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Temptation

Temptation is the desire to perform an action that one may enjoy immediately or in the short time but will actually later regret for various causes such as legal, social, psychological (including feeling guilt), health-related, economic, etc. In the context of Dhamma (religion), temptation is the inclination to sin. Temptation also elucidates the coaxing or inducing an individual into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss.
More casually, temptation may be used to mean "the state of being attracted and enticed" without anything to do with moral, ethical, or ideological valuation; for instance, one may say that a piece of food looks "tempting" even though eating it would result in no negative consequences.
The following are some of my favorite quotes on temptation:
Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of hone…

Best Quotes on Experience

This is a collection of the best quotes on experience. 



“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
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“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
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“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ― Aldous Huxley, Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries
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“nothing that is worth knowing can be taught” ― Oscar Wilde
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“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ― Henry Ford
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“This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everyth…

In Search of Direction

When you come across a point or avenue in your life, where you feel that you have successfully completed the task assigned to you by the universe (God), what do you do? How do you manage your life? How do you find out what's next? Who do you look for the directions in your life? Who guides you? From whom you take an order? Who requests you to take up the next task and accomplish that? ...Sorry, if you, as an average reader, are not able to understand what I am trying to say here. Let me explain.
Recently only, I was having a chat with one of my family members. This guy is a young talented student. He has just completed his Class XII. For him, now is the time to join college. While he can take admission in any of the best colleges of the city, or migrate to a metro city to join a University college, he thinks otherwise. He does not want to go to the college. Don't get him wrong. He has some other plans for his life. He wants to continue his studies, but not full time. He thinks…