“The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 2.59)
Religion without philosophy is sentiment. Philosophy without religion is mental speculation. Combine the two and you have a real way of living, something that not only keeps the individual on the right path, but a way to confidently move forward, progressing towards the ultimate goal.
In the Bhagavad-gita, Shri Krishna describes what can be translated as “the science of self-realization.” Know who the individual is. There are scientific properties and laws which govern a material existence. Learn through both acquired knowledge and practical application.
At the same time, there is some faith involved. Faith is already extended in so many other places. For realizing the self we are…
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