|On 14/11/2005 ShinToe Warrior wrote:
>On 14/11/2005 Phil Box wrote:
>>Any thoughts on when the pilgrimages will start to the hermit in the
>If he develops a golden glow around himself and does a nifty line in miraculous
>healings, then pilgrimages
>may start and he could be more popular than Julian's clinic.
The above scenario is very unlikely. I think visiting to check that he's ok is a good idea. The fact that
some dude is living in a cave means pretty much that. just some dude living in a cave. I equate the
"pilgrimage" thing as hooking into one of those "grass is greener" fantasies where people daydream about
'the simple life' and its wholesomeness and purity. You might cope for a week or maybe more, but then
you would be running whimpering back to your regular lifestyles. Sorry folks, his cave is entirely without
hot & cold running water, a flushing toilet, electricity, internet, decent coffee, comfy couches, television,
refridgeration or a lockable front door.
Oh & by the way, he ain't no spiritual master either.
Here is a simple test to find out how much you envy his life & situation. If you could swap lives with him
permanently(- i.e. you couldnt change your mind afterwards), would you?