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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Reality is not as rosy as our dreams, but neither is it as scary as our nightmares
Aug14

Reality is not as rosy as our dreams, but neither is it as scary as our nightmares

We often see life with rose-tinted glasses because of the media propaganda that unending sensual bliss is available through…

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