India can be viewed differently as the home of miracles and wonders and of extremities. It includes those inbuilt reflexes that arose during the British when enslavement and suppression took place. Apart from or better to say parallel to this there is a beautiful presence of spirituality essentially in every human.
Two westerners of their early thirties lived in the ashrams of Vishwaguru Maheshwaranandaji for a few years in the 1990-s. They were followers of Alakhpuriji Siddhapeeth Parampara being the disciples of Vishwaguru Maheshwaranandaji. Once they travelled from Jaipur to Kailash where their ashrams are located. It was summer and hot as it should be in Rajasthan, India. They wear orange upper t-shirts and white trousers, having no hair but they were not dressed as swamis or monks. They had to change their bus so stopped for a while and popped into the local cafe to have something cool and refreshing. At the door two Indians with the similar age to westerners came out from the cofe and stopped them. One of the locals greeted the westerners seeing the dress and haircut of them and visibly understood that they were spiritual followers of a Guru. Humbly with folded hands he wanted to touch their feet. Of course they did not allowed to be greeted in this way since they were neither masters nor swamis. But the Indian insisted on asking them that they bless him with knowledge, gyana. They explained that he should come to their masters and their ashrams and he will experience that gyana he was looking for.