Even if we can’t control our emotions, we can control the attention we give to our emotions
Apr04

Even if we can’t control our emotions, we can control the attention we give to our emotions

Suppose some hawker comes near our property and starts peddling their wares. If we pay attention to them, they will start…

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The lesser the structure in our life, the greater the rupture the mind can cause in our life
Mar27

The lesser the structure in our life, the greater the rupture the mind can cause in our life

Our mind is restless (Bhagavad-gita 06.34) – it’s like a child. Children can spend their entire day or even their entire …

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To be thoughtful, attribute every thought first to the mind
Mar26

To be thoughtful, attribute every thought first to the mind

Our mind is like a thought-factory that churns out thoughts constantly. Most of these thoughts are irrelevant and unproductive,…

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Intelligence means to know which thoughts are to be pinned and which to be binned
Mar17

Intelligence means to know which thoughts are to be pinned and which to be binned

Suppose we regularly use sticky notes. If too many notes clutter our notice board, we would need to sort them. We would pin…

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The mind is restless, reasonless, ruthless, relentless
Mar13

The mind is restless, reasonless, ruthless, relentless

Why is controlling the mind so difficult?  The Bhagavad-gita (06.34) explains using four describers, which can be summarized…

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When the mind takes charge, the only thing that works is we: hard
Mar03

When the mind takes charge, the only thing that works is we: hard

Suppose a competent leader takes charge of a project. They ensure that everyone works hard and productively. But if the …

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