If we lack freedom or willpower, what can we do?
Feb24

If we lack freedom or willpower, what can we do?

When we try to do something worthwhile, if external situations hamper us, we may lament our lack of freedom. Or if internal…

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How to respond when someone hurts us?
Feb04

How to respond when someone hurts us?

When someone speaks harshly or acts cruelly toward us, how we respond depends primarily on their disposition. The Bhagavad-gita…

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How to choose the lesser pain and how to make that pain lesser
Dec16

How to choose the lesser pain and how to make that pain lesser

Suppose we are bound in a car that is racing toward the edge of a huge mountain cliff. If the bonds holding us down are strong…

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Unspoken threats to our freedom
Jul02

Unspoken threats to our freedom

We live in an age which treasures freedom as the foremost among cherished values. If governments issue any injunctions …

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From mean actions to the meaning of actions
May01

From mean actions to the meaning of actions

We sometimes succumb to unhealthy behaviors such as overeating, excessive net surfing or even much more injurious indulgences.…

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Technological advancement without spiritual advancement makes us powerfully powerless
Mar14

Technological advancement without spiritual advancement makes us powerfully powerless

Being powerful and being powerless are usually opposite states. But when someone has a power they can’t control — say, an…

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