Counter temptation not just at the level of activity but at the level of identity
Oct26

Counter temptation not just at the level of activity but at the level of identity

When we are tempted by some pleasure that we know we should resist, we often fight it at the level of physical indulgence –…

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Use intelligence to see beyond appearance
Sep26

Use intelligence to see beyond appearance

Some people argue, “Seeing is believing.” They deride as unintelligent those who believe in invisible things such…

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Let introspection be for fact-finding, not fault-finding
Aug10

Let introspection be for fact-finding, not fault-finding

While striving to live according to principles, if we falter, we become disheartened. Even if we introspect to find out …

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Prohibition can be a support for purification, not a substitute
Mar19

Prohibition can be a support for purification, not a substitute

Some governments recognize that alcoholism leads to various problems such as disease, domestic abuse and driving under…

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What someone is not telling can be telling
Dec14

What someone is not telling can be telling

Suppose India is rocked by a war of global significance. If an Indian newspaper barely reports that war, that silence is …

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Reformation requires reformulation
Dec06

Reformation requires reformulation

Suppose we want to grow vegetables in a land where only weeds have been growing. We may uproot the weeds and plant the vegetables,…

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