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Unconditional Service
July 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Unconditional Service

Go forward in your life with the spirit that you are willing to give away this life.

The Role of Repetition
July 20, 2017 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Role of Repetition

When we engage in spiritual practice, we have placed ourselves on the stove and turned on the heat. If our practice is halfhearted, then it takes time for that low temperature to transform us. If we practice wholeheartedly, the higher temperature brings us more rapidly to a boil. Either way there is a period when nothing seems to be happening.

On Vaishnava Culture and Customs
July 17, 2017 – 12:33 am | 36 Comments
On Vaishnava Culture and Customs

There is no such thing as Vaishnava dress specifically. It is Indian dress with Vaishnava identification-marks: a specific tilak and Tulasi kanthimala.

Unexpected Sanga: Stumbling into Deep Community
July 13, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Unexpected Sanga: Stumbling into Deep Community

Sanga, as it’s known in Hindu and Buddhist circles, is community on steroids: deep “association” with pilgrims on a spiritual path—more than just post-worship potlucks, Sunday School check-ins, and church gossip. Sanga is walking and wrestling in order to grow together. Sangas don’t swerve from the big questions: who are we in relation to God? What is our purpose? How might we serve?

Review: In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy
July 10, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Review: In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy

This volume shows how a popularized version of Gaudiya Vaisnavism can indeed engage meaningfully with the modern yoga community, so as to offer new perspectives on important issues of spirituality and philosophy.

The Form of Love in Separation
July 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Form of Love in Separation

While on the outside the effects of prema appear like poison, on the inside they are filled with ananda.