The essence of commitment is recommitment
Sep20

The essence of commitment is recommitment

We sometimes resolve to do something constructive such as exercising, meditating, studying wisdom-texts or becoming…

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Look for the good in all situations, even in situations that don’t look good
Sep19

Look for the good in all situations, even in situations that don’t look good

Whenever life subjects us to terrible situations, we often obsess over the bad. Such obsession fills us with negative feelings…

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Attachment is the inability to say no, whatever the cost
Sep18

Attachment is the inability to say no, whatever the cost

Suppose we are buying something. Usually, we would compare its cost with its value – is what I have to pay commensurate …

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Even if we can’t change what we live with, we can change what we live for
Sep17

Even if we can’t change what we live with, we can change what we live for

Suppose we are stuck with a car that is slow, noisy and messy and are stuck in a place that is congested and polluted. If we can’t…

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Even when we can’t avoid sensual perception, we can avoid sensual imagination
Sep16

Even when we can’t avoid sensual perception, we can avoid sensual imagination

We live in a world rife with temptation. Such temptation can deceive and degrade us at any moment. Given that we can neither…

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Meditation is not the antithesis of action, it is the basis of action
Sep15

Meditation is not the antithesis of action, it is the basis of action

Some people consider meditation to be a scandalous waste of time. They question dedicated meditators: “How can you waste…

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