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Similarities between the Orphic Egg and the Shivalingam...

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by ajay0, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. ajay0

    ajay0 Well-Known Member

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    Studying the Orphic Egg of the ancient Greek Orphic tradition recently, I was pleasantly surprised by its similarities to the Shivalingam in Hinduism.

    Orphic Egg - Wikipedia

    The Orphic Egg is considered the Father or creator of all the Greek gods.

    The Shivalingam in Hinduism is also considered the cosmic egg from which sprang forth everything in the material universe, including the gods, at the time of creation, and they will all return back to the Shivalingam at the time of cosmic dissolution.

    The Prajapita Brahmakumaris consider the Shivalingam as representing God Shiva as an incorporeal point of light, and the Father of all the other gods and sentient beings, and the same as Jehovah, Ahura Mazda, Allah, Waheguru in the other monotheistic religions.


    Like the Orphic Egg, the Shivalingam is often depicted with a serpent wound about it.

    It is possible that there is a common link and origin to these traditions.
     
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  2. Brickjectivity

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    The wikipedia entry on the 'World egg' mentions several other possible overlaps. Egyptians have the 'Ogdoad'. Taoists have the 'Pangu'. Finns, Polynesians and West Africans it says have egg mythologies.
     
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    Reminds me of the "chicken and the egg" problem
    Chicken might be even Shiva, if egg is lingam
    Makes even sense from Advaitic POV

    Note: Of course Shiva is not chicken nor a chick
     
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    I would be surprised if there would not be a common origin. Saints and Sages share wisdom in any tradition but they also transcend tradition
     
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