Analyzing a spiritual text without applying it is like examining food without eating it
Sep25

Analyzing a spiritual text without applying it is like examining food without eating it

Suppose someone is starving. If they are given food and they spend all their time examining the food, such behavior would…

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Scriptural memorization is meant not for adulation, but for assimilation and application
Feb27

Scriptural memorization is meant not for adulation, but for assimilation and application

Memorization and recitation of scriptures is often recommended as a purificatory practice for spiritual growth. Additionally,…

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We can’t lose weight just by reading books on how to lose weight
Nov05

We can’t lose weight just by reading books on how to lose weight

Learning is foundational for doing, but learning itself is not doing. The difference between the two is evident for activities…

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Information puffs us up; application builds us up
Oct25

Information puffs us up; application builds us up

Devotion requires not the rejection of our material side, but its harmonization with our spiritual purpose. We can use …

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To acquire equal vision externally, cultivate spiritual satisfaction internally – by remembering Krishna devotionally
Mar31

To acquire equal vision externally, cultivate spiritual satisfaction internally – by remembering Krishna devotionally

The Bhagavad-gita repeatedly urges us to see pleasant and unpleasant situations equally. How is this possible? To...

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Let research reinforce, not replace, search

The essence of the spiritual journey is not research, but search. Research refers to an academic, intellectual quest for…

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