The Mystery of the Veil

Frithjof Schuon

One must seek to penetrate the mystery of Relativity from the starting point of the Absolute or in relation to it, and this compels—or allows—us to discern the root of Relativity within the Absolute itself: this root is none other than Infinity, which is inseparable from the Real; because it is absolute, the Real is necessarily infinite… The first Veil in God is a purely principial and essential tendency toward communication…

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Originally published in Studies in Comparative Religion, Vol. 11, No. 2. (Spring, 1977). © World Wisdom, Inc. Republished here with thanks.