Creation and the Timeless Order of Things: Essays in Islamic Mystical Philosophy
Brings together Toshihiko Izutsu's most important essays on Islamic mystical philosophy. Though primarily concerned with Iranian mystics and philosophers, this penetrating group of essays displays Izutsu's unique insights in comparative philosophy by comparing and contrasting Islamic Sufism and philosophy with Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Archetypal Psychology and modern Existentialism fluent in over 30 languages, Izutsu's comparative research is based on careful reading of original texts in Persian, Arabic, Chinese, Pall, Sanskrit, Greek, and Japanese. The studies in this volume explore the deep structures of mystical insight and experience.
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abso absolute Reality accident actualized ahadiyah al-wujiid annihilation appears Ash'arites aspect Avicenna baqa basic bi-shart Brahman called cognition concept consciousness context dimension divine Dogen domain beyond reason domain of reason empirical world ence essential everything existential existentialists experience eyes fact fana fand Gulshan-e Rdz Hamadani Haydar Amuli Henry Corbin human Ibid Ibn Arabi inner articulations Iranian Iranian philosophy Islamic metaphysics Islamic philosophy knowledge Lahiji latter light and darkness linguistic means metaphor metaphysical mountain Mulla Sadra Mystery mystic mystic-philosopher nature non-existence nothingness object ontological ordinary paradox of light particular peculiar perpetual creation phenomenal forms phenomenal things phenomenal world philosophical position pre-eternity problem quiddities Qur'anic rational reality of existence reference relation self-manifestation self-subsistent sense Shabastari spiritual stage structure Sufi Sufism tajalli Taoism taqallub temporal thinkers thinking timeless tion unity of existence veil vision wahdat al-wujud wdhidiyah word world of multiplicity wujud Zubdat al-haqd'iq