When things don’t make sense …
Jan12

When things don’t make sense …

Suppose in a forest, a huge fire suddenly breaks out for no apparent reason. Most people will flee in panic. When trained …

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Understanding the reflective self and the impulsive self
Jan04

Understanding the reflective self and the impulsive self

We often experience an inner tug of war between opposing voices. To better understand these forces, let’s consider the …

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Avoiding the Duryodhana delusion
Dec30

Avoiding the Duryodhana delusion

At the start of the Bhagavad-gita, Duryodhana assesses the strengths of the two armies assembled on the Kurukshetra batl…

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How we end up neglecting life’s important things
Dec20

How we end up neglecting life’s important things

When people face sudden disaster or death, they often realize that they have wasted so much of their life on unimportant …

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Is the dark side stronger than the bright side?
Dec19

Is the dark side stronger than the bright side?

We all have inside us a divine side and a demonic side, or phrased metaphorically, a bright side and a dark side. The bright…

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When what we do doesn’t seem to matter …
Dec09

When what we do doesn’t seem to matter …

When we experience how the world is filled with big problems, we may think, “What a tiny person like me does or doesn’t do hardly…

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