Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert interviewed Amoda Maa Jeevan for Awakening Together’s Monthly Satsang
Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher and author. In 2002, after many years of spiritual seeking, meditation and immersion in psycho-spiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led to a profound inner awakening. In surrendering wholeheartedly to the unfolding unknown-ness and aliveness of this moment, she became a “naked lover of what is”. Since that time, all seeking stopped, all methods dropped, and a gentle but unequivocal coming home to rest in unconditioned non-dual awareness has become embodied as a living reality. In 2012, Amoda started speaking from silence in small gatherings in the UK. Today, she offers meetings and retreats to a growing global audience, and is a frequent speaker at SAND conference and other events in the USA. She has recently moved from England to the Bay Area with her husband and beloved, Kavi. She is the author of Radical Awakening and the soon-to-be-released Embodied Enlightenment.
She says ..
“Awakening hinges on your genuine desire for the discovery of your true nature. If it is to flower in you, you must truly want liberation from everything that is false in you, you must want to give yourself totally to the inquiry into what is true beyond all inherited concepts, ideas and beliefs.
The purpose of my teaching is to ignite this wanting in you. When the flame of this desire becomes an untamable fire, it flips a switch inside of you and the direction of your destiny is irrevocably altered. It’s like turning on the light only to discover that you are this light. This in itself is extra-ordinary: even though you may have heard the words a thousand times, nothing can prepare you for the naked reality that is revealed.
And yet the living experience of this revelation is very ordinary: you have simply re-discovered the innocent wholeness of your essential nature. It’s the you that never was and never will be separate from anything at all. This discovery is the end of suffering and the beginning of freedom.
But awakening is just the beginning. The adventure begins, not in the rarified atmosphere of transcendence, but in the midst of the chaos of life. And living the truth of awakening has perhaps never been more of an imperative than in today’s rapidly changing world.
The invitation is for you to awaken to the pristine perfection of your inner light and then to fully embody and express this light amidst the mystery and mess of human existence.”
Her website … www.amodamaa.com
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