They say you never return from Vrindavana the same person – the spiritual impressions created here run deep, transforming heart and mind in mysterious ways. It’s also clear that we don’t enter Vrindavana the same person – compared to previous visits, you can detect the change in perception, receptivity, absorption, and focus. Whether the short and powerful spiritual injection of a sacred pilgrimage, or the sustained and dedicated day-to-day practices in home base, both have their unique transformational effects. When consciousness transforms, it opens the doors to unchartered spiritual territory – not because we gain access to something new, but because we begin penetrating deeper into the same truths. The scholar-saints define the Supreme Spirit and the ancient literatures as “Purana,” which literally means ‘the oldest.’ They say Purana can also mean “Nava Pura,” or ‘filled with freshness.’ As we transform into our pure self, the ‘oldest’ is experienced in ‘ever-fresh’ ways!