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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Fanatics use God’s name to give God a bad name
Oct31

Fanatics use God’s name to give God a bad name

The news often reports how religious fanatics kill innocent people and justify their barbarity in the name of God. Such …

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Let your practices make you a spiritual fruit, not a religious nut
Oct14

Let your practices make you a spiritual fruit, not a religious nut

Religious nuts are those people who in the name of religion become fanatical, irrational, disagreeable. In contrast, …

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If an ideal inspires more regret than reform, an intermediate ideal is required
Sep29

If an ideal inspires more regret than reform, an intermediate ideal is required

Suppose a hospital gym has weights so heavy that they can’t even be budged by those patients who need to exercise. Such …

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Don’t let our desire to use something for Krishna become greater than our desire for Krishna
Mar14

Don’t let our desire to use something for Krishna become greater than our desire for Krishna

Suppose we are driving to meet someone dear to us, and we get a desire to offer them a special gift. But we get so caught in searching…

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