Bartlett's Words to Live By: Advice and Inspiration for by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., John Bartlett

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39 Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy, 29. The book in question was Leitgedanken zur Urbesinnung; the English translation by Gillian Harris appears in Sacred Web 20, 2008, under the title Primordial Meditation: Contemplating the Real. 38 13 Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy beyond mere “erudition”: Schuon not only knows “about” an encyclopedic range of religious manifestations and sapiential traditions but understands them “from the inside”, in a way which, for want of a better word, we can only call intuitive.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr)1 By directing our gaze toward the perennial wisdom of the traditional worlds, these authors show us that what our world most requires is nothing short of a wholesale reorientation of its outlook, for “as a man thinks, so he becomes”. (Huston Smith)2 René Guénon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Frithjof Schuon have played different but complementary roles in reaffirming the perennial philosophy, each fulfilling a function corresponding to their distinct sensibilities and gifts. 3 The distinctive role of Schuon can only be fully understood against the backdrop provided by the work of Guénon and Coomaraswamy.

In these poems, the principles and insights expressed in his other writings find a lyric voice in the most simple and concise form. This long cycle of poems has been compared to Rumi’s Mathnawi and to the Psalms of David. As William Stoddart has observed: They are an expression of nostalgia, of mankind’s longing for, and ultimate satisfaction in, the Lord. . They are an inexhaustible, and 49 Feathered Sun, “The Shamanism of the Red Indians”, 39-40. J-B. Aymard and P. Laude, Frithjof Schuon: Life and Teachings, 98-103.

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