The mind’s feelings are frequently the soul’s failings
Aug10

The mind’s feelings are frequently the soul’s failings

We are sometimes led astray by the mind’s feelings. For example, we may eat a lot because it feels good, but later it…

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Focus not on breaking free from illusion; focus on holding on to reality
Aug08

Focus not on breaking free from illusion; focus on holding on to reality

A person who is bound usually focuses on breaking free by, say, untying or cutting the binding ropes. That kind of focus is…

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We have to sit in the city of nine gates, but we don’t have to be stuck in it
Aug06

We have to sit in the city of nine gates, but we don’t have to be stuck in it

“You are not the body” is a basic teaching of the Bhagavad-gita. Even if we understand it, we can’t wish away our bodily…

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Determination is a function of not just intention but also purification
Aug05

Determination is a function of not just intention but also purification

Suppose a public speaker while giving a talk is troubled by a persistent cough. Can the speaker deal with it merely by a...

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Don’t read so much between the lines as to miss the lines
Aug04

Don’t read so much between the lines as to miss the lines

Erudite Gita commentators throughout history have unpacked its wisdom-filled verses in multiple ways. By examining …

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