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The Presence of Siva

by Stella Kramrisch

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One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas. Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.… (more)

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LA PRESENCIA DE SILVA

¿Quien es Siva? Quién es este dios cuyo ser está en todas
las cosas y lo trasciende todo? Desde el amanecer del
Tiempo, el Dios Salvaje, el Gran Yogui, la suma de todos
los opuestos, ha sido el guardián de lo Absoluto.

Siva es uno de los 'tres dioses del hinduismo que aún
recibe culto en la India. El Rg Veda lo evoca, a menudo,
en sus himnos. Y los mitos y los ritos védicos -incluso la
astronomía- nos recuerdan continuamente su existencia.

Stella Kramrisch lleva a cabo un vivo y detallado
panorama de la metafísica, la ontología y los mitos de
Siva desde los Vedas a los Paranas, a partir de textos
sánscritos, muchos de ellos traducidos por primera vez.

Contando y entremezclando los diferentes mitos que aún
se mantienen vivos en India, Kramrisch nos va
revelando, a lo largo de su libro, la paradójica naturaleza
de Siva, y lo que esto significa para la conciencia misma.

Stella Kramrisch (1898-1981) fue conservadora de arte
indio en el museo de arte de Filadelfia, y profesora de
arte indio en el Institute of Fine Arts de la universidad
de Nueva York. Es autora de The Hindu Temple (1946),
una obra clásica sobre la arquitectura sagrada de India
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One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas. Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.

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