Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

by Adyashanti

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ISBN-13: 9781604079371
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 19,176
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adyashanti

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.

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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.

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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Falling into Grace 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Kakuzen More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on conscious awakening and Adyashanti is unsurpassed in clarity and actual imolpact on my own awakening
Misawa65 More than 1 year ago
The reader will find that this book opens the door to living life with out judgement of self or others.
kaulsu on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Adya is so readable! _Falling into Grace_ literally expresses Adya's complete release into the grace that surrounds all of us, but that most of cannot fully surrender into. Although he provides the pointers for us to follow, he is not prescriptive in his teaching. Other than opening out hearts to love, there seems not to be a prescription.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd recommend this to anyone interested in spirituality or seeking enlightenment. Spirituality is the union of the Body, Heart, Mind and Soul. Enlightenment is more than anyone can explain. At most words can only point someone in needed direction. Adyashanti has helped many along the path to enlightenment. This book gives his Philosophy, Knowledge, and Wisdom. It has Powerful questions that can strengthen and expand the mind or nourish the heart Also detailed stories of both his own awakening and those he'd guided.
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Great book by a wonderful teacher.