Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India / Edition 2

Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India / Edition 2

by Rampuri
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ISBN-10:
1594773300
ISBN-13:
2901594773302
Pub. Date:
03/28/2010
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
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Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey Into Mystic India 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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ricosoma More than 1 year ago
This book is not just the autobiography of a renunciate it is an engrossing and entertaining story. It's one of those books you have a hard time putting down. It gives the reader a look into a tradition that is virtually unknown in the West. A remarkable story about an amazing journey.
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SavitriPuri More than 1 year ago
I have read his book several times, and it only gets more and more interesting and profound. It contains so many different layers, it has such a depth, so anyone that is interested in the esoteric world, almost regardless of your playing field will have huge benefit from reading his book. This book is a blessing in disguise and a rare opportunity to have a glimpse of the extraordinary world of Naga Babas. Reading it many times has made it possible for me to see some of the marks and signs in the book where more esoteric wisdom and knowledge lyes. Baba Rampuri has a brilliant and extraordinary mind that goes beyond most peoples understanding and conception of the world. He is a true storyteller and is definitely able to articulate his knowledge and wisdom!
YoganandaPuri More than 1 year ago
A rare and fascinating story of a young mans journey to the unknown in his search for knowledge. One of the few books and maybe even the only one, about Naga Babas (sadhus) and the magical world they live in, that is actually written by a Naga Baba. "... Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India" takes you on a pilgrimage into the extraordinary world of the Naga Babas. It questions many of the thoughts, ideas and beliefs that we have adopted in modern western discourse and it is filled with teachings and knowledge from an obscure and ancient oral tradition. Like all old traditions, the teachings are given in the form of storytelling and Rampuri is a very articulate and captivating storyteller. I read it in less than two days and have enjoyed reading it again, it's as if there are hidden words, content and story inside the pages of the book that only unfold when you read it again. The book is a must read for anyone interested in Naga Babas, Indian thought, esoteric knowledge or yoga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Magic happens where worlds meet, as Baba Rampuri is fond of saying in his masterful book. Deepak Chopra wrote: "This book will entertain and enlighten you. A bold journey that explores the true intersections of Eastern and Western thought." I found this to be true as I felt a connection with the Yoga Tradition as I have never had before. Baba Rampuri talks about his travels in India, making pilgrimages to a 'crossing point between worlds', the hidden entrances to these other worlds, the meaning of 'darshan' the beholding, achieving immortality, the alchemical contribution to the world, expanding one's vocabulary, Hindu scriptures and words such as 'karma' and 'nirvana' and their relevance to the experience of living, Indian culture and the oral tradition of naga babas, the 'yogi shamans', the search for new meanings, Indian cannabis use, gurus and their communication of self-knowledge, the distortion of Hinduism by India's colonizers, the "book of the world," the Mother Goddess and her fruits spread across the world, the uncluttered mind of the yogi, his connection with the Goddess, and Amrita the Elixir of Immortality. As an American teenager, fuelled by the naïve exuberance of the Sixties, Rampuri is "pulled" deep into India, into an ancient order of yogis, where he is initiated and eventually possessed by a master shaman, a baba. But the spiritual path isn't quite what the young Rampuri expected, as the tantric murder of his guru presents a riddle to the young man that he must solve, requiring an inner journey of self-discovery, in order to know who he really is. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Yoga, India, Spirituality, Self Knowledge, and Esoteric Knowledge. But that aside, for any reader of good literature, it's a great adventure story that leaves the reader anxious for his next book!