So boring or sobering?
May21

So boring or sobering?

Suppose we are traveling by boat through a vast ocean and we hear a weather warning on the boat radio, “The water ahead is stormy;…

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Why indulgences that don’t seem dangerous may still be dangerous
Oct31

Why indulgences that don’t seem dangerous may still be dangerous

We sometimes give in to certain sensual temptations that run contrary to the principles we hold sacred. And if we don’t suffer…

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Our potential for stupidity
Jul14

Our potential for stupidity

We all are prone to temptation, especially to the temptations that we have indulged in the past and that we are habituated…

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To be caught unawares occasionally is condonable, to be caught unawares repeatedly is condemnable
May01

To be caught unawares occasionally is condonable, to be caught unawares repeatedly is condemnable

Suppose a person who runs a ferryboat gets caught in a storm because they don’t know that the sea tends to be stormy in that …

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The mind is omnivorous – it devours whatever is present and feels pleasant
Feb16

The mind is omnivorous – it devours whatever is present and feels pleasant

Omnivorous creatures are indiscriminate in their eating; they consume whatever is available and feels pleasurable. …

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For the incautious, the dangerous becomes disastrous
Dec20

For the incautious, the dangerous becomes disastrous

Suppose we are driving along a dangerous road. If we are careless and let ourselves become distracted by an incoming phone…

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