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little self/Big Self

“As long as we live our lives with a sense of acceptance, as long as we do our duty without any sense of attachment to the results, why do we need to consciously offer our work to God? Why do … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Humility

  It’s been a couple of months since I’ve had the chance to blog. The learning though has gone on unabated. I went to India, spent time with family, was inundated by the sights and sounds and smells and tastes, … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope

Is it wrong to want to buy gold ornaments for our daughters? Is it wrong to want a bigger house? Is it okay to buy a fancy new car? Ah, Desire! Always present, never satisfied, seemingly within our grasp, but … Continue reading

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Doing What Comes Naturally

When Arjuna announces that he would rather beg for a living than to destroy his enemies, Lord Krishna scolds him for his weakness. He reminds Arjuna that he is a warrior by nature and warriors are meant to fight. To … Continue reading

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Not So Fast! A Message from the Universe

Now that we have three Gita classes, I’m enjoying the insights and contributions of all our members, learning what I can where I can. Last week as we talked about how sorrow, fear and anger can drag us down and hold … Continue reading

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Leading an Exemplary Life

“How can we set an example, when we barely know what we are doing?” This was the response from our group to the Gita’s injunction this week, which asked that we not only perform our duties, but do so in … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

It isn’t often that the Gita makes me jump from my chair and run to make amends, but this week’s verses delivered such a jolt that I had to take immediate action. It was a Tuesday afternoon and I sat … Continue reading

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