We came across a number of Sadhus in the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. In return for a small donation to support them, they will pose for a few photos and if you are fortunate give you a blessing. Theirs isn’t an easy life. They are solitary men, often using intoxicants as a path to spiritual insight. Their lives are dedicated to achieving enlightenment through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. They are considered dead to themselves, and may even be required to attend their own funeral before seeking out a guru who will guide them on the path to their transformation into a holy man.