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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Misery is a fact of life, but it is not the purpose of life
Jun14

Misery is a fact of life, but it is not the purpose of life

D During our life-journey, we all experience miseries, which may leave us disheartened, disoriented, devastated. Pertinently,…

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Our focus reveals our purpose
Dec17

Our focus reveals our purpose

Suppose an election candidate has a chequered past but has thereafter done much laudable work. One newspaper may write …

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Suffering doesn’t have to be isolating – it can be integrating
Sep07

Suffering doesn’t have to be isolating – it can be integrating

When some adversity afflicts us, grief is natural and understandable. Still, after we have given our emotions the necessary…

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The Gita is optimistic about what matters most
Jul23

The Gita is optimistic about what matters most

If a doctor declares that a particular limb of a patient is incurable and needs to be amputated, someone might deem him pessimistic.…

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Trying to get rid of misery is like trying to get rid of one’s shadow
Jul19

Trying to get rid of misery is like trying to get rid of one’s shadow

We usually want to avoid misery, especially when many miseries seem to be afflicting us from all sides. At such times, avoiding…

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