See Krishna not just as a shock-absorber, but also as a goal-transformer
Aug05

See Krishna not just as a shock-absorber, but also as a goal-transformer

Many people treat God as a shock-absorber. Just as a car’s shock-absorber is needed to minimize jolts while driving, …

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To see Krishna’s love through the filter of our desires is to blind ourselves to his love
Jun09

To see Krishna’s love through the filter of our desires is to blind ourselves to his love

Suppose a child gets infatuated with a toy and demands it from his mother. If she refuses, he cries, “You don’t love me.”…

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Between the extremes of pantheism and deism lies the holism of panentheism
Sep03

Between the extremes of pantheism and deism lies the holism of panentheism

Pantheism equates God with nature. It implies that whatever exists in nature is all that there is to God, that he has no self-existence…

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Don’t raise your eyes alone – raise your heart too
Jun13

Don’t raise your eyes alone – raise your heart too

When we face overwhelming problems in life, we may lift our eyes and look for help from higher powers, ultimately from God,…

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To sweeten your devotion, heighten your conception and motivation
Jan24

To sweeten your devotion, heighten your conception and motivation

Sometimes we may find our bhakti practices lacking in taste. To gain steady taste, we need to heighten our conception of …

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Don’t use a gold slab as a shade against sunburn
Aug10

Don’t use a gold slab as a shade against sunburn

Suppose a tribal who has never heard of gold is walking under the hot sun and spots a gold slab jutting out of the ground. But…

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