Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 36 – 38

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 36. Arjuna spoke: Then impelled, by what Does a man commit this evil, Unwillingly even, O Krishna, As if urged by force?37. The Blessed Lord spoke: This force is desire, this force is anger; Its source is the rajas guna. Voracious and … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 31-33

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 31. Men who constantly practice This teaching of Mine, Believing, not sneering, Are also released from the bondage of actions.32. But those who, sneering at this, Do not practice My teaching, Confusing all wisdom, Know them to be lost and … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita (book three, verses 25-26)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 25. While those who are unwise act From attachment to action, O Arjuna, So the wise should act without attachment, Intending to maintain the welfare of the world.26. One should not unsettle the minds of The ignorant who are attached to … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita (book three, verses 20-24)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 20. Perfection was attained by kings like Janaka With action alone. For the mere maintenance of the world, You should act.21.Whatever the greatest man does, Thus do the rest; Whatever standard he sets, The world follows that.22. For … [Read more...]


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Hindu Holidays 2017

There are other  Hindu holidays, festivals, and events, but these are the ones that we celebrate in our family. Click the name to learn more about how to celebrate each one. Here I'll be talking about my crafts, preparations, and plans.Maha Shivaratri February 24th (Friday) This year I have my own Shiva Lingam (okay I did already have one but it is so small it is barely the size of my thumb). I'll be putting to use this year my new found knowledge on how to worship … [Read more...]


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Krishna and Jesus Are Not the Same

I like the idea of showing that Jesus is not a special snowflake and unique in world mythology, but so far when people try to show proto-Jesus "myths" they get all the facts wrong and I'm getting pretty sick of the misinformation.It's not hard to find stories of the birth of Krishna and yet in all these articles I see absolutely incorrect information about it.This week I saw one that made claims such as Krishna was born in a manager (in reality he was born in a prison), that his mother … [Read more...]


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The Misunderstanding of Me

"I alone am Brahma" -Ribhu Gita"No one comes to the Father but through Me" -Jesus, the Bible"Controlling the mind and fixing it on Me, sit in meditation with Me as your only goal." -Krishna, Bhagavad GitaIf you believe that the speakers of these sentences were speaking of "Me" as their own individual current embodiment then you'd become an exclusivist, believing that there's only  image of God that will get you to your goal (heaven, moksha, etc.) But considering that different people … [Read more...]


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Happy Krishna Janmashtami!

Hope you are all having a great holiday! I'll be rocking this little guy at midnight and hoping for a happy pregnancy result soon!  … [Read more...]


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Krishna Janmashtami 2015!

Even though Krishna Janmashtami is late this year, taking place in early September instead of late August, it  still snuck up on me! I'm thrilled to realize that the big holiday season is just about to begin. This year Krishna Janmashtami is September 5th.Here you can see more information about Krishna Janmashtami (celebrating Sri Krishna's birthday) from my previous years' posts: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2013/08/happy-birthday-krishna-krishna-janmashtami/And this year … [Read more...]


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