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The Lesson

One day a school teacher wrote on the board the following: 9×1=7 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=90 When she was done, she looked to the students and they were all laughing at her, because of the first equation which was wrong, and then the teacher said the following: “I wrote that […]

The Four Worlds

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.   Lao Tzu

The Power of the Flower

Ah yes, poppies, Beautiful poppies. Soothing to the senses and pleasing to the eyes. An inspiration to lots of artists who have tasted the opium within them that lies. A pain killer to the injured on the battlefields of life. Oh dear poppies how you caress away temporarily the troubles of physical and psychological stress […]

Courage to Create

If you wish to understand the psychological and spiritual temper of any historical period, you can do no better than to look long and searchingly at its art. For in the art the underlying spiritual meaning of the period is expressed directly in symbols.   Rollo May (Illustration by @cdd20)

Chinese Proverb

Rivers and mountains are easy to be moved, but it is much harder to change one’s nature. Chinese proverb. . (Note: In ancient Chinese, rivers and mountains also mean “dynasty”. So literal translation can also be: “it is easier to change dynasties than to alter one’s nature.)  

Adult Education

At present we educate people only up to the point where they can earn a living and marry; then education ceases altogether, as though a complete mental outfit has been acquired. The solution of all the remaining complicated problems of life is left to the discretion, and ignorance, of the individual. Innumerable ill-advised and unhappy […]

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Pray

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.   Bruce Lee    

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To Receive

My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.   Nikola Tesla  

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The Unseen Forces

If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can […]

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On Self-actulisation

Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.   Bruce Lee