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The Only One You Can Change…

“If the people we love won’t change for our sake, does that mean that we are not loved enough?” An intense discussion today about getting those around us to behave the way we want them to. It simply isn’t going … Continue reading

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Receiving Grace

The Gita says nothing can be achieved without God’s grace. So what should we do in order to receive it? An urgent question from one of our members this week. She has completed most of her householder duties, and at … Continue reading

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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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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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Ego Maniac

This week, we completed Samkhya Yoga, the second chapter of the Gita. As we summed up what we had learned, we recounted the necessary qualities to attain peace. One of them is to relinquish the possessiveness that comes from one’s ego. It … Continue reading

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