Articles by Stephen Knapp

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Dispelling the Fear of Death
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

Death is not an enemy; it is a natural fact of life, a stage of our existence, and a transition or doorway between planes of reality. Death has its own harmony with nature just as a tree loses its leaves every fall. We don’t feel that it is unjust or that the tree failed to stay fully alive when it goes dormant through the winter. It is natural. Neither should doctors and nurses feel they have failed if after every endeavor a patient dies.

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Curing Depression with Spirituality
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2019

The reason for depression may be different for each person, and there are a variety of causes. So it must be analyzed and understood. What can we do to help cure such an attitude, as long as it is not a biological problem? Spiritually, there are many ways to help take care of this condition. So let us take a deeper look at this.

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Consciousness: The Symptom of the Soul
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2019

The current idea that the mind is part of the brain is held not only by many biologists, neurologists, etc., but by others in all branches of science, including physics, computer science, and psychology. We might, however, point out a number of problems with this current thinking. Let us suggest that it is just as reasonable to consider an alternative view, and that the Vedic concept is actually more consistent and does not have as many problems as their concept has.

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Can Vedic Dharma Bring Peace to the World?
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

When you progress in yoga, you can feel the unwanted burdens of the mind fall away, such as anxiety, anger, greed, envy, hate, discontent, etc. Then other qualities like peacefulness, tranquility, contentment, and blissfulness will be felt. These are qualities everyone is trying to find and are some of the many things that can be accomplished with yoga, at least on the elementary level. As you make further progress, you may enter into the deeper levels of understanding and transcending the mind and gradually go so far as to attain realizations as to what your own spiritual identity is and what your relationship is with the Absolute.

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Becoming Free from Sex Desire
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

The greatest happiness for the soul starts with complete freedom: freedom from misery, unhappiness, suffering, freedom from the dictates of desires, and, ultimately, freedom from being trapped in a material body. But what keeps us ensnared in such a condition are the desires for sensual and mental pleasures. And the hardest freedom to attain is freedom from sex desire.

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Your Thoughts Create Your Future
Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2018

One thing I want to do right now before we go any farther is to explain some information that many people can use. This will show how your thinking creates your consciousness and how to help control it. It provides evidence so that you can see how your life unfolds according to what you draw to it, as dictated by your consciousness and thoughts. By taking the responsibility for yourself and your thinking process, you can make your life more positive and uplifting, and reduce or negate the influence of any hurt or negative energies you encounter.

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Were There Two Buddhas?
Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Apr 2017

In the following material, we will look at the evidence that seems to indicate that there was first the Avatara Buddha, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who appeared near 1800 BCE, and then there was another person who became known as Gautama called Buddha, born around 560 BCE.

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