Problems are like leeches – don’t overreact
Jan08

Problems are like leeches – don’t overreact

When a leech bites us, we may be panic-struck to sense its tentacles sucking our blood. If we impulsively try to pull it out, it may have such a strong grip that we will end up pulling out a sizeable part of our own skin. If, however, we just stay calm and let the leech do its work, its tubules are not infinite; it can’t suck all our blood. Once its tubule is filled, it will itself let go and we can flick it off.

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Spirituality provides a capacity to cope that transcends our capacity to comprehend
Aug22

Spirituality provides a capacity to cope that transcends our capacity to comprehend

We usually approach technology pragmatically – we use gadgets if they work, even if we can’t comprehend fully…

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Focus not just on what lies around, but also on what lies ahead
Aug10

Focus not just on what lies around, but also on what lies ahead

Life’s perplexities and adversities can drain our inspiration to do anything tangible in the present. To stir ourselves…

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Tolerance is not passivity – it is maturity
Mar05

Tolerance is not passivity – it is maturity

Some people ask, “Does tolerance, as recommended in the Bhagavad-gita, mean that I just passively accept everything,…

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Possibilities expand when we begin where we are instead of where we should be
Oct21

Possibilities expand when we begin where we are instead of where we should be

Suppose we take a wrong turn and end up somewhere other than our destination. If we keep resenting, “Why am I here instead…

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Resentment of reality can hurt more than reality
Oct01

Resentment of reality can hurt more than reality

Suppose we plan to go for a picnic, but suddenly get fever and have to abandon our plan. And we lie on a bed resenting the sickness…

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