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Two Agoris - one died one libera

Two Agoris - one died, one liberated

Once upon a time there was an Aghori Sadhu who practiced Shava Sadhana. He collected required articles fo performing the sadhana and worshipped the divine mother in a deep forest. After he started his Shava sadhana he started to see terrible visions. Just then a tiger attached and killed him. Another man, happening to pass by and seeing the approach of the tiger, had climbed a tree.  

After the tiger vanished in the forest the man climbed down from the tree and went to the place where the aghori was performing his sadhana. He found all the arrangement of the sadhana at hand. Out of curiocity he decided to try Shava Sadhana himself. He performed some purifying rites and seated himself on the corpse. No sooner had he done a little Japa than the Divine Mother appeared before him and said - "My child, I am very much pleased with you. Accept a boon from me."

He bowed at the lotus feet of the Divine Mother and said - "May I ask you one question, Mother? I am speechless with amazement at your action. The other man worked so hard to get the ingredients for your worship and tried to propitiate you for such a long time, but you did not condescend to show him your favor. And I, who don't know anything of your worship, who have done nothing, who have neither devotion nor knowledge nor love and who hasn't practiced any austerities, am receiving so much of your grace? "

The goddess said with a smile - "My child, you don't remember your previous births. For many births you tried to propitiate me through austerities. As a result of those austerities all these things have come to hand, and you have been blessed with my vision. Now ask me your boon."

Shava Sadhana is a tantric practice in which a corpse is used as a seat of worship. It is believed that the goddess speaks from the mouth of the corpse.



Posted On : 17 Jan 2007


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