Don’t run from pain or rush towards pleasure – refocus on your purpose
Jan20

Don’t run from pain or rush towards pleasure – refocus on your purpose

Suppose we are driving on a road to a destination. If the road is filled with traffic moving at a snail’s pace, we may find…

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Failure is a bump on the road, not the end of the road
Dec12

Failure is a bump on the road, not the end of the road

When we fail at anything, we feel disheartened. Some people, however, become so disheartened as to become chronically …

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See failure as a practical problem, not as an existential problem
Oct30

See failure as a practical problem, not as an existential problem

During life, we all fail sometime or the other. How we respond to a failure depends on how we see that failure. Suppose a student…

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Focus not on the pain of failing – focus on the pleasure of learning
Nov05

Focus not on the pain of failing – focus on the pleasure of learning

When we fail in something important for us, we naturally feel disheartened. If we don’t process this feeling intelligently,…

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Animals choose how to fulfill their bodily drives; we humans can choose whether to fulfill our bodily drives
Jan02

Animals choose how to fulfill their bodily drives; we humans can choose whether to fulfill our bodily drives

A cow, after eating all the grass in one row in a uniformly green pasture, can choose whether to eat the grass on the left or the right. Animals are driven largely by their bodily drives. Yet, within the scope of those drives, they do have the free will to choose how to fulfill those drives.

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Even if we can’t change the content of our experience, we can change its context
Nov19

Even if we can’t change the content of our experience, we can change its context

Sometimes people ask spiritualists, “What do you gain in this life by your spiritual practices? You too face the same …

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