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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See anger as a sign of weakness, not strength
Jan31

See anger as a sign of weakness, not strength

When we get angry, we often speak and act in regrettable ways. Still, we falter and fail in our attempts to resist anger. How…

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Eventual defeat doesn’t justify immediate defeat
Jul31

Eventual defeat doesn’t justify immediate defeat

When we strive to live a principle-centered life by resisting temptations, we may find some temptation irresistible and…

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Don’t expect illusion to get out — you get out
May31

Don’t expect illusion to get out — you get out

“Get out” we may tell someone who has hurt us terribly. In the past, kings would exile offenders from their kingdom, …

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