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.
"In The Most Important Thing, Adyashanti, long known as a kind teacher of embodied being, shares stories of his personal awakening as a way to surface insights that can help us discover the most important thing for ourselves. Central to his journey and ours is the question he offers as our constant guide: 'How can I be a living expression of what I love?' This book is a spiritual resource for the necessary arts of dedication and release, immersion and surrender, and the courage to be and love." --Mark Nepo, author of More Together Than Alone and The Book of Awakening "Hopefully, you're interested in being happy in the deepest and most central way possible ... happy independent of conditions. If so, this book will point you to the real deal." --Shinzen Young, author of The Science of Enlightenment "While you read this book, you will want to underline wisdom gems on most every page ... and you will want to keep pausing and listening to your own Being. Adyashanti offers the blessing of pointing us toward the reality awakening through us right in this moment." --Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge "In The Most Important Thing, Adyashanti shares his remarkable gift of being able to put the most ineffable and precious truths into down-to-earth language. These short, heartfelt essays are just the right length to get wisdom bites, hints for awakening, and moments of grace when you need them. I hope you will enjoy this generous and important gift for our times." --Loch Kelly, author of Shift into Freedom