video Published on August 2nd, 2010 | by Harmonist staff 1 The Nature of Choice Share this:FacebookLike this:Like Loading... About the Author Harmonist staff Related Posts Bhakti Behind Bars → Ganesh Festival celebrated in Africa → Yamabushi Mountain Monks → Glimpses of the Bhagavatam with Swāmī Bhakti Praṇaya Padmanābha – Canto 3, Part 2 → One Response to The Nature of Choice Nitaisundara August 3, 2010 at 1:11 am I think this video is significant because it elaborates on one of the defining characteristics of the Western (and American in particular) mind. As sadhakas, I think we do well to have these tendencies elaborated upon and tied to our daily behavior for us, as alone we are less likely to reflect and identify our habits for what they are. We often hear of things in sastra and from sadhus concerning the “enjoying spirit” and the “causeless unwillingness to serve,” but often times we can benefit from even further elaboration on how these faults appear in moment-to-moment life. It is too easy to think we are beyond such things if they are not spelled out for us. That is why I have always loved the anistha bhajana-kriya section of Madhurya Kadambini, because the depth of analysis stands out and forces us to see things about ourselves. Properly conceived, psychological insights like those in this video can have much of the same effect, in my opinion. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.