What is our greatest treasure is often not what we treasure the greatest
Feb10

What is our greatest treasure is often not what we treasure the greatest

Suppose a child is asked to choose between a toy and a million-dollar-check. The child may grab the toy, not knowing that …

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Time can be a fire in which we burn or a teacher from whom we learn
Feb01

Time can be a fire in which we burn or a teacher from whom we learn

Time is a formidable, inexorable force that pushes us all towards death when our body will be burnt in the funeral fire. Even…

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Intelligence is meant to be the mind’s instructor, not its instrument
Jan29

Intelligence is meant to be the mind’s instructor, not its instrument

We all have within us something that is impulsive and something that is reflective. Gita wisdom identifies the impulsive…

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Don’t run from pain or rush towards pleasure – refocus on your purpose
Jan20

Don’t run from pain or rush towards pleasure – refocus on your purpose

Suppose we are driving on a road to a destination. If the road is filled with traffic moving at a snail’s pace, we may find it…

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Our intelligence is not like a fixed deposit – it is like a stock market share
Jan19

Our intelligence is not like a fixed deposit – it is like a stock market share

Suppose we invest in stocks but think of such an investment to be as stable as a fixed deposit. If the stocks go down, we will…

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We are our greatest hope – and our greatest horror
Jan18

We are our greatest hope – and our greatest horror

We all sometimes act like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde; we act sometimes like a principled, selfless benefactor and sometimes …

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