As Jobs was eating, the holy man---who was not much older than Jobs---picked him out of the crowd,
pointed at him, and began laughing maniacally.
"He came running over and grabbed me and made a tooting sound and said,
'You are just like a baby,'” recalled Jobs.
"I was not relishing this attention.”
Taking Jobs by the hand, he led him out of the worshipful crowd and walked him up to a hill,
where there was a well and a small pond.
"We sit down and he pulls out this straight razor.
I'm thinking he's a nutcase and begin to worry.
Then he pulls out a bar of soap---I had long hair at the time---and he lathered up my hair and shaved my head.
He told me that he was saving my health.”
Daniel Kottke arrived in India at the beginning of the summer, and Jobs went back to New Delhi to meet him.
They wandered, mainly by bus, rather aimlessly.
By this point Jobs was no longer trying to find a guru who could impart wisdom,
but instead was seeking enlightenment through ascetic experience, deprivation, and simplicity.
He was not able to achieve inner calm.
Kottke remembers him getting into a furious shouting match with a Hindu woman in a village marketplace who,
Jobs alleged, had been watering down the milk she was selling them.
Yet Jobs could also be generous.
When they got to the town of Manali, Kottke's sleeping bag was stolen with his traveler's checks in it.
"Steve covered my food expenses and bus ticket back to Delhi,” Kottke recalled.
He also gave Kottke the rest of his own money, $100, to tide him over.
During his seven months in India, he had written to his parents only sporadically,
getting mail at the American Express office in New Delhi when he passed through,
and so they were somewhat surprised when they got a call from the Oakland airport asking them to pick him up.
They immediately drove up from Los Altos.
"My head had been shaved, I was wearing Indian cotton robes, and my skin had turned a deep, chocolate brown-red from the sun,” he recalled.
"So I'm sitting there and my parents walked past me about five times and finally my mother came up and said 'Steve?' and I said 'Hi!'”
They took him back home, where he continued trying to find himself.
It was a pursuit with many paths toward enlightenment.
In the mornings and evenings he would meditate and study Zen,
and in between he would drop in to audit physics or engineering courses at Stanford.