When the book you’re holding can move you to tears with the intense honesty and beauty of a single sentence, you know you’ve got a gem. This little book is one of them. Whereas many can get lost in trying to put words to that which defies conceptualization, Adyashanti remains true to his intent to write “a stripped down, practical guide to spiritual liberation.” For all it’s simplicity and practicality, this book sacrifices nothing in the way of power and poetry in expressing the naked Truth.
The terms Ego and Essence are a big part of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram and they are integral to understanding the spiritual aspects of the teaching.
When you look at Ego, it sure seems to be responsible for all the negative stuff in the world. From that personality conflict with such-and-such that drives us to distraction, to genocide and the threat of nuclear war, if you
I learned a term from a friend the other day: catalytic cycle (props, Alisha!). In chemistry, it applies to a process where a catalyst launches a reaction, then the product interacts with the catalyst, which in turn launches a new