Devotion needs to be expressed to be experienced and enriched
Nov22

Devotion needs to be expressed to be experienced and enriched

Some people say, “Devotion is a matter of the heart. Why exhibit it to the world?” Yes, devotion needn’t be exhibited,…

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God is present in our heart, but our consciousness is usually not present there
Mar20

God is present in our heart, but our consciousness is usually not present there

Some people ask, “Why do we need to go to a temple? God is there in our hearts; we can just remember and worship him in the heart.”…

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Repetition emphasizes – and so does the emphasis in the repetition
Jul27

Repetition emphasizes – and so does the emphasis in the repetition

In linguistic communication, repetition is a standard rhetorical device for conveying emphasis. The Bhagavad-gita …

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The best way to fix the mind on Krishna is to take up responsibilities in his service
Mar27

The best way to fix the mind on Krishna is to take up responsibilities in his service

The Bhagavad-gita repeatedly urges us to fix the mind on Krishna. The specific phrase man-mana (“fix the mind on me”)…

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Free love is a self-contradiction
Feb12

Free love is a self-contradiction

Some people advocate sexual licentiousness by touting it as free love. As we cherish both freedom and love, their combination…

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Realization comes by riveting to the relationship, not the ritual

Reciting mantras, worshiping the Deity, fasting on holy days – many such rituals characterize spiritual life. …

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