If an ideal inspires more regret than reform, an intermediate ideal is required
Sep29

If an ideal inspires more regret than reform, an intermediate ideal is required

Suppose a hospital gym has weights so heavy that they can’t even be budged by those patients who need to exercise. Such …

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Education is meant to remove ignorance and restore innocence, not remove innocence and reinforce ignorance
Sep28

Education is meant to remove ignorance and restore innocence, not remove innocence and reinforce ignorance

Education is a central part of human society. We get educated for several decades early on in our life when we have the most…

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Analyzing a spiritual text without applying it is like examining food without eating it
Sep25

Analyzing a spiritual text without applying it is like examining food without eating it

Suppose someone is starving. If they are given food and they spend all their time examining the food, such behavior would…

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Covering our tracks thoroughly is not intelligence, choosing our tracks thoughtfully is
Sep23

Covering our tracks thoroughly is not intelligence, choosing our tracks thoughtfully is

Our impure desires sometimes impel us to do something wrong. After such wrongdoings, we often cover our tracks thoroughly…

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The love that leads us to evil is evil masquerading as love
Sep21

The love that leads us to evil is evil masquerading as love

Suppose in a war, an enemy soldier dresses like a defending soldier and enters into the defending army. If the defenders …

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To make people suffer for the sake of making them suffer is the very essence of evil
Sep12

To make people suffer for the sake of making them suffer is the very essence of evil

Suppose we accidentally step on someone’s foot. We’ll immediately apologize. But suppose someone deliberately …

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