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Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic [NOOK Book]

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<p >The story of Jesus has not waned in its power to change lives. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence and vitality of his teachings. With Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus as a direct path to what may be the most radical of transformations: spiritual awakening.

<p >Jesus crossed all of the boundary lines that separated the people of his time ...

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Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic

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Overview

<p >The story of Jesus has not waned in its power to change lives. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence and vitality of his teachings. With Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus as a direct path to what may be the most radical of transformations: spiritual awakening.

<p >Jesus crossed all of the boundary lines that separated the people of his time because he viewed the world from the perspective of what unites us, not what divides us. In Resurrecting Jesus, Adya asks us to consider the man known as Jesus as a model of enlightened engagement with the world. He examines the story of Jesus from his birth to the Resurrection to reveal how the central events in Jesus' life parallel the stages of awakening that we may be called to experience ourselves. Adya then illuminates five central archetypes of the Jesus story—Peter, John, Mary Magdalene, Judas, and Pontius Pilate—and the key insights they hold about the way we might relate to the spiritual impulse within. Our journey concludes with an inspiring call to "live the Christ" in a way that is unique to each one of us.

<p >"When the eternal and the human meet," writes Adya, "that's where love is born—not through escaping our humanity or trying to disappear into transcendence, but through finding that place where they come into union." Resurrecting Jesus is a book for realizing this union in your own life, from one moment to the next, with heart and mind wide open to the mystery that lives inside us all.

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12 new audio sessions with Adyashanti reveal the life of Jesus as a force for our own radical awakening.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622031627
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 99,599
  • File size: 599 KB

Meet the Author

Adyashanti began teaching in 1996 after a series of transformative spiritual awakenings. Today, his retreats are so popular that would-be attendees must win a lottery held only once 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. His books include Falling into Grace (Sounds True, 2011) and The End of Your World (Sounds True, 2008). He lives in northern California. See adyashanti.org.
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