Coming from all over the country, often on foot, to the town of Haridwar,
pilgrims and sadhus are overwhelmed by tiredness, and lay on the bare ground
of the ghats, while others eat or attend to their children. I find these scenes
as attractive as the place itself, better, the place would be inconceivable
without its pulsing life, which often includes animals, as well as human beings.
I feel myself completely at ease in these surroundings.