This revised and expanded edition of Frithjof Schuon’s Sufism: Veil and Quintessence contains: a new translation of this classic work; previously unpublished correspondence by Frithjob Schuon; an editor’s preface by James S. Cutsinger; a new foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; extensive editor’s notes by James S. Cutsinger; a glossary of foreign terms and phrases; an index; and biographical notes.
– For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them, but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
– Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this world, neither in the world to come.
– And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it…
– Moses’ seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
– Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn .again and rend you.