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Valuing Character Over Affluence

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Valuing Character Over Affluence

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find gems of

Reflecting to be a better person

Dizi Gui (弟子规) :Reflecting to be a Better Person 

Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one

Learning From One’s Mistakes

In Ancient China, correcting one’s mistakes was considered a moment of revelation and a key element in one’s character development. Older generations of Chinese people believed that even a saint could commit an error. Ancient texts mirror the adage that no man is infallible of making mistakes, but learning from them is one of man’s

Keeping One's Promise

Keeping One’s Promises

Zhuo Shu (卓恕)was well known during the time of the Three Empires (the kingdoms of Wei 220-265, Shu 221-263 and Wu 222-280). He was known for his honesty, and always kept his promises. One day, Zhuo Shu visited his friend, the General Zhuge Ke (诸葛恪), to say goodbye to him before traveling from Jianye  (today’s

Dizi Gui (弟子规):Impressions That Last a Lifetime Aren’t Formed Overnight

Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (弟子规)(Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still

Taking Responsibility for Our Mistakes

Dizi Gui (弟子规) :Taking Responsibility for Our Mistakes

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find gems

While playing a chess game, Emperor Liangwu (464-549) shouted the word “Kill!” was mistaken by his messenger as an order to kill his invited guest - Kowtow Monk.

Dizi Gui (弟子规) Communication Matters -Thinking Before Speaking

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Poor communication isn’t just frustrating for the listener; it can also lead to mistakes,

Truth About Gossips Light Promise

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : The Truth About Gossip and Light Promises

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find gems

Yue Yi

Yue Yi (乐毅): Role Model of Generals

Yue Yi (乐毅) was a capable general for the State of Yan (燕国) during the Warring States Period (475–221 B.C.), and was considered a master of both the pen and the sword. During his time, the State of Qi (齐国) was very powerful and had a vast territory, but the Duke of Qi was a

The Prime Minister of the Lu State, Ji Wenzi, was known for his thriftiness and strict conduct, and was deeply respected by his people.

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Pay Attention to Cleanliness and Thrift Rather Than Luxury

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese classic for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. When referring to how one should behave in everyday life, Dizi Gui (弟子规) emphasises that cleanliness and thrift in one’s dressing is far more important than how “branded” one’s clothes look. “In

Sounds of Spring among Myriad Households (萬戶春聲), Liu Quanzhi (1739-1818), Qing dynasty.

How To Celebrate Chinese New Year Like A Duke From Qing Dynasty

Chia is not the usual type of young man that you would bump into on the streets or inside MRT trains. Despite being very low-profile, he is the dearest grandson of the Chia family. Speaking of the Chia family, they are rather mysterious—only nobles and top-notch celebrities are invited to their ultra-luxury mansion once in

Zhang Liang puts shoes for an old man

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Respect The Elders With Modesty

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper etiquette. Dizi Gui (弟子规) states that we should respect seniority and always put ourselves at our elders’ service, and that we should address our elders by proper salutations but not their given

treating elders with respect

Dizi Gui (弟子规) :Treating Elders With Respect

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper etiquette. Dizi Gui (弟子规) describes in great detail the ways to show respect to one’s elders. In eating and drinking, and in walking and sitting down, we should let the elder person

Treasure Your Time : Use It Wisely

Dizi Gui (弟子规) :Treasure Your Time – Use It Wisely

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese classic for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. One of the values expounded by Dizi Gui (弟子规) is to spend one’s time wisely. Our time in life is limited; we should thus endeavour to wake up early and go to

A Simple Diet Enables a Healthy Life

Dizi Gui(弟子规) : A Simple Diet Enables a Healthy Life

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese classic for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. In Chapter Three (Be Cautious in My Daily Life), DiziGui teaches us not just to be careful in how we dress and carry ourselves, but how we should behave when dining: “With

Brave and selflesss, Mo Niang devoted herself to protecting and rescuing her family and fellow villagers at sea.

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Regard Everyone as Family

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper etiquette. Amongst many moral values, this Chinese classic states that we should love all people equally, regardless of nationality, race, or religion. “We are all sheltered by the same sky and we

At the tender age of four, Kong Rong had already learnt to share the larger pears with his siblings.

Dizi Gui(弟子规): Value Sibling Ties Over Material Gain

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper etiquette.   A good sibling should always place his elder and younger siblings before himself. A good sibling should always place his elder and younger siblings before himself. One well-known example is

Qi Jiguang (1528 - 1588) and his fearless Qi Army defended China’s east coast from a raid by Japanese pirates (wokou) during the Ming Dynasty.

Dizi Gui(弟子规): Do Not Pursue or Indulge in Vanity

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper etiquette. In ancient times, parents were strict in applying these standards and rules to their children, with corresponding disciplinary action. This nurtured many children to become formidable generals without fear of death.

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