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Thomas Merton on the Bhagavad-Gita
December 8, 2016 – 12:33 am | 34 Comments
Thomas Merton on the Bhagavad-Gita

Bhagavad-gita can be seen as the great treatise on the “active life.” But it is really something more, for it tends to fuse worship, action and contemplation in a fulfillment of daily duty that transcends all three by virtue of a higher consciousness.

In Search of Joy
December 5, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
In Search of Joy

We all want everlasting joy, but we are looking in different places for it. The joy we find in this world is fleeting at best. The search for joy is, in reality, the search for self.

The Non-Physical is Real
December 1, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Non-Physical is Real

Post-material science is an area of study dealing with the non-physical realm and it’s challenging the modern scientific worldview of materialism that’s dominated mainstream science.

Joy of Self, Introduction
November 28, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Joy of Self, Introduction

All of the major traditions of Eastern spirituality and many traditions of the West tell us in so many words that our present individual identity is based on material misidentification and is thereby false. What they do not tell us is that we have an individual identity to realize in transcendence once we have dissolved the false ego.

Book Review: Sacred Preface
November 21, 2016 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Book Review: Sacred Preface

At the heart of this book is the methodology of Swami Tripurari’s constructive theologizing, which follows a hermeneutical trend set by Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda, a predecessor theologian of the Vaisnava tradition.

Devotional Yoga
November 17, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Devotional Yoga

The unique contribution of Bhakti, or devotional yoga, is a tried-and-true, practical method for seeing that deeper reality — through the chanting of sacred mantras, having a healthy lifestyle, and cultivating a yogic way of life.