Sadhu excerpts taken from Baba Rampuri’s classic autobiographical novel, Autobiography of a Sadhu, insider’s account of the Naga Babas wisdom tradition. Autobiography of a Sadhu has ratings and 19 reviews. Adriana said: Magic happens where worlds meet, as Baba Rampuri is fond of saying in his masterfu. In the late s, an American teen did what so many of us only fantasized about : he traveled to India in search of a guru who could show him the path to.

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Rampuri narrates and describes his life under his Guru, his subsequent wanderings through India and his encounters with other gurus, and often the ways in which their spiritual development endo Auto.

Archived from rampurl original on April 11, He is the author of the Destiny Books published book Autobiography of a Sadhu: It was comforting this dream, cushioned, as it were, with familiarity. It is not just the story of a personal quest but ramluri a journey beyond the Western civilization mind-set to the real India of the yogis, where the limitations of both our cultural ideas and our egos are continually exposed.

Jun 12, Sai Nandan Reddy rated it really liked it. If I were […]. May 25, Samir rated it it was amazing. Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Yogi and translated into Russian in and German inwith an updated republication in English in The book also opens up the otherwise not commonly known world of ‘Babas’.

Outwardly he was a steady, traditional boy, an athlete and solid student. Rajasthan … chapter 3 Rajasthan My dream of India fully matured in Rajasthan, the land of kings.

Baba Rampuri

My first Kumbh Mela. Children of the Revolution We were pilgrims, refugees, children of the revolution! It is even comforting that the character maintains his convictions without returning to his deep cultural colours. From my personal point of view I would have loved some more depth around nadis.


Autobiography of a Sadhu – Baba Rampuri

Open Preview See a Problem? Perhaps it was the unfiltered river water I was drinking. Pilgrimage … from chapter 19 Pilgrimage Magic happens anywhere worlds meet. Aug 30, Ludo rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Autobiography of Kundalini … chapter 16 Kundalini I was practicing—meditating. Baba Ram Nath Aghori also had invisible servants.

Hanuman Darshan I performed my omkars in front of the shiny orange Hanuman, then I sat in front of him, and with great humility and shame, repeated my guru mantra, counting one hundred and eight auyobiography […]. He looked at me blankly, as though he were trying to focus, and his lips […].

Perform service to the guru, please him, and if you are lucky, then perhaps he will give you his blessing, an ashirvad. There was also one baba everybody there referred to as “godman”. Return to Book Page. Funerary Fires … from Chapter 8 Funerary Fires We had come to the most ancient place of sacrifice on the Earth, and were now instructed to find this sacred geography within our own bodies.

Philip rated it really liked it Jul 10, Rajasthan My dream of India fully matured in Rajasthan, the land of kings. Having just read Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, I was worried about redundancy, but thankfully, while many of his experiences with various Seekers were similar to Yogananda’s, Rampuri’s Autobiography of a Sadhu is told from the viewpoint of a Westerner and possibly because of this, his choice of words and his relatively less emotionally charged prose made such encounters easier to digest.

He was interviewed in the National Geographic documentary on the Kumbh Mela. A bold journey that explores the true intersections of Eastern and Western thought.

Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! I was only 17 and didn’t quite know what to think about the whole happening, but realized it would probably be a once in a lifetime experience.


How can I describe it without risking that you will think me perverted? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Depending on our level of awareness, often the new teachings that are given may be gridded back into old belief frameworks and translated so that they can be understood. He accepts the strangeness of his situation with equanimity and a charming certainty that the path he is on will lead him to a worthwhile destination. Archived from the original on June 20, Magic happens where worlds meet, as Baba Rampuri is fond of saying in his masterful book.

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This book takes you into the life of a young american fascinated by Indian mysticism and journeys to India to become a renunciate. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A Californian teenager goes to India to hang out with the naked rwmpuri.

Holly rated it really liked it Nov 05, An excellent view of Indian mysticism from an Autobiogtaphy perspective. Archived from the original on October 21, This includes airports, crossroads, the seashore, graveyards, hospitals, and temples but the places where the Ordinary World meets the Extraordinary World requires pilgrimage, either eampuri or external.

His is one of Bhakti, devotional service, and also of complete renounciation – but he learns that it much more than just abandoning things of physcial attachment.

All together its a fascinating read for everyone and specially for spiritual enthusiasts. By doing this we ultimately undermine the essence of the teaching.