For These Sadhus Sleeping On A Bed Of Nails Was Pure Bliss And Not Torture

You must have heard about sadhus doing unimaginable things like meditating for years or lying on nails without losing their composure.

Here are some pictures clicked in 1920 by a photographer in colonial India that speaks volumes about the pain these sadhus endure and still feel the bliss.

Myriad needle-sharp points stabbing into the back of this sadhu but breaking neither his skin nor his slumber:

Chatting on a nail bed:

 Reading on a nail bed like it’s a pleasant spring afternoon

And posing on a nail bed – like a boss.

It looks like they’re just going on with their days like it’s really no big a deal. They’ve got some swag up there.

And here I am, panicking at a mere sight of them on those prickly nails.


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