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Fakir

(from Arab. faqir, “poor”). Muslim word also used in Hinduism* instead of bhikshu and older terms (see also Buddhism, 4). Some fakirs practice asceticism and self-torture. Hindu fakir orders include yogis (see Yoga). See also Dervish.


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