Monthly Archives: November 2017

Three Reasons Mystic Yoga Is Not Considered Entirely Spiritual

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“After comparing all these mystic yoga-siddhis to materialistic perfections it is found that the materialistic scientists try for the same perfections. So actually there is no difference between mystic perfection and materialistic perfection.” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 1)

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Bhoga. This is the initial pursuit, upon exiting the womb. Enjoy through the senses. There are five of them, so plenty of variety is possible. Within a single path there are likes and dislikes. One prefers to eat pizza every day. Another likes vegetables. The two have different tastes, but the pursuit is the same, to reach a certain taste at the end.

The same holds true with preferences in music, art and clothes. The path of bhoga is considered materialistic, as there is interaction with physical objects. More important to the classification is the duration of the enjoyment: temporary.

Coupled with bhoga…

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The Three Sources Of Happiness

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“Shrila Rupa Gosvami has analyzed the different sources of happiness. He has divided happiness into three categories, which are: 1) happiness derived from material enjoyment, 2) happiness derived by identifying oneself with the Supreme Brahman and 3) happiness derived from Krishna consciousness.” (The Nectar Of Devotion, Ch 1)

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So many miseries with which to contend on a daily basis. There is the allergy season in the spring. There is the bitter cold of winter. In the summer it can be difficult to get as much sleep, as it is so hot inside the house.

Then there are worries over the future. What will happen to the job that you’ve been working at for over fifteen years? The boss recently tried to cut your salary in half, to which you immediately laughed. The battle has only begun. Though you survived this time, he will…

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Two Ways To Realize The Presence Of God

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[Lord Krishna]“The devotee realizes the presence of God by devotional service, whereas the atheist realizes the presence of God in the shape of death.” (The Nectar of Devotion, Preface)

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Science has paved the way for tremendous advancements. Not limited to merely comforts in the style of living, there is progress in thought, also. No more being forced to believe in an invisible man in the sky. No more fearing eternal damnation for not acknowledging a specific institution, which has been involved in so much needless killing for centuries.

Many proudly proclaim that there is no God, and they relegate any thought to the contrary as blind fanaticism or fealty to a culture based on make-believe fairytales. From the spiritual science that is the Vedas we learn that there is actually no such thing as an atheist. Each person is connected to the spiritual energy…

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Three People Who Are Driven To Work By A Taste

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“Driven by affection for his wife and children, a family man works day and night. A philanthropist works in the same way for love of the greater family, and a nationalist for the cause of his country and countrymen. That force which drives the philanthropist, the householder and the nationalist is called rasa, or a kind of mellow (relationship) whose taste is very sweet. Bhakti-rasa is a mellow different from the ordinary rasa enjoyed by mundane workers.” (The Nectar Of Devotion, Preface)

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Bhakti-yoga is also known as bhakti-rasa. This means the “taste of devotion.” The rasa is also a mellow, or mood of interaction. We enjoy pizza through taste, music through sound, and paintings through sight. There is enjoyment in each case, but the exact form of interaction is not the same.

With connection to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there are different…

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