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Every Branch In Me: Who are we as "human" beings?
Light on the Ancient Worlds: A Brief Survey of the Book by Frithjof Schuon
The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity
Who was Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)?
The Writings of Frithjof Schuon
Paul Goble's World: Native Americans' relationship to all created beings
Spiritual Poetry
What is Sacred Art?
William C. Chittick explores "The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi"
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This is taken from a transcript of a 1995 interview with the eminent
Perennialist thinker and writer Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998).

Question : Could one say that the Hindu notion of darshan* has an application in experiencing art and beauty?

Frithjof Schuon: Of course, the Hindu notion of darshan applies to any esthetic or artistic experience; but in this case it also involves mental and auditive perceptions, not only vision.


* darshan: in Hinduism, the term has several meanings (click here for a fuller definition), but here is referring to the perception of higher realities through an intermediate cause such as a holy person or a work of sacred art.
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