Are scriptural descriptions of Krishna literal?
Nov11

Are scriptural descriptions of Krishna literal?

When we hear the descriptions of Krishna given in scripture — for example, his complexion is bluish-black — we may wonder:…

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To perceive God, we don’t need any instrument; we only need to become his instrument
Feb12

To perceive God, we don’t need any instrument; we only need to become his instrument

On seeing impressive scientific instruments, we may wonder, “Can science develop an instrument sophisticated enough…

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Evil has no independent power, yet it is incredibly powerful
Feb11

Evil has no independent power, yet it is incredibly powerful

When people do horrible things, we may wonder, “Where does such evil come from? Are some people innately evil? Or are they…

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The Gita equips the thoughtful to become more faithful and the faithful to become more thoughtful
Jan19

The Gita equips the thoughtful to become more faithful and the faithful to become more thoughtful

Some people say, “Thoughtfulness and faithfulness don’t go well together. If someone thinks too deeply, many of the…

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Doubt is a disease that makes the patient believe the doctor is sick
Dec25

Doubt is a disease that makes the patient believe the doctor is sick

Suppose a patient rejects a doctor’s advice, arguing that it is the doctor who is sick. Such a patient would be considered…

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Don’t reduce scripture to your conceptions of what scripture should be teaching, expand your conceptions to understand what scripture is actually teaching
Dec21

Don’t reduce scripture to your conceptions of what scripture should be teaching, expand your conceptions to understand what scripture is actually teaching

When we study scripture, our preconceptions often act as a subconscious filter. This filter highlights those parts of …

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