To grow in devotion, focus not on emotion but on dedication
Apr04

To grow in devotion, focus not on emotion but on dedication

The Bhagavad-gita features an intriguing paradox. On one hand, it repeatedly urges seekers to stay unaffected amidst …

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Process produces progress – focus on process, not progress
Mar19

Process produces progress – focus on process, not progress

Sometimes parents tell their children who are reluctant to eat: “Eat, then your muscles will become big –...

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The more we expect meditation to be a break from hard work, the more meditation becomes hard work
Sep10

The more we expect meditation to be a break from hard work, the more meditation becomes hard work

Our daily life, with its many obligations, requires hard work. So, if we make time to meditate, we expect meditation to serve…

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Let determination enthrone, not dethrone, devotion

We may wonder: “Determination requires using our own willpower, whereas devotion requires depending on Krishna’s…

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See spiritual advancement in overall dedication not ritual specialization

Many spiritual neophytes get enamored on seeing virtuoso cultural skills in spiritual teachers. They often consider …

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Fasting is an opportunity for feasting
Jun29

Fasting is an opportunity for feasting

Some people think of fasting as a means of achieving mastery over their body. They fast to increase their willpower by refusing…

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