The scientific method arises from the Wisdom of the West. Meditation, personal cleanliness, gratitude, the recognition of the limitations of definition and label, organization by center out instead of top down, etc, arise from the Wisdom of the East. I mentioned a couple of specific things - brushing teeth, preaching sermons from the sacred texts of other religions - that one might recognize as marks of approaches both new and valuable in the West. But one of the major hurdles between the Wisdom of the East and its valuable (partial) adoption by the West is the difficulty of recognizing it or discerning applications. We had an example earlier on this forum, in a thread about the lack of people skills in scientific lab managers. A little Eastern wisdom applied to the situation highlights a couple of features not easily visible to Western approaches - such as the oddity of "promoting" the best scientists to management positions, and paying managers more than top researchers. As Lao Tzu put it: when the wisest do something, people say "we did it ourselves". A Westerner tends to overlook the contribution of that kind of wisdom, but that does not reduce its potential value in Western life.