Life and Soul

Gregory Goode goode at DPW.COM
Tue Feb 10 09:09:54 CST 1998

At 08:43 AM 2/10/98 -0500, Ram Chandran wrote:

>soul postulated in Bhagavad Gita is superb and unique.  Aldous Huxley in
>the introduction to the New American Library edition of the Bhagavad
>Gita interprets the Gita as not only the distillation of Hinduism but
>also the distillation of religion in general. Huxley claims that the
>theology of the Gita is relevant to all religious people not just to the
>Hindu because he says it presents the four basic elements of a spiritual
>world view.

>Aldous Huxley  presents four fundamental doctrines as what he calls the
>Perennial Philosophy:

[... snip ...]

Thanks for the citation.

Huxley's book is hugely important, and is a marvelous crystalization of the
essential points in the  mystical philosophy underlying all religions!
This philosophy is found also in some of the Greek philosophers such as
Plato, Parmenides and Plotinus.


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