“Well, tomorrow I’m off to India!”
I have a friend whose life at least on the surface was one to be envied! He had a big apartment, great advertising job with plenty of possibilities for advancement, nice car, interesting collections of minerals, architectural models and paintings. He called me up one day and said, “Well, tomorrow I’m off to India!” “Oh, for how long?” I replied. There was an odd silence of a few seconds and then he said, “Forever!” “WHAT?!” I blurted out! “What’s this about?” He said, “Well, all I know is that this isn’t enough even though I have no idea what I’m looking for!” I countered, “But why India?” to which he replied, “I’m going to find a Guru and then maybe figure it all out.” The next day he left and 25 years later has not returned!
While this might all
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