Perennial Wisdom — Bibliography

RELIGION:

Hinduism

     Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, IV, 4:19-20 (tr. J. Mascaró, Himalayas of the Soul, 1938, p. 91)

     Isha Upanishad, I:6-7 (tr. J. Mascaró, Himalayas of the Soul, 1938, p. 19)

Buddhism

     Ashvagosha, The Awakening of Faith, 3, III, C (tr. Timothy Richard, 1970, p. 79)

     Acharya Buddharakkhita, "Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love," The Wheel Publication No. 365/366 (Kandy: Buddhist Pub. Society, 1989)

Jainism

     Mahavira, in "The Jain Declaration on Nature," Dr. L. M. Singhvi (see www.jainology.org)

Sikhism

     Guru Gobind Singh, Jap, 80 (tr. Trilochan Singh, The Sacred Writings of The Sikhs, 1960, p. 267)

Taoism

     Lao Tse, Tao Te Ching, XXV (tr. Stephen Mitchell, 1988)

     Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tzu, ch. II (tr. Herbert A. Giles, 1926, p. 41)

Ch'an Buddhism

     Hui-neng, The Platform Sutra, ch. 7 (tr. Thomas Cleary, The Sutra of Hui-neng, 1998, p. 50)

Hua-Yen Buddhism

     Flower Ornament Sutra, Bk 39, "The Vow of Practice of Universal Good" (tr. Thomas Cleary, The Flower Ornament Scripture, 1987, p. 388)

Zen Buddhism

     Dai-o Kokushi, "On Zen" (tr. D. T. Suzuki, Manual of Zen Buddhism, 1950, p. 145)

     Yoka Daishi, "Song of Enlightenment" (tr. D.T. Suzuki, Manual of Zen Buddhism, 1950, p. 97)

Shinto

     Shinto-Gobusho (tr. Genchi Kato, A Study of Shinto, 1971, p. 145)

Tibetan Buddhism

     Milarepa, "Song of the Eight Wondrous Joys" (tr. Garma C. C. Chang, The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, 1962, pp. 507-8)

     Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), Address, 1973 (comp. Matthew E. Bunson, The Wisdom Teachings of the Dalai Lama, 1977, p. 90)

Zoroastrianism

     Zend Avesta, Yasna XLIX, 12-L:8 (tr. L. H. Mills, Sacred Books of the East, vol. 31, 1887, p. 174)

Sufism

     Rumi, Math. I, 672 (tr. Reynold A. Nicholson, Rumi: Poet and Mystic, 1950, p. 134)

Baha'i

     Baha'u'llah, Hidden Words (q. in Baha'u'llah and the New Era, J. E. Esslemont, 1948, p. 108)

Egyptian Mysteries

     Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts: Utt. 269, 307, 311 (tr. R. O. Faulkner, 1969, pp. 77, 95, 97; see also Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts, Jeremy Naydler, 2005)

     Iamblichus, On the Mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians (tr. Thomas Taylor, 1984, p. 303)

Hermeticism

     The Corpus Hermeticum, Bk 1, Poimandres to Hermes Trismegistus: 12, 21 (tr. Salaman, Van Oven, Wharton & Mahé, The Way of Hermes, 2000, pp. 19, 22)

Gnosticism

     Nag Hammadi Codex XIII: Trimorphic Protennoia; tr. John D. Turner, 1988. (rev. tr. Willis Barnstone & Marvin Meyer, The Gnostic Bible, 2003, pp. 191-2)

Judaism

     2 Enoch, 24, 30 (tr. F. I. Andersen, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, 1983, pp. 142, 150)

Qabbalah

     Zohar, 1:83b (tr. Sperling, Simon & Levertoff, 1949, 1:278)

     Zohar, 2:130b (tr. Sperling, Simon & Levertoff,1949, 2:20)

Islam

     Koran: 115 (tr. Thomas Cleary, The Essential Koran, 1993, p. 12)

     Seyyed Hossein Nasr, "The Divine Nature" in Islamic Spirituality, ed. S. H. Nasr, 1991, pp. 312-14.

