La parabola del bel pastore. Eros e arcadia nel culto di Kṛṣṇa

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The parable of the handsome shepherd. Eros and arcadia in the cult of Kṛṣṇa

Paolo Magnone

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] «Simon Pietro do you love me? Well, feed my sheep ». Other skies, other shepherds, other colors in the changing palette of religions ... in the arcadia of Vṛndāvana, Kṛṣṇa, the beautiful shepherd, does not care to bring the lost sheep back to the sheepfold, but rather loses the shepherdesses, enticing them with the honey of his flute to leave the comfort of the sheepfold in the middle of the night to indulge in the thrill of the sylvan dances with him. Kṛṣṇa is above all the divine Master and the supreme Lord who terrifies his devotee in the theophany of the Bhagavad Gītā with the cosmic vision of his mysterium tremendum-but he is perhaps closer to the heart of the Hindus in the mysterium fascinans of his adolescent alter ego, whose fresh Bucolic loves are dutifully narrated in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and then celebrated in Jayadeva's immortal Gītagovinda.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The parable of the handsome shepherd. Eros and arcadia in the cult of Kṛṣṇa
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)41-60
Number of pages20
JournalQUADERNI ASIATICI
Volume127
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Avatara
  • Induismo
  • Krishna
  • Visnuismo

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