When matter and spirit need to be differentiated — and when not
Dec06

When matter and spirit need to be differentiated — and when not

The Bhagavad-gita begins with a rigid differentiation between matter and spirit (02.11-30), wherein the properties …

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Sincerity can show the path to ability; it can’t substitute for ability
Jan27

Sincerity can show the path to ability; it can’t substitute for ability

Suppose a loved one is terribly sick and needs surgery. We sincerely want to help them, but if we don’t know the ABC of surgery,…

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Don’t be so afraid of the irrational as to deny the possibility of the transrational
Jan17

Don’t be so afraid of the irrational as to deny the possibility of the transrational

We live in an age that prides itself on its rationality. Few put-downs anger thinking people as much as being called irrational.…

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Moral relativism makes wrongdoing tough to identify, tougher to rectify and toughest to purify
Dec27

Moral relativism makes wrongdoing tough to identify, tougher to rectify and toughest to purify

Many people nowadays argue for moral relativism: “What is wrong and what is right is relative; if something feels right …

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We aren’t merely physical being seeking sustenance, safety and sex – we are essentially spiritual beings seeking purpose and progress
Dec22

We aren’t merely physical being seeking sustenance, safety and sex – we are essentially spiritual beings seeking purpose and progress

Today’s materialistic worldview holds that we are just physical creatures, who will be satisfied if provided with a steady…

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When the mind insinuates, it is often more insidious than when it incites
Dec14

When the mind insinuates, it is often more insidious than when it incites

Suppose a politician speaks hate speech against a particular community. Hearers can easily detect and reject such speech…

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