By A. H. Almaas
Foreword by Ram Dass
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- Shambhala Publications03/21/2023Pages: 248Size: 5.5 x 8.5ISBN: 9781645471516Details
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Love is a transformative aspect of the spiritual path—and, in fact, it is our very nature. A. H. Almaas takes us on a journey beyond a narrow, individual understanding of love to an exploration of what he calls the boundless dimension of Divine Love. This is not the kind of love that we feel toward somebody else; it is nondual, a love without boundaries. Or put another way, it is universal true nature experienced as love.
By shifting our focus beyond our individual human experience to the experience of the whole of existence, we are able to see the true richness of the universe. All of reality takes on a quality of inner light, of softness and ease, of sweetness and holding. When we are open to the dimension of nondual love, we can relax and trust our inner ground that is also the ground of everything: our true nature, free from limitations—a sense of complete release, freedom, and delight, that is free of conflict, fear, insecurity, and worry. Almaas discusses the obstacles that make it difficult to awaken to true nature in this form, such as our belief in a separate self and our past conditioning. Each chapter includes an inquiry or practice, such as explorations of attachments and worldly desires as well as inquiries into union, surrender, and grace.Extras
Also available as an audiobook! Listen to a sample here.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioA. H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, the Kuwaiti-born originator of the Diamond Approach, who has been guiding individuals and groups in the United States since 1976. Over time the teaching has found a home in Europe, Canada, Australia, and beyond. Almaas is the author of many books, including Love Unveiled, The Unfolding Now, and Runaway Realization.Praise
"An excellent roadmap for bringing you to inner love . . . spiritual love." —from the foreword by Ram Dass
"If the experiences and understandings of love unveiled in this book become widely appreciated, we and the world will be transformed. For we will understand that our Hollywood-produced image of love as a transient personal passion is but the merest ripple atop a boundless ocean of love-delight that is the very heart of reality. To recognize this love is to recognize our self and all as love, and thereby to fulfill our deepest longing." —Roger Walsh, MD, PhD; professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and religious studies, University of California; author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central PracticesSelected Reader Reviews