Posts by Stephanie Van Hook

Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita appears as a section of 700 verses within the ancient Indian epic the Mahabharata, where the warrior prince, Arjuna, collapses in dismay at the prospect of going into battle against his own relatives. He is admonished and encouraged by his charioteer Krishna (none other than an incarnation of Vishnu), and the dialog… read more

Violence is Not Tough, Love is.

“I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists; in the midst of darkness light persists.” ~ Gandhi Our world is on the brink of economic and ecological collapse: the dissolution of union rights in Wisconsin, immigrant deportation in Arizona, rockets firing in Israel/Palestine, nuclear disaster… read more