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Pandora
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05/02/08 12:35 PM


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Love ~by Adyashanti ~ out of his book, "Emptiness Dancing"

Everyone is acquainted with the kind of love that is celebrated in songs, poems,commercials, and high-school romances. This kind of love is beautiful, but I want to speak about love in its essence, in its most profound sense. Love is an important aspect of Truth. Without love, there is no Truth. Without Truth, there is no love.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to experience very deep and embodied love knows that love transcends all experiences and emotions. If you have experienced this love, you know that it is present even when you are not in the feeling state called love. If it is not real love, as soon as you fall out of the feeling state, you realize the feeling is all you had; it's like a car that just ran out of gas. That's not the real love, the deepest love, the foundation of love. When you real love, you know that love transcends all experiences. For example, a mother loves her child even when the child is driving her up the wall. She knows that even in difficult times when she is upset, there is still love. If you have ever loved a friend, you know there is love even when you don't feel it, even when it is a difficult time. The deepest, deepest caring transcends all experiences.
Of course there are many different expressions of love. But when you point to any experience of true love, you know love exists even in the absence of that experience. Every time you name it, or say, "This is how love is" or "This is how love feels," you notice that it also exist in the absence of that definition. You can't really get your hands around it and say, "This is what true love really is," because it transcends that. It's kind of like a self. It can't be found. So you might say, "I can't find a self so there must not be one." And yet there is something that is awake and shining and conscious, even if that something is radiant nothingness.

Adyashanti began teaching in 1996 after a series of transformative spiritual awakenings at the request of his Zen teacher with whom he had been studying for 14 years. He resides in northern California. And,
more on his teachings, podcasts, videos, can be found at the link above.

"There is something about you brighter than the sun and more mysterious than the night sky."

Who are you when you are not thinking yourself into existence? What is ultimately behind the set of eyes reading these words? In Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti invites you to wake up to the essence of what you are, through the natural and spontaneous opening of mind, heart, and body that holds the secret to happiness and liberation.
From the first stages of realization to its revolutionary implications, Adya shares a treasure trove of insights into the challenges of the inner life, offering lucid, down-to-earth advice on topics ranging from the ego, illusion, and "spiritual addiction" to compassion, letting go, the eternal now, and more. Whether you read each chapter in succession or begin on any page you feel inspired to turn to, you will find in Adya's wisdom and understanding and ever-ready guide to "the full wonder of your infinite self-nature."

Love & Light



"God, please make me into the person my dog thinks I am."


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Bliss
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05/03/08 09:56 AM


Re: Love
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Hi Pandora

Yes, I've found Adya's teachings very helpful too. Nice to see another here into his approach, given that he described it as one of subtraction, not addition!. His awakening from his own ego / identity has been an inspiration and his description of how awakening needs to be in mind, heart and gut has articulated what I felt beforehand, that some only wake up from mind and it lack true, unconditional compassion.

Bliss


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Argo12
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05/12/08 04:25 PM


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I have for some time been passed knowledge for the want of a better word on the subject of love / ego from my guides. Still kind of lost as to what they are trying to tell me but in awe of what i have been given and felt so far. i have been watching for signs to lead me to understand more. I have been more patient that I normally would have been. I can't really explain but was asked to wait and I have definitely done that. Thank you I think your post is the thread that I have been looking for to help me understand what they have been trying to give me.

blessings

Argo x


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Penny
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05/17/08 10:20 PM


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quote:

more on his teachings, podcasts, videos, can be found at the link above



Am I missing the link above? I really enjoy listening to all of what Adyashanti has to say.


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Penny
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05/17/08 10:22 PM


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LOL, after I posted my post above, I then found it.

Guess it was just time that I posted something...been a while.


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Hellosusanc
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06/13/08 01:26 PM


Re: Love
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I think the most important (and hardest to find) love, is love of oneself. I’ve been married for eight years, but lately we’ve been having a lot of trouble with our relationship. We had our first child, Lindsey, in September of last year and she is the most wonderful precious thing on the planet, but since then, my husband and I have not been able to regain our intimacy. I now realize that the problem is my relationship with myself.

I read the book Harmonic Wealth by James Ray and his section on relationships was an eye-opener for me. He reminded me that my most important relationship in the world (even more than Lindsey which I find hard to accept!) is with MYSELF and that if I didn’t take care of that, I wouldn’t find success in other relationships. Has anyone else read this book? Any tips on how to balance family life with love for oneself?

a James Ray Fan


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Vibrantblue
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08/09/08 01:30 PM


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Sorry if this is slighlty off this discussion but is love the highest vibration that we experience in this world our is it englightenment? Love is from one of the sources I've come across what is called "torsion waves" and the universe is rich with it.


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Aries13
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08/12/08 07:48 PM


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Oooh, that sounds interesting! Can you explain "torsion waves?" I think love helps you become enlightened, but I don't know if enlightenment itself is the highest vibration or is it a combination of other good vibrations that adds up to enlightenment?

Lisa


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