Why "youth learn Confucianism, middle-aged Taoism, old age Buddhism"? What are the characteristics of "Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism"?

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Confucianism, Buddhism , and Taoism , referred to as "Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism ," are three major traditional religions in China. The founder of Confucianism was Confucius in the late Spring and Autumn Period, with "ren" as the highest belief, and a traditional religion peculiar to the Chinese nation. The founder of Taoism is Lao Tzu in the late Spring and Autumn Period. He believes in "Tao" as the highest belief and advocates " doing nothing by doing ". It is also a Chinese native religion.

The founder of Buddhism is India's Sakyamuni, so it is also called "Buddhism". During the Han Dynasty, Buddhism was introduced into China from India, and Buddhism flourished during the Wei, Jin, and Northern and Southern Dynasties . However, with the development of history, Chinese Buddhism absorbed the Confucian mindset, the mean, and the natural inaction of Taoism. In the Sui and Tang Dynasties, it formed its own characteristics and denominations-Chinese Buddhism!


Chinese culture is vast and profound, tolerant, and learn from each other's strengths. In the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, even the "three religions" merged into "three religions in one", that is, a trend towards integration in the direction of moral standards! Therefore, people In conclusion, "Taogen Confucianism, Buddhism, Leaf and Flower, the Three Religions were originally a family." Let's look at those university writers and great thinkers. Most of them are masters of the "Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Taoism", such as Wang Yangming and Nan Huaijin.

Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism all have ideological essences worth studying. How do we choose the three Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism when we are at different ages? In fact, we are best to learn Confucianism, middle-aged Taoism, and gerontology Buddhism, this is more in line with the laws of nature. As Mr. Guiguzi said: "Spring is born, summer is long, autumn is harvested, and winter is in the possession of heaven"!


1. Young people learn Confucianism and take active actions to forge ahead;

For thousands of years, scholars have studied Confucianism , read the " Five Books and Five Classics ", and studied hard for more than ten years, only for the title of Jinbang. As the so-called "learning is excellent", young people integrate personal honor and disgrace into the development of society and the country, and finally realize the positive life goal of "cultivating one's family and governing the country and the world" advocated by Confucianism.

Young people should be full of energy, hope, and fighting spirit, be active, work hard, and work hard to create their own sky. As one great man said: "The world is yours and ours, but in the final analysis it is yours. Your young people are full of energy and are booming, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Hope lies on you."


The "China for Youth" written by Mr. Liang Qichao, a master of Chinese studies, is even more inspiring: "Youth is the country ’s wisdom, and youth is the country's wealth, and country's wealth is the country's strength; youth independence is the country's independence; youth freedom is the country's freedom; Progress; juveniles are better than Europe, then the country is better than Europe; juveniles are better than the earth, and nations are better than the earth. "

According to a new age segment set by the World Health Organization , the upper age limit for young people has been raised to 44 years. So, before life is 44 years old, we must be full of enthusiasm, enterprising, and work hard with full passion, enrich life, do more meaningful things, and live up to Shaohua!

How to check whether you have reached this state? Compare the first two realms of the "Three Realms of Life" of Wang Guowei, a master of Chinese studies,-"Westerly trees withered last night. Go up to the tall buildings, and look to the end of the horizon" (Li Zhi), "Yi The band gradually widened and eventually did not regret it, and it was frustrated for Iraq "(forget me).


2. Middle-aged Taoist school, learn to be bearish and born with optimism;

Confucius said in "The Analects of Confucius": " Thirty stands , forty is not confused", that is, after 30 years of age, he has his own values; after 40 years of age, he has his own judgment and no longer feel confused. In fact, when people reach middle age, they have the most confusion because they have too many desires in their youth. After middle age, they will ask whether it makes sense to do this?

As the host Bai Yansong said, "The Chinese have a sentence called Forty Doubt, 30-year-old is subtraction, 40-year-old is confused, not unbelievable! I think that in this era, 40-year-old is probably the most confused. People generally reach 36 I started to be confused at the age of seven. Is it worthwhile to do all this? Does it make sense? What do I do? At the age of 30, you find that many happiness goals are linked to the material, but it is difficult to not be confused at forty! "


According to the World Health Organization, a new age segment is established, from 45 to 64 years, which is a middle-age period. Bai Yansong happens to belong to the middle-aged ranks, so he often talks about the Tao Te Ching in his speeches in recent years, which also shows that he is actively enlightening, learning to look down on life, and born with optimism.

But we ca n’t be born as smartly as the ancients, after all, we have to support our families and take care of our wives, children, and children. Therefore, we can only change roles back and forth between birth and accession to the world, with ease, in order to seek spiritual relief and openness!

In 7 years of Xianfeng , 46-year-old Zeng Guofan kept filial piety at home and was left aside by Emperor Xianfeng. Zeng Guofan was very depressed, and he often lost his temper with his family, but he quickly reflected on himself and recalled whether the past ways of doing things were appropriate. Finally, he became enlightened with the help of Taoism , and the poor changed, and the change lasted for a long time!

