Monthly Archives: December 2020

How Do We Defeat The Insistence Based On Credentialing

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[Shri Krishna]“The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikshvaku.” (Bhagavad-gita, 4.1)

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श्री-भगवान् उवाच
इमं विवस्वते योगं
प्रोक्तवान् अहम् अव्ययम्
विवस्वान् मनवे प्राह
मनुर् इक्ष्वाकवे ’ब्रवीत्

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
imaṁ vivasvate yogaṁ
proktavān aham avyayam
vivasvān manave prāha
manur ikṣvākave ’bravīt

“I hope I am able to phrase this question properly. It is more something I know in my head, based on natural responses to what I hear and see around me, but I have yet to express it to someone fully. But I know that I am right, that there is some defect with the other side.

“For the purposes of this discussion, I will use the label ‘credentialing.’ You see it on television all the time. The experts say…

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What If Tomorrow Never Comes

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[Shri Krishna]“After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.19)

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बहूनां जन्मनाम् अन्ते
ज्ञानवान् मां प्रपद्यते
वासुदेवः सर्वम् इति
स महात्मा सु-दुर्लभः

bahūnāṁ janmanām ante
jñānavān māṁ prapadyate
vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti
sa mahātmā su-durlabhaḥ

“I recently heard someone try to explain the concept of procrastination. They said it wasn’t really about mismanaging time or being lazy. It was more about certain feelings that a person is trying to avoid. Whatever it is they are supposed to do, what they know should be done, has accompanying feelings that they would rather not experience.

“In the realm of spiritual life, what would that be? It seems we all procrastinate in this area. When I first learned of…

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Bhoga and Tyaga

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[Govardhana Shila]“As the director of different kinds of clouds, Indra called for the samvartaka. This cloud is invited when there is a need to devastate the whole cosmic manifestation. The samvartaka was ordered by Indra to go over Vrindavana and inundate the whole area with an extensive flood. Demonically, Indra thought himself to be the all-powerful supreme personality.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 25)

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“One of the many teachings within bhakti-yoga that I find interesting is this identification of the constant toggling between enjoyment and renunciation. The Sanskrit words are bhoga and tyaga. The first side is quite easy to find examples of. It does not take much effort.

“We seek sense enjoyment beginning from birth. The toddler learning to speak approaches the parents and requests different items for their satisfaction. Chocolate. Bananas. Strawberries. Sometimes they may…

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Why Should We Not Make Judgments Based On Arbitrary Lengths Of Time

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[Radha-Krishna]“When they have thus enjoyed heavenly sense pleasure, they return to this mortal planet again. Thus, through the Vedic principles, they achieve only flickering happiness.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.21)

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ते तं भुक्त्वा स्वर्ग-लोकं विशालं
क्षीणे पुण्ये मर्त्य-लोकं विशन्ति
एवं त्रयी-धर्मम् अनुप्रपन्ना
गतागतं काम-कामा लभन्ते

te taṁ bhuktvā svarga-lokaṁ viśālaṁ
kṣīṇe puṇye martya-lokaṁ viśanti
evaṁ trayī-dharmam anuprapannā
gatāgataṁ kāma-kāmā labhante

“You seem to be on this kick lately of downplaying the importance of heaven. The idea that reaching there, svarga-loka, isn’t so great, that the achievement can be surpassed in other ways.

“I must say a few words in defense of the other side. I think our society needs a little more attention to dharma. Never mind the motives. If someone maintains fidelity in marriage in order to accumulate pious credits, isn’t that a good thing? Does not the community benefit? Shouldn’t…

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Christmas Is Cancelled

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जय गोबर धन

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[Govardhana Puja]“As the director of different kinds of clouds, Indra called for the samvartaka. This cloud is invited when there is a need to devastate the whole cosmic manifestation. The samvartaka was ordered by Indra to go over Vrindavana and inundate the whole area with an extensive flood. Demonically, Indra thought himself to be the all-powerful supreme personality.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 25)

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“Is there anything comparable in Vedic culture to the Christmas holiday, as it is celebrated today? I know there are the appearance day anniversaries of the Supreme Lord and His many avataras, like Krishna and Rama. I know that there is Diwali, but I guess I am looking for something where people exchange gifts. A holiday children can look forward to.”

