Is the world really a place of misery?
Apr06

Is the world really a place of misery?

Sometimes, the Bhagavad-gita statement that the world is a place of misery (08.15) is seen as a prescription for pessimism. …

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Is the Gita’s declaration about the world’s distressful nature pessimistic?
Dec21

Is the Gita’s declaration about the world’s distressful nature pessimistic?

When we hear the Bhagavad-gita statement (08.15) that the world is a place of distress, we may wonder, “Isn’t this pessimistic?”…

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Tap the power of negative thinking
Oct18

Tap the power of negative thinking

Yes, you read that right. We are discussing the power of negative thinking, not positive thinking.  Every time a fire is …

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Use circumstantial suffering as an impetus to address existential plight

Suppose we are in an ocean. We might be floating on a raft that may be jeopardized by small waves. Or we might be on a cruise ship…

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To forget that the world is a hurtful place is to place ourselves on a path full of hurts
Oct19

To forget that the world is a hurtful place is to place ourselves on a path full of hurts

Suppose we walk out on a thorny path without any footwear. We will hurt our feet. If someone warns us that the way is thorny,…

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When life is uncomfortable, thank God that it is not unbearable
Jun07

When life is uncomfortable, thank God that it is not unbearable

We all experience discomfort at times. The discomfort may be because of loneliness, boredom, overwork, worry, annoyance…

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