Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Past Experience, If Not Forgotten, Is A Guide For The Future

Hey my Buddha Within friends,

I just wanted to give you some quick updates about the book. 

As of last week, the first chapter of the book with a temporary title: "The Tales, The Spirits And The Reality" is completed. This chapter focuses on setting the tone for the book and gives readers a general outline of where I grew up. Most importantly, I talk about the cultural and the spiritual aspects of my life that came into play early on and what made of me before I came to the United States. 

More specifically, an introduction to the Chinese folk religion. It is a spiritual belief system that is deeply engraved in the heart of the Chinese community in Southeast Asia. Its rituals and practices focus on staying in touch with the spirits in general, whether it's the gods, heaven, people, the spiritual realm and the afterlife. The Chinese believed that by paying homage to the spirits invoke the power to summon the blessings and drive away harm. 

Chinese folk religion is consist of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Taoism focused on the rituals; Confucianism is known for the ethical and philosophical system that thrive from social order with emphasis on the importance of the family. When Buddhism was introduced into the ancient Chinese society, together with Taoism and Confucianism it reformatted as Neo-Confucianism. I will be spending a great deal of the book to explore some of these ideas that helped shape my personality and my core values in early childhood.

David, my new social media manager, will be helping me with some of the promotions and web content development. Check back for more information on my my upcoming travels, details on The Chinese folk religion, Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. He will also be posting information about my personal likes on food, fashion, throwback Thursdays, Sobriety Saturday and weekly wrap.

I am extremely excited about this part of the spiritual journey. I can't wait to share more with you in the upcoming months about the progress of the book.

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