Where a bird sang sweetly over us.
And Thou art the way that led through the night ,
The rustle of the wind or of thy silk.
Thou art the miracle that I so suddenly embraced;
Glimmering beauty, bright in dark garments,
Thou art fragrant to me throughout a thousand nights.
Thou wert the fullness and pain of the void
And all the desire that departed my soul,
So that it consumed itself in its madness.
I kissed Thee there, Thy life was a song
Utterly endless like the sea of seas
And like the storm that passes through the mountains.
'Autumn Leaves & The Ring'
By Frithjof Schuon (Author)
Written during the final years of Frithjof Schuon's life, these short teachings and aphorisms are a metaphysical and spiritual summa, distilling the essence of the philosopher's teaching in a form that is at once direct, accessible and synthetic. The book is divided into different sections, including "Beauty", "Human Questions", "Doctrine", "Recollections", "Images" and the "Soul". In these poetic teachings, Schuon speaks directly to the reader, with spiritual insight and counsel that illumines the mind and nourishes the soul. Together, they comfort and inspire the reader to live the life of the spirit more fully, cultivate inner beauty and seek a deeper consciousness of the presence of God.