Does devotion result in renunciation?
Nov17

Does devotion result in renunciation?

The bhakti tradition features sterling examples of great saints who became so devoted to Krishna as to completely renounce…

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Is our body fast becoming an ego feast?
Nov16

Is our body fast becoming an ego feast?

Suppose we fast strictly on sacred days, abstaining even from water. When we see others eating normally, we may look down…

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Are scriptural descriptions of Krishna literal?
Nov11

Are scriptural descriptions of Krishna literal?

When we hear the descriptions of Krishna given in scripture — for example, his complexion is bluish-black — we may wonder:…

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Present yourself in the present to the One who is always present
Mar15

Present yourself in the present to the One who is always present

We live in an uncertain world where sudden and severe changes can fill us with fear, even panic. If we get our sense of confidence…

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To feel small can be disempowering, to feel small in God’s presence is empowering
Mar07

To feel small can be disempowering, to feel small in God’s presence is empowering

Suppose we walk on the streets of a giant metropolis, surrounded by huge skyscrapers, thousands of passers-by and hundreds…

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Devotion is not just about bringing God into our life; it is also about letting God bring us into his life
Feb27

Devotion is not just about bringing God into our life; it is also about letting God bring us into his life

Most people nowadays are functionally nontheistic; they may not be explicitly atheistic, but they live as if God doesn’t…

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