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Detachment: the key to freedom and peace of mind (part 2)

Hare Krsna!

Part 2:

What is detachment, and how do we become detached?

Detachment is often mistaken to mean we don’t care, or we don’t feel compassion, or we are lazy. This is not detachment! True detachment means we are not disturbed by external events, or material thoughts and emotions. And the reason why we are not disturbed is because of our deep connection and attachment to the Lord. As Lord Krsna says in the Gita: “Such a liberated person is not attracted to…

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Added by Nitai Kirtan das on September 6, 2011 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Detachment: the key to freedom and peace of mind (Part 1)

Hare Krsna! (2 part series)

Part 1:

When you think about your life, is there anything that is holding you back? All the great people of our time agree that the only person holding us back, is ourselves. What is it specifically that is blocking us?

There could be a variety of reasons, but the most likely stopper is our mind. Lord Krsna says in the Gita, that “For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind…

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Added by Nitai Kirtan das on September 1, 2011 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

If God really exists, then show me God!

Hare Krsna!

If you ever speak to an atheist, they will often say, “If God really exists, then show me God.” How do we reply to that?

The answer is that we cannot see God with our material senses. He is spiritual, and our senses our material. Just like you cannot measure someone’s body temperature with a tape measure (a tape measure is for measuring length), so similarly you cannot “see” God with your material eyes. You need spiritual eyes.

And even if we could bring God…

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Added by Nitai Kirtan das on August 30, 2011 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Lust: The Cause of the Current Financial Crisis?

I’m sure you’re all aware of the global financial situation. So many economies are collapsing, and this is reflected on a local level, with so many families facing massive financial debt. Why are people in so much debt?

 

One simple reason why, is because we cannot control our spending. Credit cards provide us a facility to buy the goods now, with money that we don't actually have. This is fine, so long as we have control of our mind and senses, and we monitor how much we're…

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Added by Nitai Kirtan das on August 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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