Resentment of reality can hurt more than reality
Oct01

Resentment of reality can hurt more than reality

Suppose we plan to go for a picnic, but suddenly get fever and have to abandon our plan. And we lie on a bed resenting the sickness…

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Devotion is the culmination of intellectual illumination and emotional connection
Sep30

Devotion is the culmination of intellectual illumination and emotional connection

Some people downplay devotion deeming it a feeling enjoyed by non-intellectual sentimentalists. Yes, devotion is a feeling…

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Events are not in our control, but experiences are
Sep29

Events are not in our control, but experiences are

When things outside our control go wrong, we may get overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness. Such feelings can be crushing…

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The mind is a universe – not everything in it is relevant
Sep28

The mind is a universe – not everything in it is relevant

The universe’s vastness and our smallness render irrelevant much of what happens in the universe. We don’t let, say,…

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No rite can make us right with God – we need to make our heart right
Sep27

No rite can make us right with God – we need to make our heart right

Some people reduce religion down to a set of rituals, “If you just do the rites right, God will be pleased with you.” Such…

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