Ancient Chinese Poets’ Treatment of Time The Society August 27, 2012 Poetry (Clearwisdom.net) Ancient Chinese people cherished time, which was revealed in their pursuit for the truth and the Dao, the cultivation of one’s mind, the establishment of one’s virtue and longevity, and a long-term view of the world. This frame of mind was closely related to traditional Confucian and Daoist beliefs. The Classic of Poetry manifested the thoughts and actions of man’s love and respect for life, reflecting a strong appreciation for time and a sense of belonging. One of the poems in the Classic of Poetry states: “Virtuous gentlemen, do not pursue ease and comfort. Respectfully fulfill your duties and appreciate righteous actions. When the gods hear this, they will bestow on you prosperity and good fortune.” That is to say, a virtuous gentleman who diligently cultivates his moral character will receive good fortune. Click here for the rest of the article. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.