There are mystics and saints in many different religious and spiritual traditions. When I was a child, being raised as a Catholic, I read the lives of the saints. Now my ideas of what sainthood is, and who is a mystic have expanded. I thought we could discuss which saints or mystics inspire us the most. Here is my beginning list: Francis of Assissi Hildengard of Bingen Gandhi Jesus of Nazareth Rumi Hafiz Kabir Anandamayima Padmasambhava Prince Siddhartha Milarepa Angulimala Shantideva Anthony DeMello Lao Tsu Tell us who inspires you and why. I have reasons for each of these that I've listed. More will come to me. Let's have fun with this.