Just the nature of the topic but it s frustratingAbout the philosophers stone The alchemists spent millennia trying to find it They considered it the final result of the magnum opus the great work of spiritual and material transmutation Some alchemists thought they could make it others believed it had to be iscovered I am not teaching anything about alchemy here I am borrowing the idea because it fits with what I am trying to say about true nature We can only experience true nature in the manifold ways it presents itself and yet it is always one thing loc 666I felt like this next uotation encompassed my experience of this book Sometimes we can rapidly absorb a teaching and other times we can t get very far with it for a long time But we on t need to get into a mental struggle with the ideas and the notions Although understanding is an important part of awakening it need not happen immediately loc 922So that s a relief Perhaps my awakening is still on its way Until
then I ll just chill where I amThank you to NetGalley and Shambhala Publications for I ll just chill where I amThank you to NetGalley and Shambhala Publications for free advance reader s copy of this book.
Onstraints Finally We Are Left Finally we are left the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are and a view of what it's like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual iscovery We begin to appreciate that the freedom of reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek and few find is actually the simplicity of the ordinary. ,
Breaks new ground in nondualism issolving misconceptions about enlightenment and framing
the journey as a continual and never ending process of opening to true nature I picked up The Alchemy of Freedomjourney as a continual and never ending process of opening to true nature I picked up The Alchemy of Freedom I was looking for an accessible book about alchemy Unfortunately it wasn t actually about alchemy nor was it accessible in my opinionBut everybody is ready at ifferent times for Agricultural Engineering different manners of spiritual teachings Don t let my incomprehensioneter you if you find the Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse description intriguing I m neither a genius nor a guru just someone who studies religions and spirituality in a comparative curious meandering way This could be the book that opens aoor for you It simply wasn t that for meThere are some gems hidden in these pages but I found it mainly to be a labyrinth of words I ve had a similar feeling when listening or reading the works of Eckhart Tolle I feel like what Almaas is saying is worthwhile so
made my way through But I just How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture didn t get the majority of it Puzzling my way through this book was like grasping a cloudI had finished this book last week in preparation. Well known spiritual teacher A H Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone toiscuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers' stone the miracle substance believed to be the key to all the secrets of existence The uest was fueled by some of the prime uestions of human existence What am I Why am I here How has this world come to be A H Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philos. ,I Made My Way Through
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The Day It Cameday it came but when i sat own to write but when I sat own to write the words wouldn t come Rarely The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society does reading a book leave me speechlessI ll pull some highlights to give you a feel for it Reminder this was aigital advance reader s copy so the final published version could be slightly Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance differentI was able to comprehend Almaas thoughts about our true nature and most of the passages I highlighted talk about it Whether we recognize it as presence or awareness or emptiness true nature is crucial to the process of awakening realization enlightenment and liberation It is the source of all spiritual experiences insights and transformations There is no other source Nothing can happen without it loc 116 133The bits of alchemy that Almaasid iscuss were illuminating When we are experiencing ourselves
as true nature we realize that a humantrue nature we realize that a human is really the alchemical laboratory The human being the human consciousness the human mind the human heart are the instruments through which the magician works loc 186 Most books that iscuss alchemy are symbols heaped upon symbols Perhaps it Ophers' stone is closer to us than we realize In fact it is the true nature of all reality in all times and all places without being limited to being anything in particular Through the philosophers' stone real transformation can happen our consciousness can become free and we can open to all the possibilities of reality Almaas iscusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosophers' stone and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is free of .