The Gita enlightens and lightens our life-journey
Apr30

The Gita enlightens and lightens our life-journey

Suppose we are struggling to walk on a dark road while carrying a heavy burden. If the streetlights turn on, we won’t stumble…

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Grace is not life’s sugar coating; it is life’s substantial reorienting
Feb09

Grace is not life’s sugar coating; it is life’s substantial reorienting

We usually seek God’s grace in material terms such as more money, a bigger house or a better job. However, for the spiritual…

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Union of wills requires not the breaking of will but the building of will
Oct16

Union of wills requires not the breaking of will but the building of will

We may have a lose-win conception in our relationship with God: He is the Supreme, and we have no option but to obey him, else…

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Devotion is a dexterous dance between dependence and determination
Sep07

Devotion is a dexterous dance between dependence and determination

Some people feel, “As devotion requires becoming dependent on God, it makes the devoted passive, abandoning their initiative…

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The power to compel is not the power to convince
Apr06

The power to compel is not the power to convince

Sometimes, people in positions of authority can command and compel their subordinates to do their bidding. “My way or…

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Don’t rate spiritual wisdom using the laughter test
Jun14

Don’t rate spiritual wisdom using the laughter test

Some people come to spiritual talks primarily for hearing jokes. Indeed, they rate as best those spiritual teachers who…

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