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Wisdom of the Sadhu

Teachings of Sundar Singh


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A collection of anecdotes, parables, and meditations from one of the most fascinating spiritual guides of the 20th century. Rooted in a distinctively Indian idiom, his Christian wisdom challenges Western readers to step beyond theological ideas and encounter the essence of the Gospels.


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Known in his lifetime as India’s most famous convert to Christianity, Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889–1929) would not approve of that characterization. He loved Jesus and devoted his life to knowing him and following him, but he never accepted Christianity’s cultural conventions, even as he embraced its stark original teachings.

A modern Saint Francis, Sundar Singh left the wealth of his home at sixteen to live as a sadhu, or wandering holy man. His beggar-like existence, his intense devotion, his mystical encounters with Jesus, and his simple yet profound parables became the stuff of legends. No one who met him – including the thousands who flocked to hear him during his visits to Europe, the Orient, and the United States – remained unaffected.

Wisdom of the Sadhu, a collection of anecdotes, sayings, parables, and meditations, brings together the best of Sundar Singh’s teachings. Couched as they are in a distinctly Indian idiom, they probe the essence of the Gospels with unusual freshness and offer insights of great depth and value to every serious seeker.

Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0874869989

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Table of Contents

I. SCENES

II. CONVERSATIONS

  • the pilgrim
  • darshana • the divine presence
  • avatara • incarnation
  • the lovers
  • karma • bondage
  • moksa • release
  • the prince and the thief
  • dyva vileenam • oneness with god
  • dhyanam • contemplation
  • three seekers
  • seva • service
  • tapas • suffering
  • the king and the farmer
  • amrita • eternity
  • a warning to the west
  • seeker and master