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name Nine Dragons (Kowloon)?
name Kowloon came from the nine dragons represented by nine peaks or rather nine
branches of dragon terrains.
branch divert to Le Cheng Uk estate and So Uk estate.
one divert to Sek Kip Mei, Shamshuipo, Tai Kok Tsui.
one divert to Monkok train station and vicinity
one divert to Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui
one from the neck of Lion rock diverts to Ho Man tin and Hong Hom.
one from the waist of Lion rock diverts to Kowloon City and Tou Kwa Wan
Seventh from the bottom of Lion’s rock divert to Wong Tai Sin and vicinity.
eight from Lion’s rock tail to Diamond Hill and vicinity
nine one from Fei Ngo Leng divert to Ngo Tsi Wan and Tsoi Hung Estate.
is an urban area in Hong Kong, comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon.
It is bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and
Stonecutter's Island in the west, Tate's Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and
Victoria Harbour in the south. It had a population of 2.5 million in 2006.
is located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New
Territories. Together with Hong Kong Island, it contains 48% of Hong Kong's
was popularised by Confucius in the era of Spring and Autumn, dated back
B.C 551-479. It was recorded in the history as a proper set of Ideology
Thinking or Philosophy. Confucius had set the pace for education is for
all not only confined or exclusively to the elite few and government
officials at that time. His biggest contribution at that time was to let all
human beings to have education as long as the desire to learn is burning. (有教無類).
fundamental teaching of Confucian is about building inner as well as external
values of a person, to interact harmoniously with people. Values such as filial
piety, trustworthiness, etiquette and camaraderie are preached. The core context
was built surrounding relationships between ruler and residence, between husband
and wife and between father and son should be in a proper protocol and thus the
virtues of benevolence, justice, etiquette, wisdom and trustworthiness should be
in place (仁義禮智信).
differs from religions and Daoism in the context surrounding Universal, Science,
Mother Nature and Society. Confucianism only placed emphasis on the eternal
subjects human and social interaction.
was popularised by Laotse at the late of Spring and Autumn era. At the
beginning of Han era Daoism was termed as Dao De Jia (道德家).
Daoism, there were five more schools of thoughts mushroomed at that time, such
as Confucianism, Mo Jia (墨),
Ming Jia (名),
Fa Jia (法)
Yang Jia (陰陽).
The teaching of
Daoism is the blending of these 5 others’ teachings and philosophy. The famous
icons in the Daoism School are Laotse, Chuangtse, and Huang Lao sect. The main
focal point was to build a stronger and healthy both body and mind to achieve
and thus rule a county (治國).
places great emphasis on building a healthy body with less materialistic (輕物重身)
while Confucianism building on better soul. Daoism does not directly believe
that the Heaven (天)
is with ‘intention’ but to go with the flow of Mother Nature-The Way of Dao
(道). Dao preaches Mother Nature more
than any other schools. Laotse
has further elaborated that Dao is the source of creation for universe and
therefore is the main ruler for the Universe and its activities. Daoism was the
pioneer in studying the concept of Universe and materials beings, this is the
biggest contribution of Daoism to mankind. For simplicity sake please find below
some of the Laotse teachings: One should uphold ‘nothingness’ (人要無為),
weak is to avoid
competing (柔弱就能謙下不爭) and Stupidity is to harness substance (愚魯就能棄華取實)
stress the importance of life over material, fame and fortune should not be the
ultimate goal for human beings. Fame and fortune is meaningless if one is living
without the spirit of Dao.
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