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 would 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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Just because pain is circumstantially beneficial doesn’t mean it is intrinsically desirable
Jan26

Just because pain is circumstantially beneficial doesn’t mean it is intrinsically desirable

Some people say, “Pain helps us appreciate pleasure better. Bad times make good times sweeter.” Certainly, pain can…

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Life may be filled with problems, but life is not a problem
Aug03

Life may be filled with problems, but life is not a problem

When faced with many problems, some people may become depressed, even suicidal, “Life itself is one big problem; I just…

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See pain as a protector and a pointer
Apr21

See pain as a protector and a pointer

Pain is rarely desired, yet it is universally experienced. Seeing its prevalence raises the question, “Why does pain…

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The world is a place for treatment, not enjoyment
Mar08

The world is a place for treatment, not enjoyment

Some people consider the Bhagavad-gita pessimistic because it deems this world a distressful place. However, the Gita…

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