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10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do

There's no question that life is difficult. And even if you don't suffer from depressionor anxiety, just managing the day-to-day can take a toll. Between hectic schedules, balancing work and family responsibilities, and everything else in between, we all could use a little help. Here, therapists …

Inner Workings: Understanding the Complex Brains of Complex Animals

Have you ever wondered what it may be like to get inside the head of an animal? No really, to understand how an animal's brain works; ever wonder?<p>Over the years I have had the opportunity to help with quite a number of animals that have had their heads examined - literally. I've looked inside the …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Framing

The physics and metaphysics of the creation of the universe

( 4 <i>of</i> 4 )<p>The quantum cosmologists are aware of the vast philosophical and theological reverberations of their work. As Hawking says in <i>A Brief History</i> …

Physics

Kali

Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong …

Vardhamana

Vardhamana (meaning "prosperous") was an important Indian religious figure who became the leader of a sect of wanderer ascetics (Sramanas), one of …

Arjuna

Arjuna is one of the heroes of the massive Indian epic named “The Mahabharata”, the longest Indian epic. He is the third of the five Pandava …

Bhagavad Gita

The <i>Bhagavad Gita</i> is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy. The earliest …

Charvaka

The Charvaka school was a philosophical movement in India that rejected the traditional religious order by challenging the authority of the Vedas as …

Ancient Chinese Philosophy

Chinese philosophy is the intellectual tradition of the Chinese culture from their early recorded history to the present day. The main philosophical …

Confucianism

The philosopher Confucius (or Kongzi, c. 551 to c. 479 BCE) is the recognized founder of Confucianism, also referred to as the Ru-jia doctrine or …

Ganesha

Ganesha (also known as Ganesa or Ganapati) is one of the most important gods in Hindu mythology and he is also worshipped in Jainism and Buddhism. …

Indra

The anthropomorphic god Indra was the most important god in the Vedic religion and he later became a major figure in Hinduism and an important deity …

Izanami and Izanagi

Izanami (‘she who invites’) and Izanagi (‘he who invites’) are the primordial gods of the Shinto religion who are believed to have created the …

Jade Emperor

The Supreme August Jade Emperor is the supreme deity of Chinese tradition and is otherwise known as Yuhuang Shangdi (Yu-huang Shang-ti), Yudi (Yu Ti) …

Jainism

Jainism, along with Buddhism and Charvaka, is considered part of the heterodox systems (also referred to as heresies) of Indian philosophy. Its …

Lao-Tzu

Lao-Tzu (also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze) was a Chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism. He is best known as the …

Spirituality

Mahasanghika

Mahasanghika is the name of an early Buddhist school in India, which emerged about a century after the death of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, …

Mandala

The word <i>mandala</i> is a Sanskrit term that means “circle” or “discoid object”. A mandala can be defined in two ways: externally as a schematic visual …

Perfection of Wisdom

“Perfection of Wisdom” is the English translation of the name of a large series of Mahayana Buddhist texts named in Sanskrit <i>Prajnaparamita</i>, sometimes …

Shi Huangdi

Shi Huangdi (259-210 BCE, also known as Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shih Huandi, Shi Huangti or Shih Huan-ti) was the first emperor of a unified China. The …

Shiva

Shiva (or Siva) is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and, along with Brahma and Vishnu, is considered a member of the holy trinity …

Siddhartha Gautama

Siddhartha Gautama (also known as the <i>Buddha</i> “the awakened one”) was the leader and founder of a sect of wanderer ascetics (<i>Sramanas</i>), one of many …

Sun-Tzu

Sun Tzu is known as a Chinese military strategist, Taoist philosopher, and general in the 6th century BCE who is widely recognized for his work <i>The</i> …

Sutra

Sutra is a type of religious literature present in many Asian traditions such as Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. The word <i>sutra</i> is a Sanskrit term …

The Vedas

The Vedas are a collection of hymns and other ancient religious texts written in India between about 1500 and 1000 BCE. It includes elements such as …

Upanishads

The Upanishads are a collection of texts of religious and philosophical nature, written in India probably between c. 800 BCE and c. 500 BCE, during a …