Everyone knows the old joke about the Jewish mother who travels to the Far East to seek an audience with a guru. Passing through the outer doors of his monastery, she is told that she can see him but can only utter five words. She approaches the guru, puts down her bag and says, “So Sheldon, come home already.”
Well, this guy is the real thing. Born Jeffrey Miller, a Jew, he is today the most important American Buddhist, and is better known to millions as the Lama Surya Das. Except to his mother: she calls him the "Deli Lama." And yet, people still respect him. Amazing.