Real Sadhus Sing to God

In this groundbreaking book, Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli examines the everyday religious worlds and lived practices of female Hindu ascetics (sadhus) in the north Indian state of Rajasthan.

Author: Antoinette E. DeNapoli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199940037

Category: Religion

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Drawing on ethnographic research spanning ten years, Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli offers a new perspective on the practice of asceticism in India today. Her work brings to light the little known and often marginalized lives of female Hindu ascetics (sadhus) in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. Examining the everyday religious worlds and practices of the mostly unlettered female sadhus, who come from a number of castes, Real Sadhus Sing to God illustrates that these women experience asceticism in relational and celebratory ways. They construct their lives as paths of singing to God, which, the author suggests, serves as the female way of being an ascetic. Examining the relationship between asceticism (sannyas) and devotion (bhakti) in contemporary contexts, the book brings together two disparate fields of study-yoga/asceticism and bhakti-using the singing of bhajans (devotional songs) as an orienting metaphor. This is the first book-length study to explore the ways in which female sadhus perform and thus create gendered views of asceticism through their singing, storytelling, and sacred text practices, which DeNapoli characterizes as their "rhetoric of renunciation."

Guest Is God

A History of Modern Yoga: Patanjali and Western Esotericism. London:
Continuum, 2004. DeNapoli, Antoinette Elizabeth. Real Sadhus Sing to God:
Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, ...

Author: Drew Thomases

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190883553

Category: Religion

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Every year, the Indian pilgrimage town of Pushkar sees its population of 20,000 swell by two million visitors. Since the 1970s, Pushkar, which is located about 250 miles southwest of the capital of New Delhi, has received considerable attention from international tourists. Originally hippies and backpackers, today's visitors now come from a wide range of social positions. To locals, though, Pushkar is more than just a gathering place for pilgrims and tourists: it is where Brahma, the creator god, made his home; it is where Hindus should feel blessed to stay, if only for a short time; and it is where locals would feel lucky to be reborn, if only as a pigeon. In short, it is their paradise. But even paradise needs upkeep. In Guest is God, Drew Thomases uses ethnographic fieldwork to explore the massive enterprise of building heaven on earth. The articulation of sacred space necessarily works alongside economic changes brought on by tourism and globalization. Here the contours of what actually constitutes paradise are redrawn by developments in, and the agents of, tourism. And as paradise is made and remade, people in Pushkar help to create a brand of Hindu religion that is tailored to its local surroundings while also engaging global ideas. The goal, then, becomes to show how religion and tourism can be mutually constitutive.

S dhu Sundar Singh Called of God

THE. REAL. SPIRITUAL. LIFE. ( Written by Sadhu Sundar Singh in May 1927 ) “
By their fruits ye shall know them , " not by their roots ( Matt . vii . 20 ) . A tree
never eats its own fruit , whether it be good or bad , but passes it on , seed and all
, for ...

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The Changing World Religion Map

texts and wander, even as she is settled in place, in search of God's home, which,
for the sādhus, is the only real place in the world. She can meet ... Real Sadhus
sing to God: Gender, asceticism, and vernacular religion in Rajasthan. Oxford: ...

Author: Stanley D. Brunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 940179376X

Category: Religion

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This extensive work explores the changing world of religions, faiths and practices. It discusses a broad range of issues and phenomena that are related to religion, including nature, ethics, secularization, gender and identity. Broadening the context, it studies the interrelation between religion and other fields, including education, business, economics and law. The book presents a vast array of examples to illustrate the changes that have taken place and have led to a new world map of religions. Beginning with an introduction of the concept of the “changing world religion map”, the book first focuses on nature, ethics and the environment. It examines humankind’s eternal search for the sacred, and discusses the emergence of “green” religion as a theme that cuts across many faiths. Next, the book turns to the theme of the pilgrimage, illustrated by many examples from all parts of the world. In its discussion of the interrelation between religion and education, it looks at the role of missionary movements. It explains the relationship between religion, business, economics and law by means of a discussion of legal and moral frameworks, and the financial and business issues of religious organizations. The next part of the book explores the many “new faces” that are part of the religious landscape and culture of the Global North (Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada) and the Global South (Latin America, Africa and Asia). It does so by looking at specific population movements, diasporas, and the impact of globalization. The volume next turns to secularization as both a phenomenon occurring in the Global religious North, and as an emerging and distinguishing feature in the metropolitan, cosmopolitan and gateway cities and regions in the Global South. The final part of the book explores the changing world of religion in regards to gender and identity issues, the political/religious nexus, and the new worlds associated with the virtual technologies and visual media.

S dhu Sundar Singh Called of God

Writing from here the Sádhu said , “ This is not a simple place for a sádhu , but
where the Lord sends me there I have to ... gospel and testified to in the heart of
the true believer , Sádhu Sundar Singh came West , and thinks his work is done .

