As long as we hide behind ourselves, we can’t challenge ourselves
Jun06

As long as we hide behind ourselves, we can’t challenge ourselves

Suppose we are afraid of some aggressor and choose to hide behind some protector. If, later, our protector suppresses us,…

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The most exhausting burden is a mask
Oct03

The most exhausting burden is a mask

If we see someone carrying a huge burden on their back, we may feel pity for them. Yet we ourselves may be carrying a heavier…

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Gita 03.06 explained

Link to purport by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Transcript of Bhakti-Shastri class on this verse by Chaitanya…

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The cunning combination of complacency, complicity and carnality consumes our conscience
Aug07

The cunning combination of complacency, complicity and carnality consumes our conscience

Our conscience is our inner guard – it cautions us whenever we feel tempted to do anything unworthy. However, just as a …

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When we rationalize, we indulge in rational lies
Nov12

When we rationalize, we indulge in rational lies

To rationalize is to give some fallacious reasoning to prove as right something that is wrong and that we know is wrong. We…

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Compartmentalization is a mental mechanism for self-deception
May30

Compartmentalization is a mental mechanism for self-deception

When we strive to live according to some elevated principles, there results an inevitable tension between our precepts…

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