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The Holy Men Of Varanasi Who Gave Up All Earthly Possessions To Seek Spiritual Liberation
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The Holy Men Of Varanasi Who Gave Up All Earthly Possessions To Seek Spiritual Liberation

Varanasi is one of the oldest still inhabited cities in the world and the epicentre of Hinduism. Its also a spiritual home for India’s sadhu’s. These holy men are revered by Hindus as representatives of the gods and sometimes worshiped as gods themselves. They are ascetic wanderers respected for their holiness and feared for their curses.

I had an overwhelming curiosity towards these holy men who had wilfully renounced themselves of all earthly possession and dedicated their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation. Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.

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Sonia.Alexandra
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6 years ago

This is a powerful article. These men are all amazing!

DebMartinKnaff
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6 years ago

Pics of peace and serenity. Wish I could even come somewhat close to this higher plane.

AiriLon
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6 years ago

MR Bawa Muhaiyadeen, is another one

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Sonia.Alexandra
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6 years ago

This is a powerful article. These men are all amazing!

DebMartinKnaff
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6 years ago

Pics of peace and serenity. Wish I could even come somewhat close to this higher plane.

AiriLon
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6 years ago

MR Bawa Muhaiyadeen, is another one

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