Returning to the Wisdom of Life

 Photo:claire   Writing:Master Hsin Tao  2019/11/18

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One of the biggest problems with the information age is a lack of positive values. In such a state of affairs it’s easy to lose touch with our true nature. What we need to do is to rediscover our latent humanity, return to the real world, and make ethics and morality the basis of social values and social order.

Traditional Chinese society was guided by the teachings of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. Confucianism focuses on proper interpersonal relationships; Daoism teaches us how to live in harmony with nature; and Buddhism teaches us how to cultivate wisdom. Taken together, the teachings of these three ancient.

Wisdom is always there, but we don’t notice it. So we need to use various practices to recover our innate wisdom. When one finally succeeds in waking up to this innate wisdom, then one can live in a truly genuine way which is beneficial to both oneself and others.

Happiness comeshelping others. Only when the heart is filled with love do we experience joy; without love we can never find happiness. Happiness also comeshaving a sense of selfrespect; for when we respect ourselves, we also respect others and try to be helpful. Finding the meaning of life means returning to your original face; as soon as you return to it, your life has purpose.

Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism are the spiritual treasures of the Chinese people. As members of modern society, our task is to find new ways to integrate these treasures into our lives. This is especially important in the fast-paced age in which we live, an age in which each new “amazing development” seems to also give rise to a related crisis. It’s now readily apparent that the wisdom of traditional culture provides penetrating insight into the predicament of modern man, as well as guidance for charting a brighter future.