Physical deprivation versus spiritual absorption
By Chaitanya Charan Das
When practicing spiritual life, we may equate spiritual advancement with denying our bodily needs such as sleep. We may deprive ourselves of sleep to demonstrate our spiritual advancement. However, spiritual advancement centers not on physical deprivation, but on spiritual absorption. To grow spiritually, we need to become conscious of our own spiritual identity and of the supreme spiritual reality, Krishna. The more we become lovingly absorbed in Krishna, the more we advance spiritually.
Statement on Behalf of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) after the Shootings in Pittsburg
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