Don’t do bad things, don’t be afraid of ghosts knocking on the door. Participating in too many things that have nothing to do with oneself, or doing too many unscrupulous things, naturally the more afraid of ghosts affecting one’s body. I tried my best to fix it, but it was all in vain.
The ancients used this to sum up the saying: “The more incense you burn, the more ghosts you provoke.” This is the reason. This has nothing to do with superstition, it is entirely due to human nature.
Human nature: nosy
What the ancients called “burning a lot of incense”, one of the meanings is to meddle too much in nosy affairs, and eventually provoke too many “ghosts” and harm oneself.
Yuan Ang, a native of Chu State in the early Han Dynasty, was a famous minister in the Western Han Dynasty. He was an official in Qi State, Wu State Prime Minister, and Chu State.
This person firmly supports the maintenance of the etiquette system, and when encountering things that do not comply with the court rules, no matter what is inside or outside, he will take care of it to the end.
Therefore, although the emperor was often bumped by him with such a character, he never took it to heart. After all, Yuan Ang is dedicated to the country, which is known to everyone.
It’s just that Yuan An should not interfere in the succession of the throne, even with good intentions, the biggest power transfer in the world is not something he can participate in.
Back in the reign of Emperor Jing of the Han Dynasty, Empress Dowager Dou was very fond of her youngest son Liu Wu, the king of Liang.
Originally, Emperor Han Jing didn’t take it seriously, but he couldn’t stand the persistent interference of Empress Dowager Dou. Later, during a banquet, Emperor Han Jing, who was drunk, promised to make Liu Wu the prince.
With the backing of Empress Dowager Dou and the emperor’s promise in front of all officials, Liu Wu instantly changed from being low-key and restrained to arrogant and domineering.
He seemed to have seen how he would be the emperor in the future, domineering in the court, even if he saw Liu Rong, who was really a prince at that time, he didn’t take it seriously.
This was originally an internal matter of the royal family, and very few ministers intervened. Some ministers even said a few words of remonstrance, and the words were very tactful, but Yuan An resolutely resisted with the strongest posture.
When the crown prince Liu Rong was abolished and Empress Dowager Dou took the opportunity to ask for confirmation of Liu Wu’s position as crown prince, Yuan An wrote to Emperor Jing, bluntly stating that Liu Wu had many things that did not conform to the rules and status.
In a rage, Emperor Jing of the Han Dynasty never mentioned Liu Wu as the prince again, but instead made Liu Che, King of Jiaodong, the prince. Liu Wu’s “Emperor Dream” was shattered because of Yuan An’s intervention.
In fact, it would be wrong to say that Yuan An made a mistake. The key is that Yuan An was already living at home at that time, and had dismissed all his official positions. One can imagine the resentment in Liu Wu’s heart for interfering with the royal family as a white body.
So on the dark night of the murderous night, Liu Wu quietly arranged for a killer to directly kill Yuan Ang’s family.
As the ancients said, the more incense you burn, the more ghosts you will provoke. No, Yuan Ang burned too much “incense” and got into trouble with Liu Wu, the evil ghost.
Human nature: if you do many unrighteous actions, you will kill yourself
In ancient feudal society, there was never a shortage of people who wanted to eat people but were sneaky. Trying to cover up, not daring to directly attack. Afraid of being discovered by others, he burned incense and worshiped Buddha, praying for God’s blessing.
Little do they know that many unrighteous deeds will kill themselves, and if they don’t burn a stick of incense, it means they have done another bad thing. Burn more incense, and do more and more bad things, which is bound to attract ghosts and ghosts.
During the Spring and Autumn Period, Duke Wu of Zheng died and was succeeded by his eldest son, Duke Zhuang. His younger brother Gong Shuduan attempted to usurp the throne, so he recruited troops and repaired equipment in the fief.
Dr. Zheng Jizhong was deeply disturbed, and said to Zheng Zhuanggong: If Gong Shuduan is not eliminated as soon as possible to prevent future troubles, Zheng Guo will face great danger when the end is too big.
Unexpectedly, Zheng Zhuanggong didn’t care about it, and replied with a smile: If you do many unrighteous actions, you will kill yourself, and your aunt will treat it.
Not long after, as Zheng Zhuanggong said, when Gong Shuduan became more and more powerful, Gong Shuduan himself became more and more arrogant.
Not only wantonly occupied the surrounding cities, but even humiliated the common people.
Seeing that the people’s anger had reached its peak, Zheng Zhuanggong sent troops to attack Gong Shuduan, and finally expelled him from Zheng State, and he was never allowed to return.
If you do too many bad things, not to mention that the gods will not bless and support them, even ordinary people will hate them very much. In the face of such a situation, even if you have more power, so what?
In ancient feudal society, people relied on burning incense because of the influence of feudal superstition. In modern society, although the plots of imitating the ancients burning incense have decreased, the number of ghosts and ghosts provoked is not necessarily less.
Especially when everyone has a certain sense of social responsibility, if they do too many bad things, they will eventually be sent to prison.
Don’t you see any “overturned” celebrities who used to be glamorous? But in the end, it only ended up in a miserable end.
Do people show sympathy? No, when they provoke punishment, everyone will applaud. Instead of focusing on burning incense and worshiping Buddha, it is better to think about what you really should care about.