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23-07-21

Laozi: The Universe

The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.

Laozi

Laozi also referred to as Lao-Tzu, Lao-Zi , translated from Chinese "Old Master", was a philosopher of ancient China. He is considered one of the most important philosophers of Chinese civilization and he is held responsible for writing the Dao De Ching or Tao Te Ching, the essential work of Taoism. According to Chinese traditions, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE. Some historians contend that he actually lived in the 5th-4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States period.

22-07-21

Khalil Gibran: Music

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran, Full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran, (January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

21-07-21

Bob Marley: The world and your soul

Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley Booker, OM (Nine Miles, 6 February 1945 - Miami, 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician best known for his Reggae records. He was one of the principal providers of the breakthrough of reggae outside Jamaica. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974-1981).

20-07-21

Paulo Coelho: There is no tragedy

There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable.

Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho ( Rio de Janeiro, August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today with over 140 million books sold in more than 150 countries, translated into 73 languages. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, France's Légion d'honneur and the Gold Medal of Galicia, among many other awards he has received thanks to his commercial success. Since October 2002 he is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. In addition to receiving international top awards and citations, he is currently a special advisor of the Unesco for the spiritual convergence program and Intercultural Dialogues and Messenger of Peace United Nations since 2007.

19-07-21

Roy T. Bennett: Where change begins

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Roy T. Bennett

Roy T. Bennett is the author of the book: The Light in the Heart.

Until now, I could find no more information about him.