The ego’s dissolution is not self-destruction, but the doorway to self-actualization
Apr21

The ego’s dissolution is not self-destruction, but the doorway to self-actualization

When we are told that we are wrong, we often resent it. Worse still, when we are told that we are wrong about our core notions,…

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Better to admit, “I am wrong” and be right than to insist, “I am right” and stay wrong
Apr09

Better to admit, “I am wrong” and be right than to insist, “I am right” and stay wrong

The Bhagavad-gita begins with Arjuna deciding to not fight in the upcoming war (01.46). Yet given the grave consequences…

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Better to look stupid than to act stupid
Feb22

Better to look stupid than to act stupid

Sometimes when life’s complexities perplex us, we may hesitate to ask others for help because of the fear of looking stupid.…

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Those who mistake meekness to be weakness sentence themselves to spiritual sickness
Jun04

Those who mistake meekness to be weakness sentence themselves to spiritual sickness

The Bhagavad-gita begins with an expression of meekness that may be misconstrued as a sign of abject weakness: the...

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Don’t challenge the wisdom of God – let the wisdom of God challenge you
Apr06

Don’t challenge the wisdom of God – let the wisdom of God challenge you

To challenge the wisdom of God means to approach his words with a cold, critical attitude, with the intention of disproving,…

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Those who overestimate their intelligence underutilize their potential
Sep14

Those who overestimate their intelligence underutilize their potential

When things go wrong, we may appeal to Krishna for help. If no help appears forthcoming, we may doubt Krishna: “Why…

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