26 juin 2005

Mircea A. Tamas, Oriens and Occidens, (note de lectura)

Articol publicat pe www.regnabit.com
First question: why do we have this modern world?
Second question: why, when we say „modern society” do we think instantaneously at the Occident?
How much the West is the Occident and the East the Orient?
How much the Orient is still the Orient?
René Guénon used to say that there are not unsolvable problems, only problems wrongly put.
Orient contain three traditions: Far Eastern, Hindu and Islam.
Christian symbolism calls Jesus Christ Oriens, and not Occidens. The word Occidens is derived from the latin occido, which means to fall, to colapse.
„With regard to the doctrine of the cosmic cycles, we may say that the “Golden Age” lasted four unites of time, the “Age of Silver” three, the “Age of Bronze” two and the “Iron Age” will last one. On the other hand, the whole cycle can be considered as containing five Great Years, in which case the “Golden Age” lasted two Great Years, the “Age of Silver” one and a half Years, the “Age of Bronze” one Year and the “Iron Age” would survive half a Year.”
Treta-Yuga (the Age of Silver), was the period of the ksatriyas revolt.
Dwapara-Yuga (the Age of Bronze), the period of giants.
The Hindu tradition is the direct successor of the primordial Tradition, the Hyperborean. The Atlantean tradition is the secondary successor. The former kept alive the initiatory center, the later manifested the counter-initiation.
„In the history of humanity we can find examples of people invading foreign territories and obliterating other civilizations. Each time it was a critical point of the cycle, when a change was needed. In the case of the Europeans, their expansion was part of the desecration of the world, aiming the supremacy of Occidens.”
There was not much difference between the Communist regime and the capitalism regarding to their antitraditionnal mentality.
About the counter-initiation: the great danger did not come from the enemy, but form the false friend, the inner adversary.
William B. Seabrook, Adventures in Arabia, Paragon House, 1991.
The Satan’s greatest ruse: to make the world believe that he doesn’t exist. Another one: that there is no more Tradition.

Aucun commentaire: