How dejection can inspire a spiritual connection
Apr18

How dejection can inspire a spiritual connection

The Bhagavad-gita’s first chapter is often titled as arjuna-vishada-yoga, which means the spiritual connection (yoga)…

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What defines who we really are?
Apr17

What defines who we really are?

At the start of the Bhagavad-gita, Arjuna feels hesitant to engage in the Kurukshetra war because he feels that a kingdom…

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Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita
Apr15

Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita

The Bhagavad-gita’s first chapter depicts Arjuna subjected to three increasingly intense tensions: emotional, ethical…

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Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter
Apr14

Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter

Dhritarashtra’s blindness — physical: His blindness, being physical, was the most self-evident. It prevented him from…

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Why the I can’t count solely on the eye
Apr13

Why the I can’t count solely on the eye

Suppose a person steering a ship sees something small and shiny ahead. They overlook it as unimportant, not knowing that…

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How perception is an ethical act
Apr12

How perception is an ethical act

We usually think of perception as a merely mechanical act; when some object comes within our visual range, we see it.  However,…

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