Sensual hope deludes, spiritual hope delivers
Feb05

Sensual hope deludes, spiritual hope delivers

We all need hope. Without hope, life becomes unbearable, even unlivable. But we need to choose carefully where we pin our…

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Keep the mind on one track, don’t keep a one track mind
Feb04

Keep the mind on one track, don’t keep a one track mind

To keep the mind on one track means to keep our attention focused on one overarching life-purpose, whatever distractions…

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Fanatics don’t see how God is present everywhere; they see how God is absent everywhere
Feb03

Fanatics don’t see how God is present everywhere; they see how God is absent everywhere

Religious fanatics often attack those whom they deem heretics. They usually justify their actions by claiming that they…

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To believe whatever we see is to live like an animal
Jan31

To believe whatever we see is to live like an animal

Some people assert, “Seeing is believing.” Their intent in making this assertion may be good – they don’t want to unintelligently,…

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The test of success in bhakti is taste for bhakti
Jan30

The test of success in bhakti is taste for bhakti

When we practice bhakti, we may wonder, “How do I know if I am progressing and succeeding?” On the spiritual journey, our …

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Ritualists see hierarchy above equality, spiritualists see equality above hierarchy
Jan28

Ritualists see hierarchy above equality, spiritualists see equality above hierarchy

We cherish equality; we don’t want anyone to be discriminated against. Simultaneously, our hard-nosed side cautions …

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