I can relate to this. I was once an Arjuna-quoting Bhagavad Gita mystic, but I gradually gave it up for the bolt and the buzz — for a be-here-now philosophy and the lure of fast living, fast women, big-city life, the drama of it all, vodka-and-lemonades (before giving those up in the mid ’90s), a movie-chasing life and great-looking T-shirts.