Sadhu meaning

sädo͝o
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A Hindu ascetic or holy man, often one who travels from place to place begging.
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The definition of a sadhu is a monk or religious devotee who travels around living a simple lifestyle practicing abstinence from worldly pleasures to focus more on spiritual practice.

An example of a sadhu is a yogi.

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An ascetic holy man.
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(Hinduism) An ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (enjoyment), artha (practical objectives) and even dharma (duty).
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Origin of sadhu

  • From Sanskrit sādhu- right, holy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit साधु (sādhú, “good; good man, holy man").

    From Wiktionary