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The reason is that in the present intellectual state of the Western world metaphysics is a thing forgotten, generally ignored and almost entirely lost, whereas in the East it still remains the object of effective knowledge.
Naturally, forms differ from one civilisation to another, … and I have no scruple in employing others when necessary if they can contribute to the understanding of certain points;
Can one then make "metaphysical” synonymous with "supernatural”?
Moreover, all certitude contains something incommunicable.
No, for to define is always to limit, and that with which we are concerned is, in itself, truly and absolutely unlimited and cannot be confined to any formula or any system.
For Oriental metaphysics, pure being is neither the first nor the most universal principle, for it is already a determination.
To comprehend universal principles directly, the transcendent intellect must itself be of the universal order; it is no longer an individual faculty…
This being that is human in one of its aspects is at the same time something other and more than a human being…
Quotes on Oriental Metaphysics, R G - shorter version
About René Guénon - ʿAbd al-Wāhid Yahya
La Métaphysique Orientale, Éditions Traditionelles, Paris 1993
by Shaykh Abd al Wahid Yahya, René Guénon
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