Nathpanthis, Siddhas, and Yogis

In the medieval period, there were religious groups who did not believe in meaningless rituals.

They criticised the religious practices and social order by logical arguments.

Among such groups were Nathpanthis, Siddhacharas and Yogis.

Nathpanthis, Siddhacharas and Yogis believed in spiritual perfection.

They believed in God but did not worship it in temples.

They thought that you can not find God while living at home and having a normal life.

Nathpanthis, Siddhas, and Yogis completely believed in rejection of world.

They believed that the path of salvation is meditation.

They also believed that ultimate reality is formless and one should feel connection with it.

In order to achieve this, they believed in intense training of the mind and body.

They trained mind and body through yogasanas, breathing exercises and meditation.

By their views, these religious groups became popular among low castes.

Their criticism to existing religion made them a popular force in northern India.

Revision

Nathpanthis, Siddhas, and Yogis criticized the ritual and other aspects of social order, using simple, logical arguments.

They thought that you can not find God while living at home and having a normal life.

Nathpanthis, Siddhas, and Yogis completely believed in the rejection of the world.

They believed that the path to salvation is meditation.

They also believed that ultimate reality is formless and one should feel connection with it.

They trained mind and body through yogasanas, breathing exercises and meditation.

By their ideology, they became popular among lower castes and gained popularity in north India.

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