More and more people are â€śwaking upâ€ť spiritually. And for most of them, the question becomes: now what? â€śInformation about life after awakening is usually not made public,â€ť explains Adyashanti. â€śItâ€™s most often shared only between teachers and their students.â€ť The End of Your World is his response to a growing need for direction on the spiritual path. Consider the book you hold in your hands Adyashantiâ€™s personal welcome to â€śa new world, a state of oneness.â€ť Adyashanti begins by describing the â€śI got it/I lost itâ€ť phenomenon that perplexes so many of his studentsâ€”the fluctuation between what he calls â€śnonabidingâ€ť awakening and the ultimate state of â€śabidingâ€ť enlightenment. With straight talk and penetrating insight, Adyashanti then points out the pitfalls and cul-de-sacs that â€śun-enlightenâ€ť us along the journey, including the trap of meaninglessness, how the ego can â€śco-optâ€ť realization for its own purposes, the illusion of superiority that may accompany intense spiritual breakthroughs, and the danger of becoming â€śdrunk on emptiness.â€ť â€śFull awakening comes when you sincerely look at yourself, deeper than youâ€™ve imagined, and question everything,â€ť teaches Adyashanti. The End of Your World is your invitation to join Adyashanti for an honest investigation of what you really areâ€”and how to live once you discover it. Contents Chapter One: Exploring Life After Awakening Chapter Two: Authentic Awakeningâ€”And the Disorientation That Can Follow Chapter Three: â€śI Got It, I Lost Itâ€ť Chapter Four: We Come to Nirvana by Way of Samsara Chapter Five: Coming Completely Out of Hiding Chapter Six: Common Delusions, Traps, and Points of Fixation Chapter Seven: Life Itself Holds Up a Mirror for Our Awakening Chapter Eight: The Energetic Component of Awakening Chapter Nine: When Awakening Penetrates the Mind, Heart, and Gut Chapter Ten: Effort or Grace? Chapter Eleven: The Natural State Chapter Twelve: The Story of the Wedding Chapter Thirteen: An Interview With Adyashanti Excerpt Thereâ€™s a phenomenon happening in the world today. More and more people are waking upâ€”having real, authentic glimpses of reality. By this I mean that people seem to be having moments where they awaken out of their familiar senses of self, and out of their familiar senses of what the world is, into a much greater realityâ€”into something far beyond anything they knew existed. These experiences of awakening differ from person to person. For some, the awakening is sustained over time, while for others the glimpse is momentaryâ€”it may last just a split second. But in that instant, the whole sense of â€śselfâ€ť disappears. The way people perceive the world suddenly changes, and they find themselves without any sense of separation between themselves and the world. It can be likened to the experience of waking up from a dreamâ€”a dream you didnâ€™t even know you were in until you were jolted out of it. In the beginning of my teaching work, most of the people who came to me were seeking these deeper realizations of spirituality. They were seeking to wake up from the limited and isolated senses of self they had imagined themselves to be. Itâ€™s this yearning that underpins all spiritual seeking: to discover for ourselves what we already intuit to be trueâ€”that there is more to life than we are currently perceiving. But as time has passed, more and more people are coming to me who have already had glimpses of this greater reality. It is because of them that I am giving the teachings of this book.
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