Aspects of human experience enlightenment and love
Ancient Chinese poetry, history and philosophies capture the cultural values of the Asian people. In the first millennium the ancient Chinese peoples experienced ruthless and extensive periods of War. However, ancient Asian history cultural literature productions indicate that these periods enabled the Chinese to realize a lot of advances. Intellectual debates thrived, as did economic, social, new knowledge on the natural order; warm peace and more so the development of human society. Among these aspects was the human experience of love and enlightenment. This paper seeks to discuss briefly the aspects of enlightenment and love as projected in the ancient china literatures, Zhuangzi, The Tale of Genji; “An Account to Go with the ‘Song of Lasting Pain” and The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong.
Ancient China culture human experience enlightenment and love
The very first ancient china literature was the Shinjing also referred to as the Book of Song. Later, the ancient philosopher Confucius produced a masterpiece named the Chuci (Wang, 2013). This Confucian production also referred to as the ‘Songs of the South’ introduced the love for poetry among the Chinese people.
It is important to note that it was the ancient poet Qu Yuan who introduced the shamanistic roots and enabled it to be entrenched in Chinese poetry. Known as the writings of Huanzi, he is considered as the first poet to individually rise to prowess as a poet. This introduced enlightenment at that particular period through the establishment of the Daoism philosophy. Qu Yuan was one of the founding fathers of this ancient Chinese philosophy. This is considered as one of the first ways through which poetry introduced an age of enlightenment in ancient Chinese cultures (Wang, 2013).
Daoism is also referred to as Taoism is a much respected indigenous enlightenment period which came to improve the human experiences experienced by the people at the time. The other leaders who were instrumental to this enlightenment period include the Daoija school of thought and philosophers and philosophy manuscripts prepared by Zhuangi and Laozi (Wang, 2013). During this age of enlightenment, the human experience tended towards philosophical as well as religious inclinations. Daoism brought about a new kind of human experience such as the importance of living long lives, proper diet, ethics in leadership, a moral order to life, being one with nature as well as regulating consciousness. The Daoism philosophy focused on the core concerns and ideals namely effortless action, self-realization, oneness with nature as well as how to reach to sage hood and the Dao which is the mysterious aspect of the philosophy.
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