From applause to absorption
Sep19

From applause to absorption

We live in a culture that makes us crave for external validation, all the more so with the advent of social media. Therein,…

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Who is defining our identity: our mind or our Lord?
Aug07

Who is defining our identity: our mind or our Lord?

Our mind often acts as our enemy (Bhagavad-gita 06.06). One way it acts inimically is by discouraging us whenever we...

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As long as we don’t mine under the mind, the mind will undermine us
Nov17

As long as we don’t mine under the mind, the mind will undermine us

Suppose someone is digging for buried gold. If they find iron coated to look like gold and celebrate prematurely, they will…

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When we make God our friend, we become our own friend
Sep10

When we make God our friend, we become our own friend

We are often our worst enemies. When we get some lucky breaks, we let them slip away because of laziness, distractedness …

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Focus on life, not on the mind’s commentary about life
Apr18

Focus on life, not on the mind’s commentary about life

Suppose a cricket match is accompanied by a special kind of commentary that is heard not just by the spectators, but also …

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When the mind engages, it encages; when Krishna engages, he elevates
Nov12

When the mind engages, it encages; when Krishna engages, he elevates

When deciding whether to work for some employer, we usually evaluate whether serving them will raise our profile or lower…

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