Pleasure and the Goals of Life
Human beings, whose lifetime is allotted at one hundred years, should pursue three goals in life: virtue (Dharma), material success (Artha) and desire or pleasure (Kama) each in its own way and its own time, but in harmony so that they do not clash with one another. Childhood should be devoted to religious education: youth and middle age to Artha and Kama; old age to Dharma. In this way one seeks to gain final liberation, or Moksha, to end the cycle of birth and rebirth.
Adapted from Kama Sutra, by Deepak Chopra (Virgin Books, 2006).
Green Chi: Achieving Goals for a Healthy Home
The way to establish a healthy home is quite simple. The most important guideline for choosing safe materials is to follow this basic rule of thumb: Use only materials that have been around so long, and been used by people without harm for so long, that they are "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS for short), otherwise they would have long since been abandoned. Using only GRAS substances will take us back to the time before plastics and forward to new technology using old and safe materials.
Adapted from Better Basics for the Home by Annie B. Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).
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