Different sounds produced wheneight musical instruments made of gold, stone, earth, leather, silk, wood,gourd and bamboo are played together create harmonious music. This term comesfrom The Book of History, accordingto which Emperor Yao put official Kui in charge of music to give music lessonsto children of the nobility. The term, which stresses tha…

This is a form of the existence of things when the boundary between things is broken and one thing transforms into another. The term “transformation of things” comes from Zhuangzi, who illustrated the concept in the fable Zhuangzi Dreamed of Becoming a Butterfly. He believed that the boundary and difference between oneself and others, between in a…

This saying means that all the people in the world are as close as brothers. The Four Seas are the East, West, South, and North seas. The ancient Chinese believed that heaven was round and the earth was square, with China in the middle of the earth, which was surrounded on all four sides by the Four Seas. “Within the Four Seas” refers to the world…

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