Time and Eternity

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TIME AND ETERNITY –
A Study of the Concepts of Time in World Traditions

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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.

Author

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

(1877-1947)

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, the greatest among the Indian art-historians, was born in Colombo. After graduating from the University of London with Honours in Geology in 1900, he became the Director of the Mineralogical Survey of Ceylon. During his three-year’s stay in Ceylon, he formed the Ceylon Social Reformation Society and led the University Movement in which he initiated the national education, teaching of vernaculars in all schools and revival of Indian culture. Between 1906 and 1917, when he joined as the Curator of Indian Art in the Boston Museum, he was busy lecturing on Indian art and formed societies for the study of Indian art. In 1938, he became the Chairman of National Committee for India’s Freedom. His contribution on Indian philosophy, religion, art and iconography, painting and literature are of the great importance as are his contributions on music, science and Islamic art.

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