Taking responsibility to help others choose wisely (Balancing independence and guidance series 7)
Sep12

Taking responsibility to help others choose wisely (Balancing independence and guidance series 7)

After Krishna concludes the Bhagavad-gita’s message, he asks Arjuna a two-part question: Has he heard attentively? Have…

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How to give guidance while respecting people’s independence (Balancing independence and guidance series 3)
Sep06

How to give guidance while respecting people’s independence (Balancing independence and guidance series 3)

Suppose a student seeks career guidance from an older relative. If that relative has previously been blamed by others for…

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Before a prescription can inspire action, the diagnosis must inspire conviction
Dec10

Before a prescription can inspire action, the diagnosis must inspire conviction

When we are in a position of guiding others, we sometimes find that people don’t listen to us. If our inputs are repeatedly…

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Ekagrata is not just a state of attentiveness; it is also a level of consciousness
Dec16

Ekagrata is not just a state of attentiveness; it is also a level of consciousness

The last verse spoken by Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita (18.72) contains the significant word ekagrata (one-pointed attention).…

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The Gita empowers Arjuna to win his inner war and enrich himself with wisdom
Sep21

The Gita empowers Arjuna to win his inner war and enrich himself with wisdom

When warriors fight a formidable enemy, they often inspire themselves by dreaming of the wealth they will gain on winning.…

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Using our ears better helps us better use the thing between our ears
Aug31

Using our ears better helps us better use the thing between our ears

The thing between our ears is our brain, which idiomatically refers to our intelligence. Though we all have intelligence,…

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