Two ways to gauge our devotion

When we strive to grow on the devotional path, we may wonder, “Are we actually advancing?” To know, we can consider the change…

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How to see desire as a blessing, not as a burden?
Dec07

How to see desire as a blessing, not as a burden?

On the spiritual path, we often think of desire as a burden that needs to be shed. And yes, many of our desires do impede our …

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What happens to our desires when we become enlightened?
Dec03

What happens to our desires when we become enlightened?

Some people hold that the enlightened are free from all desires; they perceive that desire is often the cause of illusion,…

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Is our body fast becoming an ego feast?
Nov16

Is our body fast becoming an ego feast?

Suppose we fast strictly on sacred days, abstaining even from water. When we see others eating normally, we may look down…

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The test of success in bhakti is taste for bhakti
Jan30

The test of success in bhakti is taste for bhakti

When we practice bhakti, we may wonder, “How do I know if I am progressing and succeeding?” On the spiritual journey, our …

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Devotion is not just emotion – it is conscious continuous cultivation
Aug19

Devotion is not just emotion – it is conscious continuous cultivation

Many people conceive of devotion as a pleasant, pious emotion that they experience occasionally. However, devotion is…

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