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 Krishna precedes enlightenment with encouragement (Balancing independence and guidance 7)
Sep11

How Krishna precedes enlightenment with encouragement (Balancing independence and guidance 7)

In the Bhagavad-gita’s sixth chapter, Arjuna enquires about the fate of the unsuccessful yogi. In a question that spans…

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How Krishna addresses Arjuna’s concerns empathically (Balancing independence and guidance 6)
Sep10

How Krishna addresses Arjuna’s concerns empathically (Balancing independence and guidance 6)

In the Bhagavad-gita’s sixth chapter, Krishna outlines the process of dhyana-yoga. This process for attaining self-realization…

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Respecting others while refuting their misconceptions (Balancing independence and guidance 5)
Sep09

Respecting others while refuting their misconceptions (Balancing independence and guidance 5)

When Arjuna surrenders to Krishna, seeking guidance about dharma, Krishna begins his response with words that can seem…

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How Krishna respects Arjuna’s independence before giving guidance (Balancing independence and guidance series 4)
Sep07

How Krishna respects Arjuna’s independence before giving guidance (Balancing independence and guidance series 4)

Suppose we can give good advice to someone whom we are not officially or relationally obligated to advice. If we advise them…

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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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