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The Tao Te Ching (Part 1)

The way that can be spoken of
Is not the constant way;
The name that can be named
Is not the constant name.
The nameless was the beginning of heaven and earth;
The named was the mother of the myriad creatures.
Hence always rid yourself of desires in order to observe its secrets;
But always allow yourself to have desires in order to observe its manifestations.
These two are the same
But diverge in name as they issue forth.
Being the same they are called mysteries,
Mystery upon mystery—The gateway of the manifold secrets.

Lao Tzu

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The Human Odyssey...

The earliest remains of the Homo sapiens yet discovered dates back to 300,000 years. We probably evolved in the African region, but then migrated to the rest of the world. Although our physical appearance changed over time, our race didn't: we remained human beings.

Remains of the world's earliest religious worship site have been discovered in Botswana, where our ancestors performed advanced rituals, worshipping the python some 70,000 years ago. So many religions have emerged and disappeared that no religion can claim superiority over other religions.

The central problem facing our planet is human overpopulation. Today there are over 7 billion beings on Earth and the population is still growing. There are too many people and not enough resources for all of us. Yet, we are not addressing this problem responsibly. Do you really think your life will be better if there are more people of your colour or your creed on Earth?

Initially used as fire for light, heat, cooking and for safety, energy has been harnessed by humans for millennia. Today, fossil fuels have become our main energy sources. This is leading to climate change and global warming.

The Earth has entered a new era called anthropocene, which marks the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. Many species have already disappeared from the planet and our days are numbered...