At my house here right now I have got in situ; a medically qualified Doctor and ibogaine treatment specialist, an Artist/Mystic with a Saintly air and who talks in Spiritual Algorithms, a 93 year old dysfunctional Wizard, a Schizophrenic Saint, Me, and a dog who has Seen the Other Side (pic related).
Anyway, I don't really expect this thread to stick, just saying really, thanks.
Thanks, and here's another picture of the dog:
I do, I've also got the mobile number of a Jain Saint, a man revered by millions as a Saint, hundred of millions in fact. The Jains call him, `The Master. ` and he is always always completely naked and essentially has no possessions, although he does have a mobile phone as he is allowed to:
>have possessions such as are useful in the conduct of a Saint.
Thanks, and he is for sure an awesome dog to be around, he is a Malinois Belgian Shephered, the kind of dog used to guard the White House and by Israeli Special forces I think. Also, around here the cows also really like him:
>Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts.
That description could equally apply to any number of Indian holy men. India probably has had the highest density of Saints in the world throughout history.
Past tense. It's amusing that you're trying to use the definitions of aspects of my own religion and denomination against me, but it won't work out. I know them better than you. As I said, a saint is by definition dead. The kind of people you are talking about would be more accurately described as holy men. Sainthood implies a confirmation that they met spiritual success, and that can't happen until death. For Hinduism, saint would more accurately describe people who have escaped samsara.
He for sure is; like for example, he had a temple function to go to so he walked there in late April Indian sun with this taking him 14 days, he stayed at the temple for 2 days and then walked the 14 days back. Taking transport kills many creatures everytime and so this is what he was trying to avoid. This the custom for all Jain Saints.
That quote was actually paraphrased from a Jain text but I don't have it to hand as to which one. And Jain Saints do have some possessions as standard like the peacock feather duster that they use to sweep insects away before they sit down, and then some of them write books and so need pens and so forth.
It isn't uncommon for even bona fide Indian holy men to have mobile phones.