Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter
Apr14

Three kinds of blindness in the Gita’s first chapter

Dhritarashtra’s blindness — physical: His blindness, being physical, was the most self-evident. It prevented him from…

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How we all can be dangerous, be we strong or weak
Dec08

How we all can be dangerous, be we strong or weak

  Suppose someone is strong, be it physically, economically, politically. We easily understand that they can be …

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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 with…

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When we are attached to someone, we don’t care much for them; we care much more for what they think about us
Apr23

When we are attached to someone, we don’t care much for them; we care much more for what they think about us

Suppose a doctor needs to give an injection to a sick child. But the child starts crying and complaining about the doctor:…

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Detachment is absence of emotional dependence, not absence of emotion
Feb09

Detachment is absence of emotional dependence, not absence of emotion

Some people fear, “If I become detached, will I become emotionless, uncaring, stone-hearted?” No, detachment empowers…

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Just because something is not our fault doesn’t mean it is not our responsibility
Dec02

Just because something is not our fault doesn’t mean it is not our responsibility

Suppose a father who owns a firearm keeps it accessible to his teenage son. If the son injures someone with that gun, the son…

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