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Synonyms for sannyasi

a Hindu religious mendicant

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Last night the Lord Shiva appeared to me in a dream," said the villager, "and told me that if I went to the outskirts of the village at dusk, I should find a sannyasi who would give me a precious stone that would make me rich forever.
The sannyasi rummaged in his bag and pulled out a stone.
Next day at the crack of dawn he woke the sannyasi and said, "Give me the wealth that makes it possible for you to give this diamond away so easily.
it is possible to dream of a kind of ecumenical diksa, a monastic profession to which both a Hindu sannyasi and a Christian monk would be witnesses.
The new sannyasi plunges into the water, and the guru raises the initiate, uttering the upanishadic verse: "Arise, O Man
Dressed in the saffron robes of the sannyasi, he pioneered Christian monasticism in India, building on the foundations laid down by de Nobili, Monchanin and Le Saux.
For his disciples who are capable of it, he recommends renunciation--the life of the sannyasi.
xii) on the identity of the sannyasi whom members of the princely family of Bhawal and throngs of tenants of what was the second largest zamindari in East Bengal recognized in 1921 as their returned mejo kumar "second prince," who had been declared dead and cremated in Darjeeling in 1909.
In one corner was the prince's sister, who coaxed the sannyasi into proffering his claim and rallied support for his cause.
A Christian sannyasi (monk) since 1989 in the lineage of Bede Griffiths, he has been a member of the board of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, through which he was instrumental in developing the "Universal Declaration on Nonviolence.
There are, however, many heroic examples of simplicity of lifestyle: Mother Teresa and her communities, sannyasis (renunciates, monastics) in India, Buddhist monks and nuns, hermits, holy men and women living in our cities, etc.
Faced with the question as to how missionaries could proceed after Amritsar, Winslow decided to establish a Christian ashram and to become a Christian sannyasi in order "to try to contribute something towards the healing of inter-racial strife.
What he founded, really, wrapped in the homespun robes of an Indian sannyasi (itinerant monk), was a spiritual era, a chance for the Christian church to stretch and breathe and become one again in a marriage between East and West.