Suppose we had a time machine and we decided to visit China in around 500 BCE. If we asked around about Confucius, no one would have a clue who we […]
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 […]
From The Classic of Filiality Sometimes we “shoot from the hip,” without carefully considering our words. Movies and TV shows are full of heros who “keep it real” and “tell […]
[su_quote cite=”The Great Learning”]When the mind is not present, we look and do not see; we hear and do not understand; we eat and do not know the taste of […]
The purpose of this booklet is to provide simple, practical advice for starting a practice in quiet-sitting, a form of meditation practiced by Ru (Confucians) since the 11th century.
Confucius, the latinized version of the name Kongzi (“Master Kong”) was one of the first and most important teachers of Ruism. The term Confucianism was coined by early Christian missionaries […]