Dreams, for modern people, are a strange world, and the ancients were convinced of the hints of the dream world. Ancient texts also record events that cannot be explained by modern science: two people have the same dream and become witnesses of the same dream.
My late husband’s dream tells me where to go in the next life
In 551, Wei was ordered to compile the Book of Wei, which took three years to complete, but some of its contents were inaccurate, causing an uproar in the court and the ministers to boil.
The ministers Li Shu, Lu Fei, Wang Songnian and others jointly appealed to refute Wei Cai’s distortion of facts. As a result, Emperor Wen Xuan of Northern Qi was furious and had Li Shu and others shaved, whipped and sent to jail after 200 lashes. Li Shu finally died in prison unjustly.
After Li Shu’s death, his wife Yuan was in pain. Li Shu’s brother Li Yue asked his wife to comfort Yuan and live with her. Five years later, Yuan married Zhao Qi instead.
True History Fax Witnessing the Strange Story of Reincarnation
One day, Yuan saw her late husband Li Shu in a dream.
Li Shu said to her, “My fortune is too thin, and now I will be reborn as a daughter in Liu’s family. I will be born tomorrow. I am afraid that the Liu family is too poor to raise me. We still have old favors as husband and wife, so we specially come to inform you that you can go to Liu’s house to adopt me.”
Li Shu told Yuan the Liu family’s detailed address. In the dream, Yuan did not dare to agree, after all, she is a remarried woman, this matter can not make the decision. Li Shu looked at her and knew Yuan’s worries, so he said, “You seem to be afraid of Zhao Qi, don’t worry, I will go and talk to him myself.”
So, Li Shu entered Zhao Qi’s dream again and enjoined in detail about his upcoming reincarnation.
The next day, Zhao Qi woke up and asked Yuan about her ex-husband. It turned out that Li Shu had entrusted the dream to both of them, and the dream was more or less the same. Knowing that this was true, Zhao Qi was amazed, so he took money and gifts and personally went to Liu’s house to take back the baby girl he had just given birth to and raise her.
The dream of the ancestors is recorded in the official history, and it is a sigh of relief to read it. We have to believe that death is not the end of life, and people will continue to reincarnate after death and renew their destiny with the right person.
The dream shows that Fu Yi has become a man of the mud plough
During the Tang Dynasty, there was also an example of two people having the same dream.
During the Tang Dynasty, Fu Yi, a Tang dynasty historian, was very eloquent and had a good knowledge of astronomy and calendars, but he often slandered Buddhism and disrespected monks with his three-inch tongue, and often used Buddha statues as bricks and tiles.
At that time, Fu Yi, Fu Renjun and Xue Ze were all the three officials of Tai Shi. Xue Ze owed 5,000 yuan to Renjun, and before he could pay it back, Renjun had already passed away.
One night, Xue Ze dreamed of Renjun. Xue Ze asked Renjun, “I owe you money, and I haven’t paid it back, who should I give it to?” In-gyun said, “I can pay it to the Mudli people.” Xue Ze did not understand, so he asked him, “Who is the mud ploughman?” Renjun said, “Fu Yi, the official of the history, is a mud ploughman.” When Xue Ze heard this, he woke up.
The strange dream revealed that the slanderer of Buddha fell into the mud plow hell
That night, Feng Changzheng, the young governor, had a dream that he went to a place where there were many deceased ancestors. In the dream, Feng Changzheng asked one of the deceased, “It is said in the scriptures that there is evil reward for doing evil and blessing for doing good, I wonder if that exists?” The deceased man said, “Of course it does.”
Feng Changzheng asked him, “What will happen to people like Fu Yi, who did not believe in Buddhism, after death?” The deceased said, “There is a good reward for good and an evil reward for evil, which must exist. As for Fu Yi, he has been sent to the Mud Plough Hell in Yuezhou to be a mud ploughman.” Mud Plough Hell is also translated as “Infernal Hell”.
The next morning, Feng Changzheng went to the palace to see Xue Ze and told him about his dream last night. Xue Ze was surprised and told Feng Changzheng about his dream about the “mud plough man”. The dreams of the two men matched so well.
The two ministers sighed to themselves that good and evil things have their own rewards, so they couldn’t help but believe in them. Xue Ze then followed the hints in the dream and paid the money owed to Fu Yi, and at the same time told him what he had seen in the dream. A few days later, in the autumn of the 14th year of Zhenguan, Fu Yi died suddenly.
The existence of another time and space
Although Li Shu of Northern Qi was no longer alive, he was still able to enter the dream of his ex-wife and his wife and tell them where he was reincarnated; while Fu Yi of the Tang Dynasty was still alive, his two colleagues learned in their dream that Fu Yi had been sent to the mud plow hell.
From these two accounts of a husband and wife having the same dream and a colleague having the same dream, it seems that human life does not end with death, and that there is another time and space beyond the space of human existence.
- The Book of the Whole Tang Dynasty – The Edict of the Shared Buddhism and Taoism
- The Northern History – Volume 43 – The Thirty-first Biography
- The Book of the Old Tang Dynasty – Volume 79 – The Twenty-ninth List of Biographies
- The Book of Meditations – Volume 3