Date: May 13, 2012
Last Updated: July 16, 2015
By: Epoch Times
The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. This series has led more than 115 million Chinese to renounce the communist party and its affiliated organizations, fostering an unprecedented peaceful movement for transformation and change in China. Here we republish the newly re-edited Nine Commentaries, linked to video and audio versions produced by our partner media, NTD Television and the SOH Radio Network. For the other Commentaries, please see the Table of Contents.
Culture is the soul of a nation. This spiritual factor is as important to mankind as physical factors such as race and land.
Cultural developments define the history of a nation’s civilization. The complete destruction of a national culture leads to the end of the nation. Ancient nations that had created glorious civilizations were considered to have vanished when their cultures disappeared, even though people of their races may have survived.
China is the only country in the world whose ancient civilization has been passed down continuously for over 5,000 years. Destruction of its traditional culture is an unforgivable crime.
The Chinese culture, believed to be passed down by God, started with such myths as Pangu’s creation of heaven and the earth, Nüwa’s creation of humanity, Shennong’s identification of hundreds of medicinal herbs, and Cangjie’s invention of Chinese characters.
“Man follows the earth, the earth follows heaven, heaven follows the Tao, and the Tao follows what is natural.” The Taoist wisdom of unity of heaven and humanity has coursed through the veins of Chinese culture. [FULL STORY]