About Anger

“Attachment breeds desire. From desire anger is born. Anger leads to delusion, from delusion, forgetfulness, from forgetfulness, the destruction of intellectual discernment.” Bhagavad Gita, II:62/63 . I have been thinking about anger and the things i have learned about it. The above quote from the Bhagavad Gita is succinct. If we deconstruct the emotion we […]

The Depression of Arjuna

We were listening to the Bhagavad Gita being chanted, and i put it on for a reason. The Bhagavad Gita is pretty much all you would ever really need to follow the path of Yoga. Its name means the “Song of God”, and it is a sacred text at the heart a larger epic – the Mahabharata. So the story opens as a dialogue between the hero, Arjuna, and his friend Krishna. It turns out that Krishna is the Avatar, God incarnate, but Arjuna knows him only as his friend and charioteer.

Absolute Joy

We’ve been listening to Handel’s Messiah and most of the text is from the book of Isaiah – we just heard “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd” which has the line: “take His yoke upon you…” And then we heard the song: “His yoke is easy and His burden is light.”

Prakriti and Purusha

We’ve been having a little bit of fun here contemplating a branch of Hindu philosophy called “Samkhya.” The word Samkhya means “enumeration” or “list” – so it is a categorical, analytical approach to spiritual knowledge. Samkhya is one of the six schools of Vedic philosophy and it is expounded most comprehensively in a treatise called […]