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Ahimsa, non Violence by Yin Zhuo

Non Violence ( Image by Dr. Blog ) Pro pace et fraternitate gentium - For the peace and brotherhood of men

Most of us are familiar with the terms Nonviolence and Ahimsa. In the recent past i.e. during India's freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi had forged Non-violence into a political weapon to peacefully push out British imperialism. While, how far this attitude was effective in throwing off the colonial yoke would remain a matter of debate, it can indisputably be said that the technique of non-violent political agitation did obtain a mass base for India's freedom struggle without attracting extreme penalties from the British administration.

Non-violent agitation also enabled nationalist Indian leaders to keep alive the. struggle for…

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Apnea by Arthur Sigurssen

Apnea Academy - Robert Gustavsson

Apnea, is a technical term for suspension of external breathing. Literally means breath holding or breathless and derives from the Greek word (άπνοια). You may not be familiar with this term. But in Europe, Apnea freediving is an art form.

The most famous apnea sport is deep free diving, which was theme of the movie "Le Grand Blue". The great French diver Jaques Mayol reached to -102m in 1978 by the discipline of No Limits Variable Weight, now the record is grown to -150m which was set by Italian, Umberto Pellizari in October 24th, 1999.

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Cultivation of benevolence by Yan Zhuo

Cixiuxing practice

Cultivation of benevolence [Chin.: cíxiūxíng 慈修行 | Sansk.: mettā bhāvanā] is an ancient Buddhist cultivation leading to the development of unconditional loving kindness and friendliness. The word ci – Metta means compassion , merciful , kind , or loving kindness; xiūxíng means cultivation or development.

Ci is something you feel in your heart [Chin.: xīn 心]. It is a positive emotional state towards others as well as ourselves. Ci practice helps us:

1. Bring harmony into our lives and into our relationships with others;
2. Rid ourselves of conflicts, both internal…

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Daedalus and Icarus by Jim Down

Daedalus and Icarus

In the ancient years Daedalus was the son of Metion who was a descendant of the craftsman God Hephaestos. He lived in Athens with his wife Nausicrates and his son Icarus. He was a great architect, artist and inventor. As a sculptor became famous because he was the first who curved the wooden statues with the left foot forward, thus giving them motion.

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