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Resolving emotional tensions through Gita wisdom

Emotions are among the strongest forces that shape our actions and our life at large. Unfortunately, emotions can...


Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita

The Bhagavad-gita’s first chapter depicts Arjuna subjected to three increasingly intense tensions: emotional,...


Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter

Dhritarashtra’s blindness — physical: His blindness, being physical, was the most self-evident. It prevented him...


Why the I can’t count solely on the eye

Suppose a person steering a ship sees something small and shiny ahead. They overlook it as unimportant, not knowing...


How perception is an ethical act

We usually think of perception as a merely mechanical act; when some object comes within our visual range, we see...


How to act wisely?

When we face perplexing situations, how can we act wisely? By the proper interaction between our intentions and our...


How to gain insight into complicated situations?

When confronted with complicated situations, we can gain insight into them by using two principles. Let’s apply these...


The courage to take a hard look at ourselves

A mirror helps us see how we look, or more specifically, see whether how we look agrees with how we want to look. We also...


How to make difficult decisions

Throughout our life, we make decisions, consciously or unconsciously, about what to eat, what to read, whom to spend...


When form and substance are different — and when they aren’t

All that glitters is not gold. Such sayings which are present in almost every human culture, highlight a vital reality...


Does the Gita discourage material solutions to problems?

Some people ask, “When the Bhagavad-gita (08.15) states that the world is a place of misery, does that mean we can never...


Is the world really a place of misery?

Sometimes, the Bhagavad-gita statement that the world is a place of misery (08.15) is seen as a prescription for...


How Krishna is much bigger than our understanding of Krishna

Krishna may be thought by some as as an image in a temple or as a historical figure. Gita wisdom reveals how he is actually a...