Sadhu in Varanasi images - 56/1.2 & 35/1.4

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Babu K Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Organised photo shoot business/pics for money etc.

deednets wrote

You sound like you have a deeper insight into all matters Indian!

After 150 trips to India over the last 41 years (yes, one hundred and fifty),  I guess I've picked up a few things. The next 2 trips are lined up already.

Of course, lepers can't fake their disease, but as for able-limbed beggars, there are all kinds. I have known some, who put their arm or leg in plaster and add some red colour to fake a wound. Even if you get duped and give money to a fake beggar, I'm sure it'll be good for your karma!

Sadhus are a very mixed bunch as well, there are criminals among them, people on the run from the law, weirdos (check out the Aghoris), loners, as well as truly spiritual and refined truth seekers.  The latter are relatively few and rarely found in busy public places like the Ganges bathing ghats. But you never know.

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