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中國畫原論(六): 繪畫與道德

Theory of Chinese Painting (6): Painting and Morality

Author/Tianwaike sees kindness

Today, when many people talk about traditional culture, they mostly regard it as a kind of knowledge and learning. In fact, it is only the most superficial thing in written records, and the deeper connotation behind it is the reason why culture has long-lasting vitality. where. Human language is actually very limited. Many times we experience extraordinary experiences that cannot be expressed in words. At this time, silence is better than sound, which is an experience that many people have experienced. Although the connotation of a higher realm can no longer be expressed in the form of language, this invisible extension with endless words and meaning is more powerful, because it surpasses the realm that human language can touch.

        In fact, when it comes to the word realm, maybe there are many realms in the universe. At least we know from religion that there are heaven and hell besides the space we live in. One is a bright and beautiful world, and the other is A world full of darkness and horror, and the human space is just in between. According to the religion, these two destinations are determined according to the good and evil in life. Those who practice goodness will continue to break through the realm until they become a life in the sky, completely freed from the worldly world of human flesh, happy and beautiful forever, full of divinity and wisdom, and gain great freedom; while those who do evil must rely on their own evil deeds. , He will be judged in hell for how much he lost in virtue, and continue to reincarnate in the six realms, etc. So this is also the basis of people's concept that good and evil are rewarded.

        From this perspective, we can also understand more easily why people yearn for higher realms, and why people have always regarded the level of realm as important since ancient times. In fact, this determines the future of life, but the form of this realm is not visible to human eyes, which creates a certain state of confusion for people, and life is like a choice in a puzzle. Everything has become a test of man's good and evil. According to Buddhism, people's established destiny cannot be changed. What kind of life they live in the world is already arranged according to the karma of the previous life. Involuntarily, I have done many wrong things passively or actively in the maze, and in the end I have to bear the consequences for my actions. But God does not completely deprive people of all rights, that is, the choice between good and evil, otherwise the meaning of life can only be tragedy, and the possibility of raising the realm of the teachings in the classics does not exist. And the choice of good and evil has become the only way for people in the world to change their destiny. As the saying goes, "When people do good, even though blessings have not come, disasters are far away;

        Of course, this kind of concept is not yet recognized in the empirical science that is popular today. It is precisely because of this that people today have a shallow understanding of traditional culture and a lack of due respect. What culture carries is the meaning of life. Not elaborating knowledge. In fact, today's people's superstitious belief in knowledge and science is no less than the ancient people's belief in God. Although modern science seems to have brought some material development to human beings, it has affected people's pursuit of moral realm because of ignoring the role of the spiritual level, and played a role in fueling the degeneration of human nature.

        From the perspective of good and evil, there are indeed differences in realms in life. If heaven and hell are real, then there is a corresponding relationship with people's moral realm. In fact, in the face of the incomparable size of the universe, what is everything about human beings? They are all very small. As the saying goes: The sea cannot be measured! It is impossible to measure the ocean with the measurement unit or instrument of the bucket. So how can human beings, a technological product with only a few hundred years of history, measure the entire universe? How can we explore the material factors and their forms of existence in all spaces? Therefore, denying the existence of gods, Buddhas and other forms of life in the name of limited science, at least from this perspective, is narrow in existence. People often say: "The world is full of wonders." How can science affirm that something that has not yet been discovered does not exist? In fact, from the perspective of science itself, this is not in line with common sense, because empirical science pays attention to demonstrations. To confirm that a thing does not exist, it must overturn all the evidence that that thing does exist. For example, science must prove that it does not exist. If there are gods and Buddhas, then at least it is necessary to explore that there are no advanced intelligent life forms higher than human beings in all the material spaces of the entire universe. The current level of technology must not be able to reach it, and it is much more difficult to prove that there is no than to prove that there is. Modern people deny traditional beliefs and morals, mostly because they want to indulge their own desires without any consideration of morality, and some people feel that their scientific concepts have been impacted and so on. In fact, as far as science is concerned, many discoveries were previously unknown. If it is not discovered now, it is asserted that it does not exist. Isn't this also limiting the development of science? Therefore, this kind of thinking concept really needs to be improved, otherwise people will always be stuck in the existing technology and knowledge framework.

        Even though modern science cannot directly demonstrate the authenticity of beliefs due to its own flaws, some evidence can be found from some scientific discoveries today to illustrate the substantial influence of good and evil on people. Because the art of painting also directly reflects people's moral concepts, so we must explain this part in depth.