Greek and Roman Theology

     Plato, Timaeus, 69 (tr. R .G. Bury, Loeb Classical Library, v. 234, 1929, p. 179)

     Aratus, Phaenomena: 2-4 (tr. G. R. Mair, Loeb Classical Library, v. 129, 1921, p. 207)

     Epictetus, Discourses, Bk I, XIV:14 (tr. W. A. Oldfather, Loeb Classical Library, v. 131, 1925, p. 105)

     Maximus of Madaura, Epist. 16 (tr. Franz Cumont, Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, 1911, p. 207)

     Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, XII:26 (tr. George Long, Marcus Aurelius and His Times, 1945, p. 131)

Christianity

     Luke 17:20-1 (cf. Scofield Reference Bible, ed. C.I. Scofield, 1909, annot. c)

     1 Cor 3:16 (tr. George M. Lamsa, The Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts, 1957)

     John Scotus Erigena, Homily on the Prologue to the Gospel of St. John, XIII (tr. Christopher Bamford, The Voice of the Eagle, 1990, p. 40)

     Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata (rev. tr. A. C. Coxe, The Ante-Nicene Fathers, v. 2, 1962, pp. 462, 463)

Celtic Pantheism

     Amairgen, "Song of Amairgen" (see The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, W. Y. Evans-Wentz, 1911, p. 377)

Norse Lore

     The Prose Edda, XX:33-5 (tr. Arthur G. Brodeur, 1916)

Zulu

     Credo Vusa'Mazulu Mutwa, My People, 1971, p. 176.

Akan

     J. B. Danquah, The Akan Doctrine of God, 1944, pp. 62-3

Minianka

     Yaya Diallo, and Mitchell Hall, The Healing Drum, 1989, pp. 52-3.

Aztec and Toltec

     Códice Florentino, Bk VI, fol. 148, v (see Aztec Thought and Culture, Miguel León-Portilla, 1963, p. 90)

     Códice Matritense de la Real Academia, VII, fol. 117, v (Ibid., pp. 180-1)

Maya

     Maya Prayer (see The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization, J. E. S. Thompson, 1956, p. 263)

Inca

     Prayer to Viracocha (see Inca Religion and Customs, Bernabe Cobo, tr. Roland Hamilton, 1990, pp. 119-20)

Teton Sioux

     Chief Luther Standing Bear, My Indian Boyhood, 1993 (see Native American Wisdom, comp. Nerburn & Mengelkoch, 1991, pp. 43-4)

Guaymi

     Dawn Song (see Voices of Earth and Sky, Vinson Brown, 1974, p. 17)


PHILOSOPHY:

INDIA

     Patanjali, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I:2-3, 33 (tr. Alistair Shearer, Effortless Being, 1982, pp. 49, 61)

     Shankara, Viveka-Chudamani, 125-30 (tr. Prabhavananda & Isherwood, Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination, 1947, p. 62)

     Nagarjuna, Precious Garland of Advice for a King, 119, 125, 436-8 (tr. Jeffrey Hopkins, Buddhist Advice for Living & Liberation, 1998, pp. 111-12, 154-5)

     Ramanuja, The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja, I. 2. 1., I. 2. 7, (tr. George Thibaut, Sacred Books of the East, v. 48, 1904, pp. 260, 265)

     Virchand Gandhi, Address, The World's Parliament of Religions, v. 2, 1893, p. 1224.

     Vivekananda, Address, The World's Parliament of Religons, v. 2, 1893, p. 977.

CHINA

     Mo Tzu, sect. 9, 26, 27 (tr. Burton Watson, Basic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu, 1963, pp. 30, 81-2, 85)

     Mencius (Meng Tzu), Bk VII, A, 1 (tr. D. C. Lau, 1970, p. 182)

     Wang Pi, Commentary on the Lao Tzu, 1, 10 (tr. Ariane Rump, 1979, pp. 1, 29, 31)

     Huang Po, On the Transmission of Mind, 2:13-14 (tr. John Blofeld, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po, 1958, pp. 78-79)

     Chu Hsi, "A Treatise on Jen" (tr. Wing-tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 594)

     Wang Yang-Ming, "Inquiry on the Great Learning" (tr. Wing-tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, pp. 659-61)

JAPAN

     Dogen Zenji, Shobogenzo, 1:3 (tr. Kosen Nishiyama & John Stevens, 1975, pp. 10-12)

     Bassui Zenji, Letter to the Abbess of Shinryu-Ji, (tr. Philip Kapleau, The Three Pillars of Zen, 1966, p. 166)

     Hakuin Zenji, Orate Gama, Pt. I (tr. R. D. M. Shaw, The Embossed Tea Kettle, 1963, pp. 57, 58, 61)

     D. T. Suzuki, Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, 1957, p. 135.

TIBET

     Padma Sambhava, The Natural Liberation Through Naked Vision (tr. Robert Thurman, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, 1994, pp. 229-30, 234-6)

     Tsong-kha-pa, "A Brief Exposition of the Main Points of the Graded Sutra and Tantra Courses to Enlightenment" (tr. Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, A Short Biography and Letter of Je Tzong-k'a-pa, 1975, p. 43)

     Khenchen Palden Sherab & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, Opening to Our Primordial Nature, 2006, pp. 20-1, 34, 37, 52.

     Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, 1992, pp. 188-9.

GREECE and ROME

     Plato, The Republic, VI:507-8, VII:517-18 (tr. Francis M. Cornford, 1941, pp. 214-15, 226-7)

     Cicero, Somnium Scipionis, VIII (Latin text, with notes by W. D. Pearman, 1900, p. 20)

     Plotinus, Enneads, vi.4-5 (tr. Kenneth S. Guthrie, Plotinos: Complete Works, v. II, pp. 286-9, 292, 314-15, 331)

     Proclus, Commentary on Plato's Parmenides, Bk 1, 702-4 (tr. Glenn R. Morrow & John M. Dillon, 1987, pp. 78-80)

ISLAM

     Ibn Sina, Kitab al-Najat, II, vi, 4-6 (tr. F. Rahman, Avicenna's Psychology, 1952, pp. 32-3, 35-6)

     Al-Ghazali, Kimiya'e Saadat, ch. I (tr. Claud Field, The Alchemy of Happiness, 1910, pp. 20-22)

     Abu Bakr Siraj Ed-Din, The Book of Certainty, 1952, pp. 13-14.

     Inayat Khan, The Unity of Religious Ideals, 1963, pp. 307-9.

MEDIEVAL EUROPE

     John Scotus Eriugena, Homilia in prologum Sancti Evangeli secundum Joannem, I, X (tr. Christopher Bamford, The Voice of the Eagle, 1990, pp. 21, 35-6)

     Azriel of Gerona, "Explanation of the Ten Sefirot" (tr. Ronald C. Kiener, The Early Kabbalah, 1986, pp. 89-92)

     St. Bonaventure, The Soul's Journey Into God, V: 5, 7, 8 (tr. Ewert Cousins, Bonaventure, 1978, pp. 97-100)

     Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, I: q. 75 a. 6, q. 85 a. 5 (rev. tr. Anton C. Pegis, 1945, v. I: pp. 691, 823-4)

     Meister Eckhart, "Sermon 2" (tr. Raymond B. Blakney, Meister Eckhart, 1957, pp. 103, 105, 107)

RENAISSANCE EUROPE

     Nicholas of Cusa, De docta ignorantia, I: 2, 3 (tr. Pauline Moffitt Watts, Nicolaus Cusanus, 1982, pp. 40, 43)

     Marsilio Ficino, "Animae natura et officium, laus historiae" (tr. Fellowship of the School of Economic Science � London, The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, 1:107, 1985, pp. 132-3)

     Pico Della Mirandola, Of Being and Unity, V (tr. Victor M. Hamm, 1943, pp. 24-6)

     Giordano Bruno, Concerning the Cause, Principle, and One, Dialogues 2, 3, 5 (tr. Sidney Greenberg, The Infinite in Giordano Bruno, 1950, pp, 112, 132, 163)

     Francis Bacon, Essays, 10 ("Of Love"), 13 ("Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature")

MODERN PHILOSOPHY

     René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, 3:45 (tr. Laurence J. Lafleur, 1960, p. 43)

     Baruch Spinoza, Short Treatise on God, Man and His Well-Being, "God Exists," "On Love," "On Will and Desire" (rev. tr. Dagobert D. Runes, The Book of God, 1958, pp. 7, 12, 40-1, 84-5)

     G. W. Leibniz, The Monadology, 1, 3, 11, 38, 40, 47, 56, 61 (tr. Mary Morris, Philosophical Writings by Leibniz, 1934, pp. 3, 4, 10, 11, 12-13, 14)

     Voltaire, The Ignorant Philosopher, "Intelligence," "Universal Morality" (tr. William F. Fleming, Voltaire: Selections, ed. Paul Edwards, 1989, pp. 162, 180)

     Immanuel Kant, The Critique of Practical Reasoning, 10 (tr. Raymond B. Blakney, An Immanuel Kant Reader, 1960, pp. 240-1)

     J. W. von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister's Wanderings, ch. 10 (tr. F. M. Stawell and Nora Purtscher-Wydenbruck, The Practical Wisdom of Goethe, ed. Emil Ludwig, 1933, p. 152)

     G. W. F. Hegel, The Philosophy of History, "Introduction" (tr. J. Sibree, 1900, pp. 9-10, 25)

     Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea, III: 38 (tr. R. B. Haldane & J. Kemp, 1948, v. 1, pp. 253-5)

     John Stuart Mill, Autobiography, 1873, ch. 5.

