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Sinful Sadhu

Sinful Sadhu

सुच्चा पिच्चा सुहं सुवइ पावसमणे त्ति वुच्चइ

One who sleeps after eating and drinking is called a sinful Sadhu

Food is for preparing oneself for life’s journey, to keep the strength of body intact; but the success of life is not keeping the strength intact but in its proper use.

A powerful can also be villain, despot, dacoit; therefore one who appropriately utilizes his energy i.e. uses his vitality for the help of others, for removing their sufferings, for uplifting the down trodden, for bettering others’ life and servicing them, his life only is successful, admirable and praiseworthy.

Many people though do not misuse it; but do not utilize it at all. They are lethargic. They do not live for living; but for eating and drinking. They collect tasteful items, eat, drink and sleep comfortably for long.

Such Sadhus are called ‘sinful-sadhus’

- Uttaradhyayana Sutra 17/3

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  1. Toral shah
    Mar 8, 2016 #

    Very inspirational article. We should eat to live and not live to eat.

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