How Krishna respects Arjuna’s independence before giving guidance (Balancing independence and guidance series 4)
Sep07

How Krishna respects Arjuna’s independence before giving guidance (Balancing independence and guidance series 4)

Suppose we can give good advice to someone whom we are not officially or relationally obligated to advice. If we advise them…

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When achievement translates into fulfillment

We all want to do something worthwhile, something that the world will notice and appreciate. Unfortunately, that isn’t…

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When achievement doesn’t provide fulfillment — and when it does
Sep13

When achievement doesn’t provide fulfillment — and when it does

Whenever we achieve something special, we may feel elated. Yet often achievement turns out to be anticlimactic; the thrill…

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If what we live with becomes what we live for, we end up having nothing to live for
Mar16

If what we live with becomes what we live for, we end up having nothing to live for

While driving, we need two things: the fuel we drive with and the destination we drive for. If we don’t have any fuel, what …

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The human spirit is too big to stay satisfied within any material cage, however grand
Jun01

The human spirit is too big to stay satisfied within any material cage, however grand

Birds naturally long to fly. Even if kept in the most comfortable cages, they still look for ways to escape into the sky and…

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Pleasure is too fragile a purpose to sustain us through life’s troubles
Apr21

Pleasure is too fragile a purpose to sustain us through life’s troubles

We all seek pleasure. Yet life can put us in such dilemmas and traumas that pleasure can become utterly unavailable. In such…

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