Chinese wisdom

Chinese wisdom and philosophy

The difference between Chinese wisdom and philosophy lies in the fact that wisdom is a search for a political correctness in the organization among the three levels which are heaven, earth and human society. It has long been recognized that any Chinese wisdom has always been used for political purposes. The Emperor is the element connecting the nature of Heaven and Earth rights, in the harmony of the universal order. For Chinese, the universe is based on a theory of microcosm. It results from the profound belief that man and nature far from being separated, in fact form a single company. It follows some techniques that govern human behavior. Indeed, it is the contribution of human civilization and a discipline that can achieve universal order.


Chinese wisdom takes three main forms are Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Taoism was created by a great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu's name, in the year 500 BC His disciples are called Taoists suggest that you submit to the natural order of universe. For cons, the followers of Confucianism Confucius created by the master in wisdom who also lived at the same time, rather recommend the moral virtues and exemplary behavior on the part of man.


Chinese people, whose lifestyle is mainly focused on agricultural inactivity, rather privileged succession without beginning or end of the cycle of the seasons and the constant movement of the vital fluid. It is from there that was born Taoism, a kind of ancient Chinese shamanism whose principles were transcribed by Lao Tzu in the Dao De Jing. While other religions apply instead to describe the creation of the world, Taoism will meanwhile focus on "how things work", which is by definition the word Tao. Seeking at all costs to create a harmony between the environment that surrounds us, and our internal system, Taoism is the basis of many Chinese physical arts, including Tai Chi Chuan, Qi gong, and Acupuncture.


Confucianism rather strives to establish social harmony, tending to expand the family circle to the whole of humanity. With very basic principles which can be summarized as "do unto others what you would not want to do to you" is a kind of art of knowing how to live in groups. It imposes a decrease of aggression in human relations, but can appear quite demanding in its application. Established there about 2000 years, Confucianism is always present in the life of the Chinese, having been lowered Mao's time, it is back in fashion lately.


Buddhism has yet emerged in India, managed to establish themselves in China. It even became the third major current consists of Chinese thought. Although he was often denigrated or even relegated to the rank of superstition, Buddhism came to be recognized, and several scholars are not even converted.


The famous Yi Jing, or Classic of Changes, is a founder of Chinese thought back to thousand years before Christ text. This text is the foundation of "Chinese wisdom", but it is also a basic tool for understanding the world, because life is above all the change.


Despite all their differences, they all have a common goal, which is the quest for inner peace. And to achieve this, there is one thing to do which involves a wise and without overflow, in complete harmony with the laws of nature. Any Chinese wisdom can also be condensed in this one sentence is "Accept your destiny in accordance with the natural balance of things."

Discrepancies between these different concepts therefore exist in fact and in appearance, because all three tend to create an ideal Chinese happiness is based on a peaceful existence. The pursuit of happiness is also the universal desire that is unique to every human being. And that, although many consider that its fulfillment may take very specific forms, depending on soil in which it is rooted.

In fact, the peculiarity of Chinese wisdom lies in the fact that it is both realistic and yet quite simple. Yet some precepts are really old. Chinese sages have always loved insert images and impregnated naive poetry in most of their works. All in a logical sum simple and distinct, with comparisons made with trees, plants, animals, and others.

This is probably the accessibility of Chinese wisdom, which explains its success among people, particularly through proverbs. They tend to stimulate the mind, while reminding us of the obvious things that are sometimes difficult to remember. Chinese proverbs are deemed to due to overflow of wisdom and common sense.

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