Santh Eknath (1533–1599) was a prominent Marathi santh, scholar and religious poet. Eknath was one of the earliest reformers of untouchability in Maharashtra, working as he was in the late Middle Ages. In times when Brahmins even avoided the shadow and the voice of an untouchable, he publicly showed courtesy toward untouchables and frequented them.Certain religious poets had dealt with the question of their own death by resorting to a “samadhi”. Here the poet took his own life by immersing himself in a body of water, such as a lake or a river. Following the example of his idol, Dnyaneshwar, Eknath embraced “jalsamadhi” (water samadhi) in the sacred Godavari river, on Krishna Shasthi day of Phalguna in the year 1599 AD.
Following are some Quotes of Santh Eknath Quotes
Bhakti – realizing the presence of God everywhere.
Calm endurance of the weak points of others without feeling anger as the Atman is the same in all.
Penance or constant meditation on God and not fasting or torturing the body is needed.
Purity – not merely of the body but the internal one of the heart as well as the external one of good actions is needed