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QUESTION: Sir,

  I have heard from many and read that we should live for the movement , we should not spoil our presence thinking of future.
But for me always a question arises how can we not think of future?
Suppose I am left with money which suffices to pay my phone bill whose due date is 2 days after from today. And now while going to office I see a dress, I liked it very much. As per live for the movement concept, I can buy the dress. But if I buy the dress what shall I do to pay my phone bill?

  Sir I want to any answer is there in Bhagvad Gita for such kind of situations?

ANSWER: Dear Deepa,

Thank you for your question.

The Bhagavad-Gita does not teach us to "live for the moment" but to live for the Divine. There's a big difference. So, by all means, buy your dress and pay your phone bill, but remember God/dess no matter what else you may be doing.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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QUESTION: Thank you Sir for clearing my misunderstanding,
But where can I find answer for this?
Can we practically follow this "live for the moment" concept?

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Dear Deepa,

Thank you for your follow-up question.

I do not understand your question. You have already pointed out the impracticality of such a philosophy for someone who needs to buy dresses and pay bills. I explained that this philosophy is not of the Gita. Nor is this philosophy advocated by our Sanatana Dharma. I cannot explain or defend a philosophy that I neither advocate nor follow. You would do better to ask someone who lives as you describe for tips  on how to follow their example.

Sincerely,

Brother William  

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

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I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

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I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

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I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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