Quotes by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

"Myth embodies the nearest approach to absolute truth that can be stated in words."
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"Becoming is not a contradiction of being but the epiphany of being."
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"From one point of view becoming is a humiliation, and from another a royal procession."
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"Those who think of their house as only a ‘machine to live in’ should judge their point of view by that Neolithic man, who also lived in a house, but a house that embodied a cosmology."
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"[...] Buddhism has been so much admired mainly for what it is not."
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Books by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

  • Time And Eternity
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  • December 1st 1993 by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers

    (first published June 1989)

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
  • Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

  • Date of birth: August 22, 1877
  • Died: September 09, 1947
  • Born: in Sri Lanka.

  • Description: Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese philosopher and metaphysician, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West. In particular, he is described as "the groundbreaking theorist who was largely responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West." (Wikipedia)

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