Our past explains our inclinations, but it doesn’t excuse our actions
Nov06

Our past explains our inclinations, but it doesn’t excuse our actions

Imagine a computer used by a child primarily for playing games. From the moment it is turned on, it repeatedly gives prompts…

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What is a source of trouble for the possessor can’t be the source of pleasure for the beholder
Nov05

What is a source of trouble for the possessor can’t be the source of pleasure for the beholder

Lust makes temporarily good-looking bodies seem sources of immense pleasure. We know from our own experience with our …

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When the mind accepts the impure to be impure, we become pure
Nov04

When the mind accepts the impure to be impure, we become pure

Impurity is essentially a perception-distorter. The impurity of addiction to alcohol makes alcoholics think that...

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Infatuation with form is not the problem – infatuation with temporary form is
Nov03

Infatuation with form is not the problem – infatuation with temporary form is

We are often attracted to good-looking worldly forms. Such attraction keeps our consciousness at the material level and…

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Don’t just change perception – change perspective
Nov02

Don’t just change perception – change perspective

“Change your perception – think positive,” urge many self-help books. It’s good to think positive, but the best…

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