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    Posted: 7 years 6 days ago
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    Posted: 7 years 1 week 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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    Posted: 7 years 1 week ago
    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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    Posted: 7 years 1 week ago
    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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    Posted: 7 years 1 week ago
    I was told this was a Yiddish saying. It expresses to me, one of the frustrations of the material world, namely that by the time most people figure out how the world works, they are too old to really apply it. Of course they are meaning how the world works for material enjoyment, so even if you had all that knowledge, it would still be imperfect and temporary. In the next life you have to figure it out all over again. Sometimes we hear people say if only I could be young again with my current...
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