Book Info:

The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment, by Adyashanti. Available as eBook, paperback (240 pages), or audiobook (7 hours, 33 minutes).

“When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. When you get out of the driver’s seat, it can drive itself so much easier—it can flow in ways you never imagined. Life becomes almost magical. The illusion of the “me” is no longer in the way. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.”


This book is a breath of fresh air and came at the right time for me. Written in both a gentle and bold tone, it embodies wisdom and compassion at the same time. For those meditators who have felt a level of transformation and are wondering “…What now?”, this book refreshingly comes with clear insights and answers. The writing is clear about finding enlightenment, the nature of enlightenment, and losing enlightenment. It defines aspects of compassion, growth and change, and the human condition that are often over-looked, and is delivered in Adyashanti’s signature understanding and clear style.

Things to Know:

  • This book assumes a familiarity and/or experience with meditative terms.
  • This book has many life-changing and profound concepts, however, it will not probably not appeal to those interested in meditation as a means to an end. If you are seeking out meditation for insomnia or reduced stress this book may not interest you.

The Bottom Line:

This book is aimed at the meditator interested in the topic of enlightenment. Learning to find greater clarity and peace in one’s own life is the journey of a lifetime, and this book addresses all of these topics and more like few books before it have.

The Verdict:

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