Renunciation is not for deprivation but for connection and satisfaction
Apr15

Renunciation is not for deprivation but for connection and satisfaction

Many people see renunciation negatively, as deprivation of enjoyable things. However, a dramatically different picture…

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Focus on your steps, not your sidesteps
Sep14

Focus on your steps, not your sidesteps

While walking on a road, suppose we keep worrying about all the slippery spots that we will have to sidestep. The resulting…

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Focus not on avoiding entanglement – focus on seeking engagement
Oct16

Focus not on avoiding entanglement – focus on seeking engagement

When a person is traveling on a boat, they need to be aware of the dangers, but they needn’t become paranoid – otherwise,…

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 The best way to deal with temptation is to not deal with it

  Temptation is unavoidable as long as we exist in material existence, just as salespeople are unavoidable when we…

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All noes are not created equal
Aug18

All noes are not created equal

We often instinctively resent whenever we are told no to something that we wish to do. Such resentment is understandable…

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See the “Yes” in the “No” to a “No”
Aug02

See the “Yes” in the “No” to a “No”

Suppose a person driving on a road comes to a sign, “Road closed – take alternative route” with a pointer to that route.…

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