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Love Unveiled with A. H. Almaas

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Spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas speaks with host Michael Taft about the centrality of love to our spiritual nature, how to tell the difference between emotional love and spiritual love, how the wounds of love can become openings for awakening, various “flavors” of  love, and the necessity of love to approach truth. 

A. Hameed Ali, whose pen name is A. H. Almaas, is 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.

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Show Notes

00:38 – Intro

03:31 – The book ‘Love Unveiled’

04:24 – Love vs awareness in spirituality

07:11 – Difference between emotional love and spiritual love

10:59 – Relationship between consciousness and love

12:51 – Love is the maturation of realization

14:38 – Difference in the expressions of emotional vs spiritual/essential love

16:54 – Spiritual love as a medium and the nectars/flavors of love

19:07 – Yearning and desire in different traditions

25:37 – Teaching the opening of the heart

26:47 – Working with the barriers/obstacles in different qualities of love

31:03 – Pointing towards the way into the heart

32:20 – Nectars of love

34:08 – Phenomenology of love

36:09 – The three centers of human beings

37:49 – Difficulties with feeling love and loved

41:47 – Working with the wounds in the heart

44:20 – Hameed’s favorite flavor of love

45:18 – The three-volume series on love

48:23 – Outro

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