Videos about philosophy, China

This is it

An awakening ...


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With the new year on the doorstep, and resolutions on one's mind, BeijingBuzzz says to be yourself and not get caught up in the crowd - but, at the same time, be kind to others (and yourself) with understanding and an open heart and hand; for all of us, across the world, have the same basic dreams, and the beauty of life is partly in the variety in the expression of those hopes for a better future, and our various traditional cultures.

The time is always now - this is it.

Yet time is not always ours - everything is transient. While we are alive, we should live; with a mind free from the past and with eyes that see what is, without preconception.

Happy New Year 2017 to all our visitors !

Tune in for the firework displays shortly ...

       
   

Harmony and balance in Chinese philosophy

A trailer to Richard Bangs' travel videos of GuangDong, Macau and Hong Kong around the Pearl River Delta ...

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The three key philosophies of China

Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism.

And how they complement each other.


Stephen Prothero is a Professor of Religion at Boston University. These excellent expositions are well worth a listen for all who wish to understand the Chinese civilisation, including China today.


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Butterfly Dream – the wisdom of Zhuang Zi 庄子

Somewhere on ZhongNan Mountain ...


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"Once, ZhuangZi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was ZhuangZi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable ZhuangZi. But he didn't know if he was ZhuangZi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was ZhuangZi."


This hints at many questions regarding the philosophy of mind, language, epistemology (knowledge and belief), and the nature of time.


The wisdom of Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu / Chuang Tse); 369 BC - 286 BC, a contemporary of Mencius (a disciple of Confucius). Zhuang Zi had a significant impact on Chinese Buddhism - particularly the type that is best known by its Japanese name: Zen Buddhism. Zhuang Zi is, however, essentially a key figure in Taoism, following Lao Zi (Lao Tse). A good read is 'The Way of Zen' by Alan Watts.

       
   

Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in China

An excellent overview of the Three Teachings ...


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