kalau orang hindu mengenal sang hyang widi yasa, muslim mengenal Allah SWT sebagai the one and only supreme God, ternyata orang china mengenal shang di atau tian. yang suka baca karya jin yong (chin yung) atau gu long (khu lung) mungkin mengenalnya dengan sebutan Thian.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangdi *Shangdi* (上帝, pinyin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin>: *Shàngdì*, Wade-Giles <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade-Giles> *Shang Ti*) is the Supreme God <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God> in the original religious system of the Han Chinese <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Chinese> people (see traditional Chinese religion<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Chinese_religion>), a term used from the second millennium BC to the present day, as pronounced according to the modern Mandarin dialect. Literally the term means "Above Emperor" or "Above Sovereign", which is taken to mean "Lord On High", "Highest Lord", "the God above", "the Supreme God", "Above ", or "Celestial Lord". Another title of Shangdi is simply Di (帝). Shangdi is chiefly associated with Heaven. From the earliest times of Chinese history, and especially from the Zhou Dynasty <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Dynasty>(周朝, 1122 BC to 256 BC) onwards, another name, Tian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tian> (天), is also used to refer to the Supreme God of the Chinese people (see Heaven worship<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven_worship>). Tian is a word with multiple meanings in the ancient Chinese language; it can either mean the physical sky or the presiding God of Heaven. When Tian is used in the latter sense, it has the same meaning as Shangdi. By the time of the Han dynasty <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_dynasty>, the influential Confucian scholar Zheng Xuan declared that "Shangdi is another name for Tian." Shangdi is never represented with images or idols in Chinese tradition. === menarik tuh di kalimat terakhir, soalnya shang di atau thian ini nggak pernah dirupakan dalam perwujudan tertentu - kagak ada patungnya (kecuali nekad kali yah). tidak menyerupai dan tidak diserupakan ??? tidak beranak dan tidak diperanakkan ??? === Creator of the Universe Shangdi is considered by some to be the Creator of the universe Worship >From the earliest eras of Chinese history, Shangdi was officially worshipped through sacrificial rituals. Shangdi is believed to rule over natural and ancestral spirits, who act as His ministers. Shangdi is thought to be the Supreme Guide of both the natural order and the human order. === kalau lagi baca yang kayak gini, kadang terheran heran, nabi Adam a.s dulu diturunkan di Arab, di India atau di China, yah ? hehehe :)) -- salam, Ari [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]