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Alexander the Great and the Fountain of Eternal Life

In the Romances of Alexander, Alexander the Great seamlessly seeks the Fountain of Eternal Life in his long and famous quest from Macedonia to India. Once he was travelling in a mysterious Land of Darkness where he was given a special companion called Khezr. The companion was carrying a basket of provisions to sustain the long journey across this unknown dark land. Khezr was walking ahead of Alexander on a rocky terrain when he stumbled upon a rock and spilled the basket. Two dry salted fish which he carried in the basket fell on the ground and instantly a fountain

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The Canticle of the Birds

  Late one moonless night The Sîmorgh first appeared She let a feather float down through the air, And rumours of its fame spread everywhere (i) The Canticle of the Birds written by the mystical poet Attar tells the story of all the birds in the world, who one day gather together to discuss who their Sovereign king is and where he could be found for they all have a yearning to meet the Sovereign Being. Among them, the little bird Hoopoe, chosen and sanctified by King Solomon knows that Sîmorgh is the Sovereign Being’s name and that she lives

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Homage to Hafez-e Shirazi

  A flower- tinted cheek, the flowery close Of the fair earth, these are enough for me – Enough that in the meadow wanes and grows The shadow of a graceful cypress tree. I am no lover of hypocrisy; Of all the treasures that the earth can boast, A brimming cup of wine I prize the most – This is enough for me!   To them that here renowned for virtue live, A heavenly palace is the meet reward; To me, the drunkard and the beggar, give The temple of the grape with red wine stored! Beside a river seat

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The 5 characteristics of people who well take care of their mental health

For most people being mentally healthy means being up, alive and happy. For they know that mental health needs taking care equally as the body does. Going on being in the midst of thousands of thoughts crossing the mind every day and different shades of emotions coloring one’s mood, all the while being exposed to numerous stimuli from the external environment how can the human being keep his or her mind clear, healthy and in well order? Here are the 5 things they do which bring them the “mental wellness”: Attention and mindfulness: The typical practice is taking 3 minutes

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Journey of the Souls

One of the richest books I’ve read about the spiritual worlds and the life of the soul. Michael Newton, PhD, the renowned hypnotherapist is set out to write this phenomenal book based on the case reports of 29 patients that he worked with in his professional practice as a counselor and therapist. He reflects on his life, and becoming the author of this book in the following recollection: My oldest friend is a Catholic priest today. As boys walking together in the hills and along the beaches of Los Angeles we had many philosophical discussions, but were miles apart in

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One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich

The true story of a dutiful Russian soldier wrongly accused of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp –the gulag –where there is no escape but death out in the cold, dark and bare tundras. The very existence of the gulag system was enough to keep the average person fearful and silent in Stalin’s Russia. The dictator’s spies were everywhere. He murdered dozens of his top military commanders fearful that they might turn against him. He, later eliminated many members of his party as well as most of his inner circle assistants and friends. Millions of

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The Feathers of the Soul

One night a fool of God wept bitterly And said: “The world, as far as I can see, Is like a box, and we are locked inside, Lost in the darkness of our sin and pride; When death removes the lid we fly away– If we have feathers –to eternal day, But those who have no feathers must stay here, Tormented in this box by pain and fear.” Give wings to aspiration; love the mind; And if at death you’d leave this box behind, Grow wings and feathers for the soul; if not, Burn all your hopes, for you will

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Story of Moses and the Sheperd

One day, Moses heard a sheperd on the road praying, “God, where are you? I want to help you tie your shoes and comb your hair. I want to wash your clothes and clean the lice off. I want to bring you milk , kiss your hands and feet when you go to bed. I want to sweep you room and keep it neat. Dear God, my sheep and goats are yours. When remembering you, all I can say is ayyyy and ahhhh.” Moses could no longer stand it and he intervened: “Who are you talking to?” “The one who

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The Guest House

“The words you speak become the house you live in” said  Hafez and  life in this fleeting house is beautifully described by Rumi : This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them

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Chocolate, Playing and Reality

  Juliette Binoche –acting as Vianne in the memorable movie Chocolate– is a young single mother who moves to a village in France with her six-year-old daughter, Anouk and opens achocolaterie. The chocolaterie is an old dream of Vianne. She is born gifted with strong intuitive powers, and some kind of “culinary magic” which she uses to earn her living. Combination of her charming personality and powers, makes the chocolaterie a fun place for playing up her talents and social interactions. Vianne’s dream becomes reality as the chocolaterie begins to work well. Fantasy, magic, domestic and social abilities all combined

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