When I arrived at college I began to read the scriptures of other world religions. It was reading the Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism that helped me understand that Christ was speaking, not as the monomaniacal leader of my own religious sect, but from the heart of being itself. Just as Jesus had his “I am” sayings, so Krishna said, “I am the soul of all beings… seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings.” It was the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads that convinced me that Christ was calling us not to Christianity, but to life itself.