A simple way to determine our humility — and to develop it too
Jun01

A simple way to determine our humility — and to develop it too

On the spiritual path, humility is celebrated as a foundational virtue. Indeed, the Bhagavad-gita (13.08) deems humility…

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Why champions of good causes are sometimes so intolerant (Thoughts on cancel culture)
Oct17

Why champions of good causes are sometimes so intolerant (Thoughts on cancel culture)

Suppose someone champions a good cause such as making society more equitable. Yet if anyone objects to their particular…

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How to stop comparing and start contributing
Sep10

How to stop comparing and start contributing

When we interact with others, we often start comparing ourselves with them. We feel superior to them if our talents or achievements…

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How humility protects us from the ego’s trident?
Aug03

How humility protects us from the ego’s trident?

Our ego often acts like a trident that pierces us with three prongs: grandiosity, blame and shame.  Grandiosity: When...

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War won, territory lost?
May16

War won, territory lost?

Suppose an army fought determinedly against an enemy and won the war — yet lost the disputed territory. How might that happen?…

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Humility frees us from dependence on our own power and grants us access to God’s power
Jul24

Humility frees us from dependence on our own power and grants us access to God’s power

Some people think of humility as weakness, “If I am humble, people will walk all over me.” Such an understanding arises from…

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