"No one from the West is ever prepared for India, which is partly what makes it such a compelling destination. The West is the kingdom of doubts, and the kingdom of logic, of critical analysis, of cynicism, of progress at the expense of human values, of the need to prove and be proven. In India, if the pilgrim is the least bit vulnerable, she is disarmed of her logic. One loves and hates India, in part for this exact reason- that the usual rules not only don't apply, but actually seem ludicrous and simply unfounded."
-Regina Sara Ryan, Only God: A Biography of Yogi Ramsuratkumar
Bharata Mata or Mother India is India's traditional name. It is derived from "bha" in Sanskrit, meaning "light," and "rata," to revel. Thus India is "the land that revels in the light of Eternal Wisdom."