Seeing God in All Beings

India’s great scripture the Bhagavad Gita contains profound lessons for us all. One verse states, “An accomplished yogi sees God in all beings, and all beings in God; that person sees the same God everywhere” (6:29). The text variously explains this key statement. In our present state, with our dualistic consciousness, when we perceive other beings we more often than …

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Carrying One’s Cross

This is the second of two Lenten-themed musings “Whoever would be my disciple must renounce themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” These memorable words of Jesus (Matthew 16:24) clearly lay out the conditions by which one may become his close disciple. “My disciple.” Jesus is indicating that a person will have an intimate, lasting spiritual relationship with …

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