with Tolle many years ago after an alternative practitioner recommended The Power of Now to me. However, although I read it and liked it, I couldn't really apply it to my life and went in a more 'spiritual direction' i.e reiki healing, psychic development, although I did start meditating as well. I was still looking for things to focus on rather than to let go of, but that is what worked for me at the time. Eventually I went back to Tolle but also started reading/watching Adyashanti and other spiritual teachers and basically got a feel for the teachings of many different people. I even went back to church (which I was interested in as a child) for a bit! These days Tolle and Adyashanti are my main go-tos, but I do listen to the odd teachings by a few others.

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