Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's


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  1. Magnus Itland Magnus Itland says:

    Even this book is not beach reading You should have an interest in religions beyond your own denomination, if any, or in understanding how thinkers of the past used to see the world.You will be hard pressed to find a clearer andreadable explanation of the common framework for the great religions of the world Other traditionalists tend to write a dense prose, expecting the student to be desperate to learn the Truth and well versed in mystical theory and practice Huston Smith draws on his Even this book is not beach reading You should have an interest in religions beyond your own denomination, if any, or in understanding how thinkers of the past used to see the world.You will be hard pressed to find a clearer andreadable explanation of the common framework for the great religions of the world Other traditionalists tend to write a dense prose, expecting the student to be desperate to learn the Truth and well versed in mystical theory and practice Huston Smith draws on his experience as an educator to try to make the topicaccessible It will probably still not make sense to a large number of people, simply because the topic is unfamiliar and they may want or be told to disbelieve it Smith uses a friendly, rational tone to make the reader consider and understand the topic regardless of whether one will ultimately let it influence one s own religious faith and practice or lack thereof.It seems strange that religions that are usually thought to be in conflict, actually have a lot of common ground in their underlying worldview It is as if the same rough sketch of the invisible world has emerged again and again in different ages and on different continents Perhaps it was once the commonly accepted view of the world, as Smith seems to believe Or perhaps it was actually only ever perceived by a small minority, but this minority included the great lights that lit up those religions that have lasted with some changes into our age


  2. Nathan Nathan says:

    Itself occupying nothan a single ontological plane, science challenged by implication the notion that other planes exist As its challenge was not effectively met, it swept the field and gave the modern world its soul For this is the final definition of modernity an outlook in which this world, this ontological plane, is the only one that is genuinely countenanced and affirmed Smith challenges this modern outlook with brilliance, wisdom, and style Read it.


  3. kelly kelly says:

    includes a treatment of the contrast between the modern worldview and the worldview of virtually every other culture in history Marcus Borg


  4. Kahfi Ananda Kahfi Ananda says:

    Buku klasik ini bisa dibilang sebagai bahan perbandingan dari modernitas yang sangat menagung agungkan kemajuan sains modern, pada dasarnya sang penulis dalam buku ini berusaha menyampaikan cara pandang mengenai alam semesta yang perlu dilihat berdasarkan banyak sudut pandang Tidak terpaku pada angka, dalam beberapa hal dunia tidak bisa dijelaskan secara kuantitatif.Pada dasarnya, buku ini sangat teologis dan psikologis sekali berdasarkan semua bahasan yang disajikan oleh penulis Secara garis Buku klasik ini bisa dibilang sebagai bahan perbandingan dari modernitas yang sangat menagung agungkan kemajuan sains modern, pada dasarnya sang penulis dalam buku ini berusaha menyampaikan cara pandang mengenai alam semesta yang perlu dilihat berdasarkan banyak sudut pandang Tidak terpaku pada angka, dalam beberapa hal dunia tidak bisa dijelaskan secara kuantitatif.Pada dasarnya, buku ini sangat teologis dan psikologis sekali berdasarkan semua bahasan yang disajikan oleh penulis Secara garis besar sangatlah baik namun buku ini sangat tidak cocok bagi seseorang yang sangat menggembor gemborkan rasionalitas


  5. Hugo Rozo Pineda Hugo Rozo Pineda says:

    Quieres encontrar un libro que te permita hacer una bella y clara s ntesis de las religiones del mundo, donde te explica los niveles de realidad, niveles del ser y te abre un panorama donde el reduccionismo positivista no puede explicar este es el libro indicado para iniciarse o reiniciarse a una lectura m s seria en teolog a comparada A mi parecer, todo, todo el libro es una joya pero fue un gran placer tanto el primero como el ltimo cap tulo.


  6. Wylie Wylie says:

    The foundation of Wilbur s integral ideas was written by Huston Smith in this humble masterpiece.


  7. Vegan Viajo Vegan Viajo says:

    Second fav book by him that shows we re all connected Beautiful Look at similarities not differences


  8. Will Dewey Will Dewey says:

    grandma recommended this book to me Interesting thesis, but I don t know if you can really boil down the world s religions into Platonism


  9. Kenny Kenny says:

    I don t think I understood everything in this book I wish that I had.


  10. Chad Chad says:

    A great book, lots of good info here Well thought out and presented.


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Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions [Download] ➻ Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions Author Huston Smith – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This classic companion to The World s Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world s religious traditions This classic companion to The Common PDF/EPUB Ä The World s Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world s religious traditions.

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions
  • Huston Smith
  • English
  • 20 March 2017
  • 0062507877

About the Author: Huston Smith

Smith was born in The Common PDF/EPUB Ä Suzhou, China to Methodist missionaries and spent his first years there He taught at the Universities of Colorado and Denver from , moving to Washington University in St Louis, Missouri for the next ten years, and then Professor of Philosophy at MIT from While at MIT he Forgotten Truth: PDF or participated in some of the experiments with entheogens that professor Timothy Leary conducted at Harvard University He then moved to Syracuse University where he was Thomas J Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in and current emeritus status He now lives in the Berkeley, CA area where he Truth: The Common PDF/EPUB æ is Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, BerkeleyDuring his career, Smith not only studied, but practiced Vedanta Hinduism, Zen Buddhism studying under Goto Zuigan , and Sufism for over ten years each He is a notable autodidactAs a young man, Smith, of his own volition, after suddenly turning to mysticism, set out to meet with then famous author Gerald Heard Heard responded to Smith s letter, invited him to his Trabuco College later donated as the Ramakrishna Monastery in Southern California, and then sent him off to meet the legendary Aldous Huxley So began Smith s experimentation with meditation, and association with the Vedanta Society in Saint Louis under the auspices of Swami Satprakashananda of the Ramakrishna orderVia the connection with Heard and Huxley, Smith eventually experimented with Timothy Leary and others at the Center for Personality Research, of which Leary was Research Professor The experience and history of the era are captured somewhat in Smith s book Cleansing the Doors of Perception In this period, Smith joined in on the Harvard Project as well, an attempt to raise spiritual awareness through entheogenic plantsHe has been a friend of the XIVth Dalai Lama forthan forty years, and met and talked to some of the great figures of the century, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Thomas MertonHe developed an interest in the Traditionalist School formulated by Rene Guenon and Ananda Coomaraswamy This interest has become a continuing thread in all his writingsIn , Bill Moyers devoted a part PBS special to Smith s life and work, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith Smith has produced three series for public television The Religions of Man, The Search for America, and with Arthur Compton Science and Human Responsibility His films on Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Sufism have all won awards at international film festivalsHis latest DVD release is The Roots of Fundamentalism A Conversation with Huston Smith and Phil Cousineau.