Commentary: Schuon on the Logos as One, Whole, and All

  1. Being corresponds to the individuality and singularity of the expression of the Logos in question, the Prophet.
  2. Life corresponds to the “whole” of the Prophet’s time on the earth, the “architecture” of his time, all the events taken together. In short, the Prophet’s story qua story.
  3. Intellect corresponds to the individual events of the Prophet’s life taken in isolation, although never disconnected from the whole.
  4. Soul corresponds to the community where these stories form a central pillar, the “space” where this “intelligible world” of Being, Life and intellect, iconized in the Prophet, are experienced as a community and in person (often simulatenously)
  5. The visible world then corresponds to the “external” and “physical” manifestations of Soul as “space”, like churches, mosques, cities, and even the entire geography of where people live.

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