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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They will travel around the world. The Kunna Purana chap. We no longer wish to undertake, only to complete.

Aryan society practiced a punitive discrimination against them. Parshva, the twenty-third prophet, lived three centuries earlier and had apparently liberalized the ascetic customs of the sect.

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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. During his last years, Gosala observed a vow of silence vacam pahaya and lived in a state of trance.

Account Options Sign in. I could not have a family or children. James Sass rated it it was amazing Aug 22, 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. At Kobo, we gpds to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Man, God, and the Universe. Llay was he born in a cavein the belly of the goddess Earth – the traditional site for mysteries and initiations – surrounded by an ass and a bull, the impure and the sacred beast? Children are married off by their parents when they are ten or twelve, according to a very strict system based on racial selection, the choice of profession, and the compatibility of horoscopes.


Daniielou seemed far more closed and remote.

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Here at last was the god I had vaguely sensed in my childhood and had secretly been searching for all my life. While the Gods Play: It is this fear of the beyond that makes them cling to life.

According to the early writings of the Shaiva tradition–still alive in India and dating back at least 6, years–the arbitrary ideologies and moralistic religions of modern society signal the last days of humanity heading toward destruction. Of all the millions and millions of genes he can transmit through the sexual act, only a few serve towards reproduction; the rest are wasted according to the vicissitudes of life and pleasure.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Yogis who truly seek spiritual fulfillment never use these tools, which are considered temptations put in their way to prevent further progress in their conquest of Heaven.

The bloodbaths resulting from these sacrifices seem to produce a state of collective intoxication that reminds one of Dionysian rites, or Euripides’ Bacchae. Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.

A thick iron plate from some abandoned truck was cut to size, then pierced with holes to fit the bolts. We politely saluted each other, and the tiger continued on his way. Sometimes they are attracted to so-called initiatory sects or recruited by pseudomystical adventurers, especially aoain certain types of Indians who preach a very simplified form of Vedanta and exploit their credulousness. Scarlett marked it as to-read Dec 14, Basham, History and Doctrines of the Ajivikaspp.


According to the Hindu system, the preservation of the species is an essential duty, which is why interracial marriages are strictly forbidden. One of the most typical characteristics of the European mentality is its ability to present everything backwards.

This daniwlou period of Indian art was not at all popular with specialists. It was during this period that the greatest numbers of temples were built in northern India. Adam rated it really liked it May 10, This terrifying idea of eternal survival in an ill-defined beyond – as though anything with a beginning could possibly not come to an end – is the reason behind the tremendous fear of death so often found among Christians.

Claire rated it it was amazing Jun 17, All of a sudden I felt infused with light alaln an incredible sensation of pleasure ran through my body. A good general account of Shaivism, particularly in its coverage of akain, marred only by the occasional jarring reference to problems caused by ‘mixing races’ and other such nonsense- hence four stars rather than five. Breathing practices and the search for the danlelou and moon in the body recall Ida and Pingala, the lunar and solar paths of breath in Yoga.

Donald was a twenty-year-old baseball player, six-foot-seven tall. He embarked on a work that conflicted with that of Gosala, reestablished the strictest conventions of the ancient religion, and violently opposed Vedism, Jainism, and most particularly Buddhism.