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The Invisible Sheath

We had a great discussion today about identifying with the Higher Self vs the lower self. The Higher Self is nothing more than the pure all-encompassing Soul. We agree that the Soul is everywhere, outside the body as well as … Continue reading

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Writing it Down

It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since my last post. We moved and life changed drastically. New city, new home, new job, new schedule. My writing has suffered as a result. When I fail to write, I … Continue reading

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Leaving Home

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged our progress on the Pragmatic Hindu. Life has gotten in the way, not of the progress or the classes, but of the time to sit and reflect and write about them. In fact, we … Continue reading

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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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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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Being Nice vs. Self Sacrifice

“How much is too much when it comes to giving to others? What boundaries should we draw and what should we be willing to put up with?” One of our members raised this very important question last night, one that is … Continue reading

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