The Union of the Earth and the Universe, by Darren Palmer symbolizes the eternal spirit of Qin Shi Huangdi and his mother Lady Zhao.
The “Three Teachings” of Confucianism, Daoism, and Chinese Buddhism were China’s enormous contribution to the spiritual and moral history of humanity. The bond that existed between Earth and Heaven guided the emperors that sat on the Dragon’s Throne. The emperor had the sacred duty to ensure harmony existed between the universe and earth.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
Map Position: #11 – Robson & Hornby
Artist: Darren Palmer