How to Win Every Argument

المنطق السليم هو أساس الفوز في الجدال. المغالطات المنطقية تقوض الحجج. فهي مصدر لفتنة دائمة ، وقد درست لمدة لا تقل عن ألفين ونصف . المعرفة بها مفيدة ، وذلك لتجنب تلك المستخدمة عن غير قصد من قبل الآخرين وحتى لاستخدام عدد قليل من النية لخداع. ومع ذلك ، ينبغي عدم السماح بالفتن والفائدة اللذين ينقلانهما لإخفاء المتعة التي يمكن أن يعطيها تحديدها. أتخذ وجهة نظر واسعة جدا من المغالطات….

Modelling Life Cycle Cost for Indoor Climate Systems

Preface I would like to thank my main supervisor Professor Lars Jensen at Building Services, Lund University for all supervision, support and help. The research project behind this thesis was initiated by Professor Anders Svensson from Building Physics, Lund University 2000, who introduced me to his research field and working area. I thank him for his initiatives, support and sharing of knowledge even though he retired in the middle of…

Handling Power Skillfully

Handling Power Skillfully When something upsets you, when something happens that is not to your liking in your family or your community, you want to change it right away. You are tempted to use the little power that is available to you, as a father, a mother, a teacher, somebody, to change the situation. This is exactly the moment to stop and contemplate. Practice looking deeply into the nature of…

The Power of Insight

Insight, the fifth power, is a sword that painlessly cuts through all kinds of suffering, including fear, despair, anger, and discrimination. If you are using your powers of concentration, insight allows you to fully see what you are concentrating on. Concentration on impermanence and nonself leads to the insight of impermanence and nonself. Impermanence is not an idea, not a notion, but an insight. Many of us try desperately to…

The Power of Mindfulness

The Power of Mindfulness The third power is the power of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware of what is happening in the present moment. When we have the energy of mindfulness in us, we are fully present, we are fully alive, and we live deeply every moment of our daily life. Whether you are cooking, or washing, or cleaning, or sitting, or eating, it is a time…

The Power of Diligence

The second kind of power is diligence. You are capable of coming back to your best and highest self, but you must maintain this practice. Don’t allow yourself to get distracted and forget to practice. Practice regularly, daily, with the support of your family, friends, and community—this is diligence. If you practice sitting meditation every day, walking meditation every day, mindful breathing every day, mindful eating every day, your practice…

True Power

Frederick was by conventional standards a powerful man. He was a financially successful executive who prided himself on his high ideals. Yet he was unable to really be there for himself, his wife, Claudia, or their two young sons. He was filled with an energy that always pushed him to do more, be better, and focus on the future. When his youngest son came to him, smiling, to show him…