Shivam Saraogi, Author at ISKCON Kolkata

Shivam Saraogi

Life’s miseries are meant to be analyzed and addressed, not anesthetized

Suppose a distressed person on finding their pain decreased by anesthesia before surgery regularly starts anesthetizing themselves. This would deaden them in their capacity to experience life itself. We frequently anesthetize ourselves from life’s distresses by exposing ourselves to a surfeit of material stimuli. Though physical sensations seem to activate, not anesthetize us, that activation …

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Those who commit to nothing are distracted by everything

Distraction has been an ever-present bane for humanity. However, the present age is one of mass distraction. With technology and social media, news, updates and notifications from anywhere and everywhere pop up on our devices and spike up into our minds. And the nature of distraction is that it is often endlessly distracting. That is, …

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Spirituality enables us to stand tall without standing on others

To ascend to success in material life, winners often have to stand atop their competitors, causing the death of their dreams. For example, in a tennis Grand Slam Championship match, the very shot that delights the winner shatters the loser. The same principle of winners standing atop losers applies to our successes too, although with …

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