Just because we can’t light the world doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t light our corner of the world
Mar11

Just because we can’t light the world doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t light our corner of the world

Suppose suddenly the power goes off all over our city. We don’t think, “Everywhere, there is darkness; what difference …

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Ceaseless visual temptation causes pointless mental agitation
Feb27

Ceaseless visual temptation causes pointless mental agitation

(This article is presented in a question-answer format as an experiment to increase accessibility of content. Please …

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The capacity to choose is itself not freedom – the maturity to choose wisely is
Feb21

The capacity to choose is itself not freedom – the maturity to choose wisely is

Today’s ethos exalts freedom as the supreme virtue. Anything that infringes on freedom is labeled dictatorial and unacceptable.…

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Thinking is natural, but thinking about thinking is special
Feb12

Thinking is natural, but thinking about thinking is special

All living beings think – thinking is a natural characteristic of consciousness. Though natural, thinking doesn’t naturally…

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Be detached from results, not goals
Jan28

Be detached from results, not goals

People familiar with the Bhagavad-gita often question the practicality of its instruction (02.47) to work without attachment…

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Work to live – avoid work that eats you alive
Jan22

Work to live – avoid work that eats you alive

Work is essential for survival, as the Bhagavad-gita (03.08) acknowledges. Yet the same work that is vital can become vitality-sapping…

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