Zen Buddhism: How to Implement Zen Buddhism Teacher Lessons in Life

March 2, 2017

What is Zen Buddhism? Zen is the Japanese word for Sanskrit dhyāna, which literally means meditation. Zen is called Chan in China, Son in Korea and Thien in Vietnam. Zen is a part of Mahayana School of Buddhism and the most important expansion in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. It is often identified with tea […]

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What is Soul, or the Self? Does Soul Exist? Buddhist View on Soul, Self

January 10, 2017

The soul takes an important part in religious and philosophical discussions. From Socrates in the Hellenic world, Confucius and Lao Tse in China to the Buddha and Lord Krishna in Indian subcontinent, everyone talked about the self. Some of the world’s major religions like Christianity, Judaism and Islam do not speak of soul or self, […]

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Modern Slavery and Slave Owning Societies in the Past: Why Slavery Still Exists?

December 21, 2016

Fire is the most remarkable discovery in the history of humankind, and agriculture is another milestone in the human development. However, between these two great events there is a tremendous gap. Beginning of agriculture-age, twelve thousand years ago, was the first step towards civilization, and apparently, it was the beginning of exploitation and suppression of […]

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Vajrayana Buddhism: The Way of Ritual Mysticism

November 17, 2016

Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini, Nepal in May 623 BCE. The Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha in a Hindu royal family of Kapilvastu, Nepal and was trained in Jainism. Buddhism originally evolved as the negation of Hindu philosophy; however, much of the Buddha’s Teaching is based on the Hindu […]

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Why it is Okay to Fail? Why Failure is Normal?

September 10, 2016

According to the results of three experiments conducted by French researchers, “telling children that it is okay to fail at school can actually help them do better academically.” The experiments were conducted by Frederique Autin and Jean-Claude Croizet of the University of Poitiers and the National Center for Scientific Research in Poitiers, France. The American […]

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Five Good Movies About Love

July 23, 2016

What is your chosen genre in movie? Do you love romance movies, movies based on relationship, or the movies that explore passion? If you love movies thematically based on love, here are five good movies about love, perfect to watch with your partner/spouse/valentine. In The Mood For Love In The Mood For Love is a […]

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I Married and Then Fell In Love

June 9, 2016

When I saw you for the first time, I did not see your beauty, I did not feel the beauty of your heart. I saw blemishes on your face, I saw your dull complexion, I saw your uneven teeth. When I talked to you for the first time, the thought that evolved in my mind […]

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Children Story Books by Sannel Larson

April 15, 2016

Children Love To Tell StoriesIf you are a parent, you might perhaps know your children always make stories. If you are not a parent yet, or you are just a single, you might have noticed that the children of your relatives or the children in your neighborhood always make stories. Children love stories and we […]

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What’s In a Man’s Mind?

February 26, 2016

If you search “What’s in a man’s mind” on Google, you will find an illustration of Sigmund Freud with a naked girl on the head. In the illustration, a woman’s folded leg is Freud’s nose and pubic hair is Freud’s eyebrow.  It is a popular illustration of an optical illusion that demonstrates the main thesis […]

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You and I: A Journey into the Self

January 19, 2016

Well, it is not that easy to describe “I.” Who is this I? What is this I? Similarly, You is also an obscure persona. However, the only thing that is clear is I is not You, and you is not I. When I am referring to “I,” I mean I, me and myself. When I […]

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