Sign In . Don't have a World Wisdom ID? Sign Up

   Limit Search to: Advanced Search
Books on Hinduism
Martin Lings: Video Clips on his Early Spiritual Influences
Every Branch In Me: Who are we as "human" beings?
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
Spiritual Masters - East & West Series
Memories (video clips) of Martin Lings by Michon and Petitpierre
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
Paul Goble's World: Native Americans' relationship to all created beings
Books about Buddhism
Slideshows
  The role of art in spirituality Back to the List of Slideshows
    
slide 4 of 9

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.
Back to the List of Slideshows



Home | Books | DVDs | Authors | eProducts | Members | Slideshows | Library | Image-Gallery | Links | About Us | Sitemap





Privacy Statement
Copyright © 2008