Head represents wisdom, understanding, and intellectual capacity. Heart, on the other hand, represents the human values and wonderful virtuous qualities such as compassion, goodwill, friendship, generosity, and loving kindness. In short, heart represents virtues, while brain represents wisdom. Just like a bird needs a pair of wings to fly, we need both virtues and wisdom,…

Negative energy refers to a kind of destructive unwholesome type of mental energy that we produce in our system. It is unwholesome karmic energy that manifests through our thoughts, words and action. One day, as Buddha was walking from Jetavana monastery to the city of Savatthi, He came upon a group of children beating a…

Since time immemorial, human beings have observed the influence of the moon on this planet, its atmosphere, flora and fauna, which greatly influence human lives. It was observed that the emotions of people with mental disorders seemed aggravated on full moon days (hence the word “lunatic”), while some diseases like epilepsy, asthma, bronchitis, and certain…

Unlike women in the 21st century who enjoy relatively high positions in the society, their counterparts some 2500 years ago were not given due recognition and were treated with disrespect, be it socially, politically, economically or educationally. In fact, the ways of life then were largely influenced by the doctrine of Brahmanism, resulting in a…

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