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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Gangotri Baba … chapter 14 Gangotri Baba I crisscrossed India visiting autobioyraphy and babas during a year of wanderlust that finally deposited me at the dhuni of Ganga Giri Baba, known as Gangotri Baba, in the Kumaun Himalayas, near the eastern […].

The book also opens up the otherwise not commonly known world of ‘Babas’.

Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India

A simple sermon to local villagers when Amar Puri would describe […]. Not that it was my personal private dream, but a believable movie reasonably constructed from the group psyche. Pilgrimage Magic happens anywhere worlds meet.

Retrieved 1 June 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. Perhaps they will even share in the experience of truth — whatever it is. Outwardly he was a steady, traditional boy, an athlete and solid student.


He talks sdhu his gurus,chelas,juna akharamystical teachings ,tradition of guru shishya parampara, Kumbmela,etc. He devotion to his guru is reminiscent of Paramahansa Yogananda from his autobiography.

He was revered as the most learned man in India. Rampuri became a disciple of a Naga Baba–a master shaman sadhu–from Rajasthan and, as foretold by astrological prophecy, soon found himself the first foreigner to become an initiate of the Autobiogrphy Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas with more than 50, sadhu members.

Jun 09, Adrian Jones rated it it was amazing.

Autobiography of a Sadhu : Rampuri :

Books by Baba Rampuri. Rajasthan … chapter 3 Rajasthan My dream of India fully matured in Rajasthan, the land of kings. If I were […]. Naga Sadhuauthor, teacher, lecturer, philosopher. Paperbackpages. Initiation by the Five Gurus A small troop of children followed me to a shaded area in the rocks where the barber would practice his art on my scalp as I considered my options. I could not put this book down once it got rolling. Retrieved June 18, Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Yogi and translated into Russian in and German inwith an updated republication in English in He has a slight flavor of Don Juan and Carlos Casteneda, as it shows how an American view is so limited to the unlimited world of the spirit.

Names of Gods … from chap 6 O, the names of gods!

Book review: Rampuri’s *Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India*

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This is an amazing book I would say. It tamed the wild profusion of things, using the sights, sounds, and faces of India as its raw material. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Nitpicking ;- and not important in the context of this book. About Rampuri Rampuri is the first foreigner to be initiated into the ancient society of yogis and shamans known as the Renunciates of the Ten Names, or Sannyasis.

He divides his time between his ashram in Hardwar, Ujjainand Goa. Haridwar … from chapter Rwmpuri Best Books of He showed me the boils on his legs. Completely unexpected, his story also had some fascinating turns and cliff-hangers, which I couldn’t ignore, but had to read more about immediately. Reminds you of “The Alchemist”.

Autobiography of a Sadhu Excerpts

Knowing very little of this specific sect, I was enthralled with the mysticism. Everything might appear different from my ordinary world back home, but I knew that this was the way it was supposed to be.

It is even comforting that the character maintains his convictions without returning to his deep cultural colours. In his captivating autobiography, he draws back the veil and lets less dedicated readers peek into aspects of Indian and Hindu culture that few autobiogarphy have seen. May 25, Samir rated it it was amazing.