Often considered among the most hardcore of all cults, the Aghoris are ascetics, men and women who have left worldly pleasure in the hope of spiritual fruitfulness. The dictionary defines ” Aghor” as a simple and natural state of consciousness, in which there is no experience of fear, hatred, disgust or discrimination. How can it be possible to live like this? Mind = explode, right?
Beyond the dreadlocked physical appearances and eating habits that can devastate the strongest of palates, Aghoris are a system of beliefs unto themselves. A system of beliefs practically disconnected from the rest of the world and its ways. In this disconnection, however, is a world pretty much oblique to everything we consider ‘normal’ or ‘regular’.
Here are a few things aghori I found pretty contrary to, for lack a better term, ‘worldly views’.