Random past article... We discussed this in a different article. I found it interesting that you, Steve Wolfer, and I all shared this experience. I trust that others have as well. Like all truths, it is supported, validated, and proved many ways; and it leads to other truths.
Just to take one thread, karate was invented by Buddhist monks. Transporting valuables between temples, they were beset by thieves. They needed to protect themselves, and their goods, but they were prevented by their faith from being armed; and they needed also to minimize harm to others. Today, karate teaches mental focus and emotional self-control.