        In the "water experiment" mentioned above, it was proved through scientific means that the role played by the spirit on matter is immeasurable. In a classic experiment, he labeled two glasses of water with different labels, one with benign language and the other with malicious language, and then frozen them for crystallization. The experiment found that the water with good-faith labels produced pure and beautiful regular graphics; while the water with malicious labels did not produce beautiful and regular graphics. This experiment was done more than once, and more than one kind. The inspiration obtained from this can even be applied to all aspects of life. For example, apples labeled with good intentions can keep fresh for a long time, while apples labeled with malicious labels will go moldy and deteriorate quickly. Plants that listen to beautiful music grow better than those that listen to noise. Many, etc., this experiment has been widely used and confirmed. In fact, these discoveries have been confirmed and widely used in daily life in very ancient times. For example, music was treated as medicine in ancient times, which can play a role in curing diseases. Before the herbal medicine was widely used in the Yellow Emperor period , is to use music to cure diseases, the so-called "music first medicine". Therefore, when Cangjie created characters, he added a cursive prefix to the word "乐" ("乐") for music, which was "药" ("药"). Of course, the music that can cure diseases must meet the requirements of Deyin and Yamusic, and the theory of healing is based on the mutual generation and mutual restraint of the five elements, so I won’t go into details here.

        "Water Test" not only uses text form visually, but also has image and auditory methods, so it also reflects that "everything has animism". Discrimination ability, which is the value of this experiment, because it confirms this to a certain extent. So for us, if we encounter benign information every day and think about problems with kind thoughts, what will it be like for ourselves and the environment around us? If we are exposed to bad information such as violence and pornography every day, and think about problems with evil thoughts, what kind of impact will it have on our own health and the surrounding environment?

        In fact, the actual reaction of good and evil not only has an incredible impact on individuals, but also on industries, countries and nations, and even has a huge impact on the rise and fall of the entire human civilization. In the existing written records, all nations in the world have memories of the "Great Flood" period. It is recorded in the "Bible·Genesis": "The LORD saw that the sins of the people on the earth were great, so he announced that he would use the flood to destroy the living creatures of flesh and blood on the world and the earth, and all living creatures with breath will die!" In the myths and legends of ancient Greece, Zeus After investigating human beings, he found that human morality was quite corrupt, so he ordered the rain god to rain, and Poseidon dug up the earth to attract sea water, completely drowning the Greek civilization of the previous period. In Chinese history, the story of Dayu's flood control is a household name. At that time, during the reign of Emperor Yao, when Emperor Yao offered sacrifices to heaven, the gods showed miracles and taught Emperor Yao: "Water will cause harm, and life will save it" (The great flood is harmful to the world, you must save the people. ). Thus began the miracles and various legends of Dayu's flood control. Dayu was ordered by Emperor Yao to control the flood, and it took many years to succeed. If these records and legends are true, it can be seen that all the nations in the world at that time were completely destroyed in civilization due to the great flood, and many Chinese fled to the top of Kunlun Mountain at that time, and at the same time preserved part of the prehistoric civilization. The cultural inheritance will not be lost, and it can continue to this day, leaving us today with prehistoric cultures such as Taiji, Hetu, Luoshu, Zhouyi, and Bagua.

        Why did such a big disaster happen in history? According to the theory of cause and effect, it is because the moral realm of human beings as a whole is already very bad. It is manifested that they are far away from the belief in God, and indulge in human moral self-restraint and various desires. In the eyes of God, such people are no different from beasts. different. However, although human civilization has suffered a devastating blow, there are still people who are full of good faith and are left behind. So today we have to calmly think about "good and evil", the ultimate question of life that is closely related to the fate of each of us. For thousands of years, the orthodox culture inherited by China has all shown the majesty of the way of heaven and the retribution of good and evil. The classics left behind are vast, repeatedly tempering people's concepts of good and evil. The reason why Chinese civilization was able to survive a part of the disaster that covered the whole world must be due to God's care for Chinese culture and the cherishing of Chinese people. Especially for today's society full of chaos and upside-down concepts, it has a great life enlightenment-keep kindness.

