How can we develop both materially and spiritually?
Nov15

How can we develop both materially and spiritually?

We may fear, “If we become too spiritually serious, that will undermine our material prospects. Conversely, if we become…

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If saving lives means something more than delaying death, then we all have the opportunity to save lives
Apr04

If saving lives means something more than delaying death, then we all have the opportunity to save lives

During a pandemic, the medical care providers are the frontline warriors. By their courageous and competent actions, …

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Meditation is not the antithesis of action, it is the basis of action
Sep15

Meditation is not the antithesis of action, it is the basis of action

Some people consider meditation to be a scandalous waste of time. They question dedicated meditators: “How can you waste…

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Our deepest desires should direct us from within, not disappear within
Aug08

Our deepest desires should direct us from within, not disappear within

Suppose we have something precious that we are afraid of losing. We may keep it carefully, deep inside a secret safe. However,…

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We can’t avoid being pushed by time, but we can choose where we are pushed by time
May19

We can’t avoid being pushed by time, but we can choose where we are pushed by time

Just as leaves fallen in an ocean are pushed inexorably by waves, we are pushed inexorably by time toward death. Does that…

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Devotion is expressed through intention and attention, not just emotion and action
Oct20

Devotion is expressed through intention and attention, not just emotion and action

People often equate devotion with feel-good emotions or ritualistic actions. If they feel good while practicing bhakti…

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