|The Perennial Philosophy|
The Perennial Philosophy
(Aldous Huxley and Baruch Spinoza)
Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was a Jewish-Portuguese-Dutch Philosopher.
In almost every human culture and in every age, there is a common experience which has given rise to a common philosophy. This baseline philosophy underlies most of the great thinkers, mystics and meditators of every tradition. If you had to sum up the broad range of yoga philosophy into its simplest form, the Perennial Philosophy of Spinoza would aptly fit it. The emphasis of yoga is on direct experience of the changeless Reality lying at the core of the human personality.
2. This Reality lies at the core of every human personality.
3. The Purpose of Life is to directly experience this reality.