One has to wonder what ancient life was like: it must have been very difficult in some respects with danger lurking everywhere from the environment and the possibility of invasion as well. Buddha had such a profound affect on Asian life–even today there are monasteries everywhere; before radios and televisions and telephones there was absolute silence. I wonder constantly about the spiritualism of the monks. All I can say is that one night I repeated a Thai prayer and I felt “the energy” whoosh up my spinal chord. Mysticism is very prevalent among monastics–Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, Christians–you name it. Their spiritual experiences are pretty much beyond any comprehension we could imagine.