To see our own stupidity, unvarnished and unjustified, is infuriating and invigorating
Apr27

To see our own stupidity, unvarnished and unjustified, is infuriating and invigorating

When someone we care for does something stupid, they often try to hide it from us, either denying it entirely or concealing…

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To decrease unhealthy reactions, increase healthy reminders
Apr11

To decrease unhealthy reactions, increase healthy reminders

Suppose we have some unhealthy habit such as impulsive overeating. Once some behavior becomes ingrained as a habit, we …

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Impulse may run over intelligence, but don’t let it take over intelligence
Mar09

Impulse may run over intelligence, but don’t let it take over intelligence

Suppose some invaders attack a fort suddenly. The defenders, being caught unawares, are stunned, and the invaders start…

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Use your intelligence to identify and rectify your conditioning, not to justify it
Dec21

Use your intelligence to identify and rectify your conditioning, not to justify it

A prominent law-upholder such as a head of state is often protected by a security guard. But suppose such a guard is unwittingly…

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Gita 03.43 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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Counter temptation not just at the level of activity but at the level of identity
Oct26

Counter temptation not just at the level of activity but at the level of identity

When we are tempted by some pleasure that we know we should resist, we often fight it at the level of physical indulgence –…

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