When the rain and grain, all four fields are transplanting.
Every family has beautiful wheat and rice, and everywhere is long in rhombus.
-- Lu You (Song)
Grain in Ear is the 9th solar term in the 24 solar terms of the lunar calendar and the third solar term in summer, which indicates the official beginning of the midsummer season. When the sun reaches 75 degrees of the yellow longitude, it is called the grain in Ear solar term. The grain time in 2020 is June 5, the lunar calendar leap April 14.
The word "Grain in Ear" originated from the "Zhou Li", "the grass is born, planted grain in Ear." The explanation of Zheng Xuan in the Eastern Han Dynasty is, "Ze grass is born, and its land can be planted. Mango seed, rice and wheat also." Simply put, crops can be grown where the grass is overgrown. The word "awn" refers to the needle on the seed shell of cereal plants or on vegetation. Crops such as late cereal, millet, millet, sorghum and highland barley all belong to the crops with awn.
"The Seventy-Two Houji of the Moon": "The May Festival means that there are crops that can be planted." It means "wheat with awns will harvest quickly, and rice with awns can be planted". At this time, the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China will enter the rainy Huangmei season.
As the saying goes: grain in ear grain in ear, with harvest with seed. Grain in Ear coincides with the "three summer" busy season of summer harvest, summer planting and summer pipe in the north and south of China, so the people also call it "busy planting". The simple ancients took its homophonic "busy planting" to remind people more directly that the season has come to the busy farming season, and it is time for farmers to start the busiest and hardest field work of the year.
Xinhe Man Pond
Long summer long
Summer wood is wandering
Ling Xiao Full Hedge Open
Mango three waiting
In ancient China, the ear species was divided into three categories: "one is the mantis is born; Second, Peng began to ring. Three Hou anti-tongue silent." In this solar term, the eggs laid by mantis in the late autumn of the previous year broke their shells to give birth to small mantis because they felt the initial birth of yin qi. Yin-happy Shrou birds began to appear on the branches and chirp when they felt yin. On the contrary, anti-tongue birds that could learn from other birds stopped chirping because they sensed the appearance of yin qi.
Grain in Ear Customs
In the south, May and June are the seasons when the plums are ripe. Green plum contains a variety of natural high-quality organic acids and rich minerals. It has health care functions such as purifying blood, clearing intestines, reducing blood lipids, eliminating fatigue, and enhancing human immunity. However, most of the fresh plums are sour and astringent, which is difficult to import directly. They need to be processed before eating. This processing process is boiled plum.
On February 2 of the lunar calendar, the flower god is welcomed at the flower dynasty festival. Grain in Ear is approaching (lunar calendar) in May, and flowers begin to wither and fall apart. Folk people often hold ceremonies to worship the flower god on Grain in Ear Day to send the flower god back to its place. At the same time, they express their gratitude to the flower god and look forward to meeting again in the coming year.
Transplanting in Mango -- Zen in Chinese Farming Culture
The cloth bag monk was born in a peasant family, and transplanting rice seedlings is a profession. There are also stories about his transplanting. It is said that Zhao, Qian, Sun and Li asked him to help transplant rice seedlings at the same time, and he all agreed. In the evening, each family came to invite them to dinner, and he also went to the table. The fields of each family have been inserted. The people began to realize that he had magic powers and boundless power. When someone asked about his feelings about transplanting rice seedlings, he casually recited a poem, that is, transplanting Yangko.
hand-knead young seed fukuda,
Head down and see the sky in the water.
Six clean square rice,
Back turned out to be forward.
This song seems to be plain and plain, but it is rich in philosophy, full of Zen, lively and interesting.
The temperature rises after the ear is planted, and the air is humid and stuffy, entering a typical summer climate. People's metabolism is accelerated, nutrients are lost, and they often feel sleepy and have no appetite. It is called "bitter summer". We should pay attention to nourishing the spleen and stomach, removing dampness and heat. "Bitter summer food bitter summer is not bitter". Appropriate to eat some bitter food, such as bitter gourd, lotus seeds, kale, buckwheat, lettuce, etc., is of great benefit to the human body. "Calm naturally cool". The grain season is suitable for regulating emotions. You can go to bed late and get up early, take a nap at noon, keep your mind peaceful and quiet.
"Grain in Ear" has two meanings, planting and harvesting. One harvest and one kind of interval, it shows the connotation of the solar term in Ear, and also explains that the true meaning of life lies in sowing, sticking to it, and grasping the current struggle. The cycle of life begins with hope and ends with abundance.
Lin Qingxuan said: "The burden of rice is the grain in ear, the burden of wheat ears is the grain in ear, the wave of sorghum is the grain in ear, and the bloom of chrysanthemum in the wild wind is the grain in ear." Mango is a season of harvest and hope. The busy harvest and sowing season, pregnant with growth.
The richness of life comes from farming, so does farming, and so does life. "Grain in Eawn is not planted, and later it falls through".
Life is an acre of land. Only when you plant hope can you harvest hope. Only when we plant Fukuda, cultivate character, cultivate wisdom and cultivate accomplishments, can we receive popularity, career, happiness and good fortune at the harvest season......
Grasp the present, busy but not boundless.