There are a plethora of people able to quote scriptural texts, use fancy sanskrit words and show deep understanding of Vedantic doctrine. But can they give human-centered understanding and empathy when needed?
I like to overindulge in sense pleasures. My particular weakness is chocolate. What’s the big deal, right?? But I can’t stop at one square. Now really, what difference does too much chocolate make? What’s the big deal? Well, at it’s core even that small defiance violates dharma and agitates my mind. It steels my freedom. Continue reading “When something we really, really want to do is adharmic…”
Love of solitude is a vedanta value I surely do understand. It’s definitely one I don’t have to work on. It links in with an absence of craving for social interaction. I think I’ve found a way to ‘practice’ both at the same time as fulfilling a lifelong burning desire for freedom. I’m talking about going sailing. Continue reading “Reviving a family tradition”
‘Hard work, commitment, focus, claims the Bhagavad Gita, will get you whatever rewards you desire, in whatever quest you pursue, within reason. Therefore it is important to choose your quest well.’
My quest chose me…it was my job to look for the signs and keep up.
Children are story-aholics. If we want to teach children Vedanta knowledge, we would do well to put it into a story form. Luckily, the ancient rishis knew this, and gave us many incredible stories that are rich in meaning and knowledge. Continue reading “Bhagavad Gita for Children”