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Benefits of Sitting and Meditation in the Lotus Position
The lotus position is a preferred method of sitting in meditation. Though physically daunting for some, it can be done by almost anyone with perseverance. Apart from deepening one’s meditative trance, the full lotus position...
Tom Selleck – Good Morals Make the Mustachioed Man
Tom Selleck has never let fame get in the way of his family. The 76-year-old actor is a man of virtue and tradition. In fact, William J. Bennett’s treasury The Book of Virtues features Selleck’s...
Physiognomy: Fact or Fiction? Improving Your Character Can Improve Your Lot in Life
It is often said, "one's appearance reveals one's heart."  Since ancient times people have connected one’s looks with their character. Some went so far as to link facial features with criminal tendencies, while others relied...
Emperor Wen of Han feeds medicine to his aging mother, the Empress Dowager
Stories From the Students’ Rules (2): Honoring Parents Through Good Character
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Sacred Ships: the Drua of Fiji
When mentioning the tropical island Fiji, one does not usually think of double canoes, or waqa drua in Fijian. Instead, one might picture indigenous people in grass skirts adorned with conch shell trumpets. Or, soft...
The Commoner Who Became a Legendary Chinese Emperor
Welcome to Tea with Erping.Have you heard of Qin Shi Huang, the emperor who united China? How about Kublai Khan, the mighty Mongolian warrior who invaded China and established the Yuan Dynasty? Or perhaps the...
The Miraculous Healing Effects of Good Music
During World War II, the U.S. Army field hospitals were filled with wounded soldiers. In hot weather, with hordes of mosquitoes and a severe shortage of medicine, the rate of surgical infection and mortality was...
Easter, a sacred holiday for Christians and other faiths who respect Jesus as an enlightened one, is an avalanche of anticipation and drama - from dark to light, from death to life and a new beginning
The Story of Easter: a Symbol of Hope and Love for Humankind
Easter, a sacred holiday for Christians and other faiths who respect Jesus as an enlightened one, is an avalanche of anticipation and drama - from dark to light, from death to life and a new...
Ancient Paths to Riches: Indian Vase of Virtue and Aladdin’s Lamp of Arabia
The Vase of Virtue and the Divine Lamp are two different artifacts, each guiding different pathways to riches in the legends of ancient India and ancient Arabia. Two different cultures with different beliefs and ethnic...