Cultivation of satisfaction requires not the rejection of desire, but the selection of desire
Jun02

Cultivation of satisfaction requires not the rejection of desire, but the selection of desire

Some people feel, “Dissatisfaction is the spur for performance. If we simply become satisfied and give up the desire …

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Purity reverses our mental gravity
May24

Purity reverses our mental gravity

Gravity refers to the force by which objects fall to the earth. Our mental gravity can refer to the force by which our thoughts…

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Mental silence is more defining than verbal silence
Apr12

Mental silence is more defining than verbal silence

Some people, especially those seeking to grow inwards, take a vow of silence, known in Sanskrit as mauna-vrata. The rationale…

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Just as food adds to our physical weight, thoughts add to our mental weight
Mar16

Just as food adds to our physical weight, thoughts add to our mental weight

In today’s culture with its largely sedentary lifestyle, people often watch what they eat as they don’t want to put …

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To gain satisfaction, replace expectation with appreciation
Jan12

To gain satisfaction, replace expectation with appreciation

Our satisfaction is often inversely proportional to our expectation. Suppose we go for a feast expecting a particular …

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Don’t crave the feast in others’ plates – savor the feast in yours
Dec09

Don’t crave the feast in others’ plates – savor the feast in yours

Suppose we were invited to a feast in which everyone had slightly different delicacies on their plates. Suppose further…

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