Don’t let the mind play truant in the school of bhakti
Feb08

Don’t let the mind play truant in the school of bhakti

Suppose a mother sends her child to school, but the child after wearing the uniform and carrying the satchel slips off to …

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Let scripture lead beyond the head’s complexity to the heart’s simplicity
Jul03

Let scripture lead beyond the head’s complexity to the heart’s simplicity

The heart’s simplicity refers to, in the context of spiritual life, the simple love of the heart for Krishna, the uncomplicated…

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Absorption is a function of not just attraction but also determination
Jun19

Absorption is a function of not just attraction but also determination

Sometimes during our devotional practices we may find our mind slipping away to other things that we are more attracted …

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Expand your horizons in vision, but concentrate them in implementation
Apr18

Expand your horizons in vision, but concentrate them in implementation

“Expand your horizons” is a popular saying among the ambitious. The Bhagavad-gita takes this saying to a higher level…

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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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Decrease the perception of effort and increase the anticipation of reward by intellectual conviction
Aug28

Decrease the perception of effort and increase the anticipation of reward by intellectual conviction

When we practice spiritual life, our mind holds us back by making us feel that the effort is too much and the reward too little.…

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