“Excuse me, Anantacharya-ji.”
“Yes? Please speak up.” He raised both bare feet off the floor and tucked them in under the folds of his dhoti.
“I was taught—maybe I simply assumed—that Indian philosophers wrote in verse to make it easier to memorize the texts. Is that so?”
He studied my face. “And why we should memorize now, when written word is so easy to find?”