Ardor In a mediation on the wisdom of the Vedas Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern worldIn this revelatory volume Roberto Calasso whom The Paris Review has called a literar

  • Title: Ardor
  • Author: Roberto Calasso Richard Dixon
  • ISBN: 9780374182311
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a mediation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern worldIn this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called a literary institution, explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas Little is known about the Vedic people who lived than three thousand years ago in northern India they lefIn a mediation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern worldIn this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called a literary institution, explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas Little is known about the Vedic people who lived than three thousand years ago in northern India they left behind almost no objects, images, or ruins They created no empires Even the hallucinogenic plant the soma, which appears at the center of some of their rituals, has not been identified with any certainty Only a Parthenon of words remains verses and formulations suggesting a daring understanding of life If the Vedic people had been asked why they did not build cities, writes Calasso, they could have replied we did not seek power, but rapture This is the ardor of the Vedic world, a burning intensity that is always present, both in the mind and in the cosmos With his signature erudition and profound sense of the past, Calasso explores the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defines the Vedas Often at odds with modern thought, these texts illuminate the nature of consciousness than today s neuroscientists have been able to do Following the hundred paths of the atapatha Br hma a, an impressive exegesis of Vedic ritual, Ardor indicates that it may be possible to reach what is closest by passing through that which is most remote, as the whole of Vedic India was an attempt to think further.

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    • Roberto Calasso Richard Dixon

      Roberto Calasso born 30 May 1941 in Florence is an Italian publisher and writer He was born into a family of the local upper class, well connected with some of the great Italian intellectuals of their time His maternal grandfather Giovanni Codignola was a professor of philosophy at Florence University Codignola created a new publishing house called La Nuova Italia, in Florence, just like his friend Benedetto Croce had done in Bari with Laterza His uncle Tristano Codignola, partigiano during the Resistenza, after the war joined the political life of the new republic, and was for a while Minister of Education His mother Melisenda who gave up a promising academic career to raise her three children was a scholar of German literature, and had worked on H lderlin s translations of the Greek poet Pindar His father Francesco was a law professor, first at Florence University and then in Rome, where he eventually became dean of his faculty He has been working for Adelphi Edizioni since its founding in 1962 and became its Chairman in 1999 His books have from 1990 been translated into most European languages After a successful career in publishing he has become a leading intellectual citation needed He is the author of a work in progress, that started with The Ruin of Kasch in 1983, a book welcome by Italo Calvino, dedicated to the French statesman Talleyrand and to a reflection on the culture of modernity This was followed in 1988 by The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, a book where the tale of Cadmus and his wife Harmonia becomes a pretext for re writing the great tales of Greek mythology and reflect on the reception of Greek culture for a contemporary readership The trend for portraying whole civilizations continues with Ka where the subject of the re writing is Hindu mythology K instead restricts the focus to one single author Franz Kafka this trend continues with Il rosa Tiepolo, inspired by an adjective used by Proust to describe a shade of pink used by Tiepolo in his paintings With his latest book, La folie Baudelaire, Calasso goes back to the fresco of whole civilisations, this time re writing the lives and works of the artists that revolutionised our artistic taste, the symbolist poets and impressionist painters.His essaystic production is collected in a few books I quarantanove gradini The Forty nine Steps, a collection of essays about major authors and thinkers in European modernity addressed to Pierre Klossowski and his wife His Oxford lessons are collected in Literature and the Gods In 2005 Calasso published La follia che viene dalle ninfe, a collection of essays on the influence of the nymph in literature, which is discussed through authors ranging from Plato to Nabokov.

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    • The gods sacrificed the sacrifice through the sacrifice.~Rigveda 1.164.50 Vedic era was supposed to be existed in ancient India before the existence of all civilizations, before the evolution of all religions, before the birth of all Prophets, sometimes even before the inception of God. Vedic people left behind only texts, that too in an almost extinct language, Sanskrit. That is the biggest riddle. No other language is compatible to explain verses in Sanskrit. There are many authentic translati [...]

    • O ardor, de Roberto Calasso, é, não necessariamente nessa ordem:I - Uma baita análise do pensamento védico, em seus pressupostos, constituição e consequências.II - Uma ambiciosa tentativa de elaborar uma "grande narrativa" sobre o mundo contemporâneo, a partir do conceito de sacrifício.III - Um livro indispensável para quem se interessa por questões relacionadas a ritual, mitologia e pensamento religioso.IV - Um ótimo texto para se ler junto com Twin Peaks, pensando nos nexos entre a [...]

    • Fascinante la forma en que Calasso nos lleva a la India de los Vedas. Desmenuza rituales y enfatiza el sacrificio desde su origen hasta la actualidad mientras expone las diferentes interpretaciones y estudios que se han hecho sobre el tema a lo largo de la historia. Lo mejor es la conclusión.

    • Especially enjoyed the connections between Vedic and Western philosophers and Calasso's insights into contemporary significance. A must-read for a yoga teacher interested in Vedic history.

    • A masterpiece of Vedic commentary by Roberto Callaso. A mesmerizing journey into ancient Vedic thought, its rituals and its relevance today.

    • First off, this book is a MUST if you enjoyed Roberto Calasso's previous work "Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India" (much like what "Atlas Shrugged" is to "The Fountainhead".)Few people on the planet have the appetite for reading something very abstract/abstruse like "satapatha brahmana" much less write a commentary on it fathoming the depths of ancient thought. This work is a rare feat of delivering the essence of it (just like how the soma plant is pressed to get its essence) in an acces [...]

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