Bamboo and the spiritual culture of people
In China's long cultural history, pine, bamboo and plum are known as the "three friends of the year", while plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the "four gentlemen", bamboo is listed among them, which shows that bamboo occupies an important position in the hearts of our people, because its culms are upright and beautiful, leaves It is evergreen in all seasons, with beautiful posture and full of interest. When people have the leisure to stroll under the green bamboo, a kind of comfort and reverie will be born, no wonder Su Dongpo said "I would rather eat without meat than live without bamboo". Therefore, parks, villages and cottages, a clump of a piece of bamboo not only beautify people's lives, but also to cultivate and sublimate the noble sentiments of people.
Bamboo no peony of the rich, no pine and cypress of the magnificent, no peach and plum of the delicate, but its modest and elegant features, high moral character for people to praise. It is frank and selfless, simple and unpretentious, not demanding the environment, not showing itself off, silently dedicating its green shade to the earth and its wealth to the people.
In their long-term production practices and cultural activities, the working people have sublimated the biomorphic characteristics of bamboo into a kind of spiritual style of being human, such as modesty and temperament, which is included in the category of moral beauty of personality, and its connotation has formed a symbol of the character, endowment and aesthetic spirit of the Chinese nation. Indeed, when we see bamboo, we naturally think of its character of defying adversity, hardship, straightness and unyieldingness, which is an inexhaustible spiritual wealth, and is the aesthetic value of bamboo.
In terms of spiritual culture, bamboo culture is very rich in connotation, influencing the aesthetic and aesthetic consciousness and ethics of the Chinese people, and has an extremely important role in the development of Chinese literature, painting, arts and crafts, garden art, music culture, religious culture and folk culture.
Bamboo is an important subject of Chinese literature, from the era of the "Book of Songs", there are poems and writings of bamboo in all generations, creating countless literary works, forming Chinese bamboo literature, unique in Chinese literature, colorful.
Bamboo has also had a great influence on Chinese religious culture. The ancient ancestors worshiped bamboo as a totem, and used it as a sacrificial tool and offering. Taoism and Buddhism worship bamboo for doctrinal reasons and pursue the environment constructed by bamboo.
Bamboo has an extremely important role in folk culture. Bamboo culture is linked to oral literary and playful activities and belief practices; it has entered the human ritual system and constitutes an important element of folk bamboo culture in community culture such as rituals, weddings and funerals, intercourse, festivals, and dynastic rules.