        From the perspective of the retribution of good and evil, we cannot ignore the impact and consequences of our actions on ourselves, others, and the prospects of the entire society. We can also understand why the ancient culture has always emphasized morality and why it is said that Morality controls the destiny of all individuals and the progress of civilization. And art is a culture that is completely rooted in morality. If there is no morality, the development of art will deviate. At the same time, because art plays the role of a vanguard guided by moral concepts in culture, it means that art reflects people's morality. At the same time, it can directly affect people's moral concepts. When people don’t pay attention to morality and operate art at will and constantly break moral taboos, it will also corrupt human culture, and then corrupt human moral concepts. At that time, not only the disaster of art itself, but also the time when the whole human being enters a terrible and dangerous period . From this point of view, how much faith has played a role in maintaining morality, it is also clear why the art of the East and the West first appeared in the temple of the gods, because only in this way can the sanctity and purity of art be guaranteed and the gods can be maintained. Pass down the orthodox aesthetic concepts to people, so as to purify people's hearts, and everything can last long and prosper.

        With the destruction of Chinese traditional culture by the CCP system, resulting in cultural gaps and lack of beliefs, many Chinese people no longer have the ability to distinguish between good and evil, and even continue to confuse good and evil in their confused concepts. The most obvious manifestation is that everything is measured by interests, and some people still ignorantly violate the taboos of life in order to satisfy their selfish desires, causing serious harm to society and themselves, and burying their own future. There is a cause and effect that cannot be escaped.

        In addition, let me talk about the benefits of creating orthodox art. We know that the promotion of truth by words is far less direct and universal than the vivid display of pictures and images. A person's moral concept is established through daily immersion, because eyes and ears are the entrance to the soul, and a person's mind and body are like a container, and what a person holds represents what he is. Just like a basin, if it is filled with gold and jewelry, it is a cornucopia, and if it is filled with garbage, it is a trash can. Therefore, if people want to improve themselves and improve their moral temperament, they must put good things in this container, as the saying goes, "there is a poetic spirit in one's belly." And if a person puts too much crooked things and desires in his mind, he will become a person who is not good enough, because thinking dominates behavior, which is inevitable.

        The visual stimulation of images directly affects the soul, and the sound can also stimulate people's hearts and emotions. So when we see the classical zenith murals and sculptures with statues of gods, we will be shocked by the powerful positive energy and all the bad ideas will disappear, and we will be struck by the perfect craftsmanship and the compassionate energy of God. Very moved. When we hear the melody and notes full of praise to the sacred and the light, the whole heart will rise with the ups and downs of the music, righteous charity and inner purification. How can there be room for bad notions to exist? Therefore, in the period of the heyday of morality, human art always expresses the light of God, rather than the expression of personal feelings as the theme. Just as a starting point.

        Michelangelo, one of the three masters of Western Renaissance art, is an outstanding sculptor, painter, poet, and architect full of belief in God. When he created the statue of David, he went to the stone factory to choose the stone himself, but he chose a stubborn stone that everyone thought was useless, and finally he carved it into the world-famous David. When people praised his uncanny workmanship, he was full of admiration for God and said that God had already placed a perfect artistic image in this stone, and what I did was to find it and wrap it with a superfluous layer. The stone was chiseled away. This year, at the age of 29, he achieved one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art. Not only that, under the appointment of the Pope, he completed the Sistine Chapel ceiling mural painting and altar painting "The Last Judgment" alone. However, it is unbelievable that Michelangelo was not good at frescoes. He was a professional sculptor and had never had the experience of painting frescoes, but a miracle happened like this. One of the greatest works. Michelangelo dedicated his life's talent to sacred art, and his works had a profound impact on later generations. People all lamented the artist's greatness in the face of his praise of gods and unprecedented painting skills. Even Raphael, who was also known as the three masters of Renaissance art at the same time, sighed after seeing the "Genesis" series of paintings: "Fortunately born in the era of Michelangelo"! It can be seen how profound the influence of a generation of orthodox artists was on that time and later generations.

        Wu Daozi, the Chinese painting saint, also devoted all his miraculous skills to the worship of Buddhism and Taoism. Although there are few relics, he still left many magical stories about his creation. According to historical records, the mural of "Hell in Disguise" that he did in Chang'an, people at the time said: "Everyone looks at it, fears crimes and cultivates good deeds, slaughters in the two cities, but fish and meat are not sold." It shows how great positive appeal his paintings had on the people at that time. And he created the style of Wu Dai Dangfeng in the technique of line drawing, which has been influencing till now.

