Grammy winner American singer-rapper-musician-producer Kanye West’s reported decision to escape to a Hindu ashram (hermitage) in India for about a month to seek spiritual guidance.
Kanye Omari West (Graduation), 32, was crowned by MTV as the “Hottest MC in the Game”. Death of West’s mother in 2007 after surgery complications reportedly left a lasting impression on him. He recently cancelled his joint tour with American recording artist Lady Gaga. Last month he stage-crashed at MTV Video Music Awards and US President Barack Obama called him “jackass”. Ashram trip would come as a long needed break for him.
This Ashram is located in a small coastal town in South India. In Sri Aurobindo’s (philosopher-yogi who died in 1950) view, Man, at present, lives mostly in his surface mind, life and body. There is an inner being within which pushes him to a constant pursuit of a greater beauty, harmony, power and knowledge.