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Saying YES to Life
by Barbara Ann Briggs
Years ago, while on a walk in New York city with an actor friend of mine, he turned to me and asked, “What do you think is the most important word in the English language?” I stopped and pondered, then said, “Love.”
He shook his head from side to side. The most important word is, “yes”.
“Yes” is certainly a beautiful word. The question and…Continue
What is it that compels a man to
Commit sin, even involuntarily,
As if driven by force, O Varshneya?”
The Blessed Lord said:
It is desire; it is anger, born of
Rajo-guna, all-consuming and most evil.
Know this to be the enemy here on earth."
Bhagavad Gita, Ch.3, v. 36,37 (transl. by Maharishi)
Anger is an enemy because it disturbs, confuses and destroys one’s mental equilibrium and causes one to commit sin,…Continue
Global Patriotism: The Need of the Hour
By Barbara Briggs
There is an urgent need in the world to expand our vision beyond the narrow boundaries of nationalism so that our individual interests encompass the interests of the whole world. It is time for us to recognize that the world is one interconnected global family. The latest scientific…Continue
“Krishna! – Yea, my Lord, I come! Play but Thy flute and I come! – The world hath been flung off like a soiled garment, I am clad in shining robes of Bhakti, pure white, gleaming as a white pigeon’s wing in the sunlight! I come, my Lord, I come! – Rich honey of Prema will I suck from the Lotus of Thy Feet. Thine eyes, shining upon me, will bathe me in the waters of immortality! … To Thy dance with the souls of Thy Bhaktas I come, O Thou, that lurest the…Continue