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Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: Act Wisely!

By Anand Krishna There are ordinary teachers who go by the books. They cannot teach anything beyond the written words. You can learn under such teachers and graduate, but be careful, lest you end up becoming their clone. My master refers to this type of teacher as “informers.” They merely pass along information. The teachers […]

Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: The Yoga of Wisdom

By Anand Krishna “There is nothing new under the sky,” said King Solomon, or Prophet Sulayman as he is known in the Muslim tradition, and recorded in the Old Testament. Yes, there is nothing new under the sky. “Lest you think of yourself as the first person ever facing a dilemma such as you are […]

Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: The Yoga of Action

By Anand Krishna When we think of yoga, the image that comes to our mind is that of a person sitting cross-legged in a typical eastern manner – a Buddha-like figure. Stretch your imagination a bit, and you shall see trees and perhaps a waterfall in the background. This, however, is not the scene of […]

Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: Focus on the Purpose

By Anand Krishna How would you remember Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ? Or Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi? We remember them for the roles they played. Their names would mean nothing without those roles. They discovered their soul-role and were persistent in enacting the role. Thus, they gave meaning to their life. Otherwise, […]

Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: Play Your Part Right

By Anand Krishna “Death is imminent,” says Krishna to his friend and disciple Arjuna, and continues, “as also birth after death.” Life is not linear. Krishna perceives life as cyclical. “This span of life you are living now, Arjuna, is not the first or the last one. Neither shall the death you experience at the […]

Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: The Yoga of Commonsense

By Anand Krishna Life is not a specialty. In order to live life fully we do not have to be a specialist in any field. Indeed, a specialist may not be able to live life fully. It is the all-rounder who can live life fully. A doctor of medicine or in any other field must […]

Musings on the Bhagavad Gita: From Confusion to Courage

By Anand Krishna The war on the battlefield of Kurukshetra is not a historical event alone that happened about 3,000 years BC, but also an ongoing war happening each day, every day in our lives. The fearful Arjuna in great despair and confused about his course of action also lives within each one of us. […]

Let Go and Find Your Love

By Anand Krishna My musings on love sometime back provoked readers to write to me and share their thoughts. Many of them, including some Javanese living in Bali, acknowledged that, yes, they did not realise that “love was missing” in their lexicon. Let me say that a word missing does not prove that the feeling […]