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In later Hinduism, when the ascetics continued to be revered by the masses as
sddhus (saints, or "good ones") and yogis (ascetic practitioners), the concept of
the avatdra (the idea of the incarnation of a divine being in human form) served to
In Islam it is believed that the saint should be remembered for his deeds rather
than for his person. Thus, biographies of Islamic saints tend to omit personal
details. MODES OF RECOGNITION The bases of recognition. The basic motive
for the ...
TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF SAINTS Saints as moral examples. A classical
illustration of the saint who is distinguished by his virtue is St. Francis of Assisi.
Giving up a life of extravagance, he began in 1209, together with several friends,
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