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Hindu Primordiality and Advaitin Metaphysics

Inscription en sanscrit

Brahma satyam jagan mithya jivo brahmaiva na'parah.

(Brahman is real, the world is illusory, the self is not different from Brahman.)


The Guru gave me only one Word:
Enter into thy deepest Self.
The guru's precept came to me as God's word,
That's why I started dancing nude.

Lalla Yogeshwari


"For the volitional or affective man (the bhakta) God is 'He' and the ego is 'I' whereas for the gnostic or intellective man (the jnani) God is 'I' --or 'Self'-- and the ego is 'he' or 'other.'

Frithjof Schuon, Language of the Self 
(Bloomington: World Wisdom Books, 1999), p.201.

Frithjof Schuon

"The Vedanta appears among explicit doctrines as one of the most direct formulations possible of that which makes the very essence of our spiritual reality. (...) The Vedanta of Shankara, which is here more particularly being considered, is divine and immemorial in its origin and by no means the creation of Shankara, who was only its great and providential enunciator. (...) According to the Vedanta the contemplative must become absolutely 'Himself'; according to other perspectives, such as that of the Semitic religions, man must become absolutely 'Other' than himself --or than the 'I'-- and from the point of view of pure truth this is exactly the same thing."

Frithjof Schuon: Spiritual Perspectives and Human Facts, chapter 2


Page of texts on Ramana Maharshi written by Frithjof Schuon

See also "His Holiness the Jagadguru and the Red Indian" by Frithjof Schuon