Talk:Sādhus

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

sādhus (‘the good persons,’ ‘the holy persons’)

Though the word ‘sādhu’ actually means a good person, in common parlance it is used to indicate a samnyāsin or a religious mendicant.

See ASCETICS, MONASTICISM, SAMNYĀSIN and YATI.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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sādhus (‘the good persons,’ ‘the holy persons’) Though the word ‘sādhu’ actually means a good person, in common parlance it is used to indicate a samnyāsin or a religious mendicant. See ASCETICS, MONASTICISM, SAM¬NYĀSIN and YATI.