Does devotion suppress our individuality and intelligence?
Jun29

Does devotion suppress our individuality and intelligence?

Some people feel that if they start practicing bhakti spirituality, they will simply have to obey God and thereby suppress…

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How to share knowledge effectively
May31

How to share knowledge effectively

Spoon-feeding someone means giving them so much information so pre-digested that it neither requires nor allows any further…

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Philosophical education teaches us how to think, ideological indoctrination tells us what to think
Feb18

Philosophical education teaches us how to think, ideological indoctrination tells us what to think

We all speak, but that doesn’t mean we know how to speak effectively. Similarly, we all think, but that doesn’t mean …

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The Gita equips the thoughtful to become more faithful and the faithful to become more thoughtful
Jan19

The Gita equips the thoughtful to become more faithful and the faithful to become more thoughtful

Some people say, “Thoughtfulness and faithfulness don’t go well together. If someone thinks too deeply, many of the…

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Contemplation is the foundation of action; without contemplation, what we do is not action but reaction
Jan12

Contemplation is the foundation of action; without contemplation, what we do is not action but reaction

Some people view contemplation and action as opposites: “If we are contemplative, we can’t be active.” To substantiate…

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The denial of free will converts God into devil
Dec30

The denial of free will converts God into devil

Some people say, “Everything is controlled by God – we have no free will. Whatever we do is ultimately done by God.”…

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