See sense gratification as spiritual deprivation 
Oct29

See sense gratification as spiritual deprivation 

“You are depriving yourself of so much pleasure,” the mind whispers when we practice spiritual life seriously and …

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Those who give up pleasure for principle gain life’s principal pleasure
Jun05

Those who give up pleasure for principle gain life’s principal pleasure

Many people fear, “If I practice spiritual life, I will have to give up so many material pleasures.” However,…

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What comes fast doesn’t last; what does last doesn’t come fast
Sep21

What comes fast doesn’t last; what does last doesn’t come fast

Our culture allures us with the promise of immediate pleasure: “Eat this, smell this, touch this – and you …

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Disdain the pain that is a pain to miss

We often think of self-restraint as a pain: “I have to give up so many of the pleasures of the world.” Factually…

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Are our desires locking us into a world of frustration or releasing us into the world of fulfillment?

We all may have experiences of how while dreaming and desiring something, we get transported somewhere into the world of…

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The road that turns into a roadblock

Our culture indoctrinates us with the belief that the body is the road to enjoyment, especially sexual enjoyment. The sexual…

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