When devotion doesn’t feel good …
May27

When devotion doesn’t feel good …

Suppose a disease weakens us and kills our appetite. If we are provided a healing and energizing medicine, we don’t have …

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Three benefits of fasting
Jan20

Three benefits of fasting

Fasting is a time-honored practice in most of the world’s great traditions. The Bhagavad-gita too urges us to minimize …

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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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