        According to legend, Zhou Fang, a figure painter in the Tang Dynasty, was often called to paint in the palace because of his superb skills. One day when I was painting for the concubines in the harem, I learned that these concubines had never seen the face of the emperor during their fifteen years in the palace. Zhou Fang was deeply moved by the loss and loneliness of the court ladies, so he created a picture of "Lady Swinging a Fan" for this purpose. , which means "Collection of Fans in Autumn", to express the sentimentality of the court ladies and concubines for their youth is perishable and their years are no longer. After seeing it, the emperor first praised the painting skills, and then suddenly became contemplative, pushing Zhou Fang away. Not long later, Zhou Fang was at an old friend's place. He happened to meet a lady from Momo with her husband that day, and asked him in surprise. He knew that it was because his works touched the emperor, so he sent all the concubines who had been in the palace for many years without luck to their hometown. It is a good story in history to admonish the king with paintings. From these examples, it is not difficult for us to find out what kind of positive impact a well-intentioned creative intention will have on society and people's destiny.

        Judging from the environmental background of the ancients, it is because people have beliefs that moral values ​​can be protected, so artists can have such creations. With the development of the times, many orthodox concepts have become more and more impure, and even the foundation of belief has been destroyed. At this time, people lack the orthodox concepts and values ​​of good and evil, because the inner morality is often invisible to the naked eye, and the real interests are actually within reach. People cannot bear the temptation of desire and indulge in In the reality of fame and fortune and indulgence. Many original moral scruples have also been thrown away, and as time has accumulated, there have been variations in concepts and a complete collapse of the moral bottom line. All kinds of so-called artistic creations have appeared, which has accelerated the corruption of people's moral concepts, and people have become increasingly unable to understand what is orthodox art.

        From the point of view of retribution of good and evil, what consequences will works full of immoral elements bring to people? In the Ming Dynasty, there was a man surnamed Lu who was from a wealthy family. He liked to do landscape painting and practiced very diligently. He was well-known far and near. But in addition to business, I occasionally draw some erotic pictures, with great ingenuity. Every time a frame is drawn, it is placed on the desk, and over time it forms an album. Sometimes when guests and friends come to the house, he will also show them to the guests with great interest and present them as gifts, and all the winners will leave happily. One day, the servant at home took care of the room, saw this picture, peeked at it, and under the temptation of lust, took this spring book and came to the lady's room to lure her to do something. Later Miss was pregnant and was found out by Mr. Lu, who became seriously ill in a rage, and the servant was punished and sent to prison. The story of Mrs. being pregnant before marriage was also spread all over the city, and it was difficult for her to remarry. died. There is still a son in the family, who has a bad personality. After the death of Mr. Lu, he was addicted to gambling. He lost all the family savings at a young age, and finally lived on the street and became a beggar. His daughter also lost her support and became a prostitute. All these misfortunes are caused by a spring book, which shows the great influence and retribution.

        It has been said since ancient times that all evil and adultery are the first. In the orthodox concept and in the period of the heyday of morality, people are ashamed of this, and they must not be violated. They even set many punishment rules to strictly prohibit such evil behavior, but they still can't help it. Human desires intensify with the decline of moral values, especially in today's society. Pornographic paintings, nude paintings can be seen everywhere, there is no need to hide them anymore. Some famous painters in history, unfortunately died early, or their families were very poor, and most of them were related to promoting pornography. There is no reason for doing evil in painting!

        In ignorance, people often commit many crimes, planting the seeds of disaster for their own future, harming themselves and others. Due to the lack of the education of traditional moral concepts, modern people ignorantly appreciate and praise the naked feelings of passive daily life and timely enjoyment as "frankness", which is very sad. The form of doing evil in painting is not limited to arousing people's evil desires, there are also some evil things that can cause immeasurable damage to people's concepts and physical and mental health. Because everything has animism, although many seemingly inanimate things are actually composed of layers of material elements, just like the human body is also composed of the same type of material elements, it is only the state and form of existence. It's just different, and they all radiate information to the spatial field in which people live. Some are good and some are evil, and they all have an invisible impact on people. Although a painting looks like a thin piece of paper, the connotation and information it carries are alive and are always distributed in the space where it is located, which has a subtle and long-lasting influence on the people living in it . In the end, it will cause people to be kind and bright, or cause people to be depressed and killed, or induce people to arouse the evil of human nature, or attract other life attachments, or harm people's essence, and so on.

