TIME AND ETERNITY –
A Study of the Concepts of Time in World Traditions
From Time flow forth all beings,
From Time advance to their full growth,
And in Time, again, win home, ―
‘Time’ is the formed and formless, both.
Time and Eternity are concepts with which everyone is familiar; the former because it serves as a unit of measurement and enables the preparation of table of days, weeks, month, years and so on, while the latter is usually associated with the idea of the everlasting. If one thinks more deeply, it will be seen that time which appears to be measurable is beyond measurement and nothing is everlasting. Save the Supreme Principle that guides life, there is nothing which is immeasurable and eternal. Thus time and eternity, being associated with the Supreme Principle, attracted the attention of great religious thinkers. Time and Eternity explores the concept of time with an extraordinary acumen and metaphysical insight and leads the reader to the different universes of discourse in five of the major wisdom traditions of the world; Hindu Buddhist, Greek, Christian and Islamic, while showing their underlying unity. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy has brought his remarkable erudition and vast repertoire of knowledge to bear upon the subject. It is an indispensable document for the study of the concept of time.