We may be distracted, but we don’t have to be disheartened
Apr11

We may be distracted, but we don’t have to be disheartened

When we try to focus on purposeful service to Krishna, our mind frequently distracts us. On being distracted repeatedly,…

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Unsolicited distraction may be unavoidable, but intentional inattention isn’t
Jul19

Unsolicited distraction may be unavoidable, but intentional inattention isn’t

While doing things that require concentration, we are sometimes interrupted by unsolicited distractions. For example,…

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Control the mind before it controls you
Jul08

Control the mind before it controls you

Suppose a horse-rider becomes inattentive about controlling the horse. If the horse gets attracted by some fruit on the…

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Set it and forget it approach won’t work because the mind will reset it
May03

Set it and forget it approach won’t work because the mind will reset it

Suppose in our home we have a fire alarm that can be set to go off whenever any danger signs arise. Some devices are advertised…

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Strong security means that unusual activity triggers immediate inquiry
Jan18

Strong security means that unusual activity triggers immediate inquiry

Suppose we log in to our mail id from a new place or device. If we have set a high level of security for our id, we will be immediately asked to pass through some verification option. Such vetting is meant not to prevent us from logging in, but to decrease our vulnerability to hackers.

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The mind is a slow learner – learn to help it learn
Dec11

The mind is a slow learner – learn to help it learn

Suppose parents learn that their child, who had been struggling at school, has dyslexia. This knowledge, though distressing,…

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