Truth, Inspiration, Hope.
10 Teas to Enhance Meditation (Part 1)
After water, tea, in its many forms and variations, is the most consumed beverage on Earth. Not only is tea physically refreshing, it can also help calm, soothe, stimulate, or focus the mind, depending on...
Heroes of Ancient China: The Great Spiritual Teacher Lao Zi
As the founder of Daoism and the author of Dao De Ching (道德經), Lao Zi helped shape traditional Chinese culture. The following conversations with his disciples offer some insight into his spiritual achievements.   Confucius learns...
Heroes of Ancient China: The Training of Daoist Master Lao Zi
Lao Zi (also known as Lao Tzu), living between circa 600 and 470 B.C. during the Spring and Autumn Period, wrote the famous Dao De Ching (道德經) and is the central figure in the development...
Why Traditional Faiths Believe Every Encounter Is Meaningful
In ancient China, and according to Buddhist principles, people believed that everything in this world was a result of cause and effect. The seeds sown in the past, become the fruit of one’s future. When...
Heroes of Ancient China: Guan Yu, Warrior of Loyalty, Justice, and Righteousness
Guan Yu (關羽, 160 – 220 AD) was a well-known warrior in Chinese history. Known for his bravery and loyalty, he helped his blood-oath brother to the throne in the Three Kingdoms era (200 –...
The Ancient Chinese Secret to Assessing Character
The Records of the Grand Historian (史記) relate the following story: The Lord Wen of Wei (魏文侯, reign 445-424 B.C.) wanted to appoint a prime minister. While he understood the importance of choosing a person...
Empress Fuca of Qing China's Emperor Qianlong
Lady Fuca: Qing China’s Most Virtuous Empress and a Ruler’s Rare True Love
One of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) was Empress Fuca or Empress Xiaoxianchun (孝賢純皇后, 1712—1748). Although she lacked the political achievements of Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang (孝莊皇太后1633–1688) or...
Millions of Chinese Graduates Either Unemployed or Underemployed Following Graduation
Chinese universities are producing millions of graduates each year with higher and higher levels of education, however, after graduation many of these former students are finding themselves either unemployed or underemployed. Many are struggling to...
Many tales, myths, and rich traditions have been passed down from ancient China.
The Story of Wang Xiang, a Classic Tale of Filial Piety
Many tales, myths, and rich traditions have been passed down from ancient China. This well known tale involves filial piety. In ancient Chinese culture, filial piety is considered the fundamental principle of Confucian ethics. It...