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How can we accept the Vedas to be the manual?

By on February 21, 2012 in FAQ with 15 Comments
How can we accept the Vedas to be the manual?

To accept or reject a manual one must study it, apply it and see whether it works or it doesn’t work. To reject a manual without studying it or applying it would be non-scientific or just biased blind faith. Many people without studying the Vedas claim that they are bogus! Based on what scientific evidence or experiment do they make such a claim?

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The ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’s of maya

The ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’s of maya

Maya offers gross sense pleasures as a threatening distraction for a new Bhakti Yogi. Saying ‘no’ to these temptations, a Hare Krishna yogi may successfully ward off the challenge. However, as he advances to a higher level in his spiritual pursuits, a chanter faces newer and harder tests. Radhanath Swami warns that maya’s arsenal is huge; for seasoned chanters, she has the subtler weapons of the desire for prestige, honour and respect, in her armoury.

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Yogi, mind your mind

Yogi, mind your mind

The Hare Krishna meditation helps the Bhakti Yogi see his own mind. As we sit down to chant, the devotee offers prayers to God and sermons his mind to cooperate for the next few minutes that he resolves to chant. However no soon does the chanter begin his session, the mind goes on a world tour, initially surveying the room, and then carrying us to our childhood, and then planning for the future- living all experiences except the present. That’s human mind- the enigma for the Bhakti Yogi.
The yoga science teaches the art of observing the mind and gently prodding …

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