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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See sense gratification as spiritual deprivation 
Oct29

See sense gratification as spiritual deprivation 

“You are depriving yourself of so much pleasure,” the mind whispers when we practice spiritual life seriously and …

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Those who give up pleasure for principle gain life’s principal pleasure
Jun05

Those who give up pleasure for principle gain life’s principal pleasure

Many people fear, “If I practice spiritual life, I will have to give up so many material pleasures.” However,…

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