December 5, 2003
president Min, vice-president Zhang and secretary Yuan:
have received the fax form your Association. We feel sorry that you
can¡¯t come by being busy with the Taoist Dong Zhi celebration, but
thank you very much for your wholehearted support and for praising our
work with much energy and enthusiasm.
during the cerebration of the second anniversary of our temple Qing
Jing Gong, we will let every body know about your letter. We think it
will be of great motivation for Taoist believers in Spain. We have a
high respect for you--long before knowing your honorable feces through
the magazines of your Association that were brought by Master Tian.
Although at this time you cannot attend this celebration of our temple,
we were are happy with your encyclica as if it were the blessing of
Lao Zi and his halo reflected for the whole world.
if we are not in the same place and have different customs as races,
we have the same heart capable of loving China with passion and the
spreading of Taoism. To support our planet and help humanity--promoting
peace for everyone, that is our common destiny.
Two years ago when we established the temple Qing Jing Gong, Master
Tian suggested to invite your Association to visit Spain, but at that
time we did not have sufficient funds to make this come about as we
wished for so long. In the same way, we considered since then, that
when having an important official celebration, we wanted to invite you
again to orient our Association.
the work of our Association we have spreaded the Taoist culture and
now two cities of Spain, Seville and Malaga, are prepare to establish
their own Taoist Associations and through our Association in Catalonia,
we want to register officially the Spain Taoist Association. Also we
have students in the country of Andorra and want to establish the Europe
Taoist Association as soon as we have the opportunity.
we are adding other different languages (Spanish, Chinese, English and
French) to our Taoist Web page, to be able to spread Taoist culture
to the world. But overall, we are aware that China¡¯s Taoism is and
will always be our root.
Tian¡äs book Knowing Taoism, which has been published by the well-established
Kair¨®s Publishing, has been greatly received. It has left precious
Taoists lessons in us and this seed already is taking root and sprouting,
because its bud is growing robustly.
Spanish government has accredited Taoism in Spain and the Temple Qing
Jing Gong. Master Tian will celebrate with us the second anniversary
of the Temple Qing Jing Gong and when success has been obtained, "Get
out of the way" as the word of Lao Zi states. Later, he wants to
return to your Association. We are thankful to your Association that
has prepared the new generation of Taoist talents, which has completely
verified the authenticity of the policy of religious freedom of the
Chinese government. Also we are thankful to your association for sending
us such an excellent guide. Master Tian has work hard in an effort to
establish the Spanish Taoist Association, the Temple Qing Jing Gong
and writing the book Knowing Taoism. We have established a deep friendship
and at the same time that we thank the Master for his stay here with
us, and we apologize for making him spend years of his valuable time
among us Westerners.
think of ourselves as a branch of Chinese Taoism and we also take hold
of the good tradition of ancient Taoism with perseverance and agreed
in following the same steps of your Association--we will be in the front
line spreading Chinese and Taoist culture.
sincerely wish to be able to strengthen the bond of our associations,
countries and to develop a greater degree of friendship and deep understanding
and unity so that everybody can knows about China and Taoism spreads
throughout the world.
Taoist Association of Spain
Temple of Purity and Silence of Spain