Monday, June 9, 2008

Time and the Bliss of the Eternal

In his classic, comparative study of the world's great wisdom traditions, The Perennial Philosophy, one of the twentieth century's greatest religionists and deepest spiritual seekers, Aldous Huxley, tackles the question of how the relative temporal world of our senses juxtaposes with the absolute depth of our souls:

"The Logos passes out of eternity into time for no other reason than to assist the beings, whose bodily form he takes, to pass out of time into eternity."
Aldous Huxley,The Perennial Philosophy, page 57.
Huxley also observed:
"There is a way to Reality in and through the soul, and there is a way to Reality in and through the world. Whether the ultimate goal can be reached by following either of these ways to the exclusion of the other is to be doubted. The third, best and hardest way is that which leads to the divine Ground simultaneously in the perceiver and that which is perceived."