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Adyashanti shares invaluable and rare insights about a relationship with life seldom spoken of, that is, living life with eyes wide open in perpetual wonderment. These talks are not so much a guide to spiritual attainment. They do not discuss spiritual practices or method. What they do offer is reassurance of the validity of that inner, intuitive intelligence, that 'little voice' that represents an alignment with the path as it opens up. They serve as an encouragement to surrender and stay present in the face of whatever arises, trusting that this is where liberation can only ever be found. Stay with the One who Knows.... Onwards!
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This book is fantastic. If you have had one or several experiences with significantly altered spiritual awareness, this book is probably for you. I loved it because I finally found a book that actually is directly related to my personal spiritual experiences. Most spiritual books are about the author’s personal spiritual experience. You will probably find that this book is related to your personal spiritual experiences.
Adyashanti writes about his own experiences, and his discussions with others regarding their personal spiritual experiences. The truth is that for most people these deep spiritual experiences are temporary. After a period we go back to a normal consciousness. And we have no idea why we suddenly had the experience, and how to get it back. We remember it intellectually, but we do not experience it any more. We remember the deep love, peace and spiritual connection and understanding we felt with everything, but we do not feel it any more. In this book Adyashanti suggests how we can we use this intellectual memory of the spiritual experience, when the actual spiritual consciousness has ended.
Personally I really needed this book, also because I never have discussed my personal spiritual experiences with anyone. I never did because I do not know how I can do that without seeming crazy? The book is fantastic because Adyashanti has described it in a way that I know is true, because I have experienced myself. For this reason, I strongly recommend this book if you personally have experienced a altered state of consciousness, where you for a period felt a very deep spiritual awareness. I believe everyone who is interested in spirituality would benefit from reading this book. It discusses how we handle situation where we no longer feel the deep spiritual awareness, but we only have an intellectual memory of it. This is the challenge with all spiritual description.
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Would you listen to The End of Your World again? Why?
Yes - and I have - several times. This one feels a little more "raw" than Adya's other books. I really connected with this one.
Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I love all his books, but this one was particularly good.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No.....it's a little too "meaty".
Any additional comments?
Just really loved this one. Adya is so approachable - so human. He feels more like a friend who has been through the trenches and is passing along what he's learned - rather than some elevated guru.
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