On June 20, 2020, I delivered a speech to the Way of Wisdom (WOW) Confucian community in Indonesia, entitled, Prospects of Confucianism as Religion in light of Indonesia. The recorded […]
Author: Bin Song, Ph.D.
After learning how to breathe during Ru meditation, listen to this audio to guide your practice of Ru breathing in a daily basis. Enjoy!
Ru (Confucian) meditation is based upon a disciplined method of breathing. I wrote and recorded these three audios to explain the essential aspects of the method of Ru breathing. Transcript […]
The reason why “Confucianism” is a misnomer unacceptable by Ru practitioners can be understood from this perspective: When James Legge (1815-1897 C.E), a congregationalist Christian missionary who worked in China […]
People usually think the values of independence and codependence clash each other. In some misconstrued version, Ruism is also frequently depicted as prioritizing the value of codependence over individual independence […]
If there is a single ritual which speaks to the resilience of the Ruist tradition, it is ‘ancestor devotion.’ Its history began long before the time of Confucius [551-479 BCE], […]
If there is anything of which the Chinese Ru (Confucian) Tradition should feel guilty about, it is the past practice of female foot-binding in late imperial China. This does not […]
Ruism is frequently introduced as a tradition which is too this-worldly to care much about what happens after death. To a certain degree, this is true. Ruism teaches that there […]
In several recent essays on dynamic harmony, the five cardinal human relationships and ten riciprocal duties, and the three guides and five constant virtues, I discussed many Ruist virtues. To help you understand […]
For ancient Chinese thought, the icon of lotus is not only meaningful for Buddhists. It also takes an important role in Ruism. In the following, I translate and note Zhou […]