Saturday, July 3, 2010

The "Sinner" Saint

One of the greatest saints of modern times is the late Yogi Ramsuratkumar. He lived in the guise of a beggar and often, to the chagrin of the majority of his Western devotees, referred to himself as “this dirty sinner”.

I once talked with an Indian women who had spent time with Yogi. As soon as I mentioned his name, her eyes lit up and she smiled the sweetest smile and exclaimed, "I love Yogi Ramsuratkumar!"

Everyone I've spoken with who knew Yogi has responded similarly, despite the fact that he offered no formal teachings; he also chain-smoked; and, further still, his idea of taking a bath was to go once a year, look at the bathwater and then run away.

Here is a photograph of Yogi with his close disciple Devaki Ma.

Yogi Ramsuratkumar Yogi Ramsuratkumar Yogi Ramsuratkumar Jaya Guru Raya

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