Immortals Reappear in the World
During the deadly
earthquake last year, an ancient city wall in ancient Fishing
Town (钓鱼市) in Chongqing (重庆) was damaged by cracks.
After several heavy rains this summer, the cracks expanded
further, so the city authorise hired stone
masters to repair the damage. When the masters tried
to clean up the damaged section, they discovered two human
figures in ancient
Han costume sitting in a cavity within the thick wall.
It is confirmed later by experts that the stone sculptures
are tribute to Daoist
immortals and date back to the Mind
Dynasty 400 years ago.
According to historical records, the city wall
was built during the Qing Dynasty under an alien rule of Manchurians,
who worshiped demons of Tibetan Lamaism and
suppressed the native Chinese faith of Daoism which
by essence is compatible with and complementary to Mahayana
Buddhism of Han
(Source of info/photo: sqwb.com.cn)
Peasants to Save the World
About a week ago, Mr Xie living at Fengtai District
in Beijing noticed
some unusual marks displayed on the head of his pet fish, which
resembles a Chinese
character 福 for blessing.
It is not uncommon for Luohan Fish to show tattoo-like
figures on its body, but it is certainly quite extraordinary,
at least from Mr Xie's point of view, for an illiterate fish
to present its best wishes in such a cultured manner.
(Source of info/photo: CFP)