Stage Two – Call to Adventure

Kashinath was a serious child, not given much to play.  He spent most of his time in the company of spiritually minded relatives (This House Is On Fire, Chapter 3).  The only play the boy enjoyed was running, and indeed moving quickly was a trait that would follow him throughout his life.

Kashinath’s call to adventure was an inner urging rather than an external influence.  Even as a boy, he was obsessed with two questions: ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What is death?’  Knowing that he would not find the answer to these questions in his little village, he decided to leave home and family and seek the answers.