A Perfect Act

A Perfect Act

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“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.”
(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – Political and ideological leader of India, 1869–1948)

This is another picture shot at Darbhanga ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) of a man sitting next to a drawing of Gandhiji.
This sadhu is a Saivite, a follower of Shiva, who are generally referred to as annyasi or dasnami sannyasin.
I know this man and I already took several pictures of him in different places, he is always happy and talks very easily.

The term sadhu comes from the Sanskrit for “accomplish” and can refer to any religious ascetic or holy man.
They include saints of various traditions, men (and occasionally women) who have left their homes to concentrate on physical and spiritual disciplines, and also hermits, magicians and fortune-tellers (some of dubious religious intent).


2 Responses to “A Perfect Act”

  1. ” a perfect act ”
    yeS maybe tHiS sadHu know´S wHaT you mean to expReSS…
    kind rgds !!!

  2. Peace.
    You’ve been “Touch”-ed with a blog award link via my blogcasa.
    I hope others come explore India through your images and words.

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