Be mindful of people’s perceptions, but don’t make your mind full of their perceptions
Jan25

Be mindful of people’s perceptions, but don’t make your mind full of their perceptions

When we practice spiritual life, we go against the overall materialistic current of the world. The road less travelled …

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Let pleasing others be a decision, not a compulsion
May31

Let pleasing others be a decision, not a compulsion

We are social beings who thrive in happy relationships. To keep our interactions with others pleasant, we usually want …

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Happiness comes not by maximizing our possessions, but by minimizing our attachments
Apr04

Happiness comes not by maximizing our possessions, but by minimizing our attachments

Today’s materialistic culture makes us believe that the more possessions we have, the happier we will be. However, such…

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When we are alone, we are alone with our worst enemy
Dec20

When we are alone, we are alone with our worst enemy

Suppose warriors at the end of a day of heavy fighting return to the security of their camp. Just as they relax, they are attacked…

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Monumental triviality is still a triviality
Nov29

Monumental triviality is still a triviality

Some sports fans become so manic that when their favorite team loses, they feel as if it is the end of the world. A few extremist…

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Better to be on the wrong side of history than on the wrong side of reality
Sep19

Better to be on the wrong side of history than on the wrong side of reality

Materialists sometimes accuse spiritualists, “You people are so old-fashioned, holding on to regressive ideas like…

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