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Friday, March 14, 2014
Liu-powen Fight San-sha’ (劉伯溫斗三煞)
Now, let me tell
you a story of ‘fight san-sha” as I know many friends will like to hear this
very interesting yet old folklore. I have provided the story in Chinese as well
as I felt some difficulties in the actual translation:
The Ming emperor Zhu-yuanzhang wanted to refurbish the
royal palace main hall so he ordered Liu-bowen to select an auspicious date.
After some calculations, Liu has finally selected a date and time to perform
the renovation work. However, the royal astrologer objected the date and time as
those were extremely inauspicious timings. But Liu-bowen told Zhu-yuanzhang: "It will be OK provided that your majesty order Li-shanzhang and Chang-yuchun to supervise the work."
The emperor Zhu-yuanzhang decided to follow Liu-bowen’s
On the commencement of the work, as it was anticipated
thick clouds congregated with lightings and thunders causing workers to panic
and wanted to stop working.
At this time Li-shanzhang and Chang-yuchun entered the
main hall as planned. The clouds dispersed while lightings and thunders
immediately ceased; seemed that the weather has immediately turned sunny again.
Later, the royal astrologer asked Liu-bowen and he answered:
“Since the green dragon and white tiger both entered together, why should I
fear of san-sha?”