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    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    One of our great predecessor gurus or acharyas, Shrila Bhaktivinode Thakur who lived during the second half of the 19th till the beginning of the 20th century, analyzes religions as having both form and substance. The form is the outer manifestation of the teaching in terms of it's appearance, special dress of practitioners, rules and regulations etc. The value or purpose of the "form" of the teaching is to deliver the substance or really the inner or esoteric purpose.One of our great...
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    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    In the current issue of Back to Godhead magazine my wife, Archana-siddhi d.d. wrote an article about the latest craze in the self improvement, "personal growth" world, "The Secret". She tried her best to present a balanced view since there are many truths in that book which are indeed universal. She mainly was objecting to the Book and DVD's use of what is called, "the law of attraction" for solely material reasons, when in truth this is the law which determines where we will go at the time of...
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    The Bhagavad-gita in Chapter 13 verses 8-12 describe various qualities which constitute the real process of knowledge. This real knowledge is the process of getting out of the material world. Ordinary so-called knowledge may be useful for living in the material world and exploiting its' various resources, yet it has no value for understanding what is beyond matter. Real intelligence from a spiritual perspective is knowing the distinction between matter and spirit and the controller of both, as...
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    This is the name of a clever title to a Buddhist book, turning the old saying, "Don't just sit there, do something", on its' head. The implication of "don't just do something" is don't just run around in worldly pursuits with no idea of who you really are and no connection to God. The next part placed at the end, "sit there", means for us, sit there to chant Hare Krishna, and/or remember and meditate on Krishna. We should be "busy" for Krishna, yet we have to be in the right consciousness,...
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