Awakening and the religions

“It is the religions that provide an adequate basis for the ‘doctrine of Awakening’, and they do this in their esoterisms. As messages of salvation, they are of course situated within the dream world, but this does not mean that they are just anything, for distinctions must be made even here: within the dream these messages realize in a symbolical and horizontal way what ‘Awakening’ is totally and vertically, and thus they represent an indispensable point of departure for ‘Awakening’. It is impossible to escape the dream without the Will of Him who dreams – brahma saguNa – and without the Grace of Him who, within the dream, reflects Him who dreams.”

~ Frithjof Schuon

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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