Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 9-12

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 9. Aside from action for the purpose of sacrifice, This world is bound by action. Perform action for the purpose of sacrifice, Arjuna, Free from attachment.10. Having created mankind along with sacrifice, Prajapati, (The Lord of Creatures) anciently said, "By this (i.e. sacrifice), may you bring forth; May this be your … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 1-4

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 1. Arjuna spoke: If it is Your conviction that knowledge Is better than action, O Krishna, Then why do You urge me to engage in this terrible action?2. With speech that seems equivocal, You confuse my intelligence. Tell me surely this one thing: How should I attain the highest good?3. The Blessed Lord spoke; In … [Read more...]


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Guest Post: From Atheism to Hinduism

As I've said before, I know a lot of atheists and am very comfortable with most atheists. We have one really big thing in common: frustration at the way evangelical religions operate. So I enjoy atheist blogs because I can relate to that.It has always struck me as odd, though, that it seems like many atheists go from Christian to nothing and never consider any other possibilities!Once they stop believing in the Christian God it's like there couldn't possibly be a way to believe in … [Read more...]


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Top Posts of August

August was a lot of fun with interesting discussion on a number of posts. This community is best when it's talking, so I love to see people engaging and wondering and explaining from their own perspectives.1) Happy Birthday, Krishna. I posted a short guide to the Hindu holiday of Krishna Janmashtami and it seems like everyone really enjoyed that one. It's gotten more hits than any other post on my blog ever and it's only been up since the end of August! I guess that means that a lot of … [Read more...]


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