Tie ban shen shu

Tie Ban Shen Shu is an ancient form of divination from China, still in use in China, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. Tie ban shen shu is regarded as among the most accurate and most difficult methods of personal fortune divination. Tie Ban is as well regarded as the collective Three Arts or Three Styles, Qi Men Dun Jia, Da Liu Ren and Tai Yi Shen Shu, China's highest metaphysical arts. Tie Ban Shen Shu is associated with Shao Yong, the metaphysician of the Northern Song dynasty, as he is credited as author of the 12,000 lines of texts used in Tie Ban Shen Shu divination; those texts were regarded enough by Qing Dynasty scholars as to have been included in the Qing Dynasty archive, the Four Treasures Siku Quanshu 四库全书 collection. Chinese legend holds that at any one time, there are only five people in the world who have mastered the art of Tie Ban Shen Shu. If a new master of Tie Ban happens along, this means that an older one has passed on. Chinese legend holds that learning Tie Ban is problematic, as the literary sources are deliberately obscured to prevent novices from gaining this precious knowledge.

Tie Ban Shen Shu contains 12,000 individual texts, which are applied to each individual divination, through a series of twelve different procedures. The procedures for arriving at the correct texts are based on the Four Pillars, which include the ten Heavenly Stems and twelve Earth Branches, the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching and the Six Familial Relationships of Chinese metaphysics. Tie Ban’s emphasis on the specific quarter-hour of birth ensures the high degree of accuracy, in comparison with other divination methods; when the time of birth was not recorded, it could be calculated based on information from the parents and life experience, down to the quarter-hour period. For example, text number 3253 states, "Of ten siblings, nine of them will be aristocrats." The different texts are accumulated through the various calculation methods, combined to make a complete reading which covers the lifetime of an individual. Chinese astrology Chinese astronomy Chinese classical texts Da Liu Ren Feng shui Hexagrams I Ching Kimon Tonkou – Japanese name for Qi Men Dun Jia.

Monadology – the metaphysical basis for synchronicity provided in 1714 by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, another student of the I Ching. Siku Quanshu Tai Yi Shen Shu Yijing "Tie ban shen shu yu ce xue", by Jian Quan, published by Zhong Guo Guo Ji Guang Bo Yin Xiang Chu Ban she, 2006 ISBN 7-89994-529-1/C51.03 source documents from the Qing Imperial Archive, the Siku Quanshu or Four Treasures collection. "Tie Ban Shen Shu Explained" by Jack Sweeney 2009 Tie Ban Shen Shu website of Jack Sweeney. Das Orakel der Eisenplatte am Beispiel von Albert Einstein

El Salvador–Honduras border

The El Salvador–Honduras border is a continuous line of 256 km long, separating the east and the north of El Salvador from the territory of Honduras. There are two excerpts: South-north direction, running from the coast of Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Fonseca, going to the beginning of the east-west stretch. East-West direction, leaving the north-south stretch, going to the triple border El Salvador - Honduras - Guatemala; the border runs alongside the Salvadoran departments of Chalatenango, Cabañas, San Miguel, Morazán, La Union and the Honduran departments of Valle, La Paz, Intibucá, Lempira and Ocotepeque. Passes at the highest point of the territory of El Salvador, the Cerro El Pital; the limit was first set in 1841 when the two countries were part of the Federal Republic of Central America separate this Federation, along with the Nicaragua form a confederation. In 1856, the three countries separated by setting the current international borders. El Salvador–Guatemala border

Vernon Mendis

Deshamanya Dr Vernon Loraine Benjamin Mendis was a prominent Sri Lankan diplomat, who served as the United Nations' Special Envoy to the Middle East. He is referred to as the Sri Lanka's Father of Diplomacy due to his role in formation of the country's diplomatic service and has served as Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Canada. Dr Vernon Mendis was educated at Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa. and the Royal College Colombo. He pursued further studies at the University of Ceylon, where he studied history gaining a Bachelor of Arts, his classmate at Royal College Colombo was Hon. Justice Christopher Weeramantry who became the Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, he would gain a Master of Philosophy from School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Dr Mendis was in the first batch of cadets who were taken into the newly formed Ceylon Overseas Service in 1949 through a competitive examination and selection process and given permanent appointment by Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake.

His first placement was as counselor in Ceylon's embassy in Washington, D. C. where Sir Claude Corea was ambassador. After Washington he was sent to Tokyo to the newly established mission there before its first ambassador, Sir Susantha de Fonseka arrived, he served in Ceylon's missions in Paris as Chargé d'affaires and Moscow where Dr. G. P. Malalasekera was the ambassador, he was recalled to Ceylon in 1960 to be appointed as Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Defense and External Affairs at the age of 35, one of the youngest to hold that position. Next he was made deputy high commissioner for Ceylon in London and in New Delhi. In 1965 he was appointed as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. In 1970 he was recalled to Colombo, where he was Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, during which time he played a major role in the formulation of foreign policy of Sri Lanka which had become a republic in 1972. A major milestone of his career was in 1976 when he functioned as the Secretary General of the Non Aligned Movement Summit in Colombo, where he had to chair sessions in the presence of some of the greatest leaders at the time, such as Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Yugoslavian Premier Marshal Josip Broz Tito, Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Soon after he was appointed the high commissioner of Sri Lanka to Canada with concurrent accreditation to Cuba. When his tenure as high commissioner ended in 1980 he retired from the Sri Lanka Overseas Service. Soon after leaving the foreign Service he took up a posting with the United Nations as Special Envoy in the Middle East based in Cairo, serving as the Regional Director of UNESCO. There he was in charge of looking after the interests of the United Nations in the Gulf where Egypt was making waves in its foreign policy, he had to deal with some of the issues in relation to Egypt's Cultural Treasures on behalf of the UNESCO and with Egypt's relations with Sudan. Returning to Sri Lanka after his work in the UN, he served as the chairman of the Telecom Board for three years, he was served as a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington and was the funding Director-General of the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute in Colombo. Awarded the title of Deshamanya by the Sri Lankan Government Doyen of Diplomacy celebrates his birthday and fifty years of service to the nation, by Thilaka Perera Vernon LB Mendis Diplomat par excellence South Asian Foreign Relations' buddy icon Sri Lankan Foreign Service Career Diplomat from 1949 Sinhalayo by Senerat Paranavitana We have a people-centric Foreign PolicyForeign Minister LMD Writers The Professional Diplomat, Deshamanya Vernon Mendis Down Memory Lane By Roshan Peiris