When the mind makes the irrational seem rational, catch it in its irrationality
Oct16

When the mind makes the irrational seem rational, catch it in its irrationality

When we do something irrational, we may wonder, “Why did I do such a thing?” Because the mind may have stupefied us by …

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The impersonal stereotype of impersonalists militates against personlism
Oct15

The impersonal stereotype of impersonalists militates against personlism

An impersonal stereotype of impersonalists refers to the notion among some neophyte personalists that all impersonalists…

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The best translation of the Gita is its translation into life
Oct14

The best translation of the Gita is its translation into life

People interested in the Bhagavad-gita sometimes ask, “Which is its best translation?” The best translation is its…

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The defect of dallying with the mind is that it makes the dallier a defector
Oct13

The defect of dallying with the mind is that it makes the dallier a defector

We are all in an inner war with the mind, which the Bhagavad-gita (06.06) indicates is often our enemy. In this war, scriptural…

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Expect meditation to be challenging before it becomes comforting
Oct12

Expect meditation to be challenging before it becomes comforting

Seekers often ask, “Meditation is supposed to be rejuvenating, but I sometimes find it boring, even tiring. Why is that?”…

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