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A. H. Almaas

Founder of the Diamond Approach
to Self-Realization

A. H. Almaas

Founder of the Ridhwan School
for Spiritual Development

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A conversation with A.H. Almaas, hosted by founders of Science and Nonduality,  Maurizio & Zaya Benazzo. "Wisdom doesn't mean spiritual knowledge. Wisdom doesn't mean words of wisdom. Wisdom means spiritual experience that is being expressed in one's actions and living. A wise person is a person who knows how to live in the world and behave and act according to the knowledge that they actually have realized." - A. H. Almaas

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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.

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The reason suffering is so complex and such an entrenched part of our experience is that the causes of suffering lie in multiple dimensions of reality. Today we’ll look at the different dimensions in which suffering appears. One of the first things we notice is how our suffering is generated through our history. Toward the beginning of our work, we often realize that a lot of our emotional difficulties, and the pain that arises from them, are connected with what happened to us in childhood.

This perspective of love and truth also brings humility, not because a person wants to be humble, but because humility is a part of this intimacy, and it is very human and satisfying. Getting your way, being right, or getting something you want, are part of life, but these things are not central to our deeper interests because they don’t take you closer to the truth, nor to yourself. It is up to each of us to decide what values govern our lives.

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