The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West

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Harper Collins, 28 jul. 2009 - 352 pagina's

An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley

"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions."

With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - smallself - LibraryThing

This is a great example of why I don’t assign number ratings to books. I mean, he’s excessively fearful of conformity; he talks about Luther the way that I talk about Emerson.... Nobody seems to talk ... Volledige review lezen

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Agnostic quasi-religious treatise on how to realize divinity (a.k.a. reality). It seems Huxley's The Divine Within was more than enough for me. Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

That Art Thou
1
The Nature of the Ground
21
in Personality Sanctity Divine Incarnation
35
God in the World
56
Charity
80
Mortification NonAttachment Right Livelihood
96
Truth
125
Religion and Temperament
146
Prayer
219
Suffering
227
xvm Faith 834
238
Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum
243
Idolatry
250
Emotionalism
253
xxni The Miraculous
259
Ritual Symbol Sacrament
262

SelfKnowledge
161
Grace and Free Will
165
Good and Evil
175
xn Time and Eternity
184
xni Salvation Deliverance Enlightenment
200
Immortality and Survival
211
Silence
216
Spiritual Exercises
273
Perseverance and Regularity
292
Contemplation Action and Social Utility 894
294
Bibliography
303
Index
307
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Over de auteur (2009)

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.

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