By Frithjof Schuon
This booklet includes collections, Autumn Leaves and the hoop, and is obtainable right here for the 1st time in a bilingual English-German variation. a number of the sections contain: attractiveness, Human Questions, Doctrine, reminiscences, photographs, and the Soul. In those poetic teachings Schuon speaks on to the reader, expressing each plausible subtlety of non secular and ethical tips. They convenience and encourage the reader to domesticate internal attractiveness and search a deeper cognizance of the presence of God.
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What is the use of idle brooding or complaint? “ Die Zeit verging. Klug bin ich nie geworden. Ich blieb bei Wirklichkeiten, Idealen — Ihr trinkt des Lebens Sinn aus leeren Schalen. Schuldfrage Verabendländert sind die Morgenländer — So schrieb jemand — wenn sie an Unsinn glauben. Wenn ohne westlich Gift sie weise sind, Was lassen sie sich ihre Weisheit rauben? Der Osten trägt nicht erste Schuld am Falle Der Menschheit — jedoch Menschen sind wir alle! Cogitatio Bist du berühmt, wie andre vor dir waren — Wer frägt nach dir in hunderttausend Jahren?
One can desire something without greed — One knows that what is earthly has its limits, As we ourselves have. One should not crown An earthly thing with worship and with laurels — Beside the Creator, the world is slight. ” Timor Someone says that he is God’s friend And need not fear. This is entirely false; God loves not pride — He does not accept That man should confer upon himself the garland of friendship. Fear without love exists, this is evident; But without fear there is no love, For reverence is the price of all love — Otherwise nothing of love would remain.
Dämmerung Chaos im Wachstum buntgemischter Ahnen: Rechnende Römer, träumende Germanen; Der Kirche mystisch-weltliches Gesicht; Launischer Modegeist, der vorwärts schwankte Durch die Jahrhunderte — Ungleichgewicht: Das war’s, woran Europas Westen krankte. Trotz alledem: da waren fromme Leute Und Heilige — wie gestern, so auch heute. Sonst Dämmrung überall. “ Autumn Leaves 29 Iron Age Humanity has dreamt of murder and slaughter Already now for a few thousand wild years; But earlier this was not so — times change — Because men of earlier times were not like wolves.