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Sadhu is a Sanskrit term that originated in the Vedic/Hindu Dharma, otherwise called Hinduism. It is a common term in India for a renounced ascetic or yogi who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty), solely dedicated to achieving moksha (liberation) through meditation and contemplation of God.


  • Wikipedia (2004). Sadhu. Retrieved Oct. 18, 2004.

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