Zeng Guofan said in a letter to his family that he said: "Recently, we have seen the heavens and the earth. Rigid-flexible interoperability, not partial waste. Too soft is overwhelming, too rigid is breaking!" This sentence shows that Zeng Guofan knew he was wrong. Before The life of the person is too strong, and when the person reaches Cha, there is no apprentice. In the future, he must be firm and flexible, and Rou Kegang .


He also asked Zuo Zongtang to write a pair of self-encouraging couplets for himself-"respect for victory, righteousness; know the hero, keep the female", always reminding himself to guide himself to do things with Taoism and Confucianism. Sure enough , after Zeng Guofan returned to the mountain 8 years later, Zeng Guofan changed his previous way of doing things, becoming more well-rounded, well-connected, and accessible.

Therefore, if we are middle-aged and encounter the confusion of life, we may wish to learn more about Taoism and use the wisdom of the ancients to thoroughly understand the problem, so that we will be broad-minded, suddenly open, and the problem will be solved.

Secondly, learning Taoism can make us learn to be downright: one is to belittle fame and fortune, to elevate the realm and pattern, to be insulted , not to be inadvertent, not to be happy with things, not to be sad, just to be indifferent, to be indifferent to Mingzhi, etc .; Is to eat a light diet and take good care of the body. When people reach middle age, a flat life is the happiest!


3. Learn Buddhism in old age, learn to be short-sighted, and be happy and kind;

In today's society, some people are very young and have become "Buddhas". They have no desire, no sorrow and no joy, and they are indifferent to the pursuit of inner peace. In fact, this is very wrong, and it is also counterintuitive. Young people should have a responsibility and responsibility. They should not be too greedy for ease and use Buddhism to escape reality. Therefore, Mr. Nan Huaijin, a master of Chinese studies, emphasized: "It is not recommended for young people to learn Buddhism!"

Learning Buddhism requires understanding, and understanding comes from life experience. Seeing red dust at a young age is actually the performance of a frog at the bottom of a well, and it is self-righteous and take it for granted. The world is so big that you haven't seen it before. How do you know what it looks like?

There is an old saying: "It is better to read thousands of books than to travel thousands of miles, and to read thousands of miles is not as good as reading countless people; reading countless people is not as good as instructing the way, and it is better for the master to understand the way." How can you understand and understand the roads, reading countless people, and experiencing all kinds of sadness and difficulty in life?

As Zhuangzi said: "The well frog cannot speak to the sea, because its vision is limited by the small place; the summer insect cannot speak to the ice, because its vision is restricted by the season; The humble person must not talk to him about the truth of reason, because his vision is bound by his education. " Young people do not have enough experience and experience, and they lack knowledge, so learning Buddhism is also superficial and futile!


Bai Yansong also persuaded "Buddhist youth" in a certain program. He said: "People always teach us to afford to put down, but if we put down everything, there will be no motivation and desire for progress. Many The reason why a Buddhist youth is because he put it down, does n’t matter, is that so? The Buddhist youth should be another interpretation-build your inner Buddha. However, it is interpreted by many people as: more than 20 From the beginning of the year, there are only the wolfberry in front of you and saffron. Do n’t complain in the future, it ’s not a young Buddha, because I rarely hear complaints from buddhas. Of course everyone has the right to choose, but in the end it ’s for you Select a buy order. "

Therefore, young people are not suitable for studying Buddhism. Please do not choose ease at the age of struggle! Otherwise, when your parents need you, you have nothing but tears; when your child needs you, you have nothing but shame; when you are yourself Looking back, you still have nothing but alas!


Young people are not suitable for learning Buddhism, but older people are particularly suitable for learning Buddhism, because it can make people learn to be short-sighted, become physically and mentally happy, be kind to others, and live longer. Just as Confucius said, "If you are old, you will lose your vitality, and you will get rid of it." When you reach old age, your vitality is weakened. The most important thing is to get rid of greed.

The elderly learn Buddhism, learn to cultivate their minds, and learn to let go of all the disputes and interests in the world, whether it is good or bad, they are comfortable with each other. They want to be more open and bearish. Children and grandchildren have children and grandchildren. !

Take Zeng Guofan as an example. In his later years, he also began to learn Buddhism, and became destitute of blessings. He pursued the best realm of life in which "flowers are not fully opened and the moon is not completed." Hope to get a little flaw. Therefore, his blessing in his old age is still good, not greedy for fame and fortune.

Master Nan Huaijin also told everyone: In this flawed world, no one's life is complete. If he was successful, he would have died early, because the world of Buddha-in-law is a defective world. That's good. Therefore, studying Buddhism in old age will help the elderly to cultivate a good mentality, meditation, raise the mind, learn to be short-minded, and be kind. And this is the greatest blessing and blessing in life!



Young people learn Confucianism and take an active role in creating a career foundation; middle-aged students learn Taoism and learn to look down and hold on to good fortune; old age learn Buddhists and learn to be bearish;

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