Sage

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a small, compact shrub that is native to the hills of Croatia, Dalmatia, and along the Mediterranean Coast to Spain. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Sage: The Herb of Wisdom

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a small, compact shrub that is native to the hills of Croatia, Dalmatia, and along the Mediterranean Coast to Spain. In the wild, it can be found growing around limestone rock formations, preferring rocky alkaline soils.…

Painting of Wang Xizhi by Qian Xuan (A.D. 1235-1305). (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

More Chinese Sages in History

The Sage of Calligraphy, Wang Xizhi Wang Xizhi was the most famous calligrapher in Chinese history. His work Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion is among the best known pieces of calligraphy in Chinese history. He created…

Confucius lived in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 B.C.) in the later part of the Zhou dynasty (approximately from the 11th century B.C. to 221 B.C.) (Image:  Kevinsmithnyc  via   wikimedia /  CC BY-SA 3.0)

Chinese Sages in History

‘The Great Sage,’ Confucius Confucius was born in the Lu state in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (771-476 B.C.). His real name was Kong Qiu, despite founding an influential system of beliefs based on his more well-known…

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Sage: The Herb of Wisdom

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a small, compact shrub that is native to the hills of Croatia, Dalmatia, and along the Mediterranean Coast to Spain. In the wild, it can be…

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More Chinese Sages in History

The Sage of Calligraphy, Wang Xizhi Wang Xizhi was the most famous calligrapher in Chinese history. His work Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion is among the…

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Chinese Sages in History

‘The Great Sage,’ Confucius Confucius was born in the Lu state in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (771-476 B.C.). His real name was Kong Qiu, despite founding…

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An Ailment Worth Having

Let’s listen to this dialogue between a physician and his patient in ancient China.