India has the ability to stop you in your tracks to the extent that you can even forget what you were doing or where you were going. This is just what happened to me when I passed this Hindu priest in south India. I know that Hindu priests bless all kinds of things like new homes and new offices but when I walked by a small temple and saw a priest out front making a full puja over this brand new motorcycle, I had to smile, stop and ultimately walk away impressed.
As an eye-witness to this curious event, my respect for Hinduism’s flexibility deepened. And as one of the world’s oldest faiths, Hinduism is not in any danger of becoming obsolete with its astounding capacity to adapt to contemporary life and serve its followers. Vroom! Vroom! Om Shanti!