Posted by: Winslie Gomez | 19/02/2007

Happy Chinese New Year to One & All.

It is good to learn about each others cultures.  The Year of the Fire Pig will be celebrated by a massive proportion of the worlds population, yet there will be many who know nothing about it.

Couple of links that explain a bit more.

http://www.new-year.co.uk/chinese/history.htm

 

The wikipedia can take you on a tour through a variety of links.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

 

Good Thoughts

THE EMBODIMENT OF TAO

Chinese Philosophy

http://www.firepig.com

Even the finest teaching is not the Tao itself.
Even the finest name is insufficient to define it.

Without words, the Tao can be experienced,
and without a name, it can be known.

To conduct one’s life according to the Tao,
is to conduct one’s life without regrets;
to realize that potential within oneself
which is of benefit to all.

Though words or names are not required
to live one’s life this way,
to describe it, words and names are used,
that we might better clarify
the way of which we speak,
without confusing it with other ways
in which an individual might choose to live.

Through knowledge, intellectual thought and words,
the manifestations of the Tao are known,
but without such intellectual intent
we might experience the Tao itself.

Both knowledge and experience are real,
but reality has many forms,
which seem to cause complexity.

By using the means appropriate,
we extend ourselves beyond
the barriers of such complexity,
and so experience the Tao.

Ni Hao

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