This is a clip from Hameed Ali (A H Almaas) talk at Science and Nonduality Conference 2012 in San Rafael, CA.
Self can refer to our spiritual true nature as when we speak of true self, or mostly it refers to the ego self that functions as the primary impediment to spiritual realization. I will discuss how enlightenment can be seen as self realization or selfless realization. However, I will focus on the obstacle of the self, its physical/psychological/spiritual nature, the illusiveness of this nature, and the question of whether it is our creation or a natural expression of reality. What does freedom from self means?
Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas), Ph.D.
Founder of the Diamond Approach®
Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas), was born in the Middle East, but at age 18 he moved to the USA to study at the University of California in Berkeley. Hameed was working on his Ph.D. in physics, where he was studying Einsteirn’s theory of general relativity and nuclear physics, when he reached a turning point in his life and destiny that led him more and more into inquiring into the psychological and spiritual aspects of human nature. Hameed is the founder of the Diamond Approach® - a spiritual teaching that utilizes a unique kind of inquiry into realization, where the practice is the expression of realization. Freedom is living our realization, a dynamic enlightenment where our transcendent nondual truth lives personally in the world. This inquiry opens up the infinite creativity of our Being, transforming our lives into a runaway realization, moving from realization to further realization. Almaas’ books include: The Inner Journey Home, Essence , The Pearl Beyond Price , Luminous Night’s Journey , and The Unfolding Now.
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