Saying no to temptation doesn’t mean much if we don’t mean no
Sep13

Saying no to temptation doesn’t mean much if we don’t mean no

Suppose someone we know succumbs to some unworthy temptation. After succumbing, they realize that the pleasure was nowhere…

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Resisting temptation while holding on to attachments is like fighting an enemy while staying shackled
Nov02

Resisting temptation while holding on to attachments is like fighting an enemy while staying shackled

Suppose a warrior has been shackled by their enemy. If they want to fight back, they need to first break free from the ropes.…

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Gita 02.59 explained

Link to purport by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Transcript of Bhakti-Shastri class on this verse by Chaitanya…

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The weighing scale does not lie

Some excessively obese people may be told, almost forced, by their doctors and relatives to adopt a regulated diet to lose…

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Better than to beware is to be aware
Dec29

Better than to beware is to be aware

To beware is to be cautious about danger. To be aware is to be conscious of oneself and one’s surroundings. Both of these can help in our spiritual life, but to be aware is more positive and productive. The Bhagavad-gita (02.54-72) describes the characteristics ...

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Don’t look over temptation – overlook it
Sep23

Don’t look over temptation – overlook it

Our eyes hunger for alluring sense objects. On seeing such objects, we look over them, sometimes again and again. Wanting…

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