NEPAL (BP) — Pavan* grew up feeling unsettled in his destiny. As the firstborn son in his family, he thought he would have to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Buddhist monk.
But music intervened into this cultural tradition that should have dictated his future.
Pavan, now a Christian pastor, recounted his past and the persistent fear that once plagued him: He had been afraid of dying.
“There was no peace. There was no meaning in life,” Pavan said in an interview in Nepal. “It compelled me to ask the question, ‘What am I here for? And how long? And what happens after I leave this earth?'” [Read more…]