Buchu: the Ancient ‘Miracle Herb’ of South Africa
South Africa's "miracle herb,” Agathosma Betulina, or Buchu, is a natural plant resource. Sometimes referred to as "The Cape's First Doctor," Buchu is found solely in South Africa's Western Cape area.  The flowering herb is...
Forgiveness Brings Good Fortune
Who in this world is without fault? Along with the very wicked people who intentionally kill and harm others, there are also those of us who make mistakes due to misunderstandings or confusing circumstances. Dealing...
The Feast of the Tassels–An Ancient Chinese Story of Forgiveness
King Zhuang of Chu (楚莊王) was one of the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋五霸, 770-476 B.C.), and the most accomplished monarch of Chu. At a celebration after the suppression of a...
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...
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...
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...
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...