yes, it’s true, jesus [hesus] was the name of the sweet spaniard dude sitting next to me for the first part of the journey from delhi to ajmer. he was a buddhist, a zen buddhist, in fact, of the japanese nichiren sect. so i had a good laugh at his expense [no doubt i am not the first nor the last to do this]. it was jesus the buddhist’s first time travelling alone and he had been too scared to take a rickshaw in delhi so I tried to teach him to go forth and haggle [ie toughen up]. i hope he finds his inner peace [aka enlightenment].
speaking of names, ive also been fortunate to exchange pleasantries with krisha and ganesh, the guys, not the gods. i think i need to invent my own travelling goddess name. any suggestions for cool holy sounding names? madonna is too obvious. athena, goddess of war?