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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To stop defeating yourself, stop deceiving yourself
Oct12

To stop defeating yourself, stop deceiving yourself

Suppose a sick person denies their sickness not just to others but also to themselves. By their denial, they deprive themselves…

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Know the mind by the company it craves
Aug23

Know the mind by the company it craves

A well-known saying goes, “Man is known by the company he keeps.” We can apply this principle to our inner life for discerning…

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Don’t equate change of position with change of disposition
Apr17

Don’t equate change of position with change of disposition

Many spiritual novices think that living in the world is the cause of entanglement and renouncing the world is the source…

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When we hide ourselves from ourselves, we destroy ourselves
Mar16

When we hide ourselves from ourselves, we destroy ourselves

Leading a principle-centered life involves a dynamic tension between our aspirations, which are determined by our cherished…

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Temptation induces the pretender’s mask to fall and the seeker’s guard to rise
Feb17

Temptation induces the pretender’s mask to fall and the seeker’s guard to rise

As spiritual seekers, we aspire to follow the principles of moral and spiritual integrity given in the scriptures. But …

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