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Live Long and Prosper
"It is evident that the simple Asian arithmetic for a long life is to take happiness, subtract tension, divide worries and multiply exercise."
K. Chidanand Kumar
Bangalore, India

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Your article "Long Lives Well Lived" explored the reasons that Asians in certain areas have an exceptional life expectancy [July 21]. I have observed that the Buddhist monks of Thailand's Forest Tradition, despite eating only one meager meal a day and sleeping only four to six hours a night, tend to live very long lives. The tranquillity of...

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