Frithjof Schuon

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Frithjof Schuon


Born
in Basel, Switzerland
June 18, 1907

Died
May 05, 1998

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Frithjof Schuon was a native of Switzerland born to German parents in Basel, Switzerland. He is known as a philosopher, metaphysician and author of numerous books on religion and spirituality.

Schuon is recognized as an authority on philosophy, spirituality and religion, an exponent of the Religio Perennis, and one of the chief representatives of the Perennialist School. Though he was not officially affiliated with the academic world, his writings have been noticed in scholarly and philosophical journals, and by scholars of comparative religion and spirituality. Criticism of the relativism of the modern academic world is one of the main aspects of Schuon's teachings. In his teachings, Schuon expresses his faith in an absolute principle, God,
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Understanding Islam

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The Essential Frithjof Schuon

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Logic and Transcendence

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Light on the Ancient Worlds

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“Spiritual realization is theoretically the easiest thing and in practice the most difficult thing there is. It is the easiest because it is enough to think of God. It is the most difficult because human nature is forgetfulness of God.”
Frithjof Schuon, Spiritual Perspectives And Human Facts

“We live in an age of confusion and thirst in which the advantages of communication are greater than those of secrecy.”
Frithjof Schuon, Esoterism as Principle and as Way

“When people want to be rid of Heaven it is logical to start by creating an atmosphere in which spiritual things appear out of place; in order to be able to declare successfully that God is unreal they have to construct around man a false reality, a reality that is inevitably inhuman because only the inhuman can exclude God. What is involved is a falsification of the imagination and so its destruction.”
Frithjof Schuon, Understanding Islam