Protect the fences that protect you – keep temptation at a healthy distance
Sep22

Protect the fences that protect you – keep temptation at a healthy distance

Suppose we live in a neighborhood where robbery is common. We will naturally build a strong fence around our home. Does building…

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If we don’t give the devil his due, he will take more than his due
Jul25

If we don’t give the devil his due, he will take more than his due

The devil is envisioned in some traditions as a malefic being who tempts us toward wrongdoing and then traps us in distress.…

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Self-control is best maintained by avoiding situations that require self-control
Feb20

Self-control is best maintained by avoiding situations that require self-control

Suppose we have resolved to increase our self-control by, say, regulating our eating. But we suddenly get a desire to eat…

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To check the outflow of self-defeating actions, check the inflow of self-deluding perceptions
Dec26

To check the outflow of self-defeating actions, check the inflow of self-deluding perceptions

We sometimes indulge in self-defeating actions, even after resolving to give them up. Why do we succumb thus? Frequently,…

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Gita 02.58 explained

Now Krishna starting to describe in next verse how such a person sits.  Kim Asita (seating, how he restrain his senses 58 …

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Willpower is a finite resource – use it wisely
Jul05

Willpower is a finite resource – use it wisely

We are finite beings, and finite are all our resources, including our willpower. That our willpower is finite means that…

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