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  • The Influence of Neoclassical Architecture In the Modern World
    Neoclassical architecture style has had a significant influence on the design of many government buildings in the United States. This style, which was popular in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, is characterized by its use of classical elements and symmetry, and its emphasis on simplicity and order. One… Read more: The Influence of Neoclassical Architecture In the Modern World
  • Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  • Leo Tolstoy
    “Only to change the world Everyone is thinking To change yourself first No one thinks.” Leo Tolstoy
  • East Pwo Karen Basic Sentences and Word Order
    As explained in the book, Culture, Customs and Literature of the Eastern Pwo Karen People in Myanmar, by Ashin Pin Nya Tha Mi (2022), the basic word order for Eastern Pwo Karen is Subject-Verb-Object, whereas the basic word order for Burmese is Subject-Object-Verb. We can see the examples shown below.… Read more: East Pwo Karen Basic Sentences and Word Order
  • Bīja (Buddhism)
    Explanation in English (The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism) [1] Bīja (T. sa bon ས་བོན་; C. zhongzi), literally “seed”, is used in two contexts: 1) “karmic seeds” that ripen upon meeting with appropriate causes and condition; 2) “seed syllables” used as a focus for visualization in tantric practices. (SuttaCentral — Dictionary)[2] bīja… Read more: Bīja (Buddhism)
  • Four Forms of Birth (Buddhism)
    Explanation in English [1][2] Four forms of birth In traditional Buddhist thought, there are four forms of birth: birth from an egg (Sanskrit: Andaja; Pali: Aṇḍaja; Chinese: 卵生; Standard Tibetan: Sgongskyes)—like a bird, fish, or reptile; birth from a womb (Sanskrit: Jarayuja; Pali: Jalābuja; Chinese: 胎生; Standard Tibetan: Mnal-skyes)—like most… Read more: Four Forms of Birth (Buddhism)
  • Reverend Hugh Knox, the mentor of Alexander Hamilton
    A Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Mentors (1768-1773) Oddly, after his family situation had disintegrated, Alexander’s life seemed to improve immensely. His experience as bookkeeper in his mother’s store landed him a job as a clerk with the international trading firm of Nicholas Cruger, a New Yorker whose business hub… Read more: Reverend Hugh Knox, the mentor of Alexander Hamilton
  • Qiu Chuji, Guru of Genghis Khan
    Qiu Chuji (丘處機) (Born 1148 in Chi-hsia, China — Died July, 1227 in Beijing, china), widely known by his Taoist name Chang Chun Zi (長春子), was a Taoist master who provided spiritual guidance to Genghis Khan and was appointed by him as the head of religious affairs in China. His… Read more: Qiu Chuji, Guru of Genghis Khan
  • Noble Eightfold Path
    The Noble Truth of the Path Leading to the Cessation of Suffering gives us the Noble Eightfold Path which consists of eight limbs arranged in three groups: Sīla, Samādhi, and Paññā. Sīla:• sammā-vācā (Right speech)• sammā-kammanta (Right action)• sammā-ajīva (Right livelihood) Samādhi:• sammā-vāyāma (Right effort)• sammā-sati (Right attentiveness)• sammā-samādhi (Right… Read more: Noble Eightfold Path
  • Dhammapada 155
    Verse 155: Not having led the Holy life, not having obtained wealth in their youth; such as these the unwise, pine away like aged herons in a life in which there are no fish. (Dhammapada) Featured image: Wikimedia Commons
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