The most damaging consequence of indulgence is nonchalance towards indulgence
Sep03

The most damaging consequence of indulgence is nonchalance towards indulgence

Suppose a butcher’s child kills an animal for the first time. Initially, his hand and heart may tremble: “How can I kill?”…

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Things fall in place if we keep the mind in place
Sep02

Things fall in place if we keep the mind in place

Suppose we come to our house and find everything out of place. We may start yelling at the person in-charge of housekeeping,…

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Our thoughts are not always wise – we don’t have to follow their advice
Aug18

Our thoughts are not always wise – we don’t have to follow their advice

Suppose we have a chronic disease. Our acquaintances may recommend various remedies. Knowing that they aren’t medical…

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When the ego says go, tell the ego to go
Aug17

When the ego says go, tell the ego to go

When someone disagrees with us, especially someone we expected would obey us unquestioningly, our ego flares up. It goads…

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The mind tends to do what we don’t intend to do
Jul21

The mind tends to do what we don’t intend to do

We may resolve to do some things, say regulate our eating or sleeping, but find ourselves doing the opposite, or at least …

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What we fear reflects what we hold dear
Jul15

What we fear reflects what we hold dear

When we feel fearful, our fear points to something we hold immensely dear, something whose possible loss terrifies us. …

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