Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

by Adyashanti
Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

by Adyashanti


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Adyashanti asks us to let go of our struggles with life and open to the full promise of spiritual awakening: the end of delusion and the discovery of our essential being. In his 15 years as a spiritual teacher, Adyashanti has found that the simpler the teaching, the greater its power to change our lives.

In Falling into Grace, he shares what he considers fundamental insights that will “… spark a revolution in the way we perceive life”. Available in CD or book format, here is a progressive inquiry exploring:

The human dilemma—the concept of a separate self and the choice to stop believing the thoughts that perpetuate suffering
• “Taking the backward step” into the pure potential of the present moment
• Why spiritual awakening can be a disturbing process
• Intimacy and availability—feeling absolute union with every part of our experience
• True autonomy—the unique expression of our own sense of freedom
In the same way that we fall into the arms of a loved one or drop our heads on the pillow at night, we can surrender into the beauty and truth of who and what we really are. Falling into Grace is an investigation into the core of why we suffer. It's also Adyashanti’s invitation “… to be taken by a moment of grace and fall into a sense of life when it is not separate from you, when life is actually an expression of something indefinable, mysterious, and immense.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604079371
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 165,549
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. His books include Emptiness Dancing, The End of Your World, True Meditation, The Way of Liberation, and Falling into Grace.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. "The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all." For more information, please visit adyashanti.org.

Read an Excerpt

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.

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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