While the Gods Play. Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind. By (author) Alain Daniélou. While the Gods Play. While the Gods Play has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. While the Gods Play: Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Alain Daniélou. Read “While the Gods Play Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind” by Alain Daniélou with Rakuten Kobo.
|Published (Last):||12 April 2013|
|PDF File Size:||6.90 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||16.27 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Then I remembered hearing an old Brahman explaining the myth of the nativity of Christ to a group of ignorant, bewildered missionaries. August 1, Imprint: One might even say that the true thieves are those who accumulate property and wealth.
While the Gods Play
What the fate of contemporary music may be, I cannot say. No trivia or quizzes yet. Oddly enough, it was in that moment of intense pleasure that a danieou of sensuousness, happiness, and light was revealed to me – that God of Love whom mystics write about, the God of Jalalal-Din Rumi and Saadi, of Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila, of Dionysian and tantric rites.
This is why science, for Hindus, is necessarily atheistic, for the study of the material world does not lead rhe the notion of God. It was Jainism that introduced vegetarianism and nonviolenceas well as the theories of transmigration and Karmainto the Indian world.
Unfortunately, I have seen many people fall victim to these practices. All of a yods I felt infused with light and an incredible sensation of pleasure ran through my body. While the Gods Play examines how the visionaries of ancient times defined our rose in creation. They will travel around the world.
Like a soldier who is about to be discharged, we count the days that are left. Dannielou these people I was an intruder who was best ignored; my works were never included in their bibliographies.
Omkarnath became its director and I the assistant director; I was also made a “professor. Aaruththiran is currently reading it Apr 24, The Essential Rene Guenon. It seems to me that many of the family problems of our time are the result of a conception of marriage as a simple channel for erotic energy in a puritanical society perverted by moralistic Christian nonsense.
When we were in Ramgarh, in the Rajputana, I was calling Raymond to show him a particularly fine playy when I suddenly found myself face to face with a tiger, who was just stepping out of adnielou ruined hte.
The countryside and wooded areas of our lands are slowly being devoured by giant urban anthills, with less and less vital space to breathe in.
While the Gods Play | Book by Alain Daniélou | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster
Gosala was one of those non-Aryan wandering ascetics of humble origin dankelou bourgeois society called Ajivika s beggars. So perhaps his importance or impact in the overall scheme of this is being over exaggerated here. Here, I found a conception of the world, of the divine, of happiness, that is very similar to ancient Shivaism and still survives, without anyone being really aware of it, in the mysteries of Christianity.
The Danieou Purana chap. It was thanks to him that Khajuraho became famous.
Join Kobo & start eReading today
Vestiges of an important colony of people from the Indus Valley have been discovered at Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula. Knowledge is like a calling. Marxism, which seeks to replace Danuelou, has adopted its system of absolute conformism, enforced by laic”bishops” who demand blind obedience.
All three alike rejected the sacrifical polytheism of the Aryans and the monistic theories of the Upanishadic mystics. In this sense I have been very fortunate.
From Bharata to India. Let There Be Light. This is true not only because of the power associated with money but because of the importance of material concerns and, above all, snobbery.
But we strictly observed the law of the forest tribes, which forbids the carrying of any kind of weapon, even a concealed knife, on the grounds that tigers will never attack an unarmed man. Evil and suffering, attributed by others to the actions karma of living beings, are, according to Gosala, determined by fate.
Gods of Love and Ecstasy. Poay of the Feminine and the World Soul. It is the members of these monastic orders who today still teach the disciplines and eroticomagical rites of Tantrism. One of the personalities who most strongly impressed me was Jean Genet, a kind of ascetic saint and a totally disinterested man who, in spite of his fame, managed to remain marginal. THREE figures in India were to play a key role in the religious reforms that conditioned all subsequent religions.
People who consider themselves rational have grown so accustomed to accepting questionable dogma and obvious lies that they cannot react, or are afraid to do so. It tthe wonderful to watch the plant growing little by little, the leaves opening up, finally the fruit budding and ripening.
So, while most AIT scholars romanticize the “invaders”, Danielou despises them for hindering the progress of what he may have viewed as one of the greatest and most civilized civilizations on the planet “Dravidian”. Snobs are vain and naive people who are easily used and manipulated by powerful plutocracies and other types of imperialisms.
She had studied art history in Vienna, then gone to India, first to Shantiniketan then to Calcutta, where she founded the Indian Society of Oriental Art as well as a journal by the same name.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Alpha and Omega of self-inquiry. References provided are largely insufficient. Robert Bast added it Jan 10, As a result of political events, these relatively liberal-minded Protestants had some smatterings of knowledge – incomplete and distorted, to be sure – of Indian ideas. I can’t get my hands on that book anyone read that either?