The love in dunhuang fresco more than 1000 years ago was so good
“You live at the end of the Yangtze River, I live at the end of the Yangtze River”, “on the moon at the end of the willow, people meet after dusk”, these poetic and beautiful poems, describe a love utopia, let people’s hearts yearn for.In fact, in addition to ancient poetry, There are many cultural gems left in China, which can let us see the moving depiction of love by ancient people, such as the Mogao Grottoes, the cultural treasure house of the world.Might as well follow us to pass through time and space together, go to see the love worth to be engraved in dunhuang people’s mind before one thousand years, is what appearance.Life is like a flower for which love is honey.In the face of love, the ancients and now we are as brave.The south wall of Cave 45 of Mogao Grottoes has a mural work created according to Guanyin Bodhisattva Pumen Product. In the picture, a man holding a wat board is courting a charming woman in green dress and red skirt.There is a saying in the mural: “If you have many lustful desires, you will get rid of them if you pay tribute to Avalokitesvara.”The theme should be “from lust”, but mischievous artist , but “off-topic” to draw a man courting a woman picture.The man is bent over with his upper body tilted towards the woman and his eyes are fixed on the woman in front of him, showing his admiration for the woman.Compared to the nervous man, the female figure looks much more relaxed.A green dress red skirt, graceful, graceful posture, neither humble nor pushy, but also difficult to hide charming and lovely.For the meaning of this mural, some people interpret that the man gave the precious plate as a gift to the woman in the picture, so as to show his heart and pursue the girl.What kind of love story does this mural want to show? I’m afraid only the mogao Grottoes painter who painted this masterpiece can answer it.The answer, however, has gone away with the painter and The Times, leaving only the thousands of love paeans that have been handed down from generation to generation.In the stereotype, in ancient times, the initiative of love was often held in the hands of men. However, the Story painting of A Novice Who abides by suicide on the southern wall of Cave 257 in The Mogao Grottoes presents us with a bold female image of courtship.The mural depicts a young novice sent by his master to collect offerings from a layman’s home. The young girl who opened the door to welcome the novice fell in love with him when she saw his beautiful features.The girl fell in love at first sight and boldly expressed her thoughts to the novice.However, the Buddhist kingdom abdicates the sea, finally difficult both sides, of dilemma extremely, small sami can only choose suicide to end this paragraph should not sprout love, in order to defend their faith.The climax of the mural should be the picture of the girl’s love.There is no classic “lust fire, in front of the novice monk, make all seduction, shake shoulders to look at the shadow, deep desire phase” of the flirtatious posture, presented in front of us is wearing a fresh blue clothes, love blossoming young girl.The most touching scene in the picture is that the girl’s head is slightly lowered. Her eyes do not even dare to look at her sweetheart close at hand. She just gently pulls the skirt of the little novice monk to express her love in this implicit way.Buddha is the Buddha in the world, love is secular.In this love that ended in tragedy, it seems that we can’t condemn either side. The sami sticks to it and the girl expresses her love. Different identities and positions make different choices for love.But maybe it’s worth remembering that love is definitely not the prerogative of men. It’s the same for everyone, if you get past that.”High mountain and flowing water, concomitant feeling” Mogao Grottoes 85 cave south wall tree play zheng [late Tang Dynasty] below to appear this pair of “wall person”, we can rest assured knock sugar, without the composition of abuse love.”Under the tree to talk about zheng map” describes the ancient Indian Balangnai prince Good friends to the princess of Lishhiba country play the piano picture, two people sit looking at each other, behind the tree pavilions such as cover, free and open atmosphere of the tang dynasty.As the prince of Balangnai, Shanyu was framed and blinded by his crooked younger brother, and was sent to The kingdom of Lishiba, where he became an orchard keeper.Good music friends, while watching the orchard, while playing zither entertainment.In the “great convenience Buddha gratitude · evil friends product” In the Buddhist sutra has been recorded, “good and friendly skillfully play zheng, its sound and elegant, yue can be the heart”.One day, it happened that the princess of The kingdom of Lishhiba came to the orchard. She was immediately attracted by the sound of the piano and followed the sound to the prince of Good Friend, who saw the blind man playing the zheng.The princess’s heart seemed to be taken away when she saw the good friend playing the zheng under the tree and the beautiful music flowing from her fingers.However, the princess did not think that the blind man who looked after the orchard was the future husband chosen by his parents. However, shanyu was already blind and powerless and could not marry the princess.However, the firm princess did not hesitate, regardless of the father and all block, still chose a good friend together, gave this section of twists and turns of the story a happy ending.”Those who know me say that I am worried about my heart, and those who do not know me say what I want.” The stories of high mountains and flowing water are moving because they can appreciate and understand each other.Those initially underrated love may not fail to last, after all, love is a private experience, and it may be sweeter to listen to your heart.In any era, marriage is not the final destination of love, but there are still many lovers choose to take a gamble, with a paper engagement to crown love.In ancient times, there were four great happiness events in life: rain on a long drought, an old friend in a foreign land, a wedding night, and a gold medal.And the wedding is even known as “the good of combining two family names, on the matter of the ancestral temple to follow the future generations, the heavy gentleman”, and family inheritance linked together, it can be seen that the ancients attach importance to the wedding.On the south wall of cave 12 of mogao Grottoes, there is a wedding theme mural, which depicts the grand scene of people’s wedding thousands of years ago.In the picture, the groom bows down and obeys, while the bride stands and bows with her hands on her chest, which is a typical sign of marriage. If the bride and groom both stand and bow with their hands on their chest, or both men and women bow down, it is a traditional marriage of han nationality.In the mural, two people stand behind the couple, one holding the gift box and the other holding the mother-of-pearl box, combining the ceremony of getting married in Dunhuang with the tradition of mother-of-pearl box in central China.In The Book Zhang Ao Shuyi, which concentrates on reflecting the marriage customs of Dunhuang in tang Dynasty, the wedding process in Dunhuang area is classified into two stages: intermarriage and ceremony.After the official confirmation of the marriage, the man will officially send six kinds of bride gifts to the woman’s family, including wild geese, sheep and wine.In the Book of Rites in the Early Tang Dynasty, the six rites are explained as “wild geese first, sheep second, wine third, yellow and white rice fourth, xuan ð« fifth, shu silk firstAncient bride price goose row first, full of the ancients to marriage implicit and meaningful romantic blessing, to goose love, happiness, take good luck, grow old together.