Prayer is meant to act as a complement to prudent action, not as a replacement
Apr02

Prayer is meant to act as a complement to prudent action, not as a replacement

Some people think of prayer as a magic wand to solve all problems or as a mystical shield against all problems. For example,…

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Social isolation can be an opportunity to realize how we all are spiritually connected
Apr01

Social isolation can be an opportunity to realize how we all are spiritually connected

Suppose a pandemic compels us to adopt social distancing. Instead of feeling lonely, we can repurpose that isolation for…

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Contextualizing absolute-sounding scriptural statements doesn’t minimize those statements; not contextualizing minimizes them
Mar31

Contextualizing absolute-sounding scriptural statements doesn’t minimize those statements; not contextualizing minimizes them

How do we make sense of absolute-sounding statements in wisdom-texts such as the Bhagavad-gita? Consider its declaration…

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God can transform flashlights into floodlights, just stay in his light
Mar30

God can transform flashlights into floodlights, just stay in his light

Suppose we are walking on a road and suddenly the power goes off. Though we might initially groan or rant, we will soon pull…

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The essence of karma is universal harmony, not judgmental morality
Mar29

The essence of karma is universal harmony, not judgmental morality

Some people oppose the idea of karma: “It is just one among many differing systems of morality. These systems simply make…

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