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The Tao Te Ching – A Chinese Classic Text

By |2019-11-10T01:27:49+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century BC sage Laozi. The text's authorship, date of composition and date of compilation are debated. The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates [...]

A Brief History of the Elixir of Life

By |2019-11-06T01:04:14+03:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The elixir of life, also known as the elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the name philosopher's stone, is a potion that supposedly grants the drinker eternal life and/or eternal youth. The elixir of life was also said to cure all diseases. Alchemists in [...]

Tai Chi – An Internal Chinese Martial Art

By |2019-10-25T23:34:06+03:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tai chi, short for T'ai chi ch'üan or Tàijí quán, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits, and meditation. The term taiji is a Chinese cosmological concept that refers to the flux of yin and yang, and [...]

The Dichotomy of Good and Evil in Religion and Philosophy

By |2019-04-28T18:53:30+03:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In religion, ethics, philosophy, and psychology "good and evil" is a very common dichotomy. In cultures with Manichaean and Abrahamic religious influence, evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated. In cultures [...]

Bodhisattva Guan Yin Legends

By |2019-03-14T02:34:11+03:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Guanyin or Guan Yin is the most commonly used Chinese translation of the bodhisattva known as Avalokiteśvara. In English usage, Guan Yin refers to the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated chiefly by followers of Mahayana Buddhist schools as practiced in the Sinosphere. Guan [...]

Subtle Body: The Composed of Mind, Intelligence and Ego

By |2019-02-19T15:56:54+03:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A subtle body is one of a series of psycho-spiritual constituents of living beings, according to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings. According to such beliefs each subtle body corresponds to a subtle plane of existence, in a hierarchy or great chain of being that [...]

16 Inspiring Quotes from Lao Tzu

By |2018-07-02T19:47:53+03:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. A central figure in Chinese culture, Lao Tzu is claimed by both the [...]

The Third Eye in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism

By |2019-10-04T02:58:39+03:00September 9th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As the traditions change, the meaning of the third eye also changes. Here, are some of the common old and new concepts about the third eye in Hinduism and Buddhism. Lord Shiva’s third eye Lord Shiva, the destroyer, and the restorer is one of the [...]

Qigong Meditation: Origins and how to Practice it

By |2019-01-10T04:20:15+03:00July 16th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

The Chinese word “Qigong” (also spelled “chi gong” or “chi kung”) means “life energy cultivation” or “qi cultivation”. We can define Qigong Meditation as a system of different exercises such as movement, breathing, and meditation. In the Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist traditions, people practiced Qigong [...]

Yin Yang: A Symbol of Balance and Harmony

By |2019-10-01T03:37:49+03:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Yin Yang explain the constantly changing state of the universe, but yet maintaining its oneness. Yin-Yang is a deeply rooted concept in Taoist philosophy, representing the constant state of change or duality in the universe forming a whole. It describes how opposite forces are interconnected [...]