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Believing in What You Can’t See

In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna has been telling Arjuna a great deal about the self, and will continue to do so for several more verses. Yet he now explains that: “It is said that this is unmanifest, unthinkable, and unchanging. Therefore, having understood in this … Continue reading

Our Changeless Self

The immutable self This statement of Krishna’s in the Bhagavad Gita is to be looked into beyond the surface appearance: “Weapons do not pierce this [embodied Self], fire does not burn this, water does not wet this, nor does the wind cause it to wither … Continue reading

Do the Dead “Die”?

“These bodies inhabited by the eternal, the indestructible, the immeasurable [illimitable] embodied Self, are said to come to an end, therefore fight, Arjuna!” (2:18) —Krishna, from the Bhagavad Gita We are tossed about and drowned in the ocean that we are meant to sail over … Continue reading

Bringing Forth Our Eternal Nature

A lot of time is wasted “cultivating virtues” and pursuing yogic “attainments.” As Sri Ma Anandamayi often pointed out, getting implies losing. So any artificial progress we may make will evaporate in time. To bewail our sins or rejoice in our virtues is utter madness. … Continue reading