The Gita’s purpose is not to proclaim God’s position, but to transform man’s disposition
Nov03

The Gita’s purpose is not to proclaim God’s position, but to transform man’s disposition

The Bhagavad-gita concludes with a proclamation: “Wherever there is Krishna and Arjuna, there will be victory.” …

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Spirituality unleashes our purity and our potency
Dec09

Spirituality unleashes our purity and our potency

The Bhagavad-gita’s concluding verse (18.78) depicts an imagery that transcends its battlefield context and highlights…

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God doesn’t need us to harmonize with him – we need to harmonize with him
Jul23

God doesn’t need us to harmonize with him – we need to harmonize with him

The Bhagavad-gita (18.78) concludes that where Krishna and Arjuna are together, victory follows. This declaration may…

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The Gita’s concluding prophecy answers its starting enquiry
Feb07

The Gita’s concluding prophecy answers its starting enquiry

Great books often feature between their start and end a symmetry, a circularity that brings a fulfilling sense of completeness…

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Surrender to God is not the suppression of human will, but its perfection
Apr03

Surrender to God is not the suppression of human will, but its perfection

  Some people hold that surrender to God is demeaning, for it suppresses human will. Their argument assumes that all…

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The two endings of the Gita point to the same end
Dec07

The two endings of the Gita point to the same end

The Bhagavad-gita has two endings based on the two nested conversations that comprise its narrative. The outer, framing…

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