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Musings on the Bhagavad Gita 11: Know Yourself!

I remember reading somewhere about a poor disciple who served his Guru, his Master wholeheartedly for many, many years without expecting anything in return. Pleased by such selfless service, the Master asked him: “Tell me, what is it that you want from me? Ask for anything.” The disciple is bewildered, he is confused: “What to …

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Musings on the Bhagavad Gita 9: The Yoga of Self-Control

Spirituality is often mistakenly associated with forest, churches, monasteries, monks, and rags. It becomes a great challenge, therefore, for someone living in the so-called world of matter to give up the comforts of home and household to pursue spiritual life. This is why those who are in robes and rags are held in high esteem, …

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Musings on the Bhagavad Gita 8: The Way of the Renunciates

Are the monks and the hermits – the renunciates – not wise? Are they all renegades? Is the way of renunciation to be shunned? The Fifth Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita – The Yoga of Renunciation – raises this very important question. Arjuna asks Krishna, his mentor and charioteer, “Why is it that you keep …

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Musings on the Bhagavad Gita 4: Focus on the Purpose

How would you remember Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ? Or Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi? We remember them for the roles they played. Their names would mean nothing without those roles. They discovered their soul-role and were persistent in enacting the role. Thus, they gave meaning to their life. Otherwise, life is meaningless. …

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