Tag Archives: spirituality

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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Zero Expectations

What can we expect from those we love? Don’t they owe us anything at all? In that case, why get married, why have families, why not just live alone? A valid question from one of our members this week. The … 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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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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