        Therefore, the orthodox painters and scribes in ancient times were extremely cautious about the subject matter of painting and appreciation of hanging paintings, emphasizing the meaning of the paintings to seek good and avoid evil. In addition to the subject matter of sensuality that is not tolerated by morality, those things that are full of weird and negative connotations are also tabooed and cannot be expressed as creative subjects. Things like snakes, foxes that are malevolent and charismatic creatures, and ghosts from lower dimensions in folk belief. These things are all ominous things, and they send out low-spirited negative information, which will have an extremely bad influence on people, so they are not advocated in orthodox culture.

        And this kind of subject matter is not subject to that kind of conceptual confinement in today's painting creation. The subject matter of creation has been developed freely, but at the same time it has released many negative factors that invade people's concepts. Works with such weird themes are easy to attract attention in today's painting circles because few people show them, and some even cause social controversy, thus enhancing the popularity of the painter and his works. This kind of weird works are more common in Japanese paintings. The form of Japanese paintings was originally inherited from Chinese traditional paintings, so the way of expression is very similar to that of Chinese paintings, and later integrated the cultural characteristics of his own nation. Japanese paintings reveal the Japanese nation's demanding technical level, and the application of materials is extremely particular, but the connotation of the works often tends to be treacherous. Just like the example mentioned above, works with such weird themes are more common in Japanese paintings, but rarely seen in traditional Chinese paintings. Those works that purely show horror factors and ghosts in the underworld are creepy and depressing. From the perspective of orthodoxy and traditional Chinese medicine, such things will never have a positive impact on people. No matter how superb its superficial technology is, the higher it is, the more it will strengthen the life factors of evil and evil in the painting. It will cause a threat to human life, and it will attract negative information that is not good for people. This is not alarmist talk, nor is it expressing my personal point of view. Similar substances and information will attract each other. It is a law that mosquitoes and flies will grow in the so-called smelly place.

        In ancient Japan, there was a female painter who liked to pursue these weird expressions, so she painted a long scroll of various ghosts in hell. In order to pursue vividness, she will intentionally pursue the behavior of those ghosts in her thoughts and actions to help achieve the purpose of creation. This is actually connecting the realm with low-level ghosts, so these very unclean things will be attracted. People who practiced in the past understand that human thoughts will be strengthened by different good and evil beings in the universe, good thoughts will be blessed by gods and Buddhas, and evil thoughts will also be strengthened by evil beings. The so-called: "The appearance is born from the heart, and the environment changes with the heart." Due to lack of orthodox thinking, the result was that the female painter had a mental breakdown, her main consciousness could not control herself, she became insane, and she became seriously ill, which was difficult for doctors to treat. Later, it was her master who found out her recent works and found half of the ghost pictures in the creation. After taking it out, she could understand the cause and effect, so at the end of the scroll, she reverently repainted a Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and several Xiang Bodhisattvas. Kneeling kid. Only when the evil spirits were suppressed, did the apprentice's condition get better, which is something that is difficult to explain even with modern science.

        From this point of view, one must be cautious in choosing the subject matter of artistic creation. If a person often expresses beautiful and positive things, it will naturally have a positive impact on people. According to the traditional theory of the five elements, the five colors correspond to the five internal organs of a person, and the human senses are also extremely sensitive to colors. Therefore, paintings full of orthodox connotations and techniques are often used to treat people. Pure colors and works that conform to moral connotations make people get better as their spirits are cultivated while watching and appreciating. Because human spirit and matter are one, from a medical point of view, many human symptoms are first caused by the spiritual level. Modern science has also discovered that the human spirit is matter, so there will be things like panic and worry that lead to illness. Therefore, the root of the disease lies in the mind, and medicines only regulate the physical side of the material body, but to fundamentally remove the root of the disease, one must cultivate the mind. A good panacea is to guard the soul of a person, which is the highest level of essence, qi, and god—the part of god. How to keep the primordial spirit? It means that people should cultivate morality internally and preserve their conscience and ability. Purity of heart and few desires will naturally not attract external factors that induce illness, and it can slow down the metabolic rate of human cells in the cessation of desire, so as to truly achieve health preservation and prolong life. Then when a person is creating the heavenly world and Buddha statues, he often has a peaceful state of mind and only thinks about the beauty of the Buddhaland and the compassionate teachings of the gods and Buddhas in his mind, without distracting thoughts of desire and struggle. The spiritual substance will evolve positively, and at the same time Exuding powerful energy of kindness, people's sense of morality will be strengthened, which is a process of cultivation in itself, so the process of orthodox painting creation is like spiritual practice.

