What is civilisation?, and other essays
The scholarship of A.K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) is legendary. Indeed, he has been called one of the greatest intellectuals ("intellect" -- the habit of first principles) of the modern era -- and with good reason. The scope and penetration of his studies are beyond compare. Altogether his work is a veritable summa of the world's religions and cultures. But the awesome range and depth of his knowledge were never used for the purpose of anything like a personal philosophy. In expounding in unparalleled fashion the 'normal' and traditional doctrine of life, art, and worship as an expression of the common metaphysical doctrines of the world's sacred traditions, Coomaraswamy handled the diversity of his material as the varying dialects of a single, universal Truth.
7 pages matching Ibn Arabi in this book
Results 1-3 of 7
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aesthetic aeviternal Agni Aitareya Aranyaka Aitareya Brahmana animal archer arrow Atharva Veda atman beauty become Bhagavad body Brahma Brhadaranyaka Buddha Buddhist called cause Christian cited civilisation concept connection context Coomaraswamy corresponds darkness death distinguished divine doctrine earth Eckhart eternal example expression gnosis Hare heaven Hermes Hermes Trismegistus human Ibn Arabi iconography immanent immortal implies Indian individual Indra intellectual Jataka Katha keep on going Khwaja Khizr king light literally Maitri matter means Meister Meister Eckhart merely metaphysics mind mortal motion nature Pali perfection Philo philosophy pierce Plato Plotinus prana principle purusa realisation reference reincarnation religion Rene Guenon Rg Veda roof-plate Rumi Satapatha Brahmana sense shooting solar soul speak Spirit Sundoor symbols Theol things thou thought traditional truth understand Upanisad Varuna Vedic verse waters wisdom words