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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How perception is an ethical act
Apr12

How perception is an ethical act

We usually think of perception as a merely mechanical act; when some object comes within our visual range, we see it.  However,…

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When form and substance are different — and when they aren’t

All that glitters is not gold. Such sayings which are present in almost every human culture, highlight a vital reality in…

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Does the Gita discourage material solutions to problems?
Apr07

Does the Gita discourage material solutions to problems?

Some people ask, “When the Bhagavad-gita (08.15) states that the world is a place of misery, does that mean we can never avoid…

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