This pretty much sums up my take on life. I know that I'm going out on a limb and an opinion such as this makes me susceptible to public ridicule. But that's one thing I stopped worrying about many years ago.
At the tender age of eighteen I whole-heartedly took up the practices of Bhakti Yoga with enthusiasm and youthful exuberance. Not having a Ferrari to sell I left behind my 500cc "Thumper" and moved into an ashram or commune to become a full time practitioner. Shaving my head and donning robes I probably gave my parents nightmares and certainly a few too many sleepless nights! Public opinion be damned I had found what I was looking for.
Later as a novice monk I travelled to Allahabad, India to attend Maha Kumbha Mela, probably one of the largest spiritually motivated gatherings of its time. At this vast tented city along the Ganges, amongst approximately 29 Million visitors were all variety of sadhus, ascetics, yogis, holy men and the occasional self proclaimed "God" or incarnation. I saw first hand the deep faith and spiritual commitment inherent in the psyche of the peoples of India. Needless to say I was impressed, though also a little surprised at what appeared to be naivete and unquestionable devotion.
My resolve was strengthened to strive for a thorough understanding of the ancient Vedic traditions of India.
Over the coming months I hope to share with you some of this rich tapestry of spiritual tradition and wisdom, it's concepts, beliefs and how they can be relevant to us all.