Is it possible that we can be reincarnated in the past ? / How do we, practically, take pleasure in the Self? / Is there anything that you think I should consider before approaching a guru for initiation? / Why is it important not to take offense?
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641: Q & A - Volume 91
53:33What are the benefits and pitfalls of ashram life? / What are some daily practices that you can recommend that I can start to incorporate into my daily life to help start building a closer relationship to God?
640: RED FLAG - Feeling Pain When Others Flourish
56:18Cut off the chain of hate / project the ethic of love to the center of our lives / would Kaustubha wear deerskin? / mean-minded people have already been killed by providence / RED FLAG - when we are pained to see the flourishing condition of others / we don’t have to be the administrators of karma / pray for the good fortune of those you envy SB 4.6.36-47
639: Yoga = Governing the Kingdom of Our Thoughts
57:26don’t let the birds of sorrow build a nest in your mind / Louisa May Alcott sounds like a yogi / wisdom & austerity purify the senses / material desire leads to frustration and anger / material desire destroys knowledge & wisdom / regulate the senses to loosen the noose of addiction / austerity without devotion can harden the heart / if you identify with that which can be broken you will eventually feel broken / don’t scratch the itch of material existence SB 4.6.35
638: Can We Expand Our Minds & Not Be So Glib?
51:00a good attitude goes a long way / you can’t bring the ‘me first and the gimmes gimmes’ into your spiritual life / before you dismiss it glibly, you need to examine it / Lord Shiva is 48 miles tall? / we’ve lost our potency - we’re domesticated dogs / space, as described in Bhagavatam, involves unlimited scales & dimensions / our experience is very tiny & limited / divine love is the highest pursuit / Srimad Bhagavatam clarifies everything SB 4.6.31-35
637: Life is a Series of Repeating Lessons
58:29The tubes of life float you down the river together just for a moment / Life is a series of repeating lessons designed to help us face the fact that there are forces more powerful than us / bow down mister / Apologize whole heartedly with complete conviction / Brahma didn’t say “Not my circus, not my monkeys” / We think we’re advanced…..not even close / the iPhone, the Giraffe & the Zebra all teach us to accept that unbelievable things are possible SB 4.6.6-31
636: How to Apologize
55:01the unexamined life is not worth living / examining the mind’s desires / Raghu slows down / what good is your religion if you’re offending great souls? / Daksha loses his head / Lord Brahma - the adult in the room, the voice of reason / be quick to apologize / apologize without mental reservations 4.5.20- 4.6.6
635: Interview with Yogi Charu - The Mind’s Needs, Cravings, Aspirations & Yearnings
56:04Arjuna’s focus / gaining insights though practicing austerities / combining introspection with austerities / the fasting of Maharaja Pariksit and the sages / how can people less adept apply practices of austerity? / Krishna is in the Earth, in the food & in the fire of digestion / 4 quadrants of desire - needs, cravings, aspirations & yearnings / Prabhupada gave us so many ways to focus on Krishna Learn more at http://www.yogicharu.com or http://bhakticenter.org.
634: Q & A -- Volume 90
59:36How can we bridge the gap between the truth that I am not the body & the practical reality that I need to take care of the body? / Are we karmically responsible for our thoughts & our dreams? / If I drink a glass of wine at dinner, would that make me less fit for Krishna consciousness? / How do I keep myself from feelings of envy & dejection when I hear of my peers out-achieving me? / Was Arjuna on psychedelics & was Krishna his guru in the use of psychedelics? / Can you please discuss how to interpret traditional yogic recommendations to sleep less in relation to modern recommendations for sleep?
633: Metaverse -- The Next Big Thing That Won't Make Us Happy
59:07Zuckerberg doublespeak / metaverse the next big thing that won’t make us happy / the dream within the dream within the dream / all this technology is making us weak / there are no adults in the room / Prabhupada’s vision of Bhakti in cooperation with earth & animals / persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance shall get light from Srimad Bhagavatam / it’s about internal devotion, not the externals / Daksa’s chickens come home to roost / don’t mess with Lord Shiva / all hell breaks loose 4.4.31-4.5.19
632: How Dharma Cultivates Letting Go
55:10the wise waste neither men nor words / even four harnessed horses cannot bring imprudent words back into the mouth / pray for the blessing to lose interest in village talk / the path of enjoyment & the path of renunciation / there’s nothing of this world that will satisfy my heart / all the rules are meant to lead to Bhakti / dharma - from brahmacarya to gṛhastha to vānaprastha to sannyāsa / Sati sets off the spontaneous human combustion 4.4.20-30