Train Kangxi

Emperor Shunzhi of the Qing Dynasty saw through the world of mortals, became a monk, and passed on his fortune to his eight-year-old son Xuan Ye, who later became the famous Emperor Kangxi.

After Emperor Kangxi became an adult and took charge of his own affairs, his civil and military skills far surpassed that of his old man, so he became very proud and proud. He often visited privately incognito, always wanting to see with his own eyes what kind of scene of singing, dancing and prosperity the splendid country under his rule was like.

On this day, Kangxi paid another private visit incognito and came to an ancient temple in the mountains. Seeing a group of monks planting rice outside the temple, he felt puzzled and decided to go into the temple to have a look.

A skinny old monk welcomed Kangxi into the temple. The temple was in a state of dilapidation, and a broken coffee table was rickety. The old monk hurriedly used a tile to support one of his legs, so that the coffee table could be considered stable. Kangxi shook the coffee table with his hand, and when he saw that it was stable, he said with satisfaction: "This is like what people often say, King Kangxi is sitting on the throne – it is stable!"

After the old monk poured tea for Kangxi, he sighed and replied slowly: "Oh, I have also heard people often say that Lord Shunzhi decides the world – trembling and frightened!"

Kangxi saw that the old monk had a quick mind and must be an expert! So he wanted to hear the old monk's praise and praise for the "Kangxi Prosperity".

The strange thing is that as soon as Kangxi asked the old monk his views on the current world, the old monk kept shaking his head, with an expression like "I don't know if Kangxi of the Han Dynasty recorded the death of Concubine Yi in private , regardless of the Wei and Jin Dynasties", and then he said "all the people" Suffering, all living beings suffer, the ocean of suffering is boundless" and other compassionate words. Kangxi felt very disappointed, and when he saw the temple in tatters, he became angry and scolded the old monk for ignoring Buddhist affairs, leaving behind yellow scrolls and green lanterns, and planting rice in the north without doing his job. As he spoke, he asked sternly: "What kind of monk are you wearing cassocks? It is simply a disgrace to the prosperous times!"

Seeing Kangxi's anger, the old monk couldn't help but smile and said tepidly: "Well, maybe I am just an 'eight-pointed' monk."

Kangxi couldn't help laughing when he heard the "eight-pointed" monk. Kangxi knew: In the local dialect, "eight-pointed" is a derogatory term, and the common people call it "eating eight-pointed" when being criticized or blamed. Kangxi wanted to tease the kind-hearted old monk in front of him.

Kangxi remained calm and said: "Your ancient temple is too old and dilapidated. Today I will write the first couplet. If you can match the second couplet, I will donate money to rebuild your temple."

The old monk bowed to the end: "Amitabha, the benefactor's merits are immeasurable, please do as you wish."

Kangxi briefly thought about Kangxi's secret service to remember the death of Concubine Yi , and remembered the words that people often praised him, so he casually read aloud:

Long live Lord, long live Lord, long live, long live, long live!

This first couplet is a line of praise for the emperor. If it is not done right, it can easily lead to "mistakes" and lead to death! Unexpectedly, the old monk responded with a smile without thinking:

Eight-pointed monk, eight-pointed monk, eight-pointed, eight-pointed, eight-pointed monk.

Kangxi was very surprised when he heard it. "Bacha" has the same pronunciation as "Bacha" in the dialect. "Pacha" means hard times and struggling to survive. Using "Babacha" to "Long live" is like a miraculous and flawless workmanship, wonderful! Kangxi kept praising the old monk for the neatness and legality of the second couplet, and immediately stated that he would send the donation for rebuilding the temple another day, and then bid farewell to the old monk and went down the mountain.

After returning to the apartment, Kangxi still couldn't help repeating the taste of "Badong Monk, Babu Monk, Babu, Babu, Eight Eight Basters", and felt quite interesting and fun. Kangxi smiled as he read and recited. Suddenly, he suddenly realized something. He couldn't help being surprised: Putting the two characters "eight" together, with "eight" above and "×" below, doesn't it mean "father"? Words? He then thought about what he heard about Emperor Shunzhi becoming a monk in his early years. Could it be that this old monk was the "Huang Ama" who became a monk in the early years? Thinking of this, he was so frightened that he broke into a cold sweat and was so frightened that he couldn't sleep all night.

Early the next morning, Kangxi came to the temple early. The young monk told him that after the donor left yesterday, the master left the temple that night and went out for a wander. Kangxi was surprised again and asked the master if he had left any words. The young monk shook his head and said that the master gave Zizhuyuan a new couplet before he left. The master wrote and hung it himself.

Kangxi rushed to the door of Zizhuyuan and saw two lines of big characters: dragons and phoenixes dancing:

There are knots before they are unearthed,

Even Ling Yun is modest.

Kangxi knew in his heart that this old monk must be the Emperor Shunzhi. The old man used the couplet "Yong Bamboo" in Zizhuyuan to remind himself of the humble way of life.

It turned out that the old monk was indeed the Emperor Shunzhi. After sneaking away from the court, he had been practicing hard in this ancient temple in the mountains for many years in obscurity. As the saying goes, "No one knows more than his father." When he saw Kangxi's voice, smile, and movements, he knew that his son had come up the mountain. After seeing his son's domineering behavior, he disapproved of it. He "qiao" reprimanded his son silently, and then left quietly.

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