Health is freedom. When we are healthy the body is not in the way; it will be better prepared to react against illness and disease. - Vanda Scaravelli
. . . because they consume more tea. Various news outlets are reporting on this study -
Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute asked about the tea habits of nearly a half million adults in the United Kingdom, then followed them for up to 14 years. They adjusted for risk factors such as health, socio economics, smoking, alcohol intake, diet, age, race and gender. Higher tea intake — two or more cups daily — was linked to a modest benefit: a 9% to 13% lower risk of death from any cause vs. non-tea drinkers. Tea temperature, or adding milk or sugar, didn’t change the results.
Tea contains helpful substances known to reduce inflammation. Past studies in China and Japan, where green tea is popular, suggested health benefits. The new study extends the good news to the U.K.’s favorite drink: black tea.
The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. In meditation we divest ourselves of all material conditions and feel our divine nature. We do not depend upon any external help in meditation. - Swami Vivekananda
May it be God's will that you don't humiliate another person, and that you're never humiliated. - Jewish Blessing
We should avoid language that is rude, abusive, disagreeable, or malicious, and we should abstain from talk that is foolish, idle, babble, or gossip. What remains are words that are truthful, kind, gentle, useful, and meaningful. Our speech will comfort, uplift, and inspire, and we will be a joy to those around us. - Alan Lokos
Our body has a most profound relationship with us in this life; it can even affect our many future lifetimes, and thus should be cherished. - Hsing Yun
You cannot be a Yogi if you talk much. - Swami Vivekananda
If you want to take care of tomorrow, take better care of today.
We always live now.
All we have to do is entrust ourselves to the life we now live.
- Dainin Katagiri
Working with hopes of getting something in return, is a matter of “me and mine.” People are so familiar with it that they don’t even notice. —Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
We must be willing to challenge the assumption that time spent in relaxation and meditation takes away from our realizing other goals, such as a successful career or successful relationships. My own experience and that of my students has been that, as paradoxical as it may seem, when we take time for meditation we actually gain in the other areas of our lives. - Thich Nhat Hanh
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