There is a commonly invoked comparison to Mr. Scrooge. This is a reference…

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Handicaps and Assets

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मुक्ति का मार्ग भक्ति से ही है

Krishna's Mercy

[Radha-Krishna]“After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.19)

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बहूनां जन्मनाम् अन्ते
ज्ञानवान् मां प्रपद्यते
वासुदेवः सर्वम् इति
स महात्मा सु-दुर्लभः

bahūnāṁ janmanām ante
jñānavān māṁ prapadyate
vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti
sa mahātmā su-durlabhaḥ

“I do particularly like the Vedic aphorism that describes the urgent need for making an inquiry into spiritual matters. As a human being, learn about Brahman. Ask about that which lasts beyond the temporary world. More than just this single lifetime, but spanning the beginning to end of creation itself.

“What exactly is spirit? Where does religion fall into the picture? The human birth is a gift; not a sentence. It is auspicious, not a way to punish. We did not…

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Is It Possible To Learn About God Through Pictures

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[Krishna and Arjuna]“The brahmana replied, ‘I am illiterate and therefore do not know the meaning of the words. Sometimes I read the Bhagavad-gita correctly and sometimes incorrectly, but in any case I am doing this in compliance with the orders of my spiritual master.’” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 9.98)

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विप्र कहे,–मूर्ख आमि, शब्दार्थ ना जानि
शुद्धाशुद्ध गीता पडि, गुरु-आज्ञा मानिऽ

vipra kahe,–mūrkha āmi, śabdārtha nā jāni
śuddhāśuddha gītā paḍi, guru-ājñā māni’

Friend1: Growing up, did you get lectured on the importance of reading books?

Friend2: As in, that is something we should be doing?

Friend1: Yes. It was sort of a shaming, always in the context of sitting around and doing nothing. More often than not, the juxtaposition was to watching television.

“Don’t just sit around and stare at that tube the entire day. You are turning into a zombie. You are not learning anything. Turn…

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How Can Separation From Krishna Be Just As Good As Meeting Him

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[Radha-Krishna]“Lord Chaitanya taught people in general the method of vipralambha, which is the method of rendering service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the feeling of separation. The six Gosvamis also taught worship of Krishna in the feeling of the gopis in separation.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 46)

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“Within the bhakti-yoga division of philosophy that descends from Shri Krishna Chaitanya, I often here the importance of worship in separation. That if you miss Shri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, it is actually the best feeling in the world. It follows the mood of Shrimati Radharani, who is the complete and full pleasure potency of the Divine, representing also the ideal position of the sparks of spirit emanating from the Supreme Spirit.

“That is to say our best approach is to follow Radharani. More…

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Four Ways The Residents of Vrindavana Were Better Situated Than The King Of Heaven

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[Govardhana Shila]“As the director of different kinds of clouds, Indra called for the samvartaka. This cloud is invited when there is a need to devastate the whole cosmic manifestation. The samvartaka was ordered by Indra to go over Vrindavana and inundate the whole area with an extensive flood. Demonically, Indra thought himself to be the all-powerful supreme personality.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 25)

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A particular faith argues that you must believe in a certain savior in order to reach heaven. This is a reference to the afterlife. When the present stay within the particular body accepted at the time of birth completes, to where will the individual go? What will be their destination, and is that travel final? Is there no punishment for sinful deeds and is there no reward for adherence to principles of religiosity?

The…

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Peeking Behind Me

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[Govardhana Shila]“As the director of different kinds of clouds, Indra called for the samvartaka. This cloud is invited when there is a need to devastate the whole cosmic manifestation. The samvartaka was ordered by Indra to go over Vrindavana and inundate the whole area with an extensive flood. Demonically, Indra thought himself to be the all-powerful supreme personality.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 25)

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“Let me tell you a quick story. I was working at this company for a long time. Typical corporate environment, at least as far as I am familiar. You have the executive class, the employees at the lower tier, and then the fleet, so to speak. The hourly employees are many, while the executives are smaller in number.

“My colleagues and I were in the middle group. We had our own offices, so we…

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