Looking out for number one or looking at Number One?
Jul03

Looking out for number one or looking at Number One?

To look out for number one is a phrase that means to act for one’s own interest without caring for others. We tend to …

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When our repentant tears reform and when they don’t

We may shed tears of repentance when we have made some terrible mistake or acted in some grievously immoral way. Those tears…

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How can we defend ourselves from our mind?
Jun17

How can we defend ourselves from our mind?

Our mind often speaks as the nasty, discouraging inner voice which says that we are nothing; we count for nothing; whatever…

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How can we be humble without letting ourselves be trampled by others?
Jun13

How can we be humble without letting ourselves be trampled by others?

Humility is one of the most treasured virtues in spiritual life, but it is often seen as weakness in material life. If we are…

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The essence of karma is universal harmony, not judgmental morality
Mar29

The essence of karma is universal harmony, not judgmental morality

Some people oppose the idea of karma: “It is just one among many differing systems of morality. These systems simply make…

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To help the distressed, address both their distress’ immediate cause and remote cause
Mar26

To help the distressed, address both their distress’ immediate cause and remote cause

Suppose a doctor encounters a patient suffering from alcoholism and condemns that patient, “You are a wretched drinker;…

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