The heaviest thing to hold is a grudge
Jun12

The heaviest thing to hold is a grudge

When someone hurts us, we may become filled with anger and resentment. Entertaining revenge fantasies, we may hold grudges…

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In the war of egos, the winner is the bigger loser
May26

In the war of egos, the winner is the bigger loser

When people disagree on an issue, the disagreement sometimes degenerates into a war of egos, where the issues are pushed…

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People need to feel understood before they become ready to understand
May22

People need to feel understood before they become ready to understand

Suppose a patient goes to a doctor and, without hearing the patient, the doctor starts giving a prescription. The patient…

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Cultivate a tender heart, but cover it with a thick skin
May21

Cultivate a tender heart, but cover it with a thick skin

The process of bhakti is meant to purify and soften our heart, to make it receptive to relish the subtle and sweet love of Krishna.…

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When we resent others, we drink poison and expect them to suffer
Apr25

When we resent others, we drink poison and expect them to suffer

Suppose a person becomes furious with someone and decides to hurt them. So, they drink poison themselves. Ridiculous, …

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We can help the unable, but not the unwilling
Feb26

We can help the unable, but not the unwilling

If a car is not starting, helpful passers-by may push it. With the driver and the pushers working together, the car may start…

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