The best translation of the Gita is its translation into life
Oct14

The best translation of the Gita is its translation into life

People interested in the Bhagavad-gita sometimes ask, “Which is its best translation?” The best translation is its…

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The heart of knowledge is the knowledge of the heart
Dec09

The heart of knowledge is the knowledge of the heart

Towards the end of the Bhagavad-gita (18.64), Krishna announces that he will share the most confidential knowledge (sarva…

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Bad times test our faith – and so do good times

Bad times test our faith.  They raise the question: “When I am serving Krishna, why is he not protecting me?” Gita …

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The mind seduces us into doing wrong – and then scolds us for doing wrong
Oct15

The mind seduces us into doing wrong – and then scolds us for doing wrong

Suppose we have a tyrannical boss who tells us first to do something that doesn’t make sense and then castigates us for …

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The rest of me is no rest for me
Jul04

The rest of me is no rest for me

The “rest of me” refers to our physical and mental side – the two other levels of our present three-level …

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Losing our way to find our way

Life sometimes brings us to a dead end. In the face of overwhelming obstacles, everything seems lost. We feel as if we have…

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