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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Don’t let the quest for perfection become the tomb of progression
Sep09

Don’t let the quest for perfection become the tomb of progression

When we try to grow spiritually, we may seek perfect self-control. But just as a child falls before learning to walk, so too…

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Indiscriminate indulgence makes the impulsive compulsive 
Jun16

Indiscriminate indulgence makes the impulsive compulsive 

No one desires to become an addict. When people drink, they usually want to have a good time with their friends. However, …

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Be not eager for the meager
Oct05

Be not eager for the meager

Suppose someone invited us for a feast and then delivered food so meager that it wouldn’t satisfy even a squirrel. If they…

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Don’t care so much for desire that it doesn’t care for the desirer
Jul17

Don’t care so much for desire that it doesn’t care for the desirer

Suppose a person climbs on a horse, but the horse goes wild, endangering the rider. Something similar happens to us when …

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To gain satisfaction, replace expectation with appreciation
Jan12

To gain satisfaction, replace expectation with appreciation

Our satisfaction is often inversely proportional to our expectation. Suppose we go for a feast expecting a particular …

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