February 19, 2016
Swami NIkhilanand
 Shree Krishna provided three main explanations or reasons to Arjun to fight the war.  He started with the "Sankhya" explanation, telling Arjun that his true self is the soul, which is eternal and indestructible.  Death is only the end of the physical body - the soul goes on to another birth.  Thus, he should not fear that anyone is going to be killed in the imminent battle - he should do what is right regardless of the possibility of phy ...
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January 19, 2016
Swami NIkhilanand
In the last post, "Characteristics Of God-realized Soul", Shree Krishna explains internal attributes of an enlightened soul to Arjun. However, why did Shree Krishna not describe any external characteristics of a God-realized person? Because there are no reliable outer attributes which could be defined. Externally, the person is still the same as they were before they became God-realized - they have only changed internally (as described earlier ...
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August 14, 2015
Swami NIkhilanand
In the past few articles we realized that performing action with mind in God is desirable over performing actions with mind in world. At this point in the discussion, it is very common for another doubt to arise in the mind: do we not need this world? After all, God has put us here, He has created this world, and He has given us 5 senses with which to enjoy the world – then why is it wrong to become attached in this world? This is a basic misun ...
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