Temptation can knock us down, but it can’t knock us out
Jun03

Temptation can knock us down, but it can’t knock us out

In a boxing match, a boxer may be knocked down, but only when the fallen player fails to rise does the knock down become a knock…

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Courage centers not on standing up to others but on staying true to your self
Jun01

Courage centers not on standing up to others but on staying true to your self

When a principled person stands up to a powerful person, especially when that powerful person is autocratic or atrocious,…

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We can’t avoid perceiving sense objects, but we can avoid pursuing them
May28

We can’t avoid perceiving sense objects, but we can avoid pursuing them

The culture assaults our senses with perceptions of tempting sense objects and we often can’t avoid those perceptions.…

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Transcend duality by absorption in a reality higher than duality
May24

Transcend duality by absorption in a reality higher than duality

The world is inevitably a place of duality – something that we can’t avoid just as a boat can’t avoid being moved up and down…

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To think we are beyond danger is the greatest danger
May21

To think we are beyond danger is the greatest danger

When a boat is at sea, the danger of a storm exists constantly. If the boater becomes lulled into complacency by, say, the …

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Break the habits that can break you – before they break you
May20

Break the habits that can break you – before they break you

Some people say, “We drink, but we don’t get drunk – we drink moderately.” Such reasoning neglects the subtle and subconscious…

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