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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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Happy Twentieth! Lila: Reclaiming Religion as Pleasure

Philosophy Now has published yet another intro to Epicurean philosophy that confuses the end (pleasant living) for sedation or painlessness (disguised as ataraxia, which is a condition that leads to pleasant living). The article is titled The Ultimate Tranquilizer, and has prompted … Continue reading

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Marked by Oshun

Everyone has their own tribal or ancestral religious or philosophical traditions that have nurtured them at one time or another. The Catholic faith of my upbringing attempted to swallow and assimilate numerous Pagan faiths in its historically monstrous imperial project. In … Continue reading

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FIfth, Sixth, and Seventh Principle of Piety

From Philodemus’ Scroll On Piety Worship affects reality because it affects character Piety is a sort of art of divine attunement with the philosophical virtues that produces wholesome, blessed, blissful, therapeutic states of mind Epicurean doctrines are considered the true … Continue reading

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