The best way to deal with temptation is to not deal with it

  Temptation is unavoidable as long as we exist in material existence, just as salespeople are unavoidable when we…

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All noes are not created equal
Aug18

All noes are not created equal

We often instinctively resent whenever we are told no to something that we wish to do. Such resentment is understandable…

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See the “Yes” in the “No” to a “No”
Aug02

See the “Yes” in the “No” to a “No”

Suppose a person driving on a road comes to a sign, “Road closed – take alternative route” with a pointer to that route.…

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While knowledge curbs the senses, devotion conquers the senses
May12

While knowledge curbs the senses, devotion conquers the senses

Knowledge, specifically spiritual knowledge, helps us understand our spiritual identity and thereby recognize the …

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Worry not about falling into illusion – worry about staying in devotion
Oct10

Worry not about falling into illusion – worry about staying in devotion

Serious seekers often worry, “Will I fall back into the illusions of material existence?” Yes, if we keep worrying …

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Focus not on breaking free from illusion; focus on holding on to reality
Aug08

Focus not on breaking free from illusion; focus on holding on to reality

A person who is bound usually focuses on breaking free by, say, untying or cutting the binding ropes. That kind of focus is…

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