- The peacock is associated in the West with vanity but in the East it tends to be linked with compassion. That's because of the eyes in the bird's tail - compassion is all-seeing, a magnificent empathy that notices every need. To be truly compassionate, you must be watchful. Look for telltale signs that indicate when, and how, you can help.
- We spend so much time talking about third parties - which is totally useless speech. Gossip, backbiting, and undermining are useless - as is harsh and abusive language.
- Regard food as medicine to sustain their health and ward off illness.