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Controlling time

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In the ancient Vedic literature, Bhagavad-gita, the Supreme Lord declares that, while time subdues many things, it is He who ultimately subdues time. Some thoughts to consider:

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Freeing the mind

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One time, a teenage girl told her aunt that she wanted to go to the mall. The aunt said no, because she was busy with a lot of chores.

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Respect is earned, not given

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A person once complained, “I am upset because people don’t respect me.” Her friend’s advice: “First, you have to earn it.”

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Solution to conflicts

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Every day, we witness different types of conflicts, personal or otherwise. In our country, politicians are accused of misusing public funds, but around the world, some states are being seen as aggressors engaged in oppressive or terroristic activities. But, these dire situations have a simple solution:

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Promises

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A friend was on a plane that encountered heavy turbulence midway to its destination. With great anxiety, he asked God to protect him and promised that he would serve Him if he survived. The plane got to its destination safely—but, our friend forgot about his promise. Instead, he engaged in selfish pursuits. Some Filipino proverbs about promises, translated by Damiana Eugenio:

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