To best defend our consciousness from the world, first raise it above the world
Jun30

To best defend our consciousness from the world, first raise it above the world

Suppose a city is under attack from powerful plunderers. If that city were at ground level, pushing back the attackers would…

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When we realize our deepest identity, we fulfill our highest destiny
Sep14

When we realize our deepest identity, we fulfill our highest destiny

When we are born, we get a conception of identity based on our gender, complexion, dynasty, nationality. Associated with…

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Purity is not just a function of intention – it is also a fruit of devotion
May10

Purity is not just a function of intention – it is also a fruit of devotion

Bhakti-yoga seekers are often encouraged to strive for purity, to connect with Krishna simply for loving him, not for getting…

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In spiritual growth, bhakti is the process and the purpose
Aug14

In spiritual growth, bhakti is the process and the purpose

The Bhagavad-gita (14.26) states that bhakti is the process for transcending our material conditionings, that is, for…

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In the truth of who we are and what we love lies our deepest fulfillment
May15

In the truth of who we are and what we love lies our deepest fulfillment

We all desire lasting life, lasting love and lasting happiness. We expect certain things from those whom we love and feel…

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Enlightenment doesn’t terminate devotion, but culminates in it
May30

Enlightenment doesn’t terminate devotion, but culminates in it

Some impersonalists say, “Enlightenment terminates devotion. As long as we are conditioned and are habituated to thinking…

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