Originally Posted by Aditi
It is nice to meet you, too.
I can relate to what you said about the importance of experience. Other people's stories are interesting, for sure, but I am wary of believing in things I can't verify for myself.
What was it that lead you to explore so many different traditions? Was it all searching, or something more like, you already had experience of something and were looking into different ways of exploring it?
You ask very good questions. I had what is called Atma Darshan when I was 3 1/2 years old, which I remember really well, but had no context for it. By the time I was 10 years old I became vegetarian and started to study and practice everything I could find in Native American, Hindu and Buddhist teachings. It has been my calling all my life.