The world is sick because men live beneath themselves; the error of modern man is that he wants to reform the world without having either the will or the power to reform man, and this flagrant contradiction, this attempt to make a better world on the basis of a worsened humanity, can only end in the abolition of happiness too. Reforming man means binding him again to Heaven, reestablishing the broken link, it means plucking him from the kingdom of the passions, from the cult of matter, quantity and cunning, and re-integrating him into the world of the spirit and serenity-even, it might be said, into the world of his own sufficient reason.
'Logic and Transcendence: A New Translation with Selected Letters'
By Frithjof Schuon (Author)
This new edition of LOGIC AND TRANSCENDENCE, Schuon's most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains an extensive Appendix with previously unpublished selections from Schuon's letters and other private writings. LOGIC AND TRANSCENDENCE contains chapters devoted to specifically philosophical questions such as the contradiction of relativism, the notion of the concrete and abstract and the limitations of rationalism; it, also, contains some of Schuon's most succinct theological discussions concerning both Christian and Islamic theology. The last part of the book turns to diverse questions of the spiritual life, including a discussion of the function of the spiritual master and concludes with a study of man and certitude.