Are all people really equal – how?
Jul06

Are all people really equal – how?

Today’s culture cherishes equality – reports of discrimination often trigger outrage. Yet even cursory observation…

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Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them
Jan29

Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them

Suppose someone walking on a road slips and falls into a manhole. If onlookers laugh without helping, that would be terrible. …

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Boring people find people boring
Aug10

Boring people find people boring

We all probably know some people who bore us to death. Nothing they say or do interests us – and they keep saying and doing…

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Spiritual vision sees people not as philosophical categories, but as conscious beings
Jun28

Spiritual vision sees people not as philosophical categories, but as conscious beings

When we gain spiritual knowledge, our zeal to share it with others may blind us to basic human courtesies. While interacting…

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Our pain is meant to be harvested, not wasted
Jun30

Our pain is meant to be harvested, not wasted

Suppose we get a seed that tastes extremely bitter. Just when we are about to throw it away, if we learn that it can be sown to…

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To see ourselves as spiritual is good, to see others as spiritual is better, to see everyone as spiritual is best
Feb02

To see ourselves as spiritual is good, to see others as spiritual is better, to see everyone as spiritual is best

See ourselves as spiritual: When we face problems in life, we can respond more maturely and resiliently on understanding…

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