Tag Archives: gita

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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Sensory Overload

“Is it wrong to want to experience new things, especially when we may never get the chance to do so again?” A question from one of our members who just returned from a trip to Amsterdam. She shared her internal … Continue reading

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Is it Working?

Once in a while, it’s important to stop and see if what we are doing is working. We meet once a week online, we read and discuss the verses, sometimes we argue vehemently over interpretations but at the end of … 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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Worship Woes

How important is worship? Do we need to perform the elaborate rites and rituals we were taught when we were young? It was the day before Varalakshmi Puja and our members were concerned. Varalakshmi Puja is the worship of Laxmi, … Continue reading

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Travel Companions

As parents we have already agreed that it’s our duty to guide our children. But when it comes to adults, whether parents, in laws, spouses, siblings, friends, is it our duty to guide and correct? This week we wondered how … Continue reading

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Does God Have a Gender Bias?

Do you have to be born as a man to attain self-realization? Are women by their very gender still at least an entire incarnation away from achieving the ultimate goal? A disturbing thought if you are a woman, but one … Continue reading

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