     Josiah Royce, The Religious Aspect of Philosophy, 1885, ch. 7: pp. 440-2.

     William James, The Varieties of Religious Expeience, 1902, "Conclusions."

     Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man, 1959, 4: 2.2, pp. 264-7.


SCIENCE:

PHYSICS

     Isaac Newton, Principia, General Scholium (tr. I. B. Cohen and A. Whitman, 1999, pp. 940-1)

     Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Beyond, "Positivism, Metaphysics and Relgion," pp. 211-12, 214.

     Robert A. Millikan, Autobiography, 1950, pp. 281-2, 287.

     Itzhak Bentov, Stalking the Wild Pendulum, 1977, ch. 10, pp. 122-3.

     Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It," "Religion and Science" (tr. Alan Harris, The World As I See It, 1934, pp. 242, 264-5)

     David Bohm, Memorial (q. in Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm, F. David Peat, 1997, p. 322)

ASTRONOMY

     Galileo, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, "The First Day" (tr. Stillman Drake, 1967, pp. 103-4)

     Camille Flammarion, The Wonders of the Heavens, V:2 (tr. N. Lockyer, 1897, pp. 282-3)

     Arthur Eddington, The Nature of the Physical World, "Science and Mysticism," 1930, pp. 319-21.

     James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe, "Into the Deep Waters," 1931, pp. 132-3, 154-5.

     Heinz Pagels, Perfect Symmetry, 4:2, 1985, pp. 370-1.

EARTH SCIENCES

     Charles Lyell, Scientific Journal No. II — July 10, 1856 (Sir Charles Lyell's Scientific Journals on the Species Question, ed. Leonard G. Wilson, 1970, p. 118)

     Louis Agassiz, Methods of Study in Natural History, "Embryology and Classification," 1886, pp. 317-18.

     Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957, pp. 209, 210.

     Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth, 1988, pp. 131, 132.

BIOLOGY

     Alfred Russel Wallace, Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection, "The Limits of Natural Selection as Applied to Man," 1870, pp. 358-60.

     René Dubos, The Torch of Life, 1962, pp. 88, 136-7, 139-40.

     Catherine Roberts, Science, Animals, and Evolution, ch. 14, 1980, pp. 162, 167.

     Arne A. Wyller, The Creating Consiousness, 1996, pp. 6-7, 239-40.

     Rupert Sheldrake, The Sense of Being Stared At and Other Aspects of the Extended Mind, 2003, pp. 276, 278-9, 285.

CHEMISTRY

     J. A. V. Butler, Science and Religion, 1957, pp. 116-17.

     James Lovelock, The Ages of Gaia, 1988, pp. 204-5, 218.

     Lyall Watson, Beyond Supernature, 1988, pp. 7, 240, 263.

     Stuart Hameroff, Conversation with Susan Blackmore, Conversations on Consciousness, 2006, pp. 118-19, 123-24.

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

     Andrew Weil, Spontaneous Healing, 1995, pp. 203-4.

     Larry Dossey, Recovering the Soul, 1989, pp. 172, 174-5, 176.

     Karl Pribram, "What the Fuss Is All About," The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes, ed. Ken Wilber, 1982, pp. 33-4.

     Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975, pp. 166-7.

PSYCHOLOGY

     Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, "On Life After Death" (tr. Richard & Clara Winston, 1961, p. 325)

     Erich Fromm, Psychoanalysis and Religion, 1950, pp. 36-7.

     Abraham Maslow, Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences, 1970, pp. 59, 67, 68.

     Thomas Moore, The Soul's Religion, 2002, pp. 83, 84, 89.

     Ken Wilber, Eye to Eye, 1983, pp. 298-9.

MATHEMATICS

     Alfred North Whitehead, Modes of Thought, Lecture V, 1938, pp. 127-8, 132, 139, 141, 142.

     J. B. S. Haldane, The Philosophy of a Biologist, 1936, pp. 154, 155, 156.

     Paul Davies, The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World, 1992, pp. 175, 176, 214.

     Roger Penrose, Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness, 1994, pp. 416, 420.


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