English | 2020 | ISBN: 1602201633 | 375 pages | True EPUB | 6.78 MB
This book offers a contemporary look at the popular, 400 year-old text Vegetable Roots Discourse.
Ming Dynasty scholar and philosopher Hong Yingming wrote many books, but only Vegetable Roots Discourse has survived into the 21st century-remaining a widely studied text in China, Japan and Korea. In it, Yingming offers 360 observations and proverbs about life, human nature, heaven, earth and more. These witty and timeless sentiments derive from Yingming’s own informal compilation of thoughts, as well as the understandings of Buddhism, Daoism (Taoism) and Confucianism.
In The Art of Living Chinese Proverbs and Wisdom, Professor Wu Yansheng and Dr. Ding Liangyan have provided original commentaries for each of the 360 snippets of wisdom. These help readers to expand their understanding of the meaning behind the original text, whilst demonstrating its significance in a contemporary context.