أرشيف الأوسمة: René Guénon

" Know yourself "the origin, the meaning and the purpose, explained by René Guénon 3/3

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Without this understanding , no teaching can lead to an efficient result , and teaching that does not awaken in those who received it a personal resonance can not provide any kind of knowledge. This is why Plato said that ” everything that man learns is already in him.” All experiences , all the external things around are indeed an opportunity to help him realize what is in himself . this awakening is what Plato calls anamnesis , which means ” remembrance “.

If this is true for all knowledge, this is even more for a higher and deep knowledge, and when the man advance to this knowledge, all exterior and sensitive resources become increasingly inadequate, until ‘ they finally lose all utility . If they can help to get close to the wisdom to some degree , they are powerless to actually acquire it and it is commonly said in India that the real guru or master is in man himself and not in the outside world , although an exterior help may be useful in the beginning to prepare man to find in himself and by himself what he can not find elsewhere, and particularly what is above the level of rational knowledge . In order to achieve this knowledge ,it s necessary to realize some states which get more deep towards the center , which is symbolized by the heart , where the consciousness of man must be transferred to make him able to reach the real knowledge.

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" Know yourself "the origin, the meaning and the purpose, explained by René Guénon 2/3

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So there is a preparation for the wisdom which is higher than philosophy , which doesnot concern  the reason, but the soul and spirit , and we can call it inner preparation , and it seems it had been the highest levels of the school of Pythagoras . It has extended its influence through the school of Plato to the neo -Platonism of the Alexandrian school , where it appears  clearly again . If for this inner preparation words are still used , these  could no longer be taken only as symbols for fixing the inner contemplation.By this preparation , man is led to some states that allow him to exceed the rational knowledge that he  previously achieved , and  as all this is above the level of reason , its was also above philosophy since the name of philosophy is always used in fact to describe something that belongs only to the reason  . However, it is surprising that  modern  consider philosophy as if it were complete in itself , and so they forget what is higher . .

The first philosophers, especially Pythagoras , had consider their education , as being a new expression of the old ideas . There were several kinds of mysteries with diverse origins. Those that inspired Pythagoras and Plato were related to the cult of Apollo . “Mysteries” always had a reserved and secret character , the word “mystery”  itself  means etymologically the  total silence , since things which are related to could not be expressed by words , but only taught by a silent way . But modern who ignore any other method which doesnt involve the use of words,  falsely believed ,  that there was no teaching . We can say that this silent teaching was using figures , symbols, and other means designed to bring man to the inner states allowing him to gradually achieve the  real knowledge or wisdom  . This was the essential and ultimate goal of all the “mysteries” .

As for the “mysteries” that were specifically related to the cult of Apollo and Apollo himself , it must be remembered that he was the God of sun and light ,in the spiritual sense it s   the source from where  all knowledge  , arts and sciences derive.

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Le néo-spiritualisme et son erreur : René Guénon

Parmi les plus dangereuses erreurs de l’Occident moderne, il en est une qui s’est établie en Amérique depuis moins de cent ans, précisément depuis 1847, et qui est connue sous le nom de « néo-spiritualisme » ou « spiritisme » (ar-rûhâniyya al-hadîtha). On pourrait définir ce dernier en disant qu’il consiste à croire à la possibilité d’une communication avec les morts par l’intermédiaire de moyens matériels. Le néo-spiritualisme a vu le jour à partir de phénomènes naturels, comme l’émanation de voix ou le mouvement d’objets dans certaines habitations, qui se produisent sans cause évidente. Ce type de phénomènes a été remarqué de tout temps et partout, et il n’est donc pas possible de dire qu’il soit exceptionnel. Pour quelle raison, dans ce cas, les Occidentaux en ont-ils fait une croyance nouvelle alors que personne n’en avait jamais eu l’idée auparavant ?

La vérité est que, s’étant insurgés contre le matérialisme (mâddiyya) de plus en plus répandu, ils ont tenté de mettre en place une méthode occulte qui s’applique à détruire ce matérialisme. Si nous considérons que leur but est en soi juste, les moyens qu’ils ont utilisés pour atteindre ce but ne sont cependant pas de même.

Il est vrai que l’erreur est toujours un mal, et dans ce cas nous serions d’accord avec

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