Being devout means to have or show deep religious feeling or commitment to a cause or belief. In the guru-shishya parampara, as advocated in the Indian culture, the central theme is that the respect, commitment, devotion and obedience of the student towards his guru, is the best way for attaining subtle or advanced knowledge. Vasudeva asserts that he is not a guru, a philosopher, or a preacher, but a student learning from the greatest teachers of all, Nature.
"It seems clear at last that our love for the natural world — Nature — is the only means by which we can requite God's obvious love for it." - Edward Abbey