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Inner Peace is real by Arthur Sigurssen

Inner peace ( Image by Dr. Blog )

The stresses of today's world seem to intrude constantly into our daily lives even moments of relaxation and pleasure are curtailed as rising pressures and demands leave us bewildered. Under this barrage of stress, the physical body functions at a heightened level of alertness the so-called fight or flight reaction triggering a cascade of physiological reactions. Fear, a common complaint in today's world, also sets off internal alarms that urge us to act to protect ourselves. It's becoming more and more difficult to tune in to our inner selves, to remember our true spiritual nature.

Thankfully,…

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International Woman’s Day by Fotopoulou Sophia

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International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for "liberty, equality, fraternity" marched on Versailles to demand women's suffrage.

The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and…

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John F. Nash by Lao Long

Mathematician John Nash

At the university he started to teach his game theory course. His opening comments to the class were:

The question occurs to me. Why are you here?

One student immediately dropped the course! Nash asked a graduate student to take over his course and vanished for a couple of weeks. When he returned he walked into the common room with a copy of the New York Times saying that it contained encrypted messages from outer space that were meant only for him.

For a few days people thought…

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Madihe Pannaseeha Thera by Lobsan Payat

Most Ven.Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayaka Thera

The Most Ven.Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayaka Thera who passed away on September 8th, celebrated his 91st birthday on June 21,2003. He had served for 77 years as a priest in the Buddha Sasana. The government issued a stamp and a first day cover to mark the Ven.Thera's 91st birthday.

The Most Ven. Thera who donned the saffron robe on June 24,1926, at the age of 13, as a podi nama - a novice monk, at Divigalahena, Kamburupitiya, in a village in the deep South, was perhaps the oldest to have such a service record in this…

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