The Philosophy of Introvertly-Oriented Chinese Kongfus
Taoism. Nature and simplicity are regarded as the source of the world, and should be the highest level of wisdom. And nature is a harmonious system. Also nature is calm for most of the time. Of course, on the other hand, it moves all the time, but that movement is regular, slow, and natural, normally. Weight is the root of lightness; static calmness is the king of actions. And the mind functions the best when it is calm and pure, as waters reflects best when it is clear and limpid. And to realize the pure state of the mind, first give up all purpose or desires but just listen to your own feeling of purity which is the sublimation of the pure and clear mind. Dialectically, or paradoxically, in order to learn calmness of the mind, we should learn the art of movement.
Confucius: the Man, His Ideas and Ideals about Learning and Education
The age in which he was born. Concerning the worldwide panorama of culture of the age in which he was born is termed as the pivotal age of history.The 6th century BC. And this is a special age.
Random Thoughts - Talks on Chinese Philosophy
Words are the fruits of truth, ideas that have fallen into our hands. With these fruits in our hands, we are never short of the sweetness of wisdom. Three immortalities: to set immortal morals or moral paragons, to do great material services that lasts for ever, and the leave behind some immortal words. And the ways to accomplish a great life are three: to right the great wrongs and bring back justice; to relay the great teachings of the old sages; and to culture the populace
Tea, a drink pioneered by the Chinese, is brewed by infusing tender buds picked from tea trees in boiled water after baking. Legend has it that tea was first discovered by Emperor Shennong, who tasted hundreds of herbal medicines to test their medicinal power in southwest China. Tea was originally used for detoxification and meant to be chewed in the mouth. Later, people began to steep it in water.
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
2015 Spring Festival falls on February 19. The holiday in China starts from February 19 to 25, 2015. It is the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac. Welcome to China and explore the traditional folk customs of this grand feast!
The Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. It is a very important festival for Chinese people. At that day, the racing of dragon boats is a traditional custom; meanwhile, Chinese people celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival by eating rice dumpings.
The Mid-Autumn Festival
Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season.