But oddly enough, it's almost exactly what i thought would happen.
To sum up. Visiting the Sai Baba ashram was kinda weird for the following reasons.
- Sai Baba is now in a wheel chair
- thus he doesn't mix up w/ the People so much anymore
- if he comes out at all
- and sometimes he comes out in a car
- ( a modest one)
- and people get all focussed on the car like the paparazzi
- that feels weird
- But mostly life there requires a LOT of waiting
- because he MIGHT come out
- no books or entertainments allowed
- you must practice your patience
- or meditate
- 4 + hours of sitting around/day
- Mulitiplied by the 4000 (by my estimate) expectant individuals
- = a lot of wating
Patience is important, yes. But i was seriously thinking about other ways we could all be using our time.
But still, i stayed there for 4 days and feel good about it. Why? 'Cause:
- it felt right
- i didn't have many mindblowing connections w/ anyone, but i did have a few good conversations
- with other former skeptics
- who concurred about "the feeling" they weirdly got to lay eyes on Mr Sai Baba
- but mostly it felt right
Ok it wasn't at all the crazy mind evolution that it was the 1st time i went, but i didn't expect it to be. i just wanted to pop in and say "hello" and i did.
Somebody there gave me a Sai Baba book w/ the cheezy title Master the Mind and Be a Mastermind, which isn't a great read or anything, but it does make me feel a wee bit guilty about my intentions of toking at Goa. Ah well, you win some you lose some.