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How do Female sadhus cope up with their period?

How do Female sadhus cope up with their periods?
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Which scripture has the story of the prostitute and the Sannyasi?

They lived across from each other and the Sannyasi would throw a pebble into a pile for each time somebody visited her. Soon the pebbles became a small hill and he would tell her "look at the ...
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From where did krishna chaitanya take sanyasa?

From what sampradaya did he take sanyasa ? Was it from the dashanami sampradaya ?
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On what grounds do Srivaishnava jeeyars retain sacred thread?

In many traditions like sankara dashanami they give up sacred thread while taking up sanyasa But Sri vaishnavas sanyasins retain it Some so called sanyasa upanishads talk of giving up the thread ...
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Why our rishish followed grihastya ashrama but acharyas sanays asharama

In mahabharata, adhi parva states agastya munu was advised to get married and beget children.but all of our acharayas like sankara, ramanuja and madhvacharya taken sanyasa ashrama, so which is ...
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Can Sannyasis accept meat as bhiksham?

In Buddhism, the two main sects: Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism is divided on what kind of food can be accepted by monks as bhiksham. The Theravada sect believes that Buddha sanctioned the ...
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Why do sanyasa scriptures degrade women?

I found many anti-women verses in "so called" Sanyasa-upanishads. I am disappointed to see such hatred and prejudice towards women. Women are compared with objects, animals and what not ! This is ...
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From where or whom did Swami Vivekananda take sanyasa?

Did he take up sanyasa under sankara mutt (dashanami sampradaya) or from some other source ? If he took it from Ramakrishna then when did Sri Ramakrishna took sanyasa and what was his sanyasa name ?
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Can Sanyasins perform Vedic rituals even after renunciation?

One of the members posted that "for those who renounce worldly life (sanyasins) self alone is the sacred thread So they can do any Vedic rituals also" How can someone perform vedic rites like ...
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Is sanyāsaṃ prohibited in Kaliyuga?

Recently I have seen a video in which an elderly man says sanyāsaṃ is prohibited in Kali yuga. His statement is as follows: Aśvamedha, Gomedha, sanyāsaṃ, offering meat to manes, Begetting children ...
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Who is YOGI (Sanyasi) in hinduism? [duplicate]

A Yogi is completely detached from all life attachments and material world. And my questions is- up-to my knowledge there is a bachelor (unmarried) person can't be fulfilled as yogi. In Hinduism I ...
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How does a Jogi lead his life? Are “Yogi” and “Jogi” the same?

How does or How should a Jogi lead his or her live? Bhogi is voracious, rogi lives in travail and yogi is ascetic. Are both 'yogi' and 'jogi' the same?
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

I have seen many Sannyasis (especially Swaminarayan) that don't look at women unless it's by accident. What is the cause behind this aversive behavior?
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Why and when does a Sadhu(Sanyasi) become Mauni(silent)?

It is said that a Sadhu/Sanyasi can be of two kinds viz: 1) Vakta - One who communicates with the world through speech. 2) Mauni - One who does not speak and keeps silence. O dear Parvati, listen ...
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How do the scriptures describe an ideal Sanyasi?

This page describes some of the Dharmas that a "Sanyasi" has to follow. For example, a Sanyasi: Should always have a dhanda (bamboo staff) and kamandulu (used for abulations made of wood). If ...
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How practical it is for a person to give up material needs and become spiritual?

What do the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita say about how, one, who wants to devote himself completely to God and give away material success and happiness, should earn a living just enough to have food two ...
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Sannyasis, their habits and dharma - any message to be taken from it?

Why do some Swamis, Gurus, Sannyasis etc. have long, untrimmed beards and hair, and yet some of their disciples tend to have a more semi-professional look. Is it just a personal preference or is there ...
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Will Brahmacharis (life long bachelors) get moksha?

It is said that we have to clear our debts towards parents and ancestors (Pitru Runa) by begetting children before we can attain moksha. But people who take Brahmacharya don't marry. Will these ...
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Sanyasa Vratham: Was there a stage called Sanyasa prior to Jagadguru Sankaracharya?

Were there any Sanyasi's in our ancient history prior to Jagadguru Sankaracharya? Can someone provide references of one existing in the B.C period who are as famous as Jagadguru Sankaracharya who ...
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What is the next stage after Sanyasa?

In one of my questions I asked about Sanyasa and its related things. In Sanyasa ashram, a sanyasi wears saffrons robs and removes or keeps panchkeshi. I was under the impression that Sanyasa is the ...
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What is the Purpose of own Antyesthi (Cremation) before taking Sanyasa?

Everyone knows there are 16 Sanskar in Hinduism. In this 16 Sanskar, Antyesthi (Cremation) is the final Sanskar performed after death (of a person) by his or her descendents.But I came to know that ...
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Does pradakshina direction differ with each stage of life (ashrama)?

I heard that a Bramhachari should do pradakshina (circumambulation) clockwise, a Gruhasthu anti-clockwise and a Sanyasi both clockwise and anti-clockwise not crossing the back of the murthi (deity). ...
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Is it acceptable for Sages to marry and have a family?

According to my understanding, a Sage is a person who has broken all the earthly bonds and intensely devoted to God. Such persons distance themselves from all kinds of material and physical pleasures. ...
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Why Shiva (an asectic god) has family while most other Gods don't?

Shiva or Mahadev is generally considered a deity of Sanyasi/yogis. Shiva himself is the greatest yogi and lives in Smashan. But unlike most other Hindu gods, he has a proper family. Parvati is his ...
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What is the significance of the saffron color?

Hindu sanyasis/monks wear saffron colored robes. Is there any scriptural reasons for saffron? Or is it just cultural since Buddhist monks also wear saffron ?