The Perennial Philosophy (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Feb 14, 2012 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley

"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions."

With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

  

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Anyone who is interested in comparative mysticism 'must' read this book. Aldous Huxley, although controversial, did a marvelous job of collecting quotations of mystics of Buddhism, Christianity ... Read full review

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Anyone who is interested in comparative mysticism 'must' read this book. Aldous Huxley, although controversial, did a marvelous job of collecting quotations of mystics of Buddhism, Christianity ... Read full review

Contents

That Art Thou
1
The Nature of the Ground
21
in Personality Sanctity Divine Incarnation
35
God in the World
56
Charity
80
Mortification NonAttachment Right Livelihood
96
Truth
125
Religion and Temperament
146
Prayer
219
Suffering
227
xvm Faith 834
238
Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum
243
Idolatry
250
Emotionalism
253
xxni The Miraculous
259
Ritual Symbol Sacrament
262

SelfKnowledge
161
Grace and Free Will
165
Good and Evil
175
xn Time and Eternity
184
xni Salvation Deliverance Enlightenment
200
Immortality and Survival
211
Silence
216
Spiritual Exercises
273
Perseverance and Regularity
292
Contemplation Action and Social Utility 894
294
Bibliography
303
Index
307
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Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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