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Other poems written in English by Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon and the Lion
Copyright© 2005 Frithjof Schuon

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Most animals are horizontal, since
Their homeland is not other than this Earth;
But man's essential stance is vertical;
Free will to choose Salvation proves his worth.

Nobility some animals possess:
The genius of their symbol lives in them.
They can be more than a corrupted man;
Only their possibilities are less.

Be humble when you meet creation, for
An animal may be a sacred door.
Do not despise a nobel plant, a stone:
They bring a message from God's blessèd Throne.

Frithjof Schuon, Road to the Heart, page 70.



Although man always king on Earth has been,
Creation is his mother and a queen.
So take your living from this earthly place,
Not with a foolish pride, but saying grace.


You fear the Lord: respect His holy shade.
You love the Maker: love the work He made.
And let the hunter for his victim pray;
Its Archetype has given it, they say.


Frithjof Schuon, Road to the Heart, page 57.



How can we find our rest in restless things,
In play and dreams to which desire clings?
If happiness you want, then close your eyes;
Silence is gold; and Peace is Paradise.

No heaviness is felt, no noise is heard;
Yet in this naught: God's Presence and His Word.

Frithjof Schuon, Road to the Heart, page 96.



Say "yes" to God, God will say "yes" to thee;
To Heaven's gate this is the golden key.
About my earthly road I do not care;
It may be long; short is God's road to me.

Frithjof Schuon, Road to the Heart, page 103.


All of these poems are coming from the book
"Road to the Heart" Poems
by Frithjof Schuon, 1995,

World Wisdom Books, Inc.