Hare Krishna Yogi
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A 'sadhu' (renunciate) is not a shaman.
But a shaman is a sadhu.
A 'mantree' is not a sadhu ---but he better be a shaman.
A Guru may also be present in the utterences of every fool too.
Shamans are termed as 'Ojhas'.
A Shaman is the wise sage as well as the medicine man.
These Babajis are smoking ganja and passing the time in Krishna Katha.
Versus, Homeboys drinking vodka and arguing over football scores.
So it is a different league altogether. Those renounced babjis are having an anxiety-free life.
The vaishnava sadhu (if he is one, i.e., initiated in a particular tradition) should not have been smoking ganja.
He is a shivite devotee! What is so surprising & inexplicable for you is this?
Don't you know of these old traditions?
The vaishnava sadhu ---if he is one
Why do you say this? Do you not know your South Indian Tilak styles?
Is the fellow puffing ganja a fraud? Living off donations whilst smoking pot.
BTW, Why assume he's a sadhu at all? He could just be a local farmer wearing tilak during a festival.