Life’s misfortunes are like thorns – don’t press on them; pass through them
Jan05

Life’s misfortunes are like thorns – don’t press on them; pass through them

Suppose we are walking barefoot and the path turns thorny. If that is the only way to our destination, we will gird ourselves to endure the pain. But we won’t press our foot on the thorns – we will take it off as quickly as possible and pass through.

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Worry is the interest we pay on loans we haven’t yet taken
Nov16

Worry is the interest we pay on loans we haven’t yet taken

Suppose a friend is worried about paying the interest on a loan. On enquiry, we come to know that they haven’t yet taken that…

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In worrying about what all may go wrong, we go wrong
Sep02

In worrying about what all may go wrong, we go wrong

Worrying hurts us even before things go wrong, while things are going wrong and after things have gone wrong. Consider a …

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Live in the light of Krishna, not the shadow of death
Aug13

Live in the light of Krishna, not the shadow of death

On hearing the scriptural directive that we should always remember that we might die at any moment, some people ask: “Won’t…

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Set your sight and don’t let phantoms deflect your flight
May23

Set your sight and don’t let phantoms deflect your flight

When a plane streaks through the sky, its speed is often impressive. It achieves that trajectory by setting its sight on …

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Our attachments reflect our capacity for determination
Nov04

Our attachments reflect our capacity for determination

When we are unable to give up our attachments, we may become disheartened, thinking, “I have read so many books, heard so …

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