Satanamis a Hindu sect who profess to adore the true name alone, the one God, the cause and creator of all things. They borrow their notions of creation from the Vedantic philosophy. Worldly existence is with them illusion, or the work of Maya. They acknowledge the whole of the Hindu gods, and, although they profess to worship but one God, they pay reverence to what they consider manifestations of his nature visible in the Avatars, particularly Rama and Krishna. They use distinctive marks, and wear a double string of silk bound around the right wrist. They do not uniformly employ frontal lines, but some make a perpendicular streak with ashes of a burned offering to Hanuman. Their moral system approaches that of the Hindu Quietists or the Greek Stoics, consisting chiefly of a spirit of rigid indifference to the world, its pleasures and its pains, advantages and disadvantages; and a strict adherence to all ordinary social and religious duties, combined with the calm hope of final absorption into the one spirit which pervades all things.