TYAGA AND VAIRAGYA (Renunciation and Dispassion)


A Bahurupi27 disguised himself as Siva and visited a house. The master of the house wanted to give him a rupee, but he did not accept it. Then the mendicant went home, removed his disguise, cameback to the gentle man, and asked for the rupee."Why didn't you accept it before?" he was asked. He said: "I was impersonating Siva, a sannyasi. I couldn't touch money at that time." (111)

27 A professional impersonator.