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What is "Christian Spirit"?
Martin Lings: Video Clips on his Early Spiritual Influences
The Sacred Worlds Series
Insights into the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Spirituality
Memories (video clips) of Martin Lings by Michon and Petitpierre
Light on the Ancient Worlds: A Brief Survey of the Book by Frithjof Schuon
Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
A Definition of the Perennial Philosophy
What bridges exist between Christianity and Islam?
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“Man must know himself in order that he can escape from himself; all other knowledge is worthless.”
—William C. Chittick
    
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“The great scholars of the age split hairs on all manner of sciences. They know perfectly and have a complete comprehension of those matters which do not concern them. But as for what is truly of moment and touches a man more closely than all else, namely his own self, this your great scholar does not know.”

—Rumi


“As we have seen, in Rumi’s view external knowledge, or knowledge in the usual sense of the term, is useful and justifiable only to the extent that it is symbolically effective. Man should never be satisfied to ‘know’ with the feeble powers of his reason. Rather he should enter the Path in order to be delivered from the limitations of reason and attain to gnosis.”

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