Subtler joys aren’t smaller – they are just softer
Apr01

Subtler joys aren’t smaller – they are just softer

Affection can be conveyed by both a long, tight hug as well as by a quick, gentle squeeze of the shoulder. To appreciate the…

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Crave not for what lies outside the fence – cultivate what lies inside it
Feb17

Crave not for what lies outside the fence – cultivate what lies inside it

Suppose we have a garden with the potential for beautiful flowers and delicious fruits. Still, we need to grow them. If instead…

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External success may be a zero-sum game, but internal success isn’t
Mar15

External success may be a zero-sum game, but internal success isn’t

External success requires us to achieve worldly things such as positions and possessions that are considered markers …

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Seek not the mirage of sensual titillation – seek the ocean of spiritual satisfaction
Aug06

Seek not the mirage of sensual titillation – seek the ocean of spiritual satisfaction

For a thirsty person lost in a desert, a mirage promises the very thing they need: water. Actually however, the mirage is …

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To overcome desires, outgrow them
Aug02

To overcome desires, outgrow them

When children want to spend all their time playing and their parents force them to study, the children resent their studies…

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Why look at a mirage when heading to the oasis?
Mar01

Why look at a mirage when heading to the oasis?

It’s bad to be lost in a desert. It’s worse to be chasing a mirage. But it’s worst of all to be nearing an oasis and to then…

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