Seeking satisfaction through accumulation increases accumulation, not satisfaction
Jul09

Seeking satisfaction through accumulation increases accumulation, not satisfaction

We all want to be happy. However, where we seek happiness determines whether we will become happy or not. Frequently, we …

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Passion increases desire not just in intensity but also in quantity
Jun13

Passion increases desire not just in intensity but also in quantity

We may see responsible people become alcoholics and wonder: how can anyone get so bound by desire? Gita wisdom explains …

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The mind makes us juggle too many balls – and then makes us drop them all
May16

The mind makes us juggle too many balls – and then makes us drop them all

Some circus artists juggle many balls, expertly catching them all before they fall. Still, even they have their limits …

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Trying to be materially over-productive is spiritually counter-productive
Feb10

Trying to be materially over-productive is spiritually counter-productive

Suppose somebody who can lift a twenty-five-kg weight tries to lift a fifty-kg-weight – they will injure themselves.…

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Our happiness depends not as much on our standard of living as on our standard of longing
Nov25

Our happiness depends not as much on our standard of living as on our standard of longing

We usually seek to improve our standard of living. If we have a high standard of living, we will have the trappings of success;…

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To not consider our capacity is to cripple our capacity
Sep12

To not consider our capacity is to cripple our capacity

Suppose a child, on seeing an adult lift a heavy weight, tries to lift a similar weight. That child will end up injured, unable…

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