Stay aware of your triggers – and stay away from them
Jul14

Stay aware of your triggers – and stay away from them

Recovering alcoholics are warned to stay away from things that trigger their desire for alcohol. If, for example, between…

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Regulation is the foundation for purification
Oct25

Regulation is the foundation for purification

Suppose we had to clean a water tank. We would need to do two things: clean the water already in the tank and regulate the water…

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Remission is not elimination
Sep22

Remission is not elimination

Suppose a patient’s serious disease such as cancer goes into remission, that is, decreases in severity. But if the patient…

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Regulation is a protection measure, not a trust issue
May24

Regulation is a protection measure, not a trust issue

Suppose a teenager is to stay alone at home. When his parents are leaving, they remind him to bolt the door and activate the…

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To resist sense indulgence, resist the hype around sense indulgence
Mar19

To resist sense indulgence, resist the hype around sense indulgence

When scripture urges us to regulate sensual indulgence, our mind objects: “Why shouldn’t I enjoy?” This question…

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Our intelligence can be overcome by illusion, yet it is also the key to overcome illusion
Sep16

Our intelligence can be overcome by illusion, yet it is also the key to overcome illusion

To practice spiritual life means to wage an inner war against the illusion created by our lower desires, especially lust.…

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