Chinese Wisdom Contest
Malaysian Public Library under the cooperation HELP University Collage, having The 1st Malaysia Chinese Wisdom Contest, on April 2009.
19 different school from Malaysia were invited and traveled to Kuala Lumpur to participate on this 3 days contest.
The purpose of the contest are:
1.promote and inheriting Chinese wisdom culture
2.improving and exploring young generation about the interest of he Chinese wisdom culture learning.
Jìn xīn yú rén rì zhōng, bù qī yú jǐ rì xìn.
【Application】 Honesty and loyalty are the basic principles of life. If you don’t deceive yourself and yourself, you will be happy and comfortable in your life.
Rén shēng zì gǔ shúi wú sǐ, liú qǔ dānxīn zhào hàn qīn
【Application】Wen Tianxiang was ordered to lead the army against the Yuan Dynasty when he was facing annihilation in the Southern Song Dynasty. After his failure, he was captured by Yuan Shizu Kublai Khan. Kublai took pity on his talent and sent people to persuade him to surrender many times. In order to express his loyalty to the Song Dynasty, Wen Tianxiang wrote this eternal good line, hesitating to serve the country with death, leaving a lofty example of a patriot for future generations.
© Reported at《Oriental Daily News 》07 March 2009
Rén zhě bì yǒu yǒng, yǒngzhě bùbì yǒu rén
Confucius said: “People who have benevolence must have courageous spirit, and those who are brave and fearless do not necessarily have benevolence.”
[Comment] Simple bravery is not up to the standard of benevolence, and bravery must conform to etiquette and justice.
Zhì zhě bùhuò, rénzhě bù yōu, yǒngzhě bù jù
The knowledge that Confucius said that “the one who knows is not confused” is also equivalent to wisdom in Buddhism, not intelligence.
[Comment and analysis] A truly wise person will know what is going on when he gets his hands on it, and he won’t be confused. “The benevolent does not worry”, the real benevolence will not be shaken by the environment, and there is no worry. “The brave are not afraid”, there is nothing terrible about the truly brave and benevolent. But true benevolence and courage coexist with great wisdom.
Shúi yán cùn cǎo xīn, bào dé sān chūnhuī.
【Application】 Chinch of grass refers to the son’s filial piety, and San Chunhui refers to the mother’s kindness. It means that the mother’s kindness is so great, like the spring sunshine to the grass, it can never be repaid. This poem describes the situation where the mother sews clothes for the child who is about to go out, and the maternal love expressed is beyond words.
Shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ, zi yù yǎng ér qīn bùdài yě
【Application】Filial piety must be performed in a timely manner. True filial piety is true filial piety when parents are alive.
© Reported at《Oriental Daily News 》29 March 2009
Yǐn jū yǐ qiú qí zhì, xíng yì yǐ dá qí dào; wú wén qí yǔ yǐ, wèi jiàn qí rén yě.
【Application】 As a person with lofty ideals, it is impossible in reality to maintain one’s ambitions in seclusion. To defend the way of justice, one must have a positive outlook on life and attitude.
Xiū wù zhī xīn, yì zhī duān yě.
【Application】 The establishment of Mencius’s xinxing theory found a theoretical basis for the benevolence and justice advocated by Confucianism. Knowing the distinction between shame and love and hatred is the beginning of justice.
© Reported at《Oriental Daily News 》09 March 2009