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AGHORA: At the Left Hand of God -

jijaji - Fri, 11 Feb 2005 06:45:29 +0530

In the words of Robert Edwin Svoboda who wrote 'AGHORA: At the Left Hand of God' he writes on HIS website in the article 'Divine Fury: Recollections of a Renegade Guru';

Vimalananda always tested when least expected, that he might have an accurate idea of how we really knew, and always taught people what he was convinced they needed to know. He advised against the slightest complacency, and regularly reminded us all to spend each of our moments as if it were our last. He never hesitated to teach lessons whenever he became satisfied that they were called for. When he worked with those who had a sincere desire to learn (including his penis) he never hesitated either to make them suffer, or to suffer himself on their behalf, if he felt that suffering was necessary to embellish a valuable lesson. A good aghori never flinches when a lesson is to be taught or learned

One of his fiercest lessons to me was his dying in my arms on December 12, 1983. That heartbreak was itself a reprise of his first lesson, delivered within the first days of our friendship more than eight years before, when he had predicted that I would cremate him. He had said then, "An aghori's profoundest expression of love is the phrase, 'You will cremate me,' and it was only after his death that I finally understood what he meant. The wide range of unpleasant realities into which his demise and incineration forced me at the time have in fact proven invaluable tutorials in the University of Life, however much I might have preferred to avoid living through them

Sorry if I caused any problems with this on other threads...


jijaji - Fri, 11 Feb 2005 08:44:18 +0530
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jijaji - Fri, 11 Feb 2005 10:39:34 +0530
Speaking Truth
The Art of Sacred Speech

by Robert E. Svoboda

Madhava - Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:03:42 +0530
How does this topic belong to this section?
jijaji - Thu, 17 Feb 2005 22:25:27 +0530
QUOTE(Madhava @ Feb 15 2005, 11:03 AM)
How does this topic belong to this section?

I was just unsure of where this would go frankly...