A Letter from Howard Murphet
Volume 2 Issue 18 Oct 2004 Feature Articles

From the hermitages of the Himalayas and the Ashrams along the sacred Ganges, we came back to New Delhi. There, at a leading social club, we met a top business executive who said, “So, you are looking for the spiritual life of India. There is none! That’s all past. We are looking for what you have in the West – material progress.” In another place, a Professor of History also tried to dampen our enthusiasm. “Believe me,” he said, “there is no spirituality left in this country. In the India of old there was, but it died a thousand years ago.”

Murphet did not accept these negative views. He felt it in his guts that all these people were wrong, and went to an ashram near Agra to have talks with the people there. In the course of his conversations, he heard a story. According to this, a young seeker asked a Guru: “How do I find God Incarnate?” The reply given was: “Pray everyday to God that He will lead you to the Man in whom He is at present incarnated.” The man who narrated this incident to Murphet added, “I suggest the same to you now. Such a prayer will undoubtedly be answered.And when it is, please write and let me know!”

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