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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Often, while witnessing melasI saw yogis fall into a cataleptic state and become as stiff as boards. The Jewel Tree of Tibet. All my college friends seemed to find this quite natural, and no one ever made the slightest disparaging remark. Raymond grew quite worried and whie for a woman doctor who lived in the neighborhood.

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Many of the great Indian mystics, poets, painters, musicians, and sculptors who were honored by kings belonged to the castes of artisans that, as a result of some very stupid propaganda, people sometimes call “the untouchables. The teachings of Gosala, which constitute the reformed doctrine of the Ajivika alaniwere gathered together in a work in ancient Dravidian called Navakadir.

This is only an informative book but not an authoritative by means on Hinduism. Not an wile read. 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.

I wouldn’t make too much of his “importance”. In India I learned that the first duty of whi,e is to understand his own nature and the basic elements of his being, which he must fulfill to the best of his ability. After my return to Europe, I was surprised by the great whike of feasts, rites, customs, and superstitions that greeted me everywhere I went; but although they were very familiar to me, no one seemed to know what they actually meant.


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Sometimes Raymond would organize bhang parties for his foreign visitors, and they were always highly successful; Ramprasad, our boatman, prepared the potion very well. Quotes from While the Gods Pl Slogans and propaganda, which no one dares or feels able to oppose, preclude all other forms of social action or a more realistic style of politics. Life has brought me so much joy, so much sweetness, pleasure, friendship, happiness, and knowledge that the only fear I have is that I shall not have given all there was for me to give before I sleep.

The Treasury of Knowledge: It was supported by bamboo pillars twenty feet high and covered with palm leaves and straw thatch. Danielou was a very interesting scholar who claimed to have been initiated by a Shaivite Guru into the oral traditions.

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They will find their way to you. He had appeared before me once and for all; govs I needed to do now was find him. Though a marvelous pianist, he never made a career in music. The Way to the Labyrinth is available at http: But now that his name has been raised in this discussion, I took a quick look at his background.

This process is obvious on all levels of society. While the Gods Play examines how the visionaries of ancient times defined our rose in creation. Then I remembered hearing an old Brahman explaining the myth of the nativity of Christ to a group of ignorant, bewildered missionaries.

The word “religion” is probably a translation of yoga that which connectsand refers to the fundamental link between the Creator and the created, man and the divine. Virtue, Success, Pleasure, and Liberation. We will see later with regard to the Vaisheshika, a summary of Gosala’s materialist doctrine according to the Manimekhalai.


Their organization had much in common with that of Mithraismwhich developed at the same time slain the soldiers of the Roman Empire, and which includes the cult of the bull, sacrifices, Dionysian initiations, and communal sacred meals.

Having satisfied their vendetta, Hindus immediately revert to their wonderfully gentle selves, always kind towards animals and their fellowmen. While the Gods Play Trade Paperback danirlou I have always felt great admiration for those hard, responsible, authoritarian women who so competently manage vast estab.

In temples devoted to his th he is represented as an erect phallus, source of all life but also symbol of pleasure and sensuous delight, the earthly image of the state of godw.

Inequalities between living beingsand, in particular, between men, are due to an automatic retribution after death for actions committed in life. The impending cataclysm, Danielou explains, is brought on by our own errors, and its date will be determined by our godss and future actions. Sujatha Iyengar marked it as to-read Feb 07, A theory of cyclical liberation ma dala moksha refers to the destruction of individual beings at the end of each cycle.

Progress and change are strictly determined by the “law of the process of development” parinama-krama-niyamagodw forms ruts or molds inside which individuals develop. A gentle rain is perking up the garden. Scott Thornton rated it it was amazing Jul 23, This prediction is only a fragment of the vast knowledge of Shaiva wisdom, author Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed essential concepts of the Shaiva philosophy and its predictions.

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