My spiritual grand teacher, the teacher of my teacher, numerous times pointed out that the modern humanity is to a large extent disconnected from nature.

Rain is nourishing all life, but because it may come in the way of sensual activities of a modern, sensualist fella, he thinks it to be a nuisance.

Similarly, being so distracted by the pursuit of sense pleasure, some people may not find spiritual goals worth their time.

Mahat is the editor of "16ROUNDS to Samadhi." Born in 1975 on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Monk since the age of 20. Moved to Los Angeles in 1999. Moved to San Diego in 2004. Living in Berkeley since October of 2013.

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