The scapegoating tendency
Apr04

The scapegoating tendency

Scapegoating is one of the most universal of human tendencies. When we face difficulties, especially difficulties that…

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How to expand our God consciousness in our relationships
Mar20

How to expand our God consciousness in our relationships

When we strive to become God conscious by doing various devotional practices, we often start evaluating the God consciousness…

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Why compassion matters more than erudition
Mar10

Why compassion matters more than erudition

Suppose we discuss spirituality with a loved one whose conceptions differ from what we have learnt in sacred texts like …

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When helping others is compassion and when it isn’t …
Feb23

When helping others is compassion and when it isn’t …

Suppose someone is starving. We may help them by giving some money. If they are starving because a recession has left them…

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How we may overestimate the power of speech
Feb16

How we may overestimate the power of speech

Suppose someone’s car stops working. They infer, “The spark plug is the problem,” whereas their friend who is no more a car…

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Why we may underestimate the power of words
Feb15

Why we may underestimate the power of words

Suppose a friend comes to us with a black eye, a bleeding nose and a broken tooth. We will be concerned, if not alarmed. We will…

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