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Sadhu Sundar Singh

Thus is Sundar Singh a true Christian mystic , and so closely has he studied the
life of Christ as it is written in the New ... where others would only see the
common mercies of daily life the Sádhu praises God for special help in special
need .

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The Message of Sadhu Sundar Singh

If it is God ' s Will that he go further , God will lead him that way . If not , let him be
content to stay at the ... Sometimes it was as if there were sharp needles pricking
me ; and I saw light , but not a real light . I think there is something in the heart ...

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The Sikh Review

God ' s Name purifies devotee ' s heart and prevents him to wander aimlessly in
various directions . He makes ... The true Sadhus and Saints shun the pride and
worldly desires to remain attached with God and to obtain supreme Bliss . 15 .
Through ... Singing the True Bani is a way to be in sight of the Guru . 24 . All Bani
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The Homiletic Review

They have found their true element . They find the air not only buoyant but
invigorating . It M. raises life for them to its real glory . In God men find , too , their
true ele HAVARFORD COLLEGE , Haverford , Pa . SADHU SUNDER SINGH
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Path to God Realisation

prescribed , as a duty for an aspirant , wrath upon persons spiteful against
devotees of God , as he has advised ... devotion to God , intoxication ( Mada )
towards the singing of the praise of Krishna as the proper means . to conquer our
internal enemies . ... And devotees are the real sadhus , while non - devotees are
not so .

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r mad Bh gavatam

Lord Krşņa replied that a real sådhu , or Vaisnava , is qualified with the following
characteristics . ... ( 14 ) performing festivals in the Lord ' s temple in the company
of other devotees , and with music , singing and dancing ; ( 15 ) celebrating all ...

Author: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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Asia and the Americas

It was Kabir's custom usually to sing to sadhus only , and so his songs always
ended with the line , “ Saith Kabir to the sadhu . ... after God , no matter how
deceptive may be the appearances - appearances deceiving others or even
deceiving the man himself . ... Why do you not realize and always assume that
the finer side of his nature is the real side , the side on which he should always
be approached ?

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r mad Bh gavatam pt 1 2 General history

Author: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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Antiquities from San Thom and Mylapore the Traditional Site of the Martyrdom and Tomb of St Thomas the Apostle

And if the famous Heiler - Pfister controversy about the historicity of the Sadhu
Sundar Singh's miracles and heroic experiences has come to ... Apostle of the
East and of the West , Saint and true vicar of Christ the Sadhu Sundar Singh ,
was an impostor and downright liar . ... 4 In 1922 ; Fr. L. de Grandmaison , S.J. ,
taking occasion of two recent books “ Sadhu Sundar Singh , called of God ” by
Mrs. Arthur ...

Author: Henri Hosten

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Category: Christian antiquities

Page: 636

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Kabir and the Kabir Panth

No man can be saved by the mere singing of God's praises , any more than a
parrot can save itself from the cat by singing the praises of God . Dharm ... If you
meet with a true Sádhú , then your thoughts , words and deeds will become
perfect .

Author: G. H. Westcott

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The Missionary Review

Most of This is Chinese statesmanship however , a seeker after God and them
are American born and so at its best . There is hope for a when ... A glossary
come a Christian Sadhu - a tray is needed to interpret some of Sadhu Sundar
Singh . By C. F. Andrews . ... 1934 . ward a true type for Indian tic and moral — is
responsible for This is a story of work among Christians to follow . " India many
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The Knowledge of God

Elton Trueblood. God by his Holy Spirit gives daily hints of his love in the inward
man unto all stayed minds , and assurance of the victory , which makes me often
overlook present ... The striking experience of a single person such as Sadhu
Sundar Singh is part of the evidence , but the critic can more easily call it
exceptional ...

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Missionary Review of the World

At the same time a man a real Sadhu , who sacrificing his sprang forward from
out ... with this holy bloody stream , he began to sing a man , such priceless gems
do not consong of joy and praise to God , and tinue for long in this world !

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The Missionary Review of the World

He supposed he would nitely with the aim of stemming be treated as Sadhu
Sundar Much confusion as to names of he tide of conversions to Chris - Singh
had been , but was remission stations has naturally ianity among outcaste and
abo leased . ... To give them the true ism is not a gift of God , but a the local
congregation .

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Nursing Journal of India

The Temple of God But your The Quiet Hour in them looking at us through their
eyes , feeling any pain or insult we may give . ... Human beings have Certainly
we cannot all be hermits “ He is the real Sadhu who makes you e value because
of the prese and eat air , and ... but that can begin to realise God's presence in
which a nautch - girl was to sing . is because we have not begun to in quiet and
solitude ...

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