Resist the temptation to expect immediate resistance to temptation
Nov03

Resist the temptation to expect immediate resistance to temptation

When we start practicing spiritual life, we may resolve to give up sensual indulgence. But as our material attachments …

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In the spiritual race, if we strive to be finishers, we will be winners too
Jul15

In the spiritual race, if we strive to be finishers, we will be winners too

Sometimes, people participate in runs to express their solidarity for a cause. In such runs, who wins the race is not as important…

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The test of spirituality is not absence of temptation but persistence amidst temptation
Jun23

The test of spirituality is not absence of temptation but persistence amidst temptation

Some people think, “To practice spiritual life seriously, I need to be free from temptations. And as I still get tempted,…

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See temptation as an attack, not as a defeat
May28

See temptation as an attack, not as a defeat

Suppose soldiers guarding the national border against a hostile neighbor find bullets whizzing past them. Naturally,…

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Our greatest power is not the power we have over others, but the power we have over ourselves
May13

Our greatest power is not the power we have over others, but the power we have over ourselves

Many people hunger for power. Such power-hungry people usually define power in terms of externals, in terms of how much …

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Sex is a bodily function – letting it become a mental obsession is illusion
Apr20

Sex is a bodily function – letting it become a mental obsession is illusion

Some people ask, “Sex is a natural bodily function. Why is spiritual life against sex?” Spiritual life is not against…

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