Naga Sadhus aren’t meant to be just Naked and “High on Pot” Ascetics; Real Ones Embody the Grace of Shiva beneath the Veneer of societal disdain

Who are Naga Sadhus?To understand the Naga Sadhus, it is important to know who Shiva is.  Because these ascetics - those who are really on Spiritual path and seriously with a Guru who knows what he doing, as opposed to just a naked Sadhu taking intoxicants - are on the path as closely aligned to the life of Shiva, the original Yogi, as it can possibly get!For the Yogis, Shiva is not a "God".  He is the origin of all Spirituality.  When he walked the earth, he did so with complete disdain for … [Read more...]

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Delhi Gangrape, Sexuality and a Lesson from Swami Vivekananda

Long before Swami Vivekananda had become popular through his landmark speeches in Chicago in 1893, he had once gone to meet and stay with Maharaja of Jaipur.  As was the custom, Maharaja a great lover of festivities went out of his way to welcome Swamiji.  There was an issue that he didn't forsee.  Welcoming rituals included welcoming the guests by prostitutes who were specially called in.As Swamiji came, Maharaja called the "best and the most expensive prostitute" to welcome him.  Swamiji was … [Read more...]

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