The mind is a specialist in forgetfulness
Jul16

The mind is a specialist in forgetfulness

When we indulge indiscriminately in sensual pleasures, we experience their actual nature. They are insubstantial, lasting…

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The mind may be a drinker, but the intelligence doesn’t have to be a bartender
Dec10

The mind may be a drinker, but the intelligence doesn’t have to be a bartender

Suppose a compulsive drinker enters a bar and orders drinks. The bartender may be obliged to obey, but if the drinker...

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Temptations will come, we don’t have to welcome
May08

Temptations will come, we don’t have to welcome

Seekers sometimes ask, “I am practicing bhakti-yoga seriously, yet I feel tempted by worldly desires. Why is bhakti...

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Choosing doubt as the means for knowing is like choosing immobility as the means for traveling
Feb07

Choosing doubt as the means for knowing is like choosing immobility as the means for traveling

Some contemporary intellectuals are proud of their skepticism. They delight in their capacity to doubt and discredit...

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Knowing begins with believing
Feb06

Knowing begins with believing

Atheists often decry belief as something undesirable that should be wiped out by science. Yet they overlook the...

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The best time to win the battle against temptation is before it begins
Jan30

The best time to win the battle against temptation is before it begins

To practice spiritual life means to enter into a war against temptation, the temptation for enjoying matter. The arena...

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