Mooring Our Heart to Krishna in The Morning (Gita Daily)

Published on Sep 22, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02, Text 67

For us as aspiring devotees, worldly temptations pose formidable challenges to our spiritual integrity. The Bhagavad-gita (02.67) indicates that these temptations are like stormy winds that blow our boat-like heart towards alluring sense objects.

We may have noble intentions to preserve our spiritual integrity, but such intentions alone are not enough to weather the storms of temptations. By their sheer force, the storms can first blow away our noble intentions, and then blow us towards the sense objects. To resist these storms, we need to firmly moor our heart to Krishna. For this, we require a daily regimen of philosophical conviction and devotional experience.

Let’s take a closer look at these two spiritual disciplines:
1. Philosophical conviction: When we immerse ourselves in scriptural wisdom, we get empowered by the conviction that a higher, better happiness awaits us in the near-future provided we don’t let ourselves be blown away by petty material temptations.

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