Taoist formula (with capitals), adopted by metaphysician René Guénon, signifying that which is beyond being and Being (God or first Affirmation sui causa); also found in John Scotus (9<sup>th</sup> century)1. The metaphysician Frithjof Schuon uses the term Beyond-Being, while Master Eckhart call It Deity (Gottheit) (and especially not “divinity”).


  1. “Descending first from the Hyperessentiality of his Nature, where he merits the name of Non-Being, God creates himself from himself in the primordial Causes” (De Divisione Naturae, 683A[]