Man has always been dependent on the ground for subsistence.To him, earth(土)is represented by its two layers(二)-the topsoil and subsoil-from which growing plants sprout(│).Hence土:the good earth that produces all things for man.
Riches Are As Worthless As Dust
There is a proverb in China: Riches are as worthless as dust;benevolence and justice are the most valuable things one can possess.
This proverb stresses that benevolence and justice are the most valuable possessions a personcan have.Compared with these qualities wealth is worthless,and one should never discard benevolence for the sake of money.
“Analysis of Chinese Characters by bilingual”，is opened for the convenience of Chinese and foreign friends who are interested in Chinese characters.We’ll push a Chinese character every Monday，analyze its originand related culture. If there is any impropriety，welcome to correct us.