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Category: Traditional Chinese Culture


Teeth vs. Tongue — The Hard vs. the Soft

Legend has it that when Lao Tzu (or, Lao Zi) was fifteen, he worshipped a man named Chang Cong as his teacher. Later, the teacher became seriously ill. Lao Tzu went to visit him, but couldn’t forget to ask for…

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You are power (excerpt: Chapter 7 and 10)

Chapter 7: Human’s Water and Fire Energy

Chapter 10: Life’s Half and Half

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“Astronomers Who Don’t Know Music are not Good Chinese Medicine Doctors”

What kind of a title is this?! This is an incredible statement! But indeed, I want to talk about science-科学, which if Chinese explains word by word, means the sub-subjected subjects for study and research, then we should know that…

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The “Digitalized” Names of the Founding Emperor’s Family

Over more than five thousand years, there have been countless anecdotes in history, from astronomy to geography, from humanities to ethics, from mathematics to nature, from poems to music, all reflecting the diversity and tolerance of ancient Chinese cultures. The…

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Why We Celebrate The Dragon Boat Festival?

Years ago, one day, I had a short conversation with my little girl who had just received kindergarten education in Canada for less than 1.5 years after our settle down. “Baby, we are going to celebrate an important festival, the…

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Beans and Beanstalks – Brothers

“煮豆燃豆萁,豆在釜中泣。本是同根生,相煎何太急。” With beanstalks burning under the pot, the beans are boiled and weeping in the pot. Originally grow from the same root, why do they torture each other so hard? The beans that are burned and cooked are the beans…

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Human Life is like Fire Cooking Water

Our Mother Earth has a very smart and wise body. As mentioned in the commonality of the legends on the human origin between the eastern and western cultures many times earlier, can we assume that the human origin does have…

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Heaven, Earth, Sun, and Moon

Throughout the entire “Yi Jing”, four extremely important hexagrams reflect four phenomena in the natural world that play a decisive role in human life. These four Hexagrams are also the premise and basis for studying and analyzing all the other…

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Summer – Fire – Heart

The summer solstice is the most northerly day of the year, and it is the extreme northward movement of the sun. On this day, the northern hemisphere receives the most solar radiation, nearly twice that of the southern hemisphere. After…

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Long Summer – Soil – Stomach and Spleen

When we use the earth soil element from the Five Essential Elements to analyze the earth’s structures and its related life systems, the soil means the crust and mantle layers of our Mother Earth. Between Mother Earth’s core, the fire,…

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