The courage to take a hard look at ourselves
Apr11

The courage to take a hard look at ourselves

A mirror helps us see how we look, or more specifically, see whether how we look agrees with how we want to look. We also need…

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God’s purpose is not just to comfort us – it is also to challenge us and change us
Jan14

God’s purpose is not just to comfort us – it is also to challenge us and change us

When in distress, we often approach God to gain relief. And yes, connecting with God can comfort us. Still, everything about…

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Gita 02.11 explained

2.11-2.30: counters first argument – compassion – by Gyana And now Krishna begins that is the next verse. BG 2.11 sri–…

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Whatever doesn’t challenge us doesn’t change us
Feb03

Whatever doesn’t challenge us doesn’t change us

Suppose a person can lift 20 kg, but they go to a gym and lift 5 kg. Such weight lifting won’t strengthen them. To become stronger,…

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Scripture is not a repeater of the world’s feel-good message
Dec26

Scripture is not a repeater of the world’s feel-good message

Some people think that scripture teaches the same feel-good message of motivation and inspiration that they hear from worldly sources such as self-help teachers and life coaches. Undoubtedly, the Bhagavad-gita does motivate and inspire, but not by reiterating the world’s feel-good message.

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Feel-good without think-good and act-good is no good
Feb08

Feel-good without think-good and act-good is no good

Some people, especially those influenced by new-age notions, equate spirituality with a feel-good laissez-faire:...

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