Deepen detachment by discernment
May04

Deepen detachment by discernment

Often when we are unable to resist our lower desires, we may blame ourselves for not being adequately detached. While this…

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The mind makes the exhausting seem exciting and the exciting seem exhausting
May03

The mind makes the exhausting seem exciting and the exciting seem exhausting

The mind is often declared in scripture to be an enemy, as for example in the Bhagavad-gita (06.06). One way the mind acts …

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We need a starter of desire more than a stopper of desire
May02

We need a starter of desire more than a stopper of desire

Spiritual seekers often worry about how to restrain their desires so as to adhere to the principles of sadhana. Yet quite…

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Don’t just ask for decisions; ask for the education for making decisions
May01

Don’t just ask for decisions; ask for the education for making decisions

The Bhagavad-gita begins with Arjuna facing a specific problem: to fight or not to fight. This problem, though ethically…

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Growth for growth’s sake is cancerous
Apr30

Growth for growth’s sake is cancerous

The idea of growth usually evokes positive images, yet when growth is disproportionate, it can be destructive. This is …

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