Where Does A Good Life Come From?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

Everybody wishes to have a good life. But do you know how to create one? Here are seven things that will build a good life: I. Good Health There is a saying, “Health is wealth”. It’s a great asset to have a healthy body to help you struggle successfully and enjoy your life. If you […]

Our Heart/Mind Can Transform Our Circumstances

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

Once upon a time, in a little village, there lived a tearful old lady. She had two daughters: the eldest daughter married an umbrella seller and the youngest daughter married the owner of a rice-flour noodles shop. When the weather was nice, the weepy woman always thought how her eldest daughter would be unable to […]

Suffering Pain

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

We may not like it, but we know we need to feel pain. In fact, pain is used to protect our body from harm. It is a warning system. When our body feels pain it is as if to say: “Warning! Warning! … Stop what you are doing right now. Change it. Do something, anything, […]

Who Is Your Opponent?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

From the smallest scope, like personal martial arts practice, to the widest possibilities, such as national military exercises, all types of training need to have an imaginary opponent. I have come to realize, after many years of martial arts training and life experiences, that most of the time the main opponent for anyone, individual, corporate […]

No Obstruction or Anxiety in Our Mind

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

While we live our lives we all experience some obstruction. Regardless of whether our focus is on wealth, status, work or family, we often feel anxious about it. Actually, no matter which kind obstruction we have, we also have the means to deal with it. The point is to focus on what is happening in […]

Enjoy Loneliness

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Philosophy | One Comment

As a slogan “Enjoy Loneliness” seems to be ridiculous and absurd. It seems a perversion of the senses and directly opposite to our humanity. Many people find loneliness difficult to accept. They feel loneliness as a blank, a wasteful feeling to be avoided, or a feeling that tramples life. Therefore many people always want to […]

Destiny and Lateral Thinking

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

There is a joke that goes like this: Once there was a successful, middle-age business man who had been suffering from migraine headaches for many years. He went to see many doctors, who carried out a variety of health checks. Eventually one doctor gave him a diagnosis, “Your headaches are caused by a problem with […]

Fish Or Bear’s Paw?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

From Mencius (Selections) Mencius said, “I like fish and I like bear’s paw, but if I have to choose between them, I will let go of the fish and take the bear’s paw. I like life and I like Rightness. But if I have to choose between them I will let go of life and […]

Desire In Life, Choice In Life

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

One day a young man asked an old monk a question; “How can I live to be 100 years old the same as you?” The monk answered him, “First: total abstinence from alcohol.” “I never drink!” the guy exclaimed. “Second: no intimacy.” “I’m single!” the man replied. “Third: eat less meat.” “I am a vegetarian!” […]

Zen Practice

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Philosophy | One Comment

In the Age of Information change is very fast; the differences between rich and poor have increased; people get easily get lost or feel distracted. This pace brings people to Zen practice with the hope it will bring peace of mind. But what is Zen? How can we practice it in our everyday life? About […]