Don’t blunt the intelligence with indulgence; sharpen it with abstinence
Sep20

Don’t blunt the intelligence with indulgence; sharpen it with abstinence

Our intelligence is like a knife. It can cut through the surface appearance of things and see their deeper nature. Just as…

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Better to be on the wrong side of history than on the wrong side of reality
Sep19

Better to be on the wrong side of history than on the wrong side of reality

Materialists sometimes accuse spiritualists, “You people are so old-fashioned, holding on to regressive ideas like…

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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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