After posting about Chris Cornel in rock musician corner, now I will post about Konghucu. Quite far different from the previous one, this time is something concerns with philosphy. A bit deep, but it’s fine, just to show you how various the information in this blog are. Speaking about Konghucu will never be enough in just one post. To make it easier to read, I will devide the post into three parts. This is the first chapter.
Konghucu was born in 551 BC, during King Ling of Zhou dynasti, in Chang Phing village. His family name is K’ung and his childhood name was Khung Chiu/Zong Ni.
K’ung family has lost his aristocratic in the middle of political chaos during Zhou dynasti. When he was three years old, his father died, and K’ung then brought up by his poor mother. K’ung has shown his incredible wisdom in his childhood. His mother died when he was 17.
K’ung then married to Song’s girl named Yuan Guan. His life changed right after he became an state officer, a matter that he had from the age of 35 until 60 years. The political conspiration in his career had made K’ung must resign from his authority, and he must live in exile. Read more
There are some very fascinating articles that I read and collect concerning with Tahun Baru China or Imlek in Indonesian (Chinese new year). Chinese New Year is a BIG event for Chinese society. It is not far different from Christmas and western’s new year. A lot of workload and rituals have been prepared. Chinese society manages their calendar based on lunar, almost the same with the Arabian, and Easter in German. Children will have their gifts ( angpao ) from their parents by the new year eve.
Ties of relationship and goodwill will have been started from day one until day 15th, where the lantern party will be held.
I love watching Chinese lanterns ( lampion in Indonesian ) , I love the cute shape it has, the beautiful designs and striking colors, are things that make Chinese lantern be so attractive. But actually Chinese Lantern has so much more in details, and so much deep meaning behind. In an article I read, Chinese lantern is a symbol of hope of a better life, happiness and success.