EBOOK/EPUB The Alchemy of Freedom
read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í A.H. AlmaasI picked up The Alchemy of Freedom because was looking for an accessible book about Alchemy Unfortunately It Wasn T Unfortunately it wasn t about nor was it accessible in my opinionBut everybody is Lifting ready at different times for different manners of spiritual teachings Don t let my incomprehension deter you if you find the description intriguing I m neither a genius nor a guru just someone who studieseligions and spirituality in a comparative curious meandering way This could be the book that opens a door 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 Mathruhridayam reading the works of Eckhart Tolle I feel like what Almaas is saying is worthwhile so I made my way through it But I just 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 for writing aeview the day it came out but when I sat down to write yesterday the words wouldn t come Rarely Well known spiritual teacher A H Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss 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. Oes eading a book leave me
speechlessi ll pullll pull highlights to give you a feel for it Reminder this was a digital advance eader s copy so the final published version could be slightly 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 Orit as presence or or emptiness true nature is Crucial To The Process Of Awakening Realization Enlightenment And Liberation to the process of awakening ealization enlightenment and liberation 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 Almaas did discuss were illuminating When we are experiencing ourselves as true nature we ealize that a human being is eally 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 discuss alchemy are symbols heaped upon symbols Perhaps it s just the nature of the topic but it s frustratingAbout Ophers' stone is closer to us than we ealize In fact it is the true nature of all The House That Had Enough reality in all times and all places without being limited to being anything in particular Through the philosophers' stoneeal transformation can happen our consciousness can become free and we can open to all the possibilities of eality Almaas discusses 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 ,
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Alchemists Spent Millennia Tryingspent millennia trying find it They considered it the final esult of the magnum opus the great work of spiritual and material
transmutation some alchemistsSome alchemists they could make it others believed it had to be discovered 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 rapidly absorb a teaching and other times we can get very far with it for a long time But we don 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 The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division 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 a free advanceeader s copy of this book. Onstraints Finally we are left with the Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power Theesult 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 discovery We begin to appreciate that the freedom of Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek and few find is actually the simplicity of the ordinary.