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Treasures of the World's Religions
Spiritual Masters - East & West Series
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Spirituality
Books on Hinduism
The Sacred Worlds Series
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
World Wisdom's Spiritual Classics series
Spiritual Poetry
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
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"The idea of one Great Oversoul is widely spread among the Indians; not universal, perhaps, but much more widely spread than in the Old World. All of our best Indians believe apparently in one Great God. From among many recorded statements, I quote the following by Grinnell. In his discussion of the Pawnee belief in the Great Spirit, whom they call Tirawa, he says: “Tirawa is an intangible spirit, omnipotent and beneficent. He pervades the universe, and is a Supreme Ruler. Upon His will depends everything that happens."



"He can bring good or bad; can give success or failure. Everything rests with Him. . . . nothing is undertaken without a prayer to the Father for assistance. “When the pipe is lighted, the first whiffs are blown to the Deity. When food is eaten, a small portion is placed on the ground [or in the fire] as a sacrifice to Him."

Seton's drawings of ceremonial pipes.
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