SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES AND HUMAN FACTS
SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES AND HUMAN FACTS Frithjof Schuon In his first book, The Transcendent Unity of Religions, Frithjof Schuon examined in a masterly way the great religious traditions of East and West, showing both their essential unity and the necessity for their diversity. In this, his second book— equally challenging but very different in style— he shows how this same truth of unity in diversity and diversity in unity can illuminate the mind of man. The near horizons, which have become habitual limitations, are dispersed and spiritual perspectives, which are indeed normal for human thought, are disclosed. The differing “spiritual contours” of the Chtistian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Far Eastern worlds are shown as a result of necessary differences in their perspective and symbolism. Schuon began very young his search for metaphysical truth and this urge for understanding led him to read not only the classical and modem European philosophers, but also the sacred doctrines of the East.