Small victories are not big victories, but they are stepping stones to big victories
Jan01

Small victories are not big victories, but they are stepping stones to big victories

When we fight against our lower desires, we sometimes succeed. But our mind frequently undermines our success: “What’s…

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The key to training ourselves, and trusting ourselves, is small steps, carried out
Sep25

The key to training ourselves, and trusting ourselves, is small steps, carried out

When we have to do something challenging, we may struggle and falter. And if this happens repeatedly, we may lose confidence…

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See the effort in focusing the mind as an exercise, not an exertion
Jan27

See the effort in focusing the mind as an exercise, not an exertion

Suppose a person arriving at an airport finds that they don’t have any porter to carry their luggage from the carousal …

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See the mind not as too strong for us to resist, but as too weak to resist the world’s toys
Jan22

See the mind not as too strong for us to resist, but as too weak to resist the world’s toys

When we wish to do something constructive, the mind often diverts us here, there and everywhere. Seeing how forcefully …

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To forget that one is forgetful is to become a fool
Dec07

To forget that one is forgetful is to become a fool

We may know people who are notoriously forgetful. They forget scheduled meetings and when we exasperatedly call them, …

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Don’t let the mind play truant in the school of bhakti
Feb08

Don’t let the mind play truant in the school of bhakti

Suppose a mother sends her child to school, but the child after wearing the uniform and carrying the satchel slips off to …

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