Two principles for making our mind our friend (Managing the mind series 5)
Jul16

Two principles for making our mind our friend (Managing the mind series 5)

Suppose we are named guardians of the son of some old friends who have suddenly passed away. Suppose further that we don’t…

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How to focus the mind
Jun11

How to focus the mind

We live in an age of unprecedented distraction. When our mind is being so fiercely targeted, how can we focus it? Here are …

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The mind’s complaining about a problem is often a bigger problem than the problem itself
Apr29

The mind’s complaining about a problem is often a bigger problem than the problem itself

When the weather is bad, say, too cold, we all are inconvenienced. But some people start complaining repeatedly, “It’s …

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The truth may be bitter, but it doesn’t have to be told bitterly
Oct27

The truth may be bitter, but it doesn’t have to be told bitterly

When we see someone doing something wrong, we may feel tempted to correct them immediately. If our words hurt them and they…

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Matter matters, and so does manner
May04

Matter matters, and so does manner

When we speak something authoritative, we often expect others to hear it submissively. Especially when we speak Krishna’s…

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To inspire improvement, offer encouragement, not judgment
Sep23

To inspire improvement, offer encouragement, not judgment

When we see others doing something wrong, we often feel impelled to judge and correct them. This impulse becomes even stronger…

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