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In the same way that we fall into the arms of a loved one or drop our heads on the pillow before sleep, we can let go into the beauty and truth of who and what we really are. Falling Into Grace presents Adyashanti's response to anyone looking for a way out of suffering and into the freedom of spiritual awakening. With his first introductory book, he offers what he considers the fundamental teachings on "seeing life with clear eyes" to transcend the illusions that lead to unhappiness. Readers join this ...
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In the same way that we fall into the arms of a loved one or drop our heads on the pillow before sleep, we can let go into the beauty and truth of who and what we really are. Falling Into Grace presents Adyashanti's response to anyone looking for a way out of suffering and into the freedom of spiritual awakening. With his first introductory book, he offers what he considers the fundamental teachings on "seeing life with clear eyes" to transcend the illusions that lead to unhappiness. Readers join this sought-after teacher to explore: • The concept of a separate self as the root of all suffering-and how to stop believing the thoughts that perpetuate our self-image • How to take "the backward step" into the pure potential of the present moment • Giving up the control we only think we have • The essential invitation of spirituality: wake up from the dream to embrace what is "When we realize that there is grace in every moment, our minds will open, our hearts will expand, and we'll be able to express the peace And The love that all beings aspire to," teaches Adyashanti. Here is an opportunity to welcome a revolution in the way that we perceive life through Falling into Grace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604070873
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Adyashanti began teaching in 1996 at the request of his Zen teacher of 14 years. Today, his retreats are so popular that would be attendees must win a lottery held only twice a year. Adya's teachings have been compared to some of the early Ch'an (Zen) masters of China as well as teachers of Advaita Vedanta in India. A resident of California, his award-winning books include Falling into Grace (Sounds True, 2011) and The End of Your World (Sounds True, 2009). For more information, please visit adyashanti.org.
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When I was a young child, about seven or eight years old, one of the things I started to notice and ponder as I watched the adults around me was that the adult world is prone to suffering, pain, and conflict. Even though I grew up in a relatively healthy household with loving parents and two sisters, I still saw a great deal of pain around me. As I looked at the adult world, I wondered: How is it that people come into conflict?

As a child, I also happened to be a great listener-some may even say an eavesdropper. I would listen to every conversation that went on in the house. In fact, it was a family joke that nothing happened in the house without me knowing about it. I liked to know everything that was going on around me, and so I spent a lot of my childhood listening to the conversation of adults, in my home and in the homes of relatives. Much of the time, I found what they talked about to be quite interesting, but I also noticed a certain ebb and flow to most of their discussions-how conversations moved into a little bit of conflict, then back away from it.

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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface vii

Introduction ix

1 The Human Dilemma 1

2 Unraveling Our Suffering 25

3 Awakening from the Egoic Trance 51

4 Letting Go of Struggle 73

5 Experiencing the Raw Energy of Emotion 99

6 Inner Stability 121

7 Intimacy and Availability 139

8 The End of Suffering 161

9 True Autonomy 177

10 Beyond the World of Opposites 201

11 Falling into Grace 221

About the Author 233

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    Excellent book!

    I have read many of Adyashanti's writings, articles and attended some of his retreats. I thought 'Emptiness Dancing' was his best book but now believe 'Falling into Grace' is by far his most important writing.
    Whether you are a seasoned practioner or new to the path and looking for clear guidance and answers this will be of value to you. I read it, then read 'The End of Your World' and have gone back to reading Falling into Grace a second time and finding so much more.
    If you read nothing else by Adyashanti, read this book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I highly recommend this book for personel growth!

    The reader will find that this book opens the door to living life with out judgement of self or others.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Adya explains experiential concepts.

    In my experience, Adya has a gift for interpreting soul-deep and often very challenging ancient Zen teachings in a way that makes them easier for a novice student to understand and put into daily practice. He writes from his heart about his own experience and insights. His live talks are often sprinkled with a delightfully natural sense of humor. Much gratitude for this teacher!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    The highest teaching in the simplest terms

    I have read many books on conscious awakening and Adyashanti is unsurpassed in clarity and actual imolpact on my own awakening

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    the first day of the rest of your life.

    This book is one of the best books I have ever read. If you are carring any pain from your past THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ. You will find out that you are the one who keeps the hurt alive because you keep reliving what happen in your mind every time you think about what happen. Do you want to let go of this hurt start with this book. I wish I had read this book thirty years ago. like my friend said to me once "if your baggage isn't Loius Vuitton don't carry it any more." BUY THIS BOOK!! It is cheaper than counseling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Great book by a wonderful teacher.

    Great book by a wonderful teacher.

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