Adyashanti: No One Can Give You the Strength Necessary

Maybe I can point you to the great Reality within you. Maybe you will awaken to the direct experience of Self-realization. Maybe you will catch the fire of transmission. But there is one thing that no one can give you: the honesty and integrity that alone will bring you completely to the other shore.

No one can give you the strength of character necessary for profound spiritual experience to become the catalyst for the evolutionary transformation called “enlightenment.” Only you can find that passion within that burns with an integrity that will not settle for anything less than the Truth. – Adyashanti

(Adyashanti, “Selling Water by the River,” Inner Directions Journal, Fall/Winter, 1999, downloaded from http://www.adyashanti.org, 2004.)

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