The power of Mantra

A mantra is a sacred sound or word or sentence that is believed to have a psychophysical, spiritual, healing effect. In Sanskrit the word mantra…

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Western medicine versus Chinese medicine

As I am not a doctor, I cannot get into scientific explanations. Here, I can only write a personal opinion on the subject, because there has been a…

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A walk in the water

I love walking in the water. On one of my last walks, I met a cormorant, which floated calmly. I thought about how interesting his composure was.…

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The energy meridians of the human body

Traditional Chinese Medicine states that our body is traversed by a system of energy channels (also called meridians) where a person's vital energy…

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Openings

There is always something that fascinates me when I see ancient walls with an open window on the sky. I wonder what that window was for, who looked…

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A light in the darkness

The Tora Kan Dojo is a school for the study and practice of traditional GoJu-Ryu Karate-Do and Zen meditation. In the outskirts of Rome, among gray…

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Lying down for centuries

Rocks, for centuries lying in the sea, have experienced storms and calm water, listened to fishermen and lovers, witnessed friendships and despair,…

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