The mind herds us and hurts us and hurts others through us
Sep18

The mind herds us and hurts us and hurts others through us

Under the influence of the mind, we often do things that hurt us and hurt others too. For example, being impelled into a fit…

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Evil arises not from Krishna’s intention, but from the soul’s volition
Sep17

Evil arises not from Krishna’s intention, but from the soul’s volition

People often ask, “If God, the creator of world, is good, why does evil exist in the world?” Evil arises not from Krishna’s…

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Our intelligence can be overcome by illusion, yet it is also the key to overcome illusion
Sep16

Our intelligence can be overcome by illusion, yet it is also the key to overcome illusion

To practice spiritual life means to wage an inner war against the illusion created by our lower desires, especially lust.…

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To see life’s positive side, understand what life is and what its positive side is
Sep15

To see life’s positive side, understand what life is and what its positive side is

Some people find the Bhagavad-gita pessimistic: “Why harp on life’s problems? Why not see its positive side?” Actually,…

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Illusion is the ultimate thief of not just our property but also our very identity
Sep14

Illusion is the ultimate thief of not just our property but also our very identity

Suppose thieves steal all the property from their victims. Still, the victims can get relief by, say, withdrawing money…

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