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陶傑 – 中國歷史

中國的巫祭文化發源自黃河流域,春秋戰國時代,有了孔子、老子、墨子、荀子,也就是說,中國在分裂時思想最自由,人才最廣濟。

秦始皇統一六國焚書坑儒,中國文化第一次遭到嚴重的伐殺。

本來多元的思想,豐盛的靈感,可以繼續發揚,但是秦始皇一統天下,中國人思想和靈感的開拓,以血腥的方式,突然剎止。

但文化還沒有死亡,因為還鮮活,只是崇尚博愛的墨家從此沒有了,崇尚自然的道家走向煉丹、驅鬼、房中術的民間庸俗。蘇格拉底和釋迦牟尼那一級的思想宗師,像孟子和老莊,在中國,從此不再出現了。

留下了巨大的老本,經過兩漢,有所迴照,然後又經歷了南北朝和五胡十六國的殺伐,到了唐朝,奇蹟一樣,經胡人和回教阿拉伯的外來影響,秦代之前的華夏多元文化,又喧鬧、豐潤而復興。
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名言四十三

The master of art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both.

Lao Tzu