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Le monde est en flammes: face aux défis écologiques avec Alain Daniélou

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Alain Danielou

Jacques Cloarec, Honorary President of FIND (India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues), shared his thoughts on the current situation of planet Earth over the past few weeks with newspapers from all over the world announcing that the world is in flames. Many urban dwellers, however, pay little attention. He said:

Forests are burning, among other places, in Amazonas, Africa, Siberia, and Indonesia. Human beings are destroying not only the biggest oxygen supply we have but also the real source of life for all species on this Earth. But such catastrophes are perceived as far away from the city’s problems.

For Europeans, in particular, these catastrophes are ultimately not so bad as terrorism in Paris, London, or Berlin. The assumption is that these wildlife problems do not concern us, that they are not primarily related to our lives.

In many of his texts and letters, Alain Daniélou – a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism – spoke of Shaivism as the worship of Nature. He based his assumptions on the image of the pre-Vedic deity Paśupati (Lord of Animals) and of the marginal character of this religion in the face of urban elites. He was criticized for this, because the scholarly trend in the west related Shaivism with a later form of Hindu theism and assumed that it had more to do with monotheistic creeds than with a life guided by natural forces.

Indépendamment de «l'aspect objectif» du débat sur le shaivisme, que je ne suis pas compétent pour clarifier, je pense qu'un point doit être souligné à la lumière de la situation actuelle du monde.

Daniélou était convaincu que la source de toutes les religions se trouve dans la reconnexion de l'être humain avec la Nature, que la Nature n'est pas seulement ce que la science décrit et classe (ce qui est parfaitement bien dans le domaine de l'expérimentation et de la manipulation technique des ressources, mais pas au-delà) , et que l'attitude archaïque du président d'honneur de Jacques Cloarec FIND à l'égard de la nature peut nous enseigner de précieuses leçons pour l'avenir.

During the last four and half years, FIND Research and Intellectual Dialogue has paid careful attention to such needs. Adrián Navigante has tried not only to do justice to some crucial indological matters related to Daniélou’s heritage but has also opened a debate going beyond the India-Europe axis and its scholarly and non-scholarly commonplaces.

Son approche transversale au Forum FIND «Rencontres transculturelles» dans le cadre du programme de subventions de FIND, ainsi que dans différentes interactions FIND, a conduit à une expansion du champ de recherche et de discussion.

This year, FIND’s Forum will host African, Amerindian, and Indonesian traditions to tackle the complex issue of Nature and Anti-Nature in religions; an online review is also engaged in examining the relationship between human and non-human beings with special attention to the environment. But even more: it was decided – as a crucial orientation of FIND – to meet the urgency of the so-called “ecological question” that is so mindful of the end of Kali Yuga.

En ce sens, il est insuffisant de penser que les projets ou interactions couvrant l'Inde et l'Europe sont pertinents uniquement pour le bien de la culture indienne et européenne, plutôt que de se concentrer sur des projets et des interactions (en Inde, en Europe et au-delà) avec une approche innovante à travers une nouvelle compréhension de la nature.

Pour reprendre les mots de Daniélou, je dirais que les racines du paganisme, une reconsidération de l'animisme, une nouvelle perception du divin dans la Nature, une attention accrue aux traditions tribales, ainsi que la récupération des auteurs contribuant à un changement de sensibilité et de compréhension liés à ce problème, sont devenus un desideratum.

Daniélou left us a clear trace of his engagement with this issue: the Labyrinth (which is also the name given to the A.Danielou Foundation in Zagarolo, Rome) is not only the main branch of FIND, but also a place where the urgent needs of our times are met, especially the harmonious interaction between humans and non-humans, an interaction that goes beyond functional or utilitarian motivations. It is with this spirit of change that FIND hopes to counterbalance the current destructive tendency that threatens to put an end to life on this planet.