Temple on the Highway

Apr 18, 2005

Indian spirituality is not the Kumbh Mela. It is neither brainless devotees chanting the same old name nor is it saffron robed men pulling stunts to gather attention of your wallet. Perhaps the accidental spiritualist might encounter such touristy piety, but Indian spirituality runs way, way deeper.

Perhaps it is because we are off the beaten path, or perhaps it is for some other reason we aren't conscious of, but we keep running into absolutely sincere cultivators of truth. Saint Harisevakdass is one such example.

After being raised by wandering monks, he did deep meditations for many years. Eventually, he felt like he wanted to serve the entire world. He sat under a tree in the middle of nowhere. Today, there's a temple around him that manages to bring deep smiles to all passerby's like Guri and myself.

[ Read about Harisevakdass's iJourney ]

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