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“No Redeemer Liveth”: Comparing Christianity, Islam and Satanism

No burdened soul can carry the burden of another. – Qur’an 35:18 On the issue of personal responsibility, the Qur’an seems at least on one account superior to the New Testament: there is no atonement by the blood of Jesus. No one must sacrifice … Continue reading

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Conclusions on the Gita

The Gita is an attempt to include a diverse set of teachings from various schools, most prominent among them the Stoic-like Sankhya School of philosophy and the Vaishnava sect of devotional Hinduism, in one scripture. It seeks to establish Lord … Continue reading

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On Bhakti and Philodeman Piety

Throughout the Gita, and in the long tradition of Krishna Consciousness, Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion) is declared the highest form of yoga for most people. While the Gita declares that everyone worships according to their nature and tendencies, … Continue reading

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God in the Gītā

One God, Many Forms It may surprise people to know that Hinduism has a tradition of monotheism that evolved separately and independently from Abrahamic religions. Well, in reality, Hinduism teaches that there is one Supreme Soul (Param-Atma) or Brahman. This … Continue reading

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Prakriti and Purusha: Mother Nature and Father Consciousness

As part of the Gita’s process of acting as compendium of Vedic philosophy, it includes an introduction to the concepts of Prakriti (Mother Nature) and Purusha (Father Spirit). Mother Nature/Prakriti is said to be the reason for agency (cause and effect), and … Continue reading

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The Gita: a Stoic Scripture

You may remember that one of the quotes by which we can compare the Gita to Epicurean teachings is: “Most men are insensible when they rest, and mad when they act.” (Vatican Saying 11). In the Gita, this problem is … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Activity

The Problem of Anxiety Most men are insensible when they rest, and mad when they act. – Vatican Saying 11 This little-noticed Vatican Saying goes to the heart of the issues addressed by the practice of the yoga of activity. In … Continue reading

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