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In certain sacred images—notably those of the Buddha—the human Word or deified Man has the eyes closed and the breast naked: this is the non-manifestation of what is outward and the manifestation of what is inward; non-manifestation (or extinction) of the world and manifestation (or exteriorization) of the Heart or Self. To the interiorization of what is outward responds the exteriorization of what is inward; the first act corresponds to Faqr, and the second to Dhikr. Extract from “The Absolute Argument” The Name Allāh is the absolute Argument in the face of that cascade of absurdities which is the world.

We are no longer living in the Krita-Yuga, and Christ knew this. But if we accidentally have a knowledge belonging to the spirit of the Krita-Yuga, it is certainly not Christ who will oppose himself to it, and he will not be the one to ask us to give account of this knowledge to creatures of the Kali-Yuga, be they even theologians. It is not for nothing that he spoke of “pearls and swine”. We owe an account to God alone for our metaphysical and universalist ideas. Extract from “God-Consciousness” The deepest nature of man—and thus the most real—is consciousness of God; it is for this that he was created.

But if we accidentally have a knowledge belonging to the spirit of the Krita-Yuga, it is certainly not Christ who will oppose himself to it, and he will not be the one to ask us to give account of this knowledge to creatures of the Kali-Yuga, be they even theologians. It is not for nothing that he spoke of “pearls and swine”. We owe an account to God alone for our metaphysical and universalist ideas. Extract from “God-Consciousness” The deepest nature of man—and thus the most real—is consciousness of God; it is for this that he was created.

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