Kategorie: Prosa

The most impressive description of the medical profession wrote the best known Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 –1894). He grew up in the most medical of all British cities, Edinburgh, where he was surrounded by doctors and medical students, being ill from his childhood. Later, in his adolescence he suffered of tuberculosis relapses. For […]

   ARS  MEDICI             In an amazing colourful dream, two legendary masters of the healing arts appeared to me. Longing for enlightenment, I humbly asked them to share their knowledge with me. In front of the complex patients’ problems, what should be taught a student of the healing arts? Qi: The young practitioner of […]

BOATSAIL     An old story that describes three men who walked together and carried two sacks each, one sack in the front, the other hanging on a wooden shoulder holder, Furthermore, it seems that the burdens were not equal in any  way whatsoever. The first man explained: „All my successes, all the good work of my […]

                                          INDIAN LEGEND                          You have probably heard of the Indian legend about a small violet flower in a great garden. On one occasion, a visitor who entered this garden un expectantly heard complaints from some of the plants. The mango-tree said it would rather be a coconut […]

COMPARiSON                 A wealthy businessman decided to show his only son what poverty is truly like. To experience difference between wealth and poverty was his aim. So he   sent his son to stay for two days in a poor family rural farmhouse. On his return home, his father asked him: ”Have you now seen the big difference between their life and ours?” “Yes, Father“ – the boy answered.  „I am only one child, and the children there have brothers and […]

HEALING WORDS                           The healing art known as bibliotherapy (βιβλίων Θεραπεία), or the healing power of the books is an old concept, first mentioned by Greek historian Diodorus (90 B.C-30 B.C). A phrase written above the entrance to the royal chamber ψγxhσ iatpeion, […]

Respecting Teachers                       “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed, if in terms of ten years plant trees, if in terms of 100 years, teach people”. Confucius (551–479 BC) A teacher is one who lectures on values, ethics and principles, teaches […]

CUP OF TEA                         A renowned and highly revered Japanese Zen Master was visited one day by a professor of an American University. The professor wanted to be informed about Zen`s teachings and especially the way of self-discovery in the here and now. Zen teaches a true spiritual path, that shows people how to think; […]

    In the town of FUZHOU in the Chinese province of FUJIAN, there lived an emotionally sensible man perennially oppressed by the difficulties of his life. However, unexpectedly he received an address of a spiritual master Xi. who lived in the small house facing the sea. Arrived there, he lamented: “For me is this […]

MEDICINE  (筝 学)            Guzheng                                                                               medicinal  herbs         Chinese pictogram’ writing consists of a variety of symbols that represent an idea or a concept. The pictogram of a Guzheng (Chinese zither) symbolises the whole range of music in a general sense. Masters of […]