To treat our emotions as the only reality is to live in unreality
Oct26

To treat our emotions as the only reality is to live in unreality

Suppose we are driving a car, and suddenly the car lurches. We will experience the lurch as a physical sensation. But that…

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Don’t give up because of illusion – give up to come out of illusion
Oct25

Don’t give up because of illusion – give up to come out of illusion

Some people adopt renunciation because of frustration. They want some worldly thing that they believe is enjoyable, but…

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Indulgence decreases our capacity to push against desire and increase desire’s capacity to push us
Oct24

Indulgence decreases our capacity to push against desire and increase desire’s capacity to push us

Suppose we had to push a huge boulder uphill. That would be difficult enough. But on top of it, if we were becoming weak and …

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Purification puts the mind in the silent mode
Oct23

Purification puts the mind in the silent mode

When we are working on something important, if we are repeatedly disturbed by our phone’s beeps, we will put it in the silent…

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Don’t just be forceful – first be resourceful
Oct22

Don’t just be forceful – first be resourceful

When we are in a responsible position where we need to get things done, we may have to push people. However, while pushing …

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