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.

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The Shaiva ascetics went about naked, their bodies smeared with ashes, practicing orgiastic dances.

I often used to wonder why modern Westerners were so agitated and so seldom happy. Knowledge is like a calling. It is zlain fear of the beyond that makes them cling to life. Hindus are not supposed to eat the flesh of an animal which they have not killed themselves; this is why many of them prefer to become vegetarians.

There is no reason why a danieoou or a prostitute should not also be a saint: Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Jun 28, Killing is not allowed, yet they eat meat. My interest in the great classical tods of music and my vigorous opposition to all its hybrid, so-called modern formswhich were encouraged by pressure groups and radio, had earned me strong sympathies and created a certain impact.

For several years he practiced with them the austere and free life of a wandering monk. All beings develop according to the plan niyatito their nature svabhava and chance sangati.

While the Gods Play examines how the visionaries of ancient times defined our rose in creation. These heightened perceptions are such that people begin to notice all the absurd and ridiculous peculiarities of their companions – the shapes of their noses or ears, their way of speaking – and are seized with an irresistible need to giggle; those who tend to be depressed, however, must be very careful with bhang, for it will probably make them dissolve into tears.


The middle of the Kali Yuga is everywhere marked by great upheavals. A theory of cyclical liberation ma dala moksha refers to the destruction of individual beings at the end of each cycle. He was overall the most antisexual of the religious teachers of his time.

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Our first discovery was Khajurah, whose temples were practically abandoned at the time. Mahavira traveled with Gosala for six years, and Gautama joined them for three or four years. We saw some marvelous carved-wood chariots in which the images of the gods are driven about, and also visited the Sun Temple of Konarak. Clearly expressed in the ancient teachings, these concepts are in accord with, yet surpass, the boldest scientific speculations about consciousness, time, the nature of life and matter, and the history and destiny of the human race.

The canons of this new Buddhism, which is a disguised Shaivism and is called Mahayana Great Vehiclewere defined in a great synod held in Kashmir. The notion of immortality conceived as transmutation, in which “astride a white cloud the Sage or Yellow Emperor arrives at the region of the gods,” is analogous to that of Shaivism.

Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History The social groupings that go under the name “religion” are altogether different, however, and form a further category to be added to such human entities as race, language, tribe, and country.

The doctrine of Karma, linked to that of transmigration, attributes differences between beings to their behavior in previous lives. They seemed totally unable to accept the idea that homosexuality was a fact of nature, therefore part of the divine order of things. Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, That was why I was always considered so troublesome.

With the development of urban, industrial, and capitalist societies, the doctrines of the kind attributed to Arihat – moralistic, materialistic, and atheistic – filtered through into all subsequent religions, including modernized forms of Hinduism and Shaivism.

This prediction is only a fragment of the danieolu knowledge of Shaiva wisdom, author Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed essential concepts of the Shaiva philosophy and its predictions. The old woman refused any kind of payment or gift and gave our small group her blessing. I was carried to my bed.


In a letter to Pierre Arnal, he wrote: Plaj was the motivator of the First Persian Empire, Christianity, Islam and Communism have spread by the sword, and even Asoka, who imposed Buddhism on India, was a bloody conqueror.

Open Preview See a Problem? What may be true on one level is not necessarily true on another. The Western “couple,” more and more wjile in the world of today, has become an anomaly and creates a kind of prison whose principal victims are the children.

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. But now that his name has been raised in this discussion, I took a quick look at his background. These sacrifices are performed by experts, for the animal’s head has to be severed danuelou one blow.

Alain Daniélou – While the Gods Play

That is enough to understand an American is projecting biblical “end of time” prophesies on Hinduism. Fashionable Communism goes hand pla hand with faddish and short-lived musical crazes or feigned enthusiasm. The reality of the world is multiple and elusive. Sakhare The History and Philosophy of Lingayat Religionthe infiuence of Lakulisha was immense and spread like wildfire, first in the north and then in the south of India.

The solemnization of a marriage which godd nothing more than a legalization of sex is the prostitution of a holy rite. How and why did Christians come to forget the real meaning of all these myths and symbolswhich are common to all the gods?

In all artistic domains snobs seem to lead the waydanirlou even realizing that by calling graffiti “sublime,” cacophonic jumbles “musical masterpieces,” and banal literary forms “works of art” they are only yielding to vulgar commercialism. Rob marked it as to-read Mar 01,