        However, due to the destruction of orthodox culture and the prevalence of human variation, there are many pathologies in today's painting aesthetics. The color no longer advocates pure and bright, but is replaced by dirty and gloomy; the shape no longer advocates the regular and precise aesthetic feeling, but is replaced by ugly and irregular deformation; Creators don't know what they are expressing, and even many so-called artists, their creative process is a display of magic, completely left to the unconscious actions of irregular acquired concepts. These are all contrary to the orthodox creative thinking, but they are like pursuing the mental state of the devil, and naturally reject the bright and pure aesthetic feeling. Under such circumstances, traditional Chinese painting has also become a hodgepodge of various foreign elements, beyond recognition, and the real Chinese painting has been disintegrated and ceased to exist. In fact, the more high-end art, the more emphasis on purity, which is why all orthodox cultures have a certain degree of exclusivity. This exclusion is not because of conservatism, but to maintain the purity of its own system, otherwise there will be fear of disintegration and disappearance. Many artists today don't understand this anymore.

        Confucius said: "A gentleman focuses on Tao, bases himself on virtue, bases himself on benevolence, and travels on art." This is Confucianism's requirements for the moral character that scholars should possess before creating art. In fact, this idea has been running through the entire traditional culture, and it has been unanimously recognized and accepted by the people, and has even penetrated into people's blood, becoming everyone's consensus. Even today, the idea that people's interests are paramount has taken over, but no one dares to openly deny the existence of morality. Morality shapes people's orthodox thinking, and at the same time teaches people orthodox aesthetic concepts, so that people can understand what people should feel about beauty. All concepts in the moral system are systematic and coherent; while human superficial consciousness is subject to change at any time, irregular, discontinuous, and unsystematic. Therefore, if a person does not have a sound orthodox thought, he will probably act according to the superficial consciousness formed the day after tomorrow. And in creation, if the mindfulness does not play a leading role, it will definitely follow the fluctuating consciousness. Strictly speaking, artistic creation at that time was an unconscious act, losing the true self, and subconsciously. Control creation, so can the created things be good? Can it conform to the orthodox aesthetic concept of human beings?

        Today, because many people do not have clear and rational righteous thoughts, they get used to behaviors controlled by superficial consciousness. The people they draw do not have clear and rational spirit, and they all look like wandering spirits. This is actually the result. Some people may say that there are also many famous and influential calligraphy and painting artists in history who also rely on this behavior of pursuing superficial consciousness to create. For example, Zhang Xu and Huai Su, who wrote wild cursive in the Tang Dynasty, and Liang Kai, a painter in the Song Dynasty, are also recorded in history. These people were addicted to alcohol. Unrighteous things have existed since ancient times, and today, isn’t it that some people write, draw and draw, and even clown performances of yelling and graffiti are also applauded by the surrounding people? It is even regarded as the "new darling" of the industry, which normal people find weird. These bad things did not just appear today. Things always develop according to the law of mutual generation and mutual restraint. Therefore, such unhealthy factors have existed since ancient times and have been handed down at the same time. It does not mean that it has appeared for a long time. The good and the bad also have their form.

        Starting from the orthodox moral concept, it is actually not difficult to distinguish right from wrong. When people's hearts deviate from the requirements of moral standards, isn't it also reflected in all walks of life? While the level of calligraphy and painting techniques is declining today, isn't it also because of the decline of people's hearts that the quality of many painting materials has also deteriorated? How many colleagues in the painting and calligraphy circles complained endlessly because they couldn't find good materials and painting and calligraphy tools. Wasn't it caused by this factor? In fact, it is not limited to the field of calligraphy and painting? The basic necessities of life are also full of counterfeit and low-quality things everywhere, and the news of poisonous food and poisonous vaccines is frequently exposed. Isn’t this all due to the factors of unrighteous people’s hearts? If everyone can restrain themselves, follow the requirements of orthodox morality, and jointly maintain a good living environment for people, wouldn't it be possible to prevent many disasters from happening? In this way, if people don't value virtue, isn't it that they are harming themselves? According to religion, isn't this punishment? If the influence of good and evil on people and society is really so important, then it is particularly crucial for painters to stick to their pens. From the moment their works flow to the society, they may play a guiding role in people's moral concepts. effect. If an artist can have a responsible heart, I think it will be a great fortune to the whole society.

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