How devotion balances the head and the heart (Chatur-Shloki analysis 3)
Sep16

How devotion balances the head and the heart (Chatur-Shloki analysis 3)

The first verse of the Chatur-Shloki characterizes those devoted to Krishna as buddha (enlightened) and bhava-samanvitah…

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Defining and identifying the ultimate reality (Chatur-Shloki Gita analysis 1)
Sep13

Defining and identifying the ultimate reality (Chatur-Shloki Gita analysis 1)

The first verse (10.08) of the Chatur-Shloki Gita (10.08-11) gives the definition and identification of God. In its first…

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The necessity of bhakti (Appreciating bhakti-yoga 5)
Sep04

The necessity of bhakti (Appreciating bhakti-yoga 5)

Suppose someone is told about a powerful medicine. If they think they are not sick, they won’t care much about that medicine.…

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The universality of bhakti
Sep03

The universality of bhakti

Most conventional religious paths present rigid boundaries to differentiate between the pure and the impure, which eventually…

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How the Gita’s conclusion integrates its contextual and universal dimensions (Appreciating the Gita’s flow 7)
Aug22

How the Gita’s conclusion integrates its contextual and universal dimensions (Appreciating the Gita’s flow 7)

The Bhagavad-gita starts with a vividly specific setting: an inquiry by the blind king Dhritarashtra about the events …

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How the Bhagavad-gita’s battlefield setting demonstrates its core teaching (Appreciating the Gita’s flow 6)
Aug21

How the Bhagavad-gita’s battlefield setting demonstrates its core teaching (Appreciating the Gita’s flow 6)

The Gita’s first chapter describes how both the ungodly Duryodhana and the godly Arjuna were disturbed by observing the…

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