Breaking Trail
Breaking Trail
Jun 10, 2022
#48: There is Hope
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There is really no hope—for the material body. Nor for the material utopia we sometimes dream about. But there is real hope for you, the spirit soul.

What is that hope? Coming to know about and gradually realize your true nature as eternally joyful, vibrant, and youthful. And we can move forward in that direction—if we choose to do so.


  • (2:14) Ruben shares story of how he and his family went for a concert tour for nursing homes, sharing the message of “There is hope”
  • (11:19) There’s so much difficulty in the world. But if the consciousness of the people could be elevated, we would overcome all difficulties.
  • (18:21) We are all spirit souls, regardless of the body we are in, and it’s our nature to be ever youthful and happy. We are all searching for the same thing—happiness, love, affection. And that’s where hope is.
  • (26:16) Reading from Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.10.43: “There is another nature which is eternally existent, without being occasionally created or destroyed. And the conditioned soul can understand what he should do and how his valuable energy may be utilized.” Our faulty understand of life is due to our being materially conditioned. The conditioned soul needs to know the truth to get out of that illusion.
  • (36:02) Balakhilya’s answer to the question “What is real hope? And where do we find it?”
  • (44:26) It’s not all or nothing; even a little advancement on this path can protect one from the worst kind of fear, namely losing the human form of life. So take one step at a time, and share what you’ve realized with others.

Recorded on April 25, 2022. Read episode transcript on

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