Seeing the small is clarity. Keeping flexible is strength. Using the shining radiance, you enter the light, where no harm can come to you. This is called enlightenment.–Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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“Seeing the small is Clarity.  Keeping flexible is Strength.  Using the shining Radiance you enter the Light, where no harm can come to you.  This is called Enlightenment .”—Quote from Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching .

 The Chinese concept of “Shih” in Translation and Cultural Diversity defines aesthetics of knowledge with sensitivity, sensibility, and an awareness of art and beauty.  In English, the Chinese cultural and linguistic thought for “Shih” implies the idea of a creative, artistic, inventive, beautiful, “insight with refinement”. 

Shih” in Chinese bridges knowledge and wisdom with experience to describe intellectual or spiritual qualities.  “Shih” combines mind and spirit as noted by Lin Yutang, famous Chinese scholar, translator, lexicographer, and writer, in The Importance of Living (1937).  The idea of “Shih” in Chinese is phonetically pronounced /SHE/ to provide a linguistic and cultural perception for “insightful, elegant…

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