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It is open to anyone to become a begging friar, but only those who are accepted and trained by a teacher of the order can become a sannyasin. The sadhu's life offers an easy means of escape to the lazy man. He can spend a lifetime without doing a single stroke of work, and the pious or the charitable will give him food and shelter.


-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 187






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