Everyone who is alive has a mind that wanders. It seems to be our nature. If you really want to leave your job and go to India that could be a great trip. I wish you much pleasure.
- None of this has anything to do with enlightenment.
- There are teachers everywhere.
- Meditation has no connection with location.
- Food to eat is available most places
Is important to know what you are trying to achieve. Enlightenment, for example, is characterized by realism, distinguishing clearly between what is real, what is actually happening, and what you think about, which has no existence beyond the thoughts themselves.
Acquiring enlightenment involves two stages:
Stage 1: Realizing there is no such thing
Stage 2: Then it transpires that the second stage is unnecessary
This is possible anywhere.
A guru or spiritual teacher is anyone or anything that is helpful to you in becoming realistic. It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. This is because there are many teachers: a little girl crying, a flower, the moon, a pebble – But there are few ready students. When you are ready you will naturally become aware of many available teachers including human ones.
My advice is: leave your job by all means if you have enough money. Go to India or anywhere else you like and enjoy the trip. But above all, be kind to yourself and to others unconditionally. Expose and dissolve your fixated ways of thinking. Live your life fully without worrying about non-existent things (everything you think, including enlightenment). This is ultimately not different from enlightenment.
Good luck on your way,