I have always been a seeker, with an abiding interest in Vedic culture. I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation in 1969, while in graduate school. During my doctoral qualifying exam, I was asked what I would do once I finished my degree. Speaking from my heart, not filtered by my more rational and pragmatic intellect, I voiced my dreams for the future… “I will work for five years, save as much as I can and move to Dal Lake in Kashmir, India, and start an import/export business.”