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Aghora: At the Left Hand of God

Aghora At the Left Hand of God Aghora 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 fr

  • Title: Aghora: At the Left Hand of God
  • Author: Robert E. Svoboda
  • ISBN: 9780914732211
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Aghora 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 practices 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 wAghora 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 practices 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 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 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 To readers he offered this warning Don t take anything I say as gospel truth I am human, I make mistakes Test on yourselves what I ve told you Try it out, experience it, and then you will know whether or not I m telling you the truth.

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    1. Robert E. Svoboda

      During and after my formal Ayurvedic training I was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotisha, Tantra and allied subjects by my mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda He also owned thoroughbred race horses, and I served as his Authorized Racing Agent at the Royal Western India Turf Club in Bombay and Poona between 1975 and 1985.

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    1. this book is certainly not for everyone. even if you'd like to learn more about tantra, this book might not be the right choice for you. however, if you are ready to take your knowledge and understanding to a deeper level, give this, and the entire Aghora series, a try. Robert Svoboda does a great job telling the story of his guru, while imparting invaluable knowledge.



    2. I wish I'd read it years back when I had been suggested the book. Brilliant 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 wrong today. It also makes you realise that 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 [...]


    3. 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. But if you’re the sort of one-dimensional rationalist who is stuck with an entirely scientific outlook, presuming that ancient Hindu beliefs were just exercises in silliness, challenge you to read this book. This is a book unlike any [...]



    4. this is the kind of book that comes to you than vice versa Robert has done an impeccable job of writing this without any prejudice of his own. It's as if Vimalananda is speaking to you.


    5. 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. Despite knowing this, I had rather foolishly got impressed by various glowing reviews at , that had hailed this book as the next ‘Cosmos’, only this one looking at the inner heavens (& hell) rather than outer.Expectedly, I was in for a crashing disappointment.Let me clarify.Firstly, this book is a compilatio [...]


    6. 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 who 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, the author shed light on the epic poem Ramayana, and explains it in a way that is illuminating for the [...]


    7. 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.


    8. Honestly speaking, I don't know how to rate this book. While I read it with an 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!



    9. 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 [...]



    10. Svoboda's work is interesting and very challenging. Reminds me a great deal of a Tantrik Castaneda (not a bad thing at all). I first read this while in Nepal in the midst of an intensive period of Kaula sadhana, and at the time did not get much out of it as the dreamlike qualities of the material clashed with my own experience (my mistake to read a book about tantra while engaged in tantra!). In retrospect, there is a lot of merit in his writings, particularly if you approach it from the idea of [...]


    11. Really fascinating read. Especially for someone who has never heard of any of the things that Vimalananda says in the book. I believe Aghora can convince a dialectic to turn rhetoric or at least give him/her enough reasons to think in that direction. One might agree or disagree. But the book can surely open gates to a whole different world of learning.


    12. Had dabbled a bit in Tantra, a decade or so ago, so would not label this one as insane or totally bizarre. Still, this is not your intro to Tantra kind of book. A bit of fore knowledge will hep negotiate some of the more imagination/belief stretching portions of this one.


    13. This book was mind blowing. I was great to know about the journey of Vimalanadha. You will feel like lost in a different world when you are reading this book.


    14. I simply loved this book and still read it again n again. It has cleared so many doubts and provided deeper understanding about spirituality n the functioning of energy.




    15. it is daunting to read the first time, but this is guaranteed, once you start reading, you will not pause or stop.


    16. Mind blowing peek into the world of Aghora. Truly amazing. Cannot describe the experience in words.Not for the weak-hearted definitely.






    17. If you want to enjoy this, you have to drop all your prejudices, otherwise this is sure to take you for a ride. I never thought I would be able to finish this off all at one go, but the flow is amazing, it pulls you. About the content, people will find this answering many unanswered/puzzling questions. It gave a clear conceptual understanding of the Indian rituals. But also certain things are too much impossible to believe. At one point I was ready to close the book thinking, is it really a true [...]


    18. Aghora: The Left Hand of God is a mesmerising and powerful rbook which has all the elements required for a gripping read: personal encounters, educative information and thoughts to consider. The Aghora practise has always been something of a mystery for the common mind and mind you, this book does not make it any easier to understand and believe so. However, it definitely makes you realise there are forces beyond normal human perception and understanding which exist and walk amongst us. Now read [...]


    19. Have I lived today?Have I loved today?Have I laughed today?Plunge into the dark and mystic world of the Aghoris: necromancy, necrophilia, post mortem rituals, cannibalism, coprophagyyoutube/watch?v=GEpJdyoutube/watch?v=jJROS



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