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. Dr. Robert E. Svoboda is an American author and ayurvedic doctor who gives lectures and courses around the world, related to the subjects of ayurveda, jyotish. Results 1 – 30 of 48 Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Robert-Svoboda books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 19 million titles.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Aghora by Robert E. At the Left Hand of God is the first book in the Aghora trilogy. Written almost entirely in Vimalananda’s own words, it presents events from his life, tenets of his philosophy, and highlights from his spiritual abhora. 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: 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.
Vimalananda insisted that svobodz 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. He believed in devoting his all to the pursuit of the direct perception of Reality, and advised others to be similarly dedicated to attaining personal experience of God.
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To readers he offered this warning: I am human, I make mistakes. Test on yourselves aghoora I’ve told you. Try it out, experience it, and then you will know whether or not I’m telling you the truth. Hardcoverpages.
Published June 1st by C W Daniel first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Aghoraplease sign up. Narasimhan Yes, Each part is better that the other i. See 2 questions about Aghora…. Lists with This Book. Aug 15, Leeanna rated it it was amazing.
Robert Svoboda does a svobooda job telling the story of his guru, while imparting invaluable knowledge.
Nov 30, Randi Hope rated it it was amazing. If you are even a little ‘witchy’ this book will become your bible. Jan 22, Felicia rated it really liked it. I wish I’d read it years back when I had been suggested the book.
It is just so much more than knowledge on the Aghora cult. It is words of wisdom. By the time I reached to the end of the book, I knew of so many things we do svoboad today.
It also makes you realise sfoboda your karma is going to tie you to rnabandhana forever, and there’s only a lucky few who’d be able to break those ties.
Will move on to Book II soon. I’m sure it will be another sort of eye opener to a foolish mortal I wish I’d read it years back when I had been suggested the book. I’m sure it will be another sort of eye opener to a foolish mortal like myself. Aug 08, Bramha Raju rated it it was amazing. Five stars for the content.
I don’t know what made me pick this book at TVM airport. Whatever force it was, reading this book has given me an entire new insight on another dimension of spirituality.
It is not for the faint hearted nor for the strict conservative. Cant wait to get my hands on Part II. Nov 14, Deepti rated it it was amazing. Jul 09, Riju Ganguly rated it did not like it.
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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, xghora sundry tall tales. Expectedly, I was in for a crashing disappointment.
Firstly, this book is a compi 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.
Firstly, this book is a compilation of stuff narrated or recounted by Aghori Vimalananda. Secondly, since this book was written primarily for Western readers, it is obsessively preoccupied with sex, and contains numerous errors in its depiction of various mythological stories, presented as anecdotes. You would be pleasantly terrified, I assure you. Aug 31, Achint Bansal rated it it was ssvoboda. Robert has done an impeccable job of writing this without any prejudice of his own.
It’s as if Vimalananda is speaking to you.
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Jul 16, Anirudh rated it it was amazing. The Aghora Triology – a set of three books that were so fascinating that I finished them all in a fortnight. The author is an American aghroa had come to study Ayurveda in a college at Poona in the 80s when he meets an Aghori.
The series elucidates about the reasoning and philosophy behind some of the seemingly bizarre practices of Aghora that the society views with contempt and horror. In addition, aghkra author shed light on the epic poem Ramayana, and explains it in a way that is illuminating for the The Aghora Triology – a set of three books that were so fascinating that I finished them all in a fortnight.
In addition, the author shed light on the epic poem Ramayana, and explains it in a way that is illuminating for the spiritually inclined. The author deals with Karmic theory, and its implications. More importantly, the whole larger than life personality of Vimalananda and his Gurus makes you read these books in bated breath. I highly recommend the series for anybody interested in ancient Indian spiritual practices.
Sep 05, Shyamsree rated it did not like it. Compelled to pen down my disappointment as I had high expectations from this book. However, it turned out to 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.
Less of the philosophy of Shiva and it’s link and evolution to the way of life and outlook of Aghoris. Jun 12, Amit Svoboad rated it liked it. Honestly speaking, I don’t know how to rate this book. While I read it with svobodq open mind, certain things are almost impossible to believe. But then, that was expected. While this book is primarily on the dark side of spirituality, if you try and not take everything literally, it might make sense.
Certain arguments were compelling. And surprisingly, it talks about the same concepts as you would find in various literature on the right side of spiritual attainments. Read, at your own risk! Jul 05, Murali rated it it was ok. A very interesting albeit disturbing read.
May 23, Anurag Tripathi rated it really liked it. Mar 08, Robert M. Barely made it through the ridiculous chapter on sex near the end. So fictionalized you can never decide whether any of the utilized fragments of actual teachings are valid or not. Jul 28, Pieter-Jan Beyul rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I picked up this book I assumed this would be a standard work dealing with the history, practise and philosophy of Aghora. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to have a storytelling aghori Vimalananda address the reader as if he just met him at a bar.
This is perhaps the best way to really get the know Aghora, through stories, anecdotes, witty yet wise aphorisms and stern truthfulness. 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.
Contrary to the common misunderstanding that aghori’s are hedonists, Vimalananda asserts that they are ascetics and only indulge in these seemingly debaucherous acts in a ritualistic context. Vimalananda stresses that enacting such acts for its profane pleasure and by extension pretty much all acts in general won’t go without its karmic consequences.
Rnanubandhana bondage to karmic debt as a concept returns many times throughout the book. One cannot act and think to get away with it. Vimalananda doesn’t hide his contempt for the Western mindset, which to him seems like a confused, loveless and traumatized child instead of the apex of historical unfolding.
He, scrupulously, reaffirms his own Indian tradition as possessing everything for reaching spiritual fulfillment. Svvoboda 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 Yuga and has its fair share of charlatans and spiritual self-applauding egomaniacs.
For the Western reader it’s sometimes difficult to get past his sometimes rigid understanding of gender roles, the family unit, sexuality and religiosity.
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. This is the world he knows best and of which he sees the svobda reasons for being as such. Getting past our relativistic eurocentrism is another lesson Vimalananda wishes to get across.
Very often his tales border svobosa fantastic and one wonders if they actually happened for real or were plays of his powerful imagination.