The sadhu dressed in a single loincloth and rudraksh beads, and carrying a ‘kamandal’ was caught shoplifting in the mall. I swear I had seen him deliver a discourse in the temple yesterday evening, with a seemingly divine glow on his face.
“Baba, is your soul on vacation today? What made you steal?” I asked in disgust.
“Souls are of all kinds – good and bad, and greed steals goodness at times.”
‘Sadhu’ is an ascetic with a religious orientation, who has denounced worldly possessions.
‘Rudraksha’ is a brown bead, which is worn by many for religious or health reasons.
‘Kamandal’ is a copper vessel they carry for their needs.
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