Gita in Action: Unattachment to Reward

One of the key elements of the Gita's teaching is the unattachment to the result of one's actions. This is a really tricky thing to wrap one's mind around.I am able to most clearly see it in the little things in life. The ways in which being super invested in the part of an action that you don't have control over hurts your own peace. Because we can control what we do, but we have no control over what others are going to do or how they take what we do. We can try to influence them, we can … [Read more...]

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Bhajan Singing

I went back to the Sathya Sai Baba group on Saturday for their more regular service.It's always challenging to be in a new place with unfamiliar people, but I know if I keep at it, I'll make friends and become part of the fabric of the group.The first part was practice for the bhajans, which are hymns. I didn't know what to expect from that, but it turned out to be quite difficult for me. I thought there would be lyric books to look at, but there turned out to be only one. I was given … [Read more...]

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My Experience with Sathya Sai Baba Group

Brad and I went to check out the Sathya Sai Baba group at the interfaith center on Saturday.There was a special event going on for Mother's day with the teenage groups doing a presentation. We were a little late getting there (it was quite a busy weekend!), so we slipped in and got the second half of the boy's presentation about recycling, reusing, and the protection of the environment. Definitely a cause near and dear to my heart!Then the girls sang some gorgeous music to slides of … [Read more...]

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Reading the Upanishads: Part Seven

I thought it would be nice to read along through some scriptures and discuss the passages. I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:The seventh verse of the Easwaran translation of the Isha Upanishad is... Those who see all creatures in themselvesAnd themselves in all … [Read more...]

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