Engage with reality on your terms, not on the mind’s terms or the world’s terms
Aug21

Engage with reality on your terms, not on the mind’s terms or the world’s terms

Suppose we want to watch some educational program on TV. If someone else had set the TV to a celebrity gossip channel, we would…

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Devotion transforms backbenchers into toppers
Aug20

Devotion transforms backbenchers into toppers

In every classroom, some students are perpetual backbenchers – they don’t like to study; they attend classes just …

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Devotion is not just emotion – it is conscious continuous cultivation
Aug19

Devotion is not just emotion – it is conscious continuous cultivation

Many people conceive of devotion as a pleasant, pious emotion that they experience occasionally. However, devotion is…

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Our thoughts are not always wise – we don’t have to follow their advice
Aug18

Our thoughts are not always wise – we don’t have to follow their advice

Suppose we have a chronic disease. Our acquaintances may recommend various remedies. Knowing that they aren’t medical…

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When the ego says go, tell the ego to go
Aug17

When the ego says go, tell the ego to go

When someone disagrees with us, especially someone we expected would obey us unquestioningly, our ego flares up. It goads…

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