The Wisdom of Ananda Coomaraswamy

Tagore and Coomaraswamy

“Religion may and must be man, each being an “arrangement of God,” and stylistically differentiated, inasmuch as thing known can be the knower according to the mode of the knower, hence they say in India, “ He takes the forms that are the image of His worshipers, “ or as Eckhart expresses it, “I am the Cause that God is God.” And that is why religious beliefs as much as they have united man, have divided men against each other.”

Tagore & Gandhi

“The principle of comparative religion, the true end of which science…should demonstrate the common metaphysical basis of all religions and diverse cultures are fundamentally related to one another as being dialects of a common spiritual and intellectual language; for whoever realizes this will no longer assert that  ‘‘My religion is best,’’ but that my religion is best, but that it is the “best for me.”