How to endure phases of tastelessness in bhakti
May23

How to endure phases of tastelessness in bhakti

When we start practicing bhakti yoga, we may expect to relish great joy because we are connecting with the one who is the source…

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Without spiritual direction, religious regulation seems like pointless restriction or even painful repression
Apr09

Without spiritual direction, religious regulation seems like pointless restriction or even painful repression

Suppose we’re walking along a road through mountainous territory toward a beautiful resort on the top of a mountain.…

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We can’t always go outside, but we can always go inside
Mar20

We can’t always go outside, but we can always go inside

The outer world is subject to uncontrollable change that can limit our physical freedom. If we can’t go outside, we might…

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If we wait till we feel inspired, we will definitely wait indefinitely
Mar02

If we wait till we feel inspired, we will definitely wait indefinitely

Suppose we want to develop a good habit centered on doing something creative or constructive such as meditate, study wisdom-texts,…

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See God’s love in the resources he provides for our spiritual evolution, not the resources he provides for our material gratification
Feb07

See God’s love in the resources he provides for our spiritual evolution, not the resources he provides for our material gratification

Some people ask, “If God loves us, why does he interfere with our enjoyment?”  God doesn’t interfere with our enjoyment;…

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The mind often recasts antipathy as inability – what it doesn’t want to do, it presents as if it can’t do
Nov21

The mind often recasts antipathy as inability – what it doesn’t want to do, it presents as if it can’t do

Suppose a child doesn’t want to study a particular subject, say, math. He may protest to his mother, “I can’t do this.”…

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