Confucius: A Superior Man Treats People With Benevolence and Respect
The principle of “Benevolence,” as advocated by Confucius, is not only a social and political ideal but also an ethical and moral standard. The object of benevolence is to care for others. Based on the...
The Rich Tradition of Frankincense and Myrrh
Frankincense and myrrh, at one time considered as valuable as gold, are still highly popular today in the form of incense and essential oils. These twin aromatic resins are harvested from the spindly Boswellia trees...
The Divine Governing Philosophy of Ancient Chinese Rulers
Believing that Chinese culture was divinely bestowed on the Three Kings and Five Emperors (三皇五帝Sān huáng wǔ dì), Chinese people consider themselves to be the descendants of Emperors Yan and Huang (炎黃子孫 Yánhuáng zǐsūn). Ruling...
Qu Yuan, the Tragic Patriot Behind the Dragon Boat Festival
Every year, on the fifth day on the fifth lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar, people celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, called Duan Wu (端午節). Falling on June 14 in the Western calendar this...
Fashion: Apply Ancient Wisdom to Dress for Success
Everything has an electromagnetic field, even the prints, and patterns on material and clothing. The magnetic fields interact and influence each other, bringing different outcomes.  Images carry an aura, just like humans do, be it...
There was great excitement in the city of Boston when word got out recently that auctioneers based in the North End had a handwritten letter on which the Jewish-German physicist Albert Einstein inked his world-famous E = mc2 equation.
Einstein’s Famous Formula Fetches Big Bucks, but His Spiritual Insight Is Priceless
There was great excitement in the city of Boston when word got out recently that auctioneers based in the North End had a handwritten letter on which the Jewish-German physicist Albert Einstein inked his world-famous...
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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...
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was determined by a physiognomist to be of bad character based on his appearance, while his students stood by his impeccable nature. The philosopher settled the matter by revealing that he had overcome his vices with self discipline.
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...