Main Pages

By Region

Pages

Resources

Almaas

A. H. Almaas

Founder of the Diamond Approach
to Self-Realization

A. H. Almaas

Founder of the Ridhwan School
for Spiritual Development

1
2
A H Almaas Rober Thurman

Featured Video

SAND 2019 — What Do Religions Think About Us?  A.H. Almaas and Robert Thurman discuss how various traditions differ in their view and appreciation of the individual and the place of the human in the scheme of reality.

More videos >>  

 

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. Almaas has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, and The Alchemy of Freedom.

He is the founder of the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward guiding students to realize their true nature to the fullest realization and further still to endless enlightenment.

Read more about A. H. Almaas >>

Find events with A. H. Almaas >>

.

You may have experiences of connecting with, moving closer to or farther away from the Source, as though there is the Beloved and there is you and a rapprochement occurs. Many people have these experiences, but they are part of the delusion because although they bring us closer to ourselves and our hearts may open some, they are still based on a lack of perception of the objective situation. The objective situation is that the Beloved is not an object that you can move toward or away from. The Source is not something that is an other.

The absolute is majesty; when it manifests its crystal brilliancy it also has beauty. The beauty evokes passionate love; the crystal form of love attains a deep pomegranate color. The feeling is more than love; it is more like bedazzlement. The beauty bedazzles and enchants. I feel a deep devotional and passionate love, and desire for it to take me and completely annihilate me. That is what I have always wanted. A subtle understanding further illuminates my situation. I see that when I feel increasing longing, devotion and love I become more identified as the person, the one who longs.

Subscribe to the Diamond Approach

 
See past editions of the Diamond Approach newsletter