#DrawMuhammad Cartoons: My response via The Art of War.

Suffering?: “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi When another person makes you suffer, it is usually because they suffer deep within themselves, and this suffering is spilling over – they do this to feel powerful. Punishing them is easy – but the key is … More #DrawMuhammad Cartoons: My response via The Art of War.

The Tao of Islam

by Sachiko Murata Chinese cosmology describes the whole universe in terms of óin and yang, which can be understood as the creative and receptive or male and female principles of existence. Nothing escapes this relationship. The famous symbol of Tai Chi, the ‘Great Ultimate’ or the Tao, portrays yin and yang as constant movement and … More The Tao of Islam

The Thirty-Six Stratagems – Facing The Dark Side

The Thirty-Six Stratagems was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and civil interaction.  Theses Stratagems are often called strategies; a stratagem is not the same thing as a strategy.  Some 300 years ago an unknown scholar compiled theses stratagems on deception. He ordered them in categories according to ones current position. These … More The Thirty-Six Stratagems – Facing The Dark Side