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Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/An Artist^s View of the Human Body - Introduction.htm
-06_An Artist^s View of the Human Body - Introduction.htm Leonardo's drawing: human proportions Page – 78 An Artist's View of the Human Body Introduction The Renaissance is the period of European history which is marked by a break with the Middle Ages. Renaissance means re-birth. The first people to speak of the birth of a new and luminous age, who saw the previous period, the Middle Ages, as Dark Ages, were the Italians. While the Middle Ages had lived strongly and with a sort of sombre force, but always under the burden of an obligation to aspire through suffering to a beyond, in Italy a new confidence, a new optimism was born: the Renaissance was an enthusia
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Perfection of the Body.htm
Part IX Perfection of the Body Painting: Veronique Nicolet, Auroville Perfection of the Body The perfection of the body, as great a perfection as we can bring about by the means at our disposal, must be the ultimate aim of physical culture. Perfection is the true aim of all culture, the spiritual and psychic, the mental, the vital and it must be the aim of our physical culture also. If our seeking is for a total perfection of the being, the physical part of it cannot be left aside; for the body is the material basis, the body is the instrument which we have to use. Sariram khalu dharmasadhan
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Notes on Body building and Strength.htm
Notes Body-Building glossary Barbells — a rod of one meter to which disks of varying weights are attached at each end and lifted with two hands. Dumbbells — two metal balls connected by a rigid handle long enough for the grip of one hand. Machines — exercising machines with weights on cables and pulleys, making it possible to use weight resistance in all directions. Workout — exercise Pecs — pectorals, the muscles of the chest. Squat — to sit on the heels with the knees bent. Bench Press — a lift of weights (barbells or dumbbells) until the arms are extended; whi
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Strength.htm
The Greek hero Heracles slaying the Nemean lion Strength Introduction Man, and particularly modern man, is the weakest of the large animals. If he has come to dominate the terrestrial creation it is by the power of his mind rather than the strength of his frame. And yet, at the beginning of his long journey on Earth, sheer physical strength was an essential condition of his survival; prehistoric humans ran long distances in search of fire or food and were able to kill animals much larger than themselves. Only the strong tended to survive. As societies developed and men's activities diversified, strength became the goal of specialized members of society su
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Triumphant Courage - Notes.htm
Notes Life's Chronology of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882 Birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Hyde Park, New York. 1900 Studies at Harvard University 1904 Law studies at New York City's Columbia University 1905 Marriage with Eleanor, a distant cousin, niece of Theodore Roosevelt 1910 Enter into the political arena. Elected as a Democrat to the New York State Senate 1912 Re-election. Appointed by Wilson as Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1920 Chosen as the running mate of presidential candidate James M.Cox. Defeat of their team 1921 Stricken by poliomyelitis 1924 Resumes his political career. (Beginning of treatment at
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Physical Education in Ancient India.htm
Physical Education in Ancient India India has had a long history of physical education, far more ancient than Greece. But in our times When the Olympic Games occurring every four years have become probably the biggest planetary event, most people know that the Games originated more than two thousand years ago in Greece. In addition, Greeks have given the Western world through many beautiful statues a keen sense of bodily perfection, an ideal of physical beauty unsurpassed to this day. There was such an emphasis on the importance of beauty and physical prowesses that some of the highest honours in Greek society were bestowed on athletes, to an e
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Cricket - Jam Sahib of Nawanagar.htm
Cricket The Jam Sahib of Nawanagar* As cricket is a very special game in India, we felt that, even if we could not hope to bring stories about every possible games, we should at least have one on cricket. We found a very refreshing short essay by A.G. Gardiner about Ranjit Singh, a Prince Batsman who enchanted quite long ago the British and Indian crowds, a legend in the annals of cricket. The last ball has been bowled, the bats have been oiled and put away, and around Lord's the grandstands are empty and sad looking. We have said goodbye to cricket. We have said good bye, too, to cricket's king. The game will come again with the sp
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Healing - Notes.htm
Notes On the positive effect of laughter on health ... While scientists had earlier studied the general effects of laughter on the body, Cousins' experience has spurred the medical profession to new efforts to find out how beneficial laughter is in aiding the body's healing process. Studies have shown that humour has a profound connection with physiological states and that a surprising number of patients have laughed themselves back to health, as Cousins did, or at any rate have exploited their sense of humour as a positive, adaptive response to their illnesses. In fact, a link between humour and longevity has been established. Further, laughter has a definite
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Notes - Nutrition.htm
Notes Nutrition and the Cell Pushed by the necessity of understanding his diseases and bolstered by his leisure time and insatiable curiosity, western man has used the tools of modern science to probe the mysteries of living matter. Over the last century, medical science has come increasingly to focus on the basic structure of protoplasm. The human body has been examined in increasing detail -— even the inside of what had been considered the smallest unit of life, the cell. Recently our understanding of the events inside the cell has become more and more detailed. The electron microscope has revealed for us the inner structure of the cell's substance and has he
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Mystery and Excellence/Anna Pavlova.htm
Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlova! My life stops as I write that name. Across the daily preoccupation of lessons, lunch boxes, tooth brushing and quarrelings with my sister flashed this bright, unworldly experience and burned in a single afternoon a path over which I could never retrace my steps. I had witnessed the power of beauty, and in some chamber of my heart I lost forever my irresponsibility. I was as clearly marked as though she had looked me in the face and called my name. For generations my father's family had loved and served the theatre. All my life I had seen actors and actresses and had heard theatre jargon at the dinner table. I had thrilled at Father's pr