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Avadhut is a term from the spiritual traditions of India. An avadhut is a mystic who has risen above body-consciousness, duality, and worldly concerns. The term is described in one text as one who is free from the consciousness of the ego, roaming free like a child over the face of the earth. An avadhut does not identify with the body, mind or emotions. Such a person is said to be pure consciousness in human form.
The nature of the avadhut is the subject of the Avadhut Gita, the authorship of which is traditionally ascribed to Dattatreya.
- Avadhut Gita by Dattatreya (http://oaks.nvg.org/pv6bk7.html)