How desires differ from emotions — and why the difference matters
Mar07

How desires differ from emotions — and why the difference matters

When we make resolutions for self-mastery, we are often thwarted by our emotions and desires.  Emotions are largely reactive,…

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To avoid emotional extremes, center your emotions on the eternal, not the external 
Mar11

To avoid emotional extremes, center your emotions on the eternal, not the external 

We sometimes experience mood swings, whereby small good things make us elated and more commonly small bad things make us…

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What we feel doesn’t fell us, what we will does
Aug02

What we feel doesn’t fell us, what we will does

When we strive to free ourselves from impurities, we may still feel impure desires rising in our consciousness.  To not …

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Gita 02.70 explained

Next verse Krishna will describe how we can have inner happiness how we can move from lower level of happiness to higher level…

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We can’t avoid perceiving sense objects, but we can avoid pursuing them
May28

We can’t avoid perceiving sense objects, but we can avoid pursuing them

The culture assaults our senses with perceptions of tempting sense objects and we often can’t avoid those perceptions.…

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Focus not on what we have to renounce for spirituality; focus on what serious spiritualists get that enables them to renounce
May06

Focus not on what we have to renounce for spirituality; focus on what serious spiritualists get that enables them to renounce

Prospective spiritualists sometimes fear, “If I practice spirituality, I will have to give up so many...

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