From one perspective, we can see ourselves merely as human beings struggling in a crowded and chaotic world of suffering. This book opens our eyes to a different reality, one that turns our familiar world inside out. We need only explore… "Inexhaustible Mystery" is the last of the five books in the Diamond Heart series. Taken primarily from transcripts of talks given in the author's popular Diamond Approach groups, the books progress in subtlety and depth in describing the way reality manifests its mysteries in various facets and dimensions, offering understanding of the true nature of reality and the potential for being human. A central theme of the series is that reality posses a distinct purity—which Almaas has termed at different times as "true nature," "essential nature," or "being"—as the ground of all manifestation, as the irreducible perfection at the very heart of everything. This ground is composed of five coemergent dimensions: universal love, pure presence, nonconceptual awareness, absolute emptiness, and creative dynamism. The first three dimensions are emphasized in the previous volumes, while volume five focuses on the dimensions of absolute emptiness and creative dynamism (how our spiritual purity is inherently creative and dynamic, and is always displaying or manifesting all the forms of experience we encounter). The book concludes by discussing the inseparability of the five dimensions, and points to the truth that enlightenment goes further than the realization of the boundless, empty luminosity and dynamism of true nature. The realization of the empty, boundless ground of reality simply functions as a way station toward a freedom that expands even further, opening up a much more inclusive view of the totality of reality—one that encompasses all realizations without needing to adhere to any of them. Chapter titles: 1 - Poor in Spirit * 2 - Guest Comes at Night * 3 - Sinking Your Boats * 4 - Suffering & Cessation * 5 - Absolute Absence * 6 - Beyond Consciousness * 7 - Here's Looking at You * 8 - Living with Truth * 9 - Basic Fault * 10 - Christ the Logos * 11 - The Pattern * 12 - Attunement to Reality * 13 - Divine Sport Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uGwiDbARHk
A. H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, the Kuwaiti-born originator of the Diamond Approach, who has been guiding individuals and groups in Colorado, California, and Europe since 1976.