Recollection, Indian and Platonic

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

That which remembers, or rather which is always aware of all things, must be a principle always present to (anubhu) all things, and therefore itself unaffected by the duration in which these events succeed one another. We are thus reduced to a Providence (prajna, pronoia) or Providential Self or Spirit as the ultimate source on which all memory draws…

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Originally published in as part of the Bollingen Series Coomaraswamy, vol. 1, “Metaphysics”, 1997.