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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On August 11, Rampuri featured in an episode titled Dear India from the Chelsea late-night talk show. Retrieved 1 June Feb 01, Zuzana rated it did not like it Shelves: I showed up half an hour early […]. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Haridwar … from chapter 20 Haridwar Hardwar, some seven hundred miles north west of Allahabad, is a bustling pilgrim center nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, where the Ganga leaves the mountains and enters the expansive plains of north India.

Open Preview See a Problem? He told me that my initiation into the Great Renunciation, the Virja Havan, would take place on the dark moon, about two weeks later, in a grand mass ceremony.

The voyage from […]. He also gives the reader valuable glimpses into authentic life in India. 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. After traveling at age 18 from his native California to India inRampuri was drawn to the Naga Babas, an ancient and wild order of naked yogis whom he calls the “Hell’s Angels of Indian Spirituality. How can I describe it without risking that you will think me perverted?


Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India

He had me sit ramupri the […]. In the late s, an American teen did what so many of us only fantasized about: The planned event was cancelled by Stern in August due to an inability to secure sufficient funding. Meeting Cartouche … chapter 1.

Review quote “An authentic and fascinating account of a Western yogi who has made India his home for his body and his spirit. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Yogi and translated into Russian in and German inwith an updated republication in English in 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.

Preview — Autobiography of a Sadhu by Baba Rampuri. A story relating honest experiments and experiences together with innocent enthusiasm.

Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India by Baba Rampuri

One million people spread out before my eyes. Baba Rampuriborn William A. Autobiography of a Sadhu is bound to challenge your view of reality and the spiritual life. He takes us into what it is to become a baba, and the initial resistance he faces by his fellow renunciates for being a foreigner. An adventure into a different kind of reality. By doing this we ultimately undermine the essence of the teaching. Kumbh Mela – Beverly Hills Baba”.

Whether you believe what you read in his narratives or not, he writes well and tells his story on a level that seems very natural even though so many such encounters are laced with supernatural elements that Ramapuri, like so many other Indian mystics, offer without any explanation.


He gets possessed by a naked baba. Often autobiogaphy babas appear to be innocuously crazy, wise beyond measure, or both. He lives in India.

Harshvardhan Joshi rated it liked it Feb 05, He had to win a debate with Madana Mishra, and it was said that the gods themselves would come saehu hear Madana Mishra and even they would learn a thing or two. Rajasthan … chapter 3 Rajasthan My dream of India fully autboiography in Rajasthan, the land of kings. The Signet Ring … from chapter 6 Time is merely an illusory stage on which the theater of repetition is performed.

Baba Rampuri

Through his journey of extremes, Rampuri takes us into the mystic heart of India. Archived from the original on May 14, Views Read Edit View history.

Might they have been a little He instructed me that my time should be spent in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Knowledge, the Vidya Sanskar. A yogi and teacher who gives workshops and sutobiography around the world, he established the Autobiogrsphy Puri Ashram, in Hardwar in northern India inwhere he continues the oral tradition of his lineage.

I studied with my guru the traditional way, in […].