Circumstances are like carpets – keep them below, not above
May18

Circumstances are like carpets – keep them below, not above

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. Not being able to respond appropriately to them, we may even feel as…

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Even if we can’t get over things, we can still get on with things
May09

Even if we can’t get over things, we can still get on with things

Sometimes life throws at us devastating reversals that cause overwhelming grief, fury or frustration. Some losses may…

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Temptations will come, we don’t have to welcome
May08

Temptations will come, we don’t have to welcome

Seekers sometimes ask, “I am practicing bhakti-yoga seriously, yet I feel tempted by worldly desires. Why is bhakti...

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Don’t beat yourself down – pick yourself up
Apr11

Don’t beat yourself down – pick yourself up

When we make mistakes, we naturally feel annoyed, even infuriated, with ourselves. While these feelings can help if they…

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Don’t just hear the mind – mind what you hear
Mar26

Don’t just hear the mind – mind what you hear

The mind often misdirects our energy. It makes us crave for trivial things or makes us worry about things that haven’t materialized…

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Falling down is not failure – staying down is
Mar16

Falling down is not failure – staying down is

Some devotee-seekers ask, “While striving to live according to devotional principles, we sometimes slip and fall. How…

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