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Autobiography of a Sadhu

Author : Rampuri

About Author :

Baba Rampuri, author of "Autobiography of a Sadhu, a Journey into Mystic India," and frequent commentator on Oral Tradition, Sacred Speech, and Consciousness, is an American expatriate, the first foreigner to be initiated into India's largest and most ancient order of yogis, the Naga Sannyasis of Juna Akhara. He has lived in India since 1970, where he practices and teaches the oral tradition of the Sanatan Dharma, conducts sacred ceremony and rites, and hosts workshops and retreats.

About Book :

Rampuri narrates the last thirty five years he has spent as an initiate of one of India’s most ancient and exclusive orders of mystics, the Naga Babas, or Naked Yogis, into a compelling adventure story in the arcane world of yogis, replete with ancient teachings. Rampuri, who says he feels like Rip Van Winkle when he visits the United States, salutes the “New Age” with its alternative experiments in spirituality, health, diet, fitness, and human development, but feels that those elements which reference India only scratch the surface, at best. “Somehow, I entered a doorway into the “Ancient Age,” where the rules, language, and the way of seeing were different from what I grew up with,” he explains. “So, for example,” he says, “I tend to see a Yogi as one who bestows blessings, who makes common people's’ lives better, or even charmed, rather than one whose focus is his own perfect body.”