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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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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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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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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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Five Wishes

How can you stop wanting? Is that even humanly possible? We all want something, whether it’s the welfare of our family, or job security, or world peace. Are all desires equally bad? Is craving equality and freedom, for example, as … Continue reading

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