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Could You Give Up Society and All Your Worldly Possessions?

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Could You Give Up Society and All Your Worldly Possessions?
A sadhu is a religious ascetic, mendicant (monk) or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism who has renounced the worldly life. They can be a man or a woman.

There are 4 to 5 million sadhus in India today and they are widely respected for their holiness. It is also thought that the austere practices of the sadhus help to burn off their karma and that of the community at large. Thus seen as benefiting society, sadhus are supported by donations from many people.

They generally walk or travel over distant places, homeless, visiting temples and pilgrimage centers as a part of their spiritual practice.

I have heard of Pilgrims that have done this in America, but they are hard to find.

Could you ever choose this as an option for your life?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadhu
Created: June 3, 2018
By: 76May
Totals: 3 votes, 7 comments
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5 months ago
I dont have an issue with the part of giving up posessions as i am a very simple, low.maintenance person with. My only issuea are from how it would affect family life, and the fact that one really cant be self sufficient.
Voted: Never...
5 months ago
NOt as a Hindu, but perhaps in the way of the old Lutheran Monks. "Perhaps" is the key word there, and the driving motivation would have to be grace, not works. But as a husband, father and grandfather, I'm pretty sure that water passed under the bridge long ago.
5 months ago
Not voluntarily. If all my worldly possessions were destroyed by a fire or something, that would be different.
Voted: Never...
5 months ago
I could give up most of my possessions, but there are some that I hold close and wouldn't willing give them up. And as much as I would love to give up society some days... it's still needed
reply to: I could give up most of my possessions, but there are some that I hold close and wouldn't willing give them up. And as much as I would love to give up society some days... it's still needed
Voted: Never...
5 months ago
Life in seclusion on a hidden isle can be very appealing at times, huh?
reply to: Life in seclusion on a hidden isle can be very appealing at times, huh?
Voted: Never...
5 months ago
At times, yes.... but I'll settle for a dark room every now and then.
3 months ago