When being truthful makes us unhelpful …
Feb07

When being truthful makes us unhelpful …

Suppose a first-grade student struggling with math approaches their teacher and says: “This is so difficult.” And the …

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Are we using our intelligence intelligently?
Feb06

Are we using our intelligence intelligently?

When we see someone with intelligence far greater than ours (as measured by some parameter such as IQ), we may feel inferior…

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When black-and-white analysis helps and when it harms
Feb05

When black-and-white analysis helps and when it harms

The Bhagavad-gita analyzes people into two distinct categories: godly and ungodly (16.05). We might wonder, “Are such…

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How to respond when someone hurts us?
Feb04

How to respond when someone hurts us?

When someone speaks harshly or acts cruelly toward us, how we respond depends primarily on their disposition. The Bhagavad-gita…

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Get rid of misplaced guilt
Feb03

Get rid of misplaced guilt

Suppose a policeman feels guilty about putting a vicious criminal in solitary confinement. If that criminal has been duly…

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