The sentimental nature of animals has been well documented. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Animals Understand Human Feelings

We know that animals are part of nature. Buddhism regards both human beings and animals as sentient beings. Since they have sentiments, animals are connected with human nature. Accounts demonstrating the sentimental nature of animals have been documented in ancient…

Liu Qian, the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan, liked to learn about Taoism. (Image: The Epoch Times)

Liu Qian, the Devoted Taoist

Liu Qian was the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan. Liu Qian’s family was poor, but he liked to learn about Taoism. Once, there was a Taoist passing by who recognized Liu’s uniqueness. He asked Liu Qian…

While hiding in the countryside to avoid capture, Zhang Liang met a mysterious old man. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

This Young Man Can Be Taught

In the early Han Dynasty, an important official named Zhang Liang started life as an aristocrat from the State of Han during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). The Han Dynasty is not the same as the State of Han.…

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Animals Understand Human Feelings

We know that animals are part of nature. Buddhism regards both human beings and animals as sentient beings. Since they have sentiments, animals are connected with human nature. Accounts demonstrating…

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The Legend of 3 Little Swallows and the Son of Zhou

The Soushen Ji is a legendary Chinese novel. It is a compilation of Chinese legends, short stories, and hearsay regarding Chinese gods, Chinese ghosts, and other supernatural phenomena. Soushen Ji can be…

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Chinese Idiom on Observing the Law

During the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.), an official named Zhao She, who was in his twenties, was the person in charge of collecting land levies in a local area.

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Liu Qian, the Devoted Taoist

Liu Qian was the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan. Liu Qian’s family was poor, but he liked to learn about Taoism. Once, there was a Taoist…

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This Young Man Can Be Taught

In the early Han Dynasty, an important official named Zhang Liang started life as an aristocrat from the State of Han during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). The Han…

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The Ancient Legendary Goddess of War

The modern concept of a princess conjures up the image of someone who presents herself as delicately pretty. But the princess we are introducing today was in fact a female…

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New Viking Discoveries Amaze Archaeologists

The history of Vikings has always been a topic of curiosity for the Western world. Over the past several months, archaeologists have discovered new remnants of Viking culture that provide…

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Dreaming of Golden Millet

During the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (712-756) of the Tang Dynasty, there was a poor scholar by the surname of Lu who passed by Hantan, a city in Hebei Province.…

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Honesty Creates a Prime Minister

Yan Shu of the Northern Song Dynasty could write essays when he was just 7 years old. The local officials called him a child prodigy. At the time, the Emperor tested…