Videos about Henan, China

The beautiful LaoJunShan 老君山 mountain and temple, HeNan province

A Taoist mountain near LuoYang. Includes a large statue of LaoZi, author of the Dao De Jing.

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Not to be confused with LaoJunShan in YunNan.

       
   

A trip to China 中国 …

ZhangJiaJie 张家界 (HuNan) and HuaShan 华山 (ShaanXi) ...

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XingPing 兴平 and the Li River 漓江 (GuangXi) ...

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Xi'An 西安 (ShaanXi) and BeiJing 北京 ...

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LuoYang 洛阳 (HeNan) and PingYao 平遥 (ShanXi) ...

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This is LuoYang 洛阳, HeNan province …

LuoYang is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

The LuoYang Museum features ancient relics dating back to the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties.

The LongMen Grottoes, south of the city, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

GuanLin, a series of temples built in honor of Guan Yu, a hero of the Three Kingdoms period, and the White Horse Temple are also nearby.

LuoYang is famed for its Water Banquet, which consists of 8 cold and 16 warm dishes all cooked in various broths, sauces or juices.

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This is ZhengZhou 郑州, provincial capital of HeNan

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Aerial view of the beautiful LaoJunShan Mountain 老君山

Near LuoYang, provincial capital of HeNan, central China.

There is a LaoZi Cultural Park near the foot of the mountain and a cable car is available to reach the top.

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The ancient sage LaoZi (in modern PinYin though one will still also see Lao-Tse or Lao-Tzu) who started Daoism (Taoism) and authored the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), is said to have gained inspiration here around 550 BC.

The Dao (道) which roughly translates as 'the way', in the sense of how things are, is a concept that existed in Chinese thought many centuries before LaoZi, but it was LaoZi who developed the concept considerably.

Wu Wei (無爲), literally "non-action" or "not acting", is a central concept of the DaoDeJing. The concept of wu wei is multi-faceted, and reflected in the words' multiple meanings, even in English translation; it can mean "not doing anything", "not forcing", "not acting" in the theatrical sense, "creating nothingness", "acting spontaneously", and "flowing with the moment / 'here and now'". It is a concept used to explain ZiRan (自然), or harmony with the Dao. LaoZi used the term broadly with simplicity and humility as key virtues, often in contrast to selfish action. On a political level, it means avoiding such circumstances as war, harsh laws and heavy taxes. The 'ruler' can also refer to the 'self'. There is an overlap here with the Buddha's teachings that suffering stems from attachments and desires, ultimately to the notion of a separate self.

In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang (陰陽 YīnYáng, "dark—light") describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. While duality is found in many belief systems, Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Dao. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts; it is a holistic view. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, though either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. Yin and Yang is a balance between two seeming opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each.

Some of LaoZi's famous sayings include:

"When goodness is lost, it is replaced by morality."

"Without Darkness, there can be no Light."

"The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness."

"The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it is so similar to the Way."

"When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad."

"Try to change it and you will ruin it. Try to hold it and you will lose it."

"Those who know do not say. Those who say do not know."

"When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."

"A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet."

"The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves there will be."

Alan Watts - 'The Daoist Way' ...

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ZhengZhou 郑州 and around, HeNan province

Explore the local sights and dishes with four lively Chinese girls from Singapore ...

The White Horse Temple, LuoYang 洛阳, HeNan province

LuoYang is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. The White Horse Temple, BáiMǎSì 白马寺, was founded in 68 AD with the main building seen today dating from the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1912) dynasties. The temple is a 30 minute bus (No. 56) ride from LuoYang railway station.

This is KaiFeng 开封, HeNan province

KāiFēng was once the capital of the Song dynasty, and is one of the Eight Ancient Capitals of China. Located along the southern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of ZhengZhou to the west.

PingDingShan 平顶山, HeNan province

Including Mount ShiRen.

ZhengZhou 郑州, HeNan province

One of the 'Eight Great Ancient Capitals' of China. Great music in this beautiful film ...

HeNan 河南 - the heart of China

This great film explores some of China's history and culture through the beautiful nature, traditions and ancient structures of HeNan province ...

Beautiful scenes from the 'Zen Music Shaolin Grand Ceremony' 少林寺

Shaolin Temple is located near the base of SongShan Mountain near DengFeng in Henan province and is the cradle of ShaoLin Kung Fu Buddhist culture. The live show is located in DaiXian Valley, 7 kilometers from the ShaoLin Temple and ten kilometers south of DengFeng in ZhengZhou city. Performances: 20:00 - 21:15 between mid-March and mid-November. Awesome ...

ZhengZhou 郑州 workout

Provincial capital of HeNan province. Fit for life ...

Street food in ZhengZhou 郑州, HeNan province

Filmed in 2006.

The Pagoda Forest by the Shaolin Temple, HeNan province

The largest pagoda forest in China. There are 228 stone or brick pagodas here built from 791 AD (Tang dynasty) onwards. The number of levels (always an odd number) is related to the achievements of the associated Buddhist master.

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