东奔西走dōng bēn xī zǒu Be busy; bustling about 情人眼里出西施qíng ren yǎn lǐ chū xī shī Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
In Buddhism it is the lotus that is given the place of honor. Because it produces pure white flowers even though it grows in marshy mud it is a living metaphor of transformation from evil into good. The well known Buddhist mantra ?Om mani padme hum? includes lotus as ?padme? is the Tibetan name for lotus. Read More
The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
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