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Re: Theos-World Dugpas and Aghoris

Dec 18, 2009 00:02 AM
by Augoeides-222

Thanks, that was an interesting write up about th Aghora sect. One item at one place they say the Aghora origin is at 1000 AD, but later in the article they also say the trace themselves from a Guru figure who is said to have lived to the age of 150 years and died around the mid-1800's. Seems to be a bit confused. The MSNBC link I enjoyed reading. There is mention of certain contents found also in Non-Dual Saivite Teachings which are absent all the deprecatory practices of the Aghora. Awell known scholar on the Shiva Non-dual School is Jaideva Singh whose works I much enjoy, "Vijanabhairava" or Divine Consciousness a very ancient book on yoga Abhinavagupta calls it he Siva-vijnana- upanishad.. Ksemaraja wrote a commentary on it in the tenth century Ad. This work describes 112 types of Yoga practice. None of the Siva' Non-dual works I possess utter a word on the devient dramatized practices of the Aghora 
as stated on the wiki pages. Populist clamor was also a feature in Blavatsky's time in a similar manner which caused a lot of polarizations, dissent, disaafections, generalized misconceptions that were applied without due discrimination but buttered all with the same deprecatory brush stroke. liuteracy should also be a mark of Theosophy. I did get a chuckle about the sadhu choosing a part of the "elbow" of the river corpse lol. And I am a vegetarian lol. 

Thanks for your kind reply and the links, 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MKR" <> 
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:22:42 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Re: Theos-World Dugpas and Aghoris 

Here is the link for wiki on aghoris - < > 

In the cremation grounds, the Aghoris pick up barbicued human flesh and eat 
them. This is going on for centuries. 

Another interesting fact about the going ons at Varanasi is the easy and 
legal availability of mind altering herbs; both consumed and smoked. There 
are Government approved shops selling them. Aghoris tend to smoke mariwana 
and use other herbs which affect the mind. You do not hear much about this 
aspect of the life in Varanasi. 

By the way, the Indian Section is headquartered in Varanasi and I have not 
heard of any theosophist talk about the drug culture of the city. The TV 
documentary was a mind opener for me. 


PS: Internet, has allowed information such as the above accessible to anyone 
interested in the topic. Is not Internet wonderful? 

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 4:23 AM, < > wrote: 

> mkr, 
> Well, one thing occurred to me is a cremation ground holds the ashes of the 
> cremated and there is no flesh to eat that remains from the cremation it 
> would seem to me. Can you post the URL for the Aghoris and/or the Wiki link? 
> I am not much into "the Devil made Me Do IT " thing myself. I do recall 
> having read a at length narrative some time back of a Major Tantric Goddess 
> that is usually encountered by an aspirant when they reach a certain 
> attainment at charnal grounds as a step in certain initiations but cannot 
> remember enough to source it right now. You know the mahatma's told that the 
> game set of the White Brotherhood Hierarchy is in eternal force 
> counter-force for the entirety on the Manvantaric projection and they made 
> the point that the game set is formulated so that the force-counter force 
> between the two polarizations is ideally supposed to maintain a close 
> equality of force so that the universe can continue to have stability in 
> maintenance on the level of dynamics while on a lesser level of our 
> participation it seems the similar effect cycles across human experiential 
> reality. Christians can become obsessed with worry over demons and devils 
> which also predicated the inquisition among other things, if anything my 
> view is Theosophist should at least be sophisticated enough to detach 
> themselves from this juvenile prederilection which is so very Catholic lol. 
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "MKR" < <>> 
> To: "theos-talk" < <>> 
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:43:45 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
> Subject: Theos-World Dugpas and Aghoris 
> Dugpas and Aghoris 
> Tonight I saw a documentary on Aghoris, a secret Hindu Sect which 
> practice tantric rites as well as eat human flesh from cremation 
> grounds and use mind altering drugs. It appears they are distributed 
> in North India and SE Asia and are found around cremation grounds. In 
> the documentary, they were able find them only late in the nigh and 
> you do not see them during the day. There is also a writeup in Wiki. 
> The founder of the sect is entombed in Varanasi, the holiest Hindu 
> City in India and most seem to live there. Due to the kind of 
> practices as well as the extreme secrecy surrounding them, one wonders 
> if there is an interaction between them and Dupas or even some Dupas 
> go about as Aghoris. 
> MKR 
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