Compassionate action = compassionate disposition?

Suppose a doctor is treating a patient competently, but with the sole motive of earning money. Though the activity is compassionate,…

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Helping one person may not change the world, but it can change that person’s world
Jul27

Helping one person may not change the world, but it can change that person’s world

When we aspire to become an agent of positive change in the world, our mind internally and our acquaintances externally …

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The summit of spiritual realization is best attained by sharing spiritual realization
Mar17

The summit of spiritual realization is best attained by sharing spiritual realization

If we approach spiritual life with material calculations, we frequently end up miscalculating things. For example, if…

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When we distribute what we have, we appreciate what we have
Jun08

When we distribute what we have, we appreciate what we have

Suppose someone works with medicines day in and day out. Medicines lie all around them. Because of the prolonged familiarity…

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We can’t give what we don’t have, but in giving we can have
Dec24

We can’t give what we don’t have, but in giving we can have

Suppose we were tormented by thirst, being lost in a desert; and some relief workers came, gave us some water and invited us to their hometown, an oasis with abundant water resources. We all are lost in the desert of material existence, thirsting for happiness.

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In bhakti, to talk is also to walk the talk
Sep28

In bhakti, to talk is also to walk the talk

When people just speak about lofty principles of living without exhibiting any tangible improvement in character or behavior,…

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