Previous Incarnations and Present Life: Son of Ma in the Past, Grandson of Zhao in the Present

Shi Wen

PureInsight | June 9, 2003

[Series note: People encounter and befriend one another because of predestined relationships. With that in mind, one cannot talk about predestined relationships without talking about reincarnation. In this series, we will introduce stories of incarnations from ancient Chinese historical books. Hopefully these stories will inspire us all to treat everyone we meet with kindness.]

[] Monk Xuangao from Zhili Temple of the Fuyang district, Zhou Province had the surname Zhao. The son of his brother was the son of the Ma family from the same village in his last life. He died several years ago. Before his death, he spoke to his mother, "Your son has a predestined relationship with the grandfather of the Zhao family. After my death I will reincarnate to the Zhao family, and be his grandson."

His mother did not believe him, so she made a mark in ink on his right arm.

Grandfather Zhao's daughter-in-law saw the child in a dream. He said to her, "I shall be your son." She then became pregnant. The child in her dream looked exactly like the son of the Ma family.

After the child was born, the ink mark on his arm was indeed in the original place. When he was three years old, he walked to the Ma home by himself and said, "This was my home before."

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