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The mind often recasts antipathy as inability – what it doesn’t want to do, it presents as if it can’t do

Suppose a child doesn’t want to study a particular subject, say, math. He may protest to his mother, “I can’t do...


The media is mostly the mind multiplied, magnified & magnetized

Whenever some people hear of shocking instances of brutality or perversity, they hold the media responsible: “The...


Those who underestimate their mind undermine their intelligence

Suppose a country has a hostile neighbor. If they underestimate their neighbor, they will not pay attention to their...


For inner change, momentum matters more than movement

When we strive to improve ourselves, we may feel disheartened, “There are so many things wrong with me. Even if I...


As long as we don’t mine under the mind, the mind will undermine us

Suppose someone is digging for buried gold. If they find iron coated to look like gold, they may celebrate prematurely...


If we justify our weaknesses by comparing ourselves with those who are weaker, we weaken our motivation to rectify ourselves

Suppose we have a weakness, say, a short temper. Driven by anger, we may speak and do things that we know we shouldn’t....


Even if we fare well in life, we still have to say farewell to life

We all wish to fare well in life — we seek positions and possessions as markers of our progress and success. Often, we...


Even if we are feeling miserable, that doesn’t give us the right to make others miserable Gita 17.16

When something goes wrong in our lives, we naturally feel hurt, irritated, dejected. If we give in to bouts of self-pity...


Life becomes meaningless not when we tire of life’s problems, but when we tire of life’s pleasures Gita 03.16

When we face multiple problems repeatedly, we may become disheartened. And such discouragement become aggravated...


An impurity censor makes no sense to those who don’t have even an impurity sensor

An impurity censor refers to some regulator that filters out impure or obscene content. And an impurity sensor refers...


Obscenity is objectionable not because it shows too much of a person, but because it shows too little and obsesses people with the too little

Obscenity is becoming increasingly accessible and visible in today’s media and especially on the Internet. And...


If we are robbed repeatedly by the same suspect, it is our intelligence that is suspect

Suppose we are robbed and the prime suspect is a shady neighbor. We would confront them to recover what had been stolen or...


Resilience comes when we accept what is unchangeable, but don’t accept that everything is unchangeable 18.35

What makes some people resilient and some people weak? It’s primarily because of the way they look at things,...