Artist: Jiangang Su
Encourage the Son
Chinese ink on paper
69 x 23 CM
A gentleman’s behavior and ethics, from tranquility to improve one’s self-cultivation, and thrift to cultivate one’s own morality.
If you are not calm and wanting, you can’t clarify your ambitions, nor can you rule out that external interference cannot achieve lofty goals.
Learning must be meditation and concentration, and talent comes from learning. Therefore, without learning, you cannot increase your talents, and without ambition, you cannot make learning achievements. Indulgence and slacking can’t lift up the spirit, and rashness and risk can’t cultivate temperament.
Time flies with time, and will goes by with time. In the end, they were ruined and shattered.
Most of them did not touch the world and were not used by the society.
They could only sit sadly and guard the poor house. How could there be time for regret at the time?
When I was writing Zhuge Liang’s book in calligraphy, I felt that the text is widely praised as a famous family instruction. It uses wise words to explain the principles of self-cultivation and scholarship. The reading is thought-provoking and beneficial.
By Jiangang Su at the Leaf Sweeping Studio in March 2021