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Danielou a provocation to counter-research and some probably unreliable alt-buddhist history…///While the Gods Play: Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind – Kindle edition by Alain Daniélou. 

August 18th, 2017 · No Comments

I don’t recommend this book, please…unless you will take it to pieces and not take anything on faith, not so hard in the secular sphere, but dubious for new age ‘easy believers’….But Danielou is worth taking to pieces because he got once thing right: the Aryan invasion came after the birth of the original Indic legacy, whatever that was and once he gets one thing right he may get everything else wrong…but some of his provocations are points to research: he actually comes and says the original tradition was Dravidian, that there was a connection with Sumer the whole game goes back to the sixth millennium BCE, a point in contention, but…
His idea of the Kali Yuga is totally off and shows his uncritical stance in a thicket of probable errors…But who does get it right?
The point in the context of discussing buddhism today is a reminder of just how cockeyed all the histories of indic religion really are…It is an almost hopeless mess…

Source: While the Gods Play: Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind – Kindle edition by Alain Daniélou. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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