The Divine Governing Philosophy of Ancient Chinese Rulers
Believing that Chinese culture was divinely bestowed on the Three Kings and Five Emperors (三皇五帝Sān huáng wǔ dì), Chinese people consider themselves to be the descendants of Emperors Yan and Huang (炎黃子孫 Yánhuáng zǐsūn). Ruling...
Qu Yuan, the Tragic Patriot Behind the Dragon Boat Festival
Every year, on the fifth day on the fifth lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar, people celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, called Duan Wu (端午節). Falling on June 14 in the Western calendar this...
Fashion: Apply Ancient Wisdom to Dress for Success
Everything has an electro-magnetic field, even the prints and patterns on material and clothing. The magnetic fields interact and influence each other, bringing different outcomes.  Images carry an aura, just like humans do, be it...
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Stories From the Students’ Rules (4): Humility Before Elders
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Stuck in a Rut? 12 Ways to Turn Your Luck Around
Why do some people seem to have all the luck, while others just can’t ever get ahead? When misfortunes pile up one after another, it’s hard to see a path out of it. What everyone...
Traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)is a traditional Chinese holiday that dates back almost 2,000 years. According to folklore, the weather is expected to be volatile up until the Dragon Boat Festival. A popular saying advises,...
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Benefits of Sitting and Meditation in the Lotus Position
The lotus position is a preferred method of sitting in meditation. Though physically daunting for some, it can be done by almost anyone with perseverance. Apart from deepening one’s meditative trance, the full lotus position...
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Stories From the Students’ Rules (3): Duty as a Sibling
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Confucius taught his disciple Zi Gong many life principles that led the talented student to become an exceptional businessman.
Confucius’s Business Wisdom
Zi Gong, born in 520 BC, a native of the state of Wei, was one of Confucius’s ten most outstanding disciples. He was well rounded, a well-educated Confucian scholar, an outstanding politician, a diplomat who...