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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.

Topics: Spirituality , Folk and Fairy Tales, Devotion, Philosophers, Inspirational, Mythology, Anthropology, and Anthology

Published: HarperCollins on Feb 14, 2012
ISBN: 9780061893315
List price: $11.88
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documented brilliance. this is a wandering intellects encyclopedia that embodies all the Eastern religions and critiques most of the Western ones to in a way only the great late Mr. Huxley could do.a book that changes minds foreverread more
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This book brought all spiritual and religious thought down to several basic commonalities. These are the tenets, then that have more likelihood of real truth.read more
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What have all the mystics of all times and all religions in common? What are all of them telling and doing with their lives? Mr Huxley goes find about and tell you in this masterpiece, that happens to be double masterpiece for the fact of being published in the most atheist period of Humanity, and not even in a way that would fight such atheism. Because the book is not trying to bring you to any religion. In fact, religions are presented as obstacles to reach the total knowledge (and the total love, which for a mystic I guess is just the same). Precious.read more
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documented brilliance. this is a wandering intellects encyclopedia that embodies all the Eastern religions and critiques most of the Western ones to in a way only the great late Mr. Huxley could do.a book that changes minds forever
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This book brought all spiritual and religious thought down to several basic commonalities. These are the tenets, then that have more likelihood of real truth.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
What have all the mystics of all times and all religions in common? What are all of them telling and doing with their lives? Mr Huxley goes find about and tell you in this masterpiece, that happens to be double masterpiece for the fact of being published in the most atheist period of Humanity, and not even in a way that would fight such atheism. Because the book is not trying to bring you to any religion. In fact, religions are presented as obstacles to reach the total knowledge (and the total love, which for a mystic I guess is just the same). Precious.
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