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Yatyahn Dakdouh, Gai'hyun Gaai Sing: family and friends also benefit when one encounters good fortuneThere's a legend about Lauh Ngon, the Prince of Waaih Naahm during the early years of the Han dynasty. He was involved in Taoist cults because he wanted to become immortal. One day, eight old men visited him and taught Lauh Ngon how to refine cinnabar. He swallowed the cinnabar and flew into the sky, immortal. After eating the crumbs of the cinnabar left at the house, Lauh Ngon's hens and dogs … [Read more...]

Sunny Days, Sweeping the Clouds Away

Sik Yinghuhng Juhng Yinghuhng: mutual appreciation between heroes; thinking highly of one anotherThe last years of the Han dynasty involved periods of great disorder.  Warlords rose against one another in a struggle for supremacy.  It is said that leaders Chouh Chou and Lauh Bei were discussing the heroes of their time when Chouh Chou complimented Lauh Bei by saying, "Now you and I are heroes (yinghuhng)." My fellow writers are my heroes.  Thank you to Lara Britt who recently gave me the … [Read more...]