The traditional Chinese education is carried out in an orderly and graded way and it is divided into several stages including illuminating the mind, cultivating the self, regulating family and business as well as benefiting the world.
Illuminating our mind is the top priority because we need to find our inner talent and potential. When our mind is illuminated, the dark moments of being afraid, confused and lost will be gone, and we will gradually become wise. Next stage is the self-cultivation and we need to improve ourselves in all aspects so that we can realize the Way to benefit ourselves. The third stage is family regulation, which is to incorporate the Way into our family to benefit our family members. There’s a lot of learning going on, please refer to the five certificates chapter we talked earlier. Following family regulation is business regulation, which is to apply the Way to our company to make ourselves worthy of respect. Finally we can benefit the world by utilizing the Way to make contribution to our country and even the world and all the mankind.
So we must go from one stage to the next, not like some entrepreneurs are not in this order. They focus on government and business collusion to find opportunities of making lots of money all at once. They take it for granted that they can run the world, but the fact is their internal business management is still in a mess with all kinds of office politics, rivalries and factions. Their family regulation has also been screwed up and they finally find themselves both mentally and physically exhausted! The reason is the foundation is ill-established without a right order. The key is learning how to look within to work inside out. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
The traditional Chinese wisdom is very logical and systematic. If the foundation is not well laid, it is like building a house on the beach, a 100-story building will fall down at the slightest breeze. If we are in the possession of Chinese traditional wisdom, we can become a top international talent with five thousand years of wisdom, traditional Chinese values and global vision, extensive knowledge and profound humanistic and artistic cultivation. This is the real education.
Original opinion article by Himalaya Vancouver GFarm – 2021/01/11