From The Divine Sports of Krishna

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Note: The three extracts below are from the Divine Sports of Krishna. Yashoda was Krishna’s adoptive mother in the village where he grew up. Mohan, Shyam and Gopal are among the names by which his devotees know him. Shesh is a traditional image of divinity, associated with great jewels. Says Yashoda: People lecture me, But…

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From Direct Experience of Reality: Verses 8 to 12

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Devoted trust (bhakti) in the words of the holy scriptures and the teacher is called faith (shraddha); one pointedness of the mind on the one real goal of life is called concentration (samadhana). [8] Commentary: The scriptures are above logic, though their truth can be established by right reasoning. Unless a pupil has faith in…

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The Crest Jewel of Wisdom verses 18-20

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From The Crest Jewel of Wisdom [18] The wise speak of four items of discipline. Only if these are present can a person become permanently established in reality, otherwise not. [19] The first qualification is discrimination of the permanent from the impermanent, then an attitude of detachment towards the enjoyment of all rewards in this…

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