A God who pretended we had no shortcomings would be a God who did not take our potential seriously
Aug29

A God who pretended we had no shortcomings would be a God who did not take our potential seriously

Suppose a coach tells a trainee-athlete, “You have no shortcomings.” Such a pampering statement would mean that the…

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Scripture is meant to be not just mapped, but also mined
Mar19

Scripture is meant to be not just mapped, but also mined

Suppose we are in a territory rich with buried treasures. We may map the territory, but we will be enriched only when we mine…

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Read scripture and read from scripture – don’t read into scripture
Dec26

Read scripture and read from scripture – don’t read into scripture

For our life-journey, scripture is like a map. The Bhagavad-gita (16.24) urges us to make informed decisions based on scriptural…

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Study scripture as a scuba diver, not a surface swimmer
Sep19

Study scripture as a scuba diver, not a surface swimmer

When we swim in the ocean on its surface, we may find its vastness exciting. But if we want to find pearls, we need to dive deep…

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Knowledge that is inert can’t make us alert

Suppose the knowledge about road signs that we studied for getting a driving license has become inert within us. It has gone…

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Let our life’s script be shaped by scripture
Nov04

Let our life’s script be shaped by scripture

When we make decisions, we usually think that we are choosing freely. However, we decide not just by our conscious intentions…

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