How God’s love is both universal and particular
May10

How God’s love is both universal and particular

God loves us — this is the common teaching of the world’s theistic traditions. And this teaching is expanded in the bhakti…

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When scripture seems unbelievable …
May09

When scripture seems unbelievable …

On reading that the Bhagavad-gita was spoken to the solar deity (04.01), we may get the question, “How can any being live …

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Should education be realistic or idealistic?
Apr20

Should education be realistic or idealistic?

Suppose schools started teaching kids, “The world is such a terrible place that you can’t even survive unless you learn …

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Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita
Apr15

Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita

The Bhagavad-gita’s first chapter depicts Arjuna subjected to three increasingly intense tensions: emotional, ethical…

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Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter
Apr14

Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter

Dhritarashtra’s blindness — physical: His blindness, being physical, was the most self-evident. It prevented him from…

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How perception is an ethical act
Apr12

How perception is an ethical act

We usually think of perception as a merely mechanical act; when some object comes within our visual range, we see it.  However,…

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