How to avoid unhealthy reactions to unwanted emotions
Mar25

How to avoid unhealthy reactions to unwanted emotions

Suppose we experience a craving that runs contrary to the principles we hold sacred. Faced with this unwanted emotion, …

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Do bad thoughts comprise bad karma?
Mar17

Do bad thoughts comprise bad karma?

At one level, yes. Because thinking is also a form of activity, and every activity comes under the jurisdiction of karma,…

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Why we need to scan our consciousness regularly
Jun24

Why we need to scan our consciousness regularly

When somebody is canned from their job, that means they are dismissed, often unceremoniously. Our conscience is our inner…

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Even if we can’t drive away inner impurities, we can still drive away from inner impurities
Feb17

Even if we can’t drive away inner impurities, we can still drive away from inner impurities

Suppose an obscene billboard comes up in our neighborhood. If we want our locality to be family-friendly, we will want that…

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Even if we can’t stop feeling sensual urges, we can stop feeding sensual urges
Aug15

Even if we can’t stop feeling sensual urges, we can stop feeding sensual urges

Suppose we live in a forest cabin. We may not be able to prevent the arrival of unwanted animals. But we can avoid feeding them,…

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We don’t have to outweigh our urges; we just have to out-wait them
May04

We don’t have to outweigh our urges; we just have to out-wait them

Suppose a thief is trying to barge into our house by breaking the door. Suppose further that the door has a loose bolt that …

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