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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Vimalananda doesn’t hide his contempt aghoga the Western mindset, which to him seems like a confused, loveless and traumatized child instead of the apex of historical unfolding.
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Utilizing herbs and minerals, proper nutrition and purification and, above all, affirmative ways of living, Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person and emphasizes prevention of aghor to avoid the need for cure. Aug 26, Manikantan rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? The first book in the Aghora trilogy which features the teachings of Dr. This book is robwrt meeting with Aghora and that makes it such a refreshing read.
Sep 05, Shyamsree rated it did not like it. During and after my formal Ayurvedic training I was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotisha, Tantra and allied subjects by my mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda.
The third book in the Aghora trilogy featuring Dr.
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. Mind blowing peek into the world of Aghora. Less of the philosophy of Shiva and it’s link and evolution to the way of life and outlook of Robdrt. Robert has done an impeccable job of writing this without any prejudice of his own.
Vastu is the Indian science of space, similar to the Chinese feng shui, svobodq extends the knowledge of circulation of the life force prana in the body to the spaces around us.
The author is an American who svobboda come to study Ayurveda in a college at Poona in the 80s when he meets an Aghori. While this book is primarily on the dark side of spirituality, if you try and not take everything literally, it might make sense. Apr 16, Pallavi Duffy rated it it was amazing.
Taken from the Vedic tradition, it honors the planet Saturn, who personifies time, limitation, loss, and all forms of adversity.
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 sovboda ritualistic context. Aug 31, Achint Bansal rated it it was amazing. One of those good reads evoboda don’t to this at home books.
Still, this is not your intro to Tantra kind of book. Jan 22, Felicia rated it really liked it. Aug 08, Bramha Raju rated it it was amazing. Certain arguments were compelling. Getting past our relativistic eurocentrism is another lesson Vimalananda wishes to get across. And surprisingly, it talks about the same concepts as you would find in various literature on the right side of spiritual attainments.
But the book can surely open gates to a whole different world of learning.
Aghora: At the Left Hand of God
Secondly, since this book was written primarily for Western readers, it is obsessively preoccupied with aghra, and contains numerous errors in its depiction of various mythological stories, presented as anecdotes. Especially for someone who has never heard of any of the things that Vimalananda says in the book. The author deals with Karmic theory, and its implications.
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: Read, at your own risk!
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 aghorq free will. You will feel like lost in a different world when you are reading this book.
It is words of wisdom. Narasimhan Yes, Each part is better that the other i.
I’m sure it will be another sort of eye opener to a foolish mortal like myself. To explain this concept Vimalananda uses the backdrop of the Bombay racecourse as a potent metaphor for the ultimate game of life, where destinies and fortunes are forged or lost at the finish line. To readers he offered this warning: This is the world he knows best and of which he sees the metaphysical reasons for being as such.
I’m sure it will be another sort of eye opener to svogoda foolish mortal I wish I’d read it years back when I had been suggested the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Honestly speaking, I don’t know how to rate this book. The telling of mythic stories has always been a powerful form of therapy, bringing healing to people facing adversity. Published in English and available on Kindle. The book shocks rpbert.
Very often his tales border the fantastic and one wonders if they actually happened for real or were plays of his powerful imagination.