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Smoking Sadhus

14 Comments

  1. Gigi Galore

    Oh I have so many questions, like … How close were you accidentally standing in order to take these shots? Hehehe! 🙂

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  2. Debesh

    It isn’t easy to understand religion, more so a religion as complex and deep as Hinduism. The license for the sadhus or mendicants to smoke hashish stems from their belief in Shiva. It is not so much about getting high to “clear” their minds. If I may suggest a few searches for Shiva, part of the Hindu Trinity, and some reading on Him, it might be clearer as to what their beliefs are and why these sadhus do what they do.

    I wonder if you saw my series from there Ron: http://debeshsharma.com/photography/incarnations/

    I wish we’d connected before you went there – for all you know, we might have been standing adjacent to each other!

    Thank you for sharing.

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