Distress is not due to the nature of nature but due to our disharmony with nature
Jul28

Distress is not due to the nature of nature but due to our disharmony with nature

Suppose we get a warning that the weather outside is freezing cold. If we still venture out without wearing any warm clothes,…

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Comparing various paths up a mountain can’t take us up the mountain
Jun03

Comparing various paths up a mountain can’t take us up the mountain

Prospective spiritual seekers are often perplexed by a question: which path to follow? This important question merits…

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The Gita enlightens and lightens our life-journey
Apr30

The Gita enlightens and lightens our life-journey

Suppose we are struggling to walk on a dark road while carrying a heavy burden. If the streetlights turn on, we won’t stumble…

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Grace is not life’s sugar coating; it is life’s substantial reorienting
Feb09

Grace is not life’s sugar coating; it is life’s substantial reorienting

We usually seek God’s grace in material terms such as more money, a bigger house or a better job. However, for the spiritual…

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Union of wills requires not the breaking of will but the building of will
Oct16

Union of wills requires not the breaking of will but the building of will

We may have a lose-win conception in our relationship with God: He is the Supreme, and we have no option but to obey him, else…

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Devotion is a dexterous dance between dependence and determination
Sep07

Devotion is a dexterous dance between dependence and determination

Some people feel, “As devotion requires becoming dependent on God, it makes the devoted passive, abandoning their initiative…

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