Wing Chun Quan, Shooting, Calligraphy, Chinese painting, Zen (Meditation), tea ceremony
Wing Chun Quan:
Wing Chun Quan is a traditional Chinese martial art, is a technology to prevent attacks, is an active, streamlined legitimate defense system, a boxing of legitimate use of force. More focused on subduing opponents as soon as possible than other traditional Chinese martial arts to minimize damage.Wing Chun Quan has the elegant name of “Prince Fist”, originated from the royal nobles of the Ming Dynasty, secret but not spread out.
The crossbow was quickly eliminated by musketeers after the armed forces were mounted with musketeers, and the bow and musketeers still existed for nearly a hundred years before being eliminated by more and more advanced musketeers. It can be seen that the role of bows in the ancient battlefield is still relatively large.This is recorded by Hua Yue in the Southern Song Dynasty in Cui Wei’s Northward Expedition Volume VII, which recorded:”There are 36 sorts of weapons with bow as the head, and 18 types of Martial arts with bow in the first.” This shows that bow actually stood in a very high place in ancient times.
Calligraphy is a unique artistic form of writing beauty in China and the surrounding countries and regions that have been deeply influenced by Chinese culture.It includes Chinese calligraphy, Mongolian calligraphy, Arabic calligraphy and English calligraphy. Among them, “Chinese calligraphy” is a traditional art of Chinese characters.
In a broad sense, calligraphy refers to the writing rules of written symbols. In other words, calligraphy refers to, according to the characteristics and meaning of the characters, its calligraphy style, structure and composition of writing, making it become a full of aesthetic works of art. The calligraphy of Chinese characters is the unique performance art of Han nationality and is praised as: a poem without words, a dance without arrangements, a painting without illustrations, a music without sounds, etc.
The word “traditional Chinese painting” originated in the Han Dynasty. People in Han Dynasty thought that China live between Heaven and Earth, so they called it China, and called paintings in China “Chinese painting”. Mainly they refers to the painting on silk, rice paper and mounted scroll painting. Chinese painting is the traditional form of Chinese painting, using brush dipping water, ink, color painting on silk or paper. Tools and materials contains brush, ink, Chinese painting pigments, rice paper, silk and so on; subject matters can be divided into characters, landscapes, flowers and birds and so on; techniques can be divided into concrete and freehand brushwork. Chinese painting reflects ancient people’s cognition to some perspectives in nature and society as well as related politics, philosophy, religion, morality, literature and so on.
“Zen” is not external to the phase, “Zen” does not cling to anything in the realm of the phase; “meditation” is not moving inside. Zen means Buddha’s mind in English; mediator keeps the mind of Buddha. At the moment the mind is clear, clear and clear, the external world can not climb to dye, and there is also self-portrait from inside without drowsy or mind. Master Pan Guojing said: Zen also hides, it’s invisible and unknown, only in accordance with the understanding, could people see the mind. In The Buddhist Dictionary of the Monarch’s Association, the basic meaning of meditation is described as: meditation plays a key and positive role throughout the process by “Mortals” to “Buddha”, without it, it’s impossible to achieve.” Zen is a special method of translation in Buddhist translation.” Zen is the abbreviation of meditation in Indian Sanskrit, meaning “meditation”, “Thought maintenance”, “Virtues Jungle” etc. Thus, “Meditation” is the name of China and Brahma. This is explained from its name literally. If, in its sense, a man of practice is capable of receiving distractions and focusing on one situation, it is called a “Meditation”; focusing on one situation with all kinds of samarium coming out is called “Thought maintenance”; based on Zen can all kinds of merit be born is called “Virtues jungle”. To sum up, meditation is a way of regulating the mind of the people who practice Bodhisattva. Its purpose is to purify the mind and exercise wisdom in order to enter the realm of truth of the Dharma. From this point of view, meditation is a means of the process of practicing Bodhisattva, not the purpose. Zen can not taste, dead water does not hide the dragon, hence, it is to correct the error of the purpose of the means. Some people would like to ask: why do people meditate? Because normal people exist in a complex society, is not persistent. People, whose mind jumps around, unable to grasp the truth of things, like drunk people all lost the ability to judge goodness or ugliness of things, “Distracted heart” would drive us like this. Although some people are knowledgeable with a certain high judgment ability, after all he is not born from the meditation wisdom and finally shelter from it. Like a lamp lit in the wind, though it glows, it is still blurred. A man who has the power to meditate, has a thorough insight into the reality of all things, which is called “Dhyana paramita”.
Tea ceremony is the aesthetic way of tasting tea. It is also regarded as a kind of life art of cooking tea and drinking tea, a life etiquette with tea as the medium, and a life style of self-cultivation with tea. Through process of making tea, appreciating tea, smelling tea, drinking tea, it could promote friendship, cultivate virtue, people could learn etiquette, and appreciate the traditional virtues, which is a very beneficial ceremony of harmony and beauty. In addition, tea can help calm mind and spirit, and help to cultivate sentiment and remove distractions.
The spirit of tea ceremony is the core of tea culture.Tea ceremony is praised as the embodiment of Taoism.
Tea ceremony culture originated in China, introduced to Japan and Korea in the Southern Song Dynasty, and declined in China after the Yuan Dynasty.Nowadays, tea ceremony has been popular in Japan and has become a typical representative of the world tea ceremony culture.