To beat problems, first beat the problematic mind down to size
Oct08

To beat problems, first beat the problematic mind down to size

When an army is fighting a war, it depends on its intelligence – its information sources – to know the strength of the …

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Purity is the key to freedom from misery
Oct07

Purity is the key to freedom from misery

Suppose an alcoholic has become sick because of excessive alcohol indulgence. While the disease is a danger that needs …

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The ego’s default defensiveness doesn’t protect us – it protects the misconceptions that limit us
Oct06

The ego’s default defensiveness doesn’t protect us – it protects the misconceptions that limit us

When someone points out our faults, our ego often makes us respond defensively and deny those faults. Defending is a natural…

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Treat life like a movie that you don’t have to always watch
Oct05

Treat life like a movie that you don’t have to always watch

Suppose we were watching a movie and suddenly discovered that it is a horror movie filled with ghastly scenes. We would naturally…

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See through the mind’s troika of denial, misdirection and self-victimization
Oct04

See through the mind’s troika of denial, misdirection and self-victimization

The mind often sabotages us by making us do foolish things. Pertinently, the Bhagavad-gita (06.06) cautions that the mind…

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