Thanks for sharing!
Might JB be better understood within the context of such Yogi-isms as "it ain't over until it's over," or "it gets late early around here"?
Wasn't it John the Baptizer who said "I really didn't say everything I said. Then again, I might have said 'em, but you never know...." ?-anthony
Ooooh, that's good.
Seeing John as a generic holy ascetic however, might be partially from the perspective of internationalism. The recognition of common humanity in all peoples. As noted not just by sentiment, but also by the social sciences. Which find similar things in all peoples. Even Indians.