Avadhut

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avadhut lit. ‘shaken off’; one who is oblivious to the world, in particular, the upkeep of their own body, the laws of Vedic society (varnasram-dharma), and the rules and regulations given by the scriptures for spiritual practice; one who is disregarded by society because their behaviour is incomprehensible and often apparently inappropriate; a highly realised sadhu immersed in divine experience and situated in a fifth stage of detachment beyond the four stages of sannyas (kutichaka, bahudaka, parivrajaka, and paramahamsa); a name of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary