Tag Archives: classic

What can we learn from the Bhagavad Gita?

Since I was a child, I have heard of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, narrating two warring groups of cousins, the Kauravas and the Pandavas. One of the classic parts of Mahabharata is Bhagavad Gita [1]. At that time, I found the TV drama of Mahabharata too complex and contain too many conflicts for me to […]

Can a woman have both family and career?

It seems we are expecting a baby girl, even if the early ultrasound-based prediction is wrong, my reflection herein can be useful for our future daugther-in-law and granddaughters. The thought of having a baby girl drives me to think of potential role models. Growing up, I looked up to people, to my talented seniors in […]

What are self-actualizing characteristics?

Tonight (20150923), I feel a little hurt because a young man whom I just helped in the morning, complained a minor thing regarding my help. I do not have the obligation to help him, but I did so because he appeared to salvage his irresponsibility (of forgetting his tool of work) by seeking my help. […]

How to win friends and influence people?

The first time I read the excellent work of how to win friends and influence people by Dale Harbison Carnegie was through a yellowish paperback book owned by now father-in-law. The lessons learned served me well as I embarked on my graduate study. Later, I bought the same book in bilinguals while I stayed in […]

What can we learn about now and emotion from Eckhart Tolle?

When I first learned about Eckhart Tolle, I read not-so-positive reviews. However, I believe in the saying, "If three of us are walking together, at least one of the other two is good enough to be my teacher" (三人行,必有我是焉). There must be some things that we can learn from him. Tolle argues that in attempt […]

What can we learn about subconscious mind from Joseph Murphy?

Today (20150916) I felt very sleepy because I slept pretty late at 1 am last night. I could not fall asleep immediately, but I tried to soothe myself. I believe that with the power of subconscious mind, I can adjust my sleeping pattern to sleep earlier. Habit matters. Our habits and habitual thinkings affect our […]

What can we learn from The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason?

Unless one was born with a silver spoon, most people struggle to make ends meet. While many things in life are relative, even the relatively wealthy worry about their children. I agree with Arkad that wealth, if it did not actually create happiness, certainly enhanced the quality of life. Money is not everything, but almost […]