18 June

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by Frithjof Schuon

The long and winding road that leads to your door
Will never disappear,
I’ve seen that road before it always leads me here,
Leads me to your door.

Paul McCartney, born on 18 June 1942, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Pisces.

 

Other personalities born today:

Frithjof Schuon, born on 18 June 1907, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Virgo, Swiss metaphysician, poet, and painter (d. 1998).

Spiritual realization is theoretically the easiest thing and in practice the most difficult thing there is. It is the easiest because it is enough to think of God. It is the most difficult because human nature is forgetfulness of God.

Pure and absolute truth can only be found beyond all its possible expressions; these expressions, as such, cannot claim the attributes of this truth, their relative remoteness from it is expressed by their differentiation and multiplicity, by which they are strictly limited.

If Christ has been the only manifestation of the Word, supposing such a uniqueness of manifestation to be possible, the effect of His birth would have been the instantaneous reduction of the universe to ashes.

The reason for the existence of a religion, from one point of view at least, is to be found precisely in those things wherein it differs from other religions.
 
The truth is, however, that every religion form is superior to the others in a particular respect, and it is this characteristic that in fact indicates the sufficient reason for the existence of that form.
 
When people want to be rid of Heaven it is logical to start by creating an atmosphere in which spiritual things appear out of place; in order to be able to declare successfully that God is unreal they have to construct around man a false reality, a reality that is inevitably inhuman because only the inhuman can exclude God. What is involved is a falsification of the imagination and so its destruction.