Isn’t life too complex to have a manual?
Jun12

Isn’t life too complex to have a manual?

Sometimes, the Bhagavad-gita is commended as the manual for living. This raises questions among thoughtful people, “Isn’t…

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Illusions: mental and intellectual
Jun08

Illusions: mental and intellectual

We live in a world of illusion. Here, so many temptations allure us with pleasure and then leave us at best disappointed when…

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Why are we studying spirituality?

We now live in an age where education has become very structured and systematized, wherein educational success is measured…

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Should education be realistic or idealistic?
Apr20

Should education be realistic or idealistic?

Suppose schools started teaching kids, “The world is such a terrible place that you can’t even survive unless you learn …

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Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita
Apr15

Three levels of tension in the Bhagavad-gita

The Bhagavad-gita’s first chapter depicts Arjuna subjected to three increasingly intense tensions: emotional, ethical…

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Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter
Apr14

Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter

Dhritarashtra’s blindness — physical: His blindness, being physical, was the most self-evident. It prevented him from…

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