Concepts from the world

Some languages contain inspiring concepts, that in others cultures are expressed by more than one word. They are interchangeable and they create a multiple identity, able to overcome the cultural borders as the string connecting humans all around the world. 

The different facets of human beings

Ubuntu

Ubuntu

From the full of symbols bantu culture stands out the term Ubuntu, meaning in wider way “humanity”. It is often…

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إنسان | Human | Insān

إنسان | Human | Insān

It is interesting to note that the Arabic word for human being is 'insan' which is derived from the word…

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金継ぎ | Gold Scars | Kintsugi

金継ぎ | Gold scars | kintsugi

金継ぎ (kintsugi) also known as 金繕い (kintsukuroi), recalls the japanese tradition and art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer.…

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Full balance

ऋतं | Order | Ṛta

ऋतं | Order | Ṛta

In the hinduist religion and indian philosophy is crucial and continuously flashing the concept of…

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स्वधर्म | Svadharma

स्वधर्म | Svadharma

The colourful indian tradition tells us about the relevance of acting in a way in…

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改善 | Kaizen

改善 | Kaizen

It’s a Japanese concept, meaning "continuous improvement”. The real kaizen 改善 is a Chinese word that…

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侘寂 | Wabi-sabi

侘寂 | Wabi-sabi

Since the 15th century, this concept has been inspiring people finding beauty in imperfections, as…

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Nyēin Chān Yēi

Nyēin chān yēi

Nyēin chān yēi  recalls a image of a “peaceful, calm and untroubled” situation which was…

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साधन | Sādhanā

साधन | Sādhanā

It’s  a practice which expresses "a means of accomplishing something", undertaken in the process of…

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The power of love

Forelsket

Forelsket

The Norwegian and Danish tradition has an untranslatable word for the indescribable and strong euphoria…

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Zigoneshi

Zigoneshi

In Kogi language, which is a Chibchan language of Colombia, the word Zigoneshi has multiple meanings: « I…

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