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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How faith and doubt can both be used spiritually
Feb27

How faith and doubt can both be used spiritually

A functional car needs to have both an accelerator and a brake. While driving, when we are on the right track, we can press …

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When the tendency to doubt helps
Feb26

When the tendency to doubt helps

In today’s educated circles, doubt is celebrated as an intellectual strength. Whenever thoughtful people encounter …

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How pride can corrupt both faith and doubt …
Feb25

How pride can corrupt both faith and doubt …

We often equate pride with respect-demanding and self-congratulatory hubris. But it can appear much more subtly when …

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How could past people believe in things we find irrational?
Feb20

How could past people believe in things we find irrational?

Some people argue, “Past people who believed ancient texts were irrational — that’s why they accepted various fantastic…

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Is the Gita’s declaration about the world’s distressful nature pessimistic?
Dec21

Is the Gita’s declaration about the world’s distressful nature pessimistic?

When we hear the Bhagavad-gita statement (08.15) that the world is a place of distress, we may wonder, “Isn’t this pessimistic?”…

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