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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We don’t know the future, but neither does our mind – its fears don’t forecast the future
Mar01

We don’t know the future, but neither does our mind – its fears don’t forecast the future

Our mind often fills us with fears about the future: “What if this goes wrong? What if that goes wrong?” Indeed, “What if?”…

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The mind stops us not just from achieving our dreams, but also from pursuing them
Feb27

The mind stops us not just from achieving our dreams, but also from pursuing them

People on the deathbed often have many regrets. The greatest of such regrets center on, “If only I had done this …”.  We all…

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