Arrogant humility?
Oct28

Arrogant humility?

Suppose we try repeatedly to overcome some conditioning and fail. Something inside us may eventually say, “This is just…

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Are we holding others to an unrealistically high standard?
Sep28

Are we holding others to an unrealistically high standard?

Suppose someone we know does something so shocking that we feel, “I don’t want anything to do with such a horrible person.”…

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Respond to moral failure not by mental punishment, but by spiritual reinstatement
Apr11

Respond to moral failure not by mental punishment, but by spiritual reinstatement

Life can be a constant moral struggle. We are prone to hundreds and thousands of temptation that incite us to immoral indulgence.…

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God focuses not on what wrongs we have committed, but on where our heart is committed
Jan16

God focuses not on what wrongs we have committed, but on where our heart is committed

Suppose we strive to practice bhakti and live purely, but fail — and fail repeatedly. We may feel disheartened: “When I am…

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Just because we have drunk a sip of poison doesn’t mean we have to drink the whole cup
Jan14

Just because we have drunk a sip of poison doesn’t mean we have to drink the whole cup

Suppose we accidentally take a drink that is poisonous. As soon as we realize what we are doing, we will immediately stop …

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Even if we can’t succeed in Krishna consciousness, we can fail in Krishna consciousness – not fail out of Krishna consciousness
Nov07

Even if we can’t succeed in Krishna consciousness, we can fail in Krishna consciousness – not fail out of Krishna consciousness

When we practice bhakti and strive to become Krishna conscious, we are expected to follow some standards. If we fail to follow…

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