The ego can misappropriate everything, even humility
Jan03

The ego can misappropriate everything, even humility

The Bhagavad-gita (13.08) lists humility as the first among twenty items of knowledge. The opposite of humility, ego, …

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Spiritualizing our relationships means decreasing our expectations and increasing our contributions
Dec27

Spiritualizing our relationships means decreasing our expectations and increasing our contributions

In every relationship, each party expects something and contributes something. When expectations exceed contributions,…

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In the war of egos, the winner is the bigger loser
May26

In the war of egos, the winner is the bigger loser

When people disagree on an issue, the disagreement sometimes degenerates into a war of egos, where the issues are pushed…

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Don’t let victory in the battle against temptation come at the cost of defeat in the war for devotion
May17

Don’t let victory in the battle against temptation come at the cost of defeat in the war for devotion

While growing spiritually, we know that we need to resist certain anti-devotional temptations. But we may get so consumed…

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Humility propels us on the journey from self-absorption to Krishna-absorption
Oct06

Humility propels us on the journey from self-absorption to Krishna-absorption

People sometimes ask, “Isn’t humility demeaning and disempowering to oneself?” No, actual humility is elevating…

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To grow in humility, stay rooted in reality
Sep15

To grow in humility, stay rooted in reality

Most of us have met egomaniacs who think that others have nothing better to do than hear them expound their glories. Such …

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