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(1) Genuine Aghoree are adept of Soorya Vigyaan.
An Aghoree uses intoxicants, poisons, sex in order to check his level of "spiritual awareness". They burn the seed of Tamas from the most Taamasik of elements, so they are able to perform Karm without passion. They consider nothing as distinct from god, so nothing is good or bad for them, "Manayeva Kaaranam Manushyanam Bandh Mokshah".
Common people (Bhogee) divide Creation into Ghor and Aghor to suite their tastes and sensibilities. Aghoree believe that all manifested things are a creation of God, so everything has to be good and auspicious (Aghor). Thus an Aghoree will consume 50 kgs of Hasheesh and remain unaffected, because his consciousness is not affected by the stimulation of the intoxicant. When the henchmen of the evil Raanaa, offered Meeraa the bowl of poison, she considered it as a Prasaad from Kaanhaa, so the poison could not affect her. This could be an example of Aghor.
To each Aghoree is own, but as an Aghoree Mentor puts it, "genuine Aghoree need not go to a Shamashaan, he carries his Shamashaan wherever nature places him." So Aghoree may, on the surface, seem to be Renegade and many other things, but they are perfected beings who just don't believe in wasting time on the mundane.
Once upon time a hundred wannable salvation seekers sought the spiritual counsel of an Aghoree. To their utter amazement they found a beautiful woman atop the Aghoree's crotch. All of them left except one. The Aghoree wanted to shoo away that one also (the one who remained was "made". Legend has it the one who remained was Parashuraam and the Aghoree was none other than Lord Dattaatreya.
Aghor is Aghor because it refuses to be caged by philosophy, it is non
conformist yet does not believe in any form of conformation. Sadly you
will never find a genuine Aghoree, on the net. And Yes, Kali Baba was
lucky too to have never come across one.
Originally, when an Aghoree wanted to bless the soul that is going on and on in several wombs taking various births and deaths, the Aghor becomes himself as Kaal Bhairav or Lord Shiv himself and gives his blessings to the body on the burning pyre and takes little flesh from that burning pyre as an offering made to the god (prasad or bhog) and grants liberation. This is no secret and many people who knew Aghoree in North India are aware of this. Some amateurs and others without knowledge started venturing into eating the flesh as a mark of Aghor eating style which is wrong. Branding Aghor as such bad people is disrespect to Aghor.
Geetaa suggests how learned or those who wish to realize the self shall
have equal respect to a Braahman, a cow or a person who eats dog's flesh.
Let me also inform for the benefit of all that if any native
approaches an Aghor with a wish or a desire, even if it is material, a
mere positive blessing word from him will get the native what he wants.
Truly Aghoree are powerful enough to grant any and everything
including Mukti which only gods can grant. Members may be aware that even
sages are not powerful enough to grant the boon of Mukti to the natives
and only gods can grant Mukti.
An Aghoree is one who follows
the path of Aghor, and he may or may not be a Saadhu - although what we
think of normally as Aghoree are indeed Sadhus. It is a matter of lineage
as well; there were many left-handed Baabaa in Taaraa Peeth but few
Aghoree. An Aghor is not bound as in there is no dogma. Even the rules
prescribed for him are for just conditioning only not really to bind. So
apparently an Aghoree is as free as a bird to fly to any destination of
his choice. Most Aghoree need a pre-requisite of
Tantra though its really not a rule,
but normally all Aghoree have the knowledge of Tantra.
Shiv Bhakt have not yet fully understood who is an Aghoree. let me explain in more simple language.
Aghor is one of the names of Lord Shiv and in application, Aghor is a state of a native for whom nothing is difficult. in ancient days, Lord Dattatreya preached such philosophy. Aghor is an antonym of Ghor which means not difficult or not terrible. Sadly, some people paint an Aghor a Ghor which is their ignorance. typically a Saadhu or a renounced person goes through strictest meditations for long and reaches such an Aghor state where he is as good as an Avadhoot or a form of Lord Shiv. Shiv Puraan has glorified the forms of Aghor and Avadhoot.
Typically these Aghor live in secluded places and do not care for the modern people who are slaves of comfort and are dependant on perishables. some of them live in Kaashee, Allaahaabaad and Ujjain and other pilgrimage places where they bless those who approach them. they themselves never go to any person.
An Aghoree precludes the hell faced by the natives by taking various births and deaths which is illustratively described in Shiv Puraan, hence, according to my best knowledge, only an Aghoree can grant Mukti or salvation to a dead person. Avadhoot, gods and god incarnates too can grant salvation. for this reason, most sinners these days are pining to find an Aghoree with a view to get salvation.
Aghoree are a form of Lord Shiv who typically wear mostly a small
black cloth and few of them even wear red. Like Naagaa, they too are
barefoot and have a daily fire, be it Agnihotra, Havan or anything else.
To explain what an Aghoree is, in detail is beyond the scope of explanation, but I will try to just give you a rough outline of what he is supposed to be.
An Aghor is the destructive form of Lord Shiv, votaries of this form are called Aghoree. This is a sect that performs Taantrik Saadhanaa with the aim of attaining Mukti while in human form. The Aghoree is the de facto, toughest type of Saadhak on the planet. He lives a life of complete seclusion in the cremation grounds (this is the original temple of Lord Shiv) as it is both a gateway to other dimensions of energy and the easiest place to contact the energy of Lord Shiv.
The purpose of this type of Saadhanaa is to do several things:
(1) To get rid the mind of conditioning (by remaining in seclusion and
free from social constructs; the mind acquires clarity and serenity)
Note: This is NOT a type of Saadhanaa that can be accomplished by all and
sundry, it is only the toughest of people that can endure this as they
have no physical comforts, only the support of Lord Shiv to sustain them.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 10/01/13