Article May 25, 2015

On the other hand, he who controls the senses by the mind and engages his active organs in works of devotion, without attachment, is by far superior....

In a forest on the mount Trikoota there lived an elephant who was the king of the surroundings. There was a garden there which belonged to the ocean of gods, Lord Varuna....

Now I am confused about my duty and have lost all composure because of weakness. In this condition I am asking You to tell me clearly what is best for me....

One who restrains the senses and organs of action, but whose mind dwells on sense objects, certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender....

What stops one from complete surrender? Do one’s past negative saṁskārs and vāsanās play a part in determining the level and speed of surrender? How can one overcome one’s inherent negativeness....

Nor do we know which is better--conquering them or being conquered by them. The sons of Dhrtarastra, whom if we kill we should not care to live, are now standing before us on this battlefield....