“Covered with various flowers, shoots and buds, that monkey, resembling a cloud, became beautiful to behold, looking like a mountain with fireflies.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 1.51)
स नानाकुसुमैः कीर्णः कपिः साङ्कुरकोरकैः |
शुशुभे मेघसंकाशः खद्योतैरिव पर्वतः
sa nānākusumaiḥ kīrṇaḥ kapiḥ sāṅkurakorakaiḥ |
śuśubhe meghasaṃkāśaḥ khadyotairiva parvataḥ
“Not that I am keen on travelling. If I am visiting a friend who lives in another city, I do not bother them every day to go to tourist sites. I am fine just sitting at home, relaxing, chatting, eating good food and the like. The change of setting is enough for me.
“From hearing about life in bhakti-yoga, or genuine spiritual practice in general, it seems like a person might get stuck in the same place for a while. You hear about these yogis going to live in a remote cave. They don’t have possessions…
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