In a rare meeting of minds, and a rare exploration of whether there is a predilection for spirituality, Gabor Mate asks Adyashanti to expand on passages from his recent book My Secret Is Silence. Later they discuss the influence of trauma on the spiritual path and the need for specialist help, spiritual bypassing, and the relationship between spiritual insight and emotional growth. For more information visit https://drgabormate.com and https://www.adyashanti.org Science And NonDuality is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. We come together in an openhearted exploration to further our individual and collective evolution. New ways of being emerge. We embody our interconnectedness and celebrate our humanity.
“As human beings, we are always either growing into or away from our true nature.”
“A bodhisattva is the Buddhist mythic representation of this experience of redemption, of the redeeming presence.”
“To be a bodhisattva is the aim of all this.”
“The work of redemption continues in human beings. That’s what people are looking for in myriad ways, they are looking for wholeness.”
“The greatest bodhisattvas have no consciousness of being bodhisattvas. They don’t see themselves as bodhisattvas at all.”
“Our own realization—whatever it may be and to whatever degree it may be—is a great gift and a grace, and if it’s seen in its truest light, it’s also a recognition of a kind of responsibility. Somehow I need to pick this up and in my limited, fragile, imperfect, human way, embody the grace that’s been shown to me.”
“We are always in a state of becoming. Becoming isn’t a search for completeness if you’ve already found the completeness that is always there. The becoming is the capacity to always embody that completeness more clearly, more compassionately, more wisely, more fully, and without end.
“The people that really live in a deep state of realization are resting in the always and already state of completeness and are always becoming—and they are not clutching to either one.”
Every great sage has maintained that it is impossible to impart wisdom. And it is wisdom we need, not more knowledge or even “better” knowledge. We need wisdom of life, which is a kind of knowledge that only initiates have thus far been known to possess. — Henry Miller
Adyashanti On Loving
Adyashanti (October 26, 1962 -)
To be loving isn’t to be perfect — it’s to be connected and warm with both ourselves and others. It’s to be residing in the humble heart.
Rainer Maria Rilke On Transformation
Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926)
Self-transformation is precisely what life is, and human relationships, which are an extract of life, are the most changeable of all, rising and falling from minute to minute, and lovers are those in whose relationship and contact no one moment resembles another.