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Spiritual Nonviolence: From the Center of the Battlefield to the Center of Bliss
January 16, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Spiritual Nonviolence: From the Center of the Battlefield to the Center of Bliss

He wants to take us to his lila where rasananda is experienced. In the Bhagavad-gita, Krishna tells us how to go there, from violence to nonviolence, and beyond …

The Case Against Reality
January 12, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
The Case Against Reality

The world presented to us by our perceptions is nothing like reality, and we have evolution itself to thank for this magnificent illusion.

Inquiry and Faith
January 9, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Inquiry and Faith

Ultimately everything is adhoksaja (transcendental). Krishna is adhoksaja and approachable only through faith. He is not approachable by intellect, reason, or argument.

Higher Harmony
January 5, 2017 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Higher Harmony

We are to try to understand things according to our capacity, faith, and realization. Despite all this, sweetness is sweet and truth is truth. Truth, however strong it is, is truth. We are to accommodate this in our mind.

Teachers and Masters
January 2, 2017 – 12:33 am | 17 Comments
Teachers and Masters

In honor of Swami B. V. Tripurari’s 63rd Vyasa Puja celebration, the following lecture on the subject of spiritual masters is adapted from a lecture given by Huston Smith in 2003.

The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami
December 29, 2016 – 12:30 am | 9 Comments
The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami

Sri Jiva turned his back on this illusory world to tell us of another, which, as it turns out, is no more than this world when viewed through eyes anointed with divine love.