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
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.