They always have faith first and then teach others
Zeng Guofan liked to study the family teachings of all dynasties, and came to a conclusion that the heroes and heroes of ancient times were all all-powerful figures. However, when it was their turn to educate their children, they all emphasized some small and gentle truths.
Zeng guofan’s own family teachings are also full of some early rise, filial piety parents and other very daily principles.He believed that the true release is based on subtlety.
Zeng Guofan’s letters are known to later generations as “Eight books”, “Three to Xiang”.
“Ben” is the basic meaning, “eight books” respectively about reading, writing, filial piety, health, self-cultivation, housekeeping and other eight things the minimum requirements.
To read at least to understand the meaning of the word;To write a poem, one must at least understand the level and oblique pattern;Filial piety parents at least do not let parents angry;Cultivate oneself at least to do not speak in vain;At least get up early and so on.
In his opinion, there is a shallow and important way to do everything, which is called Ben. Do things according to this way, and never deviate from it for a moment.
“Three zhi Xiang” are filial, diligent and forgive.
Filial piety brings auspiciousness;Thrift will bring good luck;Forgiveness brings good luck.
This was his great regret when he was 48 years old.
It’s also something we need to keep in mind in our lives.
When you are faced with problems concerning marriage, family or family, you will feel relaxed by saying “Forgive me” in your mind for a hundred times.
Zeng Guofan’s thought, the recognized label is zhuocheng.
Clumsy is to do like efforts, sincerity is to have faith.To be a fool of faith is Zeng’s real secret.
The people cannot stand without faith.Since ancient times, sages stand on their own feet and make people speak thousands of words. In the final analysis, they always have faith first and then teach others and themselves to work hard.
Others are selfish, you and I should be a fool, to be altruistic, this is the benevolence of Confucius.
Others are striving for fame and wealth, but you and I should be a fool and just play what we like. This old man does nothing.
Other people are born, old, sick and dying, seven emotions and six desires entangled, bound by customs and rules, you and I want to be a fool, the heart of what also do not pretend, what do not call things, this is zhuangzi’s free and easy.
Others see the difficulty to hide, leave a hand to the person, you and I want to be a fool, meet the difficulties and die, silly really, fear the destiny, this is Zeng Guofan’s zhuocheng.
The so-called “silly”, in fact, is the first bitter sweet, difficult after easy, life to do a thing, but do good mo ask the future.
Zeng Guofan also said: although it was difficult, ask yourself only a fool.
In a word, let’s work hard together and be a cultivator with faith.
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