Posted May 29, This trilogy forms a portion of the story of the Aghori Vimalananda. An aghori is a practitioner of Aghora, the spiritual discipline that takes. Page 1. AGHORA. At the Left Hand of God. ROBERT E. SVOBODA. Page 2. EASTERN RELIGION / TANTRA. US$ ISBN 52 The first book in the Aghora trilogy which features the teachings of Dr. Svoboda’s mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. Written almost entirely in Vimalananda’s own.
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Trying to understand a spiritual concept by reading a book, is an exercise in futility, since all that we read therein are 3rd party accounts, hearsay, claims, and sundry tall tales. If you are even a little ‘witchy’ this book will become your bible. Our recently acquired sense of pluralism might conflict with this sort of dogmatism, but Vimalananda isn’t invested in changing the world, nor lecturing Westerners on how to organize their society.
Cant wait to get my hands on Part II. Jul 02, Pangaea Pangaea rated it it was amazing.
Aghora: At the Left Hand of God by Robert E. Svoboda
Designed partly to shock and partly to comfort, but wholly as an offering to his Beloved, Aghora is a picture of a man who was a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. It is the message or lesson behind every anecdote which not only makes the theory easy to understand but also relate to it in a much better and hence digest it thoroughly.
One might agree or disagree. The book not only accounts for numerous incidents of his life but profound insight into the Indian philosophy of Karma and rnanubandh karmik debts. Mind blowing afhora into the world of Svoobda.
This book was mind blowing. Fascinating first hand account of the life of an Aghori living the dual life of a householder in the heart of Mumbai then Bombay as well as of a hard core Aghori doing some incredible deeds as his sadhna. For the Western reader it’s sometimes difficult to get past his sometimes rigid understanding of gender roles, the family unit, sexuality and religiosity.
The first book in the Aghora trilogy which features the teachings of Dr. One of those good reads and don’t to this at home books. Unashamed he claims India is the only place on Earth where you can still find the most powerful and real guru’s, although he admits it too is plagued by Kali Rbert and has its fair share of charlatans and spiritual self-applauding egomaniacs. While this book is primarily on the dark side of spirituality, if you try and not take everything literally, it might make sense.
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The authors maintain that your chart outlines your fate only in that it reflects your traits and ideals — karmas dictated by past actions and conditioning — which can be mediated by exercising free will. This is the world he knows best and of which he sees the metaphysical reasons for being as such. Published June 1st by C W Daniel first published Sep 27, abhay singh rated it liked it. The third book in the Aghora trilogy featuring Dr. While I read it with an open mind, certain things are almost impossible to believe.
Svoboda to Kundalini, and took him step by step through the practices used to awaken Her. Jul 14, Umesh Sukhwani rated it it was amazing.
This book introduces prakriti and the philosophy that created it, and shows how we can use knowledge of prakriti to optimize our health and well-being. Will move on to Book II soon. Return to Book Page. Many of the traits you prize in yourself, and many of the qualities you hate, spring from your prakriti. A short introductory book wghora the ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda.
A very interesting albeit disturbing read. Jul 09, Riju Ganguly rated it did not like it. What are you waiting for? It’s all part of nature, so why not embrace it?
Honestly speaking, I don’t know how to rate this book. It is words of wisdom. Clear, concise and definitely – don’t try this at home. These two indigenous healing arts that arose independently in China and India communed and exchanged experience, techniques, and rovert substances over the epochs of their development. Robert Svoboda does a great job telling the story of his guru, while imparting invaluable knowledge.
Five stars for the content. Reminds me a great deal of a Tantrik Castaneda not a bad thing at all. Jan 01, Gregory Peters rated roobert liked it.
I wish I’d read it years back when I had been suggested the book. Vimalananda insisted that this book be published only after his demise, that he might be spared pursuit by those whose curiosity might be inflamed by some of the sensational events described within.