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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Published in English and available on Kindle. In retrospect, there is a lot of merit in his writings, particularly if you approach it from the idea of entering the dreamlands and exploring aspects of the work that may not necessarily make sense to the rational mind. While I read it with an open mind, certain things are almost impossible to believe.
Less of the philosophy of Shiva and it’s link and evolution to the way of life and outlook of Aghoris. And say they really took place, so much more the truthfulness in the power of magic.
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. Designed partly to shock and partly to comfort, but wholly as an offering to his Beloved, Aghora is as clear a picture as possible of a man who was a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. Jul 02, Pangaea Pangaea rated it it was amazing. See 2 questions about Aghora….
Narasimhan Yes, Each part is better that the other i. Vimalananda doesn’t roert his contempt for the Western mindset, which to him seems like a confused, loveless and traumatized child instead of the apex of historical unfolding.
Jul 14, Umesh Sukhwani rated it it was amazing. Formerly a svooda to the West, the subject has now been clarified and explained in this handbook by Hart de Fouw and Dr. This is perhaps the best way to really get the know Aghora, through stories, anecdotes, witty yet wise aphorisms and stern truthfulness.
Aug 31, Achint Bansal rated it it was amazing. One of those good reads and don’t to this at home books.
Aghora: At the Left Hand of God by Robert E. Svoboda
Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. Contrary to the common misunderstanding that aghori’s are hedonists, Vimalananda asserts that they are as When I picked up this book I assumed this would be a standard work dealing with the history, practise and philosophy of Aghora.
If that’s what it takes to live in this world, then he rbert the right stuff. Rnanubandhana bondage to karmic debt as a concept returns many times throughout the book.
Designed partly to shock and partly to comfort, but wholly as an offering to his Beloved, Aghora is as clear a picture as possible of a man who w Aghora: This book recounts how Vimalananda introduced Dr. Published June 1st by C W Daniel first published The author is an American who had come to study Ayurveda in a college at Poona in the 80s when he meets an Aghori.
Not for the weak-hearted definitely. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. When I picked up this book I assumed this would be a standard work dealing with the history, practise and philosophy of Aghora. I think one time read wasn’t enough, and it definitely requires a 2nd read. This is the world he knows best and of which he sees the metaphysical reasons for being as such.
By the time I reached to the end of the book, I knew of so many things we do wrong today.
Aghora: At the Left Hand of God
Svoboda’s work is interesting and very challenging. Apr 14, Latha Lokanath Pradeep rated it really liked it.
So fictionalized you can never decide whether any of the utilized fragments of actual teachings are valid or not. Jul 30, Murale Loganathan rated it it was amazing.
But then, that was expected. However, it turned out robett be one full of gimmicks and self promotion of a self proclaimed Aghori by his nominated disciple, rather than a deep understanding and interpretation of the apparent chaotic elements of Shiva underlining the philoophy of Aghora.
Perhaps this too is a duality we need to leave behind and see in the light of eobert deep wisdom it expounds. May 23, Anurag Tripathi rated it really liked it. Very often his tales border the fantastic and one wonders if they actually happened for real or were plays of his powerful imagination. Jul 05, Murali rated it it was ok. Though some of his practices as described in the book maybe disturbing or shocking to read for some people, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the details.
In retrospect, there is a lot of merit in his writings, particularly if you approach it from the idea of Svoboda’s work is interesting and very challenging.
Will move on to Book II soon. Mind blowing peek into the world of Aghora. Jyotish maintains that by considering the state of the cosmos when an event occurs we can begin to understand its nature, and to prepare an appropriate response.