Just because the world is a place of misery doesn’t mean we have to accept atrocity
Jul12

Just because the world is a place of misery doesn’t mean we have to accept atrocity

Some people say, “The Bhagavad-gita’s statement that the world is a place of misery makes people fatalistic, passively…

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Be single-minded, not single-geared
Jun25

Be single-minded, not single-geared

Suppose we decide to drive by a particular path to a particular destination. If that path is blocked, we will flexibly choose…

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Empowerment doesn’t mean absence of obstacles – it means perseverance amidst obstacles
Jun05

Empowerment doesn’t mean absence of obstacles – it means perseverance amidst obstacles

In spiritual circles, special souls who do extraordinary services are considered empowered by the divine. When we try …

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Let our confidence come from not who we are, but whose we are
Mar27

Let our confidence come from not who we are, but whose we are

Suppose we are climbing a huge mountain. Seeing how tall it is, we may lose heart and give up. If, however, we are a part of a …

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Consciousness of Krishna is not just passive contemplation – it is also active dedication
Jan04

Consciousness of Krishna is not just passive contemplation – it is also active dedication

Some people fear, “If I become conscious of Krishna, as the Bhagavad-gita recommends, won’t I become passive, just longing for some otherworldly reality, doing nothing practical?” No, the Bhagavad-gita’s setting and substance both convey that spirituality fosters activity, not passivity.

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Comprehension of scripture comes by absorption, not projection
Oct10

Comprehension of scripture comes by absorption, not projection

The Bhagavad-gita, being a widely respected book, is often misappropriated by people with their own agendas. Such people…

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