Zen Buddhism was transmitted from China to Japan in the twelfth century, and is distinguished by the direct transmission of profound insight into the nature of Reality, from master to disciple, rather than through reliance on words and scriptures. International interest in Zen began in the 1950’s and Zen was popularised in the West by Alan […]
A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, American Robert Frost depicted realistic New England life through language and situations familiar to the common man
Chuang Tzu (369-286 B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its […]
Quotes from Abraham Lincoln – the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Quotes from Mae West – an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Her risqué remarks got her banned from radio for a dozen years, but behind the clever quips was Mae West’s deep desire, decades before the word “feminism” was in the news, to see women treated equally […]
Quotes from W. C. Fields – one of the greatest American pantomimists and comedians, whose comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist.
Quotes from Woody Allen – screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician, and one of the most influential figures in cinema.
Quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh, a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. Pooh and his friends — Owl, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, and piglet–have been a staple of children’s literature for over 70 years
Byron Katie teaches a method of self-inquiry known as “The Work” – a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the anger, fear, depression, addiction, and violence in the world.
Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961.