See the mind not as too strong for us to resist, but as too weak to resist the world’s toys
Jan22

See the mind not as too strong for us to resist, but as too weak to resist the world’s toys

When we wish to do something constructive, the mind often diverts us here, there and everywhere. Seeing how forcefully …

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To forget that one is forgetful is to become a fool
Dec07

To forget that one is forgetful is to become a fool

We may know people who are notoriously forgetful. They forget scheduled meetings and when we exasperatedly call them, …

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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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Gita 06.25 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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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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