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Sit Down and Shut Up: Pulling Mindfulness Up By Its Buddhist Roots
September 1, 2016 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Sit Down and Shut Up: Pulling Mindfulness Up By Its Buddhist Roots

Instead of challenging the status quo, mindfulness merely enables the ensuing preoccupation with social climbing and career advancement.

Your Extended Fortune
August 29, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Your Extended Fortune

You may not catch Mahaprabhu’s ecstasy in this life, but in one life you will.

Techno-Optimism and Hedonic Normalization
July 25, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Techno-Optimism and Hedonic Normalization

Hedonic normalization is a reset button on technological improvements of subjective well-being. Technologies that significantly enhance the well-being of the individuals belonging to the generation that invents them become just normal for the next generation.

Consciousness and the New Paradigm
July 14, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Consciousness and the New Paradigm

The heart of our experiencing self—the unique natural phenomenon we have called ‘consciousness,’ is more than an incidental emergence in the human animal; it reflects something fundamental about the way reality is organized.

Who Will Be the King?
July 7, 2016 – 12:33 am | 23 Comments
Who Will Be the King?

Unless varnasrama is thought of in an essential sense, it is unlikely that we will see any such arrangement today—even in the society of devotees, much less in human society. Indeed, who will be the king?

Yoga Light or Yoga Heavy?
June 27, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Yoga Light or Yoga Heavy?

You can do simple things to turn that around and optimize your yoga practice.

The Spectrum of Faith
June 23, 2016 – 12:33 am | 21 Comments
The Spectrum of Faith

Where reasons ends, humble practice begins.

Chant and Be: The Happy is Inconsequential
June 16, 2016 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
Chant and Be: The Happy is Inconsequential

It is the natural and human tendency to take shelter of one’s practice in difficult times; however in good times perhaps not as much.

Why Yoga has a Role to Play in Politics
June 13, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Why Yoga has a Role to Play in Politics

Without acknowledging the transcendent dignity of all individuals, whatever their background or offense, democracy and freedom are nothing but empty words.

Faith and Knowledge
June 9, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Faith and Knowledge

Faith unlocks the potential for knowledge, the potential for knowledge inspires our practice, our practice kindles the fire of realized knowledge, and the illumination radiating from that fire deepens our faith; the process comes full circle.

Hall of Mirrors
June 2, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Hall of Mirrors

Some see the ashram as an asylum for the troubled, while others see simply a paradise on earth. What is common to both groups is that they consist mostly of people who have never actually set foot in an ashram.