My thread in a nutshell: Chinese prophets from over a millennia ago may have predicted several important events during the last few centuries.
I wanted to start a thread about the connection between Chinese mythology and Freemasons, but it seems that the more reasearch I do, the more there is
to research. Therefore, I'm writing a thread on a prophetic book instead. This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will come out in a
couple of weeks, so hopefully, the suspense won't kill you before my second thread.
The prophetic book Tui Bei Tu
(pronounced 'tway bay too'). You may have heard of the Tui Bei Tu, an book written during China's Tang Dynasty.
It encompasses two millennia of prophecies and comprises 60 different pictures, each with two short poems to accompany it. Apart from the first
(introduction) and last (conclusion), each picture represents one event in history.
The exact origins of the book are unclear. It must be written during the Tang Dynasty, most probably during Emperor Taizong's reign, because the book
started from Wu Zetian's era. Rumour has it that it was written by Li Chunfeng and Yuan Tiangang under Taizong's request. Li used the Yi Jing (I
Ching) (because, seriously, what else?) to write the book. After predicting the futures of over two millennia, Yuan gave him a shove on the back,
telling him to shut up about the future and go home to sleep instead (hence the name 'back-pushing pictures').
Over the ages, many have added to and changed the book to make it 'sexier' and better correlate to historical events, so there are many, many versions
of it. Perhaps the most famous version is Jin Shengtan's annotated one. It was stored away by the Qing Dynasty for safekeeping and was later stolen by
the British. It was bought back by a Chinese and was widely distributed.
Jin was executed in 1661, so any prophecies after this year (prophecy #35 onwards) are genuine ones, original or otherwise. The ones before that,
although amazing, are most likely fakes.
Of the many interpretations found on the Internet, my favourite are these three:
The first is from a Mainland conspiracy group and the second is the Taiwanese personal website with rather extreme anti-American and anti-CCP views.
The third appears to be a personal site which accepts comments from users. (Warning: some of the posters there appear to Falun Gong cultists.)
However, as they've only contributed logic and theories to the analysis of the book, they can serve as references.
For convenience, I'll refer to them as 'the Mainland source', 'the Taiwanese source' and 'the third source' from now on.
There is little controversy about the pre-WWII prophecies (35-39). Most of them are really obvious and I think the average Chinese can decode at least
half of them. I'll only post the first and last of the this group here, just to convince you how accurate it is. The rst of the post will be spent on
the correlation between the TBT and current events.
Anyone who reads the poems will understand that it's about a rebellion that eventually collapses because of internal conflicts. The second line of the
first poem says, 'During great peace (taiping), kings/princes are killing kings/princes.' The first thing to come to mind is obviously the Taiping
Rebellion, the largest failed rebellion during the Qing Dynasty. It was led by the Christian convert Hong Xiuquan, who thought he was sent by god.
'Taiping' means 'great peace'.
Now, read my transliteration of the second poem (sorry for the lack of tones):
Taiping you jian xuehua fei, wu se zhang cheng li-wai yi.
Hongshui tao tian miao bu xiu, Zhongyuan ceng jian meng quan fei.
Noticed anything funny here? If not, you may need to be more observannt.
you jian xuehua fei, wu se zhang cheng li-wai yi.
shui tao tian miao bu xiu
, Zhongyuan ceng jian meng quan
The prophet(s) knew the name of the rebel leader as well as his rebellion.
Now take a look at #39:
The first poem:
The bird had no feet. The mountain had a moon. The sun had just risen. The people all cried.
In the middle of the twelfth month, the qi was not agreeable. The southern mountain had a bird and the northern mountain a bird-catching net.
One morning, we heard the golden rooster cry. The sea was sinking and the sun had passed.
If you guessed the Second Sino-Japanese War, you're right. 'The bird had no feet' - if you replace the 'feet' in the Chinese character 鳥 with a
'mountain', you get 島, meaning 'island'. This character is also implied in the picture, which depicts a bird on a mountain. Japan's name means 'the
origin of the sun', so 'the sun had just risen' = the Japanese militarists had just risen. The people all cried is a no-brainer - who likes
'The qi was not agreeable in the middle of the twelfth month' - the Mainland source says it was really wordplay and means 'right in the middle between
the second and tenth months', which points to the sixth month of the lunar calendar, when the Lugouqiao Incident took place. The Taiwanese source says
you can get the 王 character by putting together 十 and 二, and 'the qi was not agreeable' means that Wang Jingwei and Jiang Jieshi were
disagreeing. I think both sources were ignoring the obvious: if you use the Western calendar instead, the twelfth month is December and the Nanjing
Massacre took place in the middle of December.
'The southern mountain had a bird and the northern mountain a bird-catching net.' Both sources agree that the bird refers to Wang Jingwei, the traitor
who was used by the Japanese to set up a false ROC government in Nanjing (The Jingwei was a bird in Chinese mythology and Nanjing means 'southern
capital', hence 'the southern mountain had a bird'.) The second one is less clear. I prefer the Mainland conspiracy theorist's interpretation, which
is that the net (luo in Chinese) refers to the Aisin Gioro (Aixinjueluo
). The Taiwanese interpretation is that 'luo' refers to Russia
si in Chinese). I don't really buy this one because Russia is north of China all the time.
Continued in the next post
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