Ancient Story of Retribution: Lustful Behavior Brings Misfortune and Destroys One's Predestined Blessings

PureInsight | March 18, 2007

[] Pei Zhang
lived in He Dong area of Shanxi Province. His father was a good friend
of Tan Zhao, a famous and well-cultivated monk who was also well-versed
in physiognomy. Earlier on, Tan Zhao took a look at Pei Zhang's
physiognomy and told Pei that he had a countenance of good fortune,
which meant Pei would have great achievements in his life.

Pei Zhang was married to Li Shi at the age of twenty. The following
year, Pei was assigned to work as a government official in Taiyuan but
his wife stayed in their hometown. Several years later, Pei met Monk
Tan Zhao again. Tan Zhao was very surprised at what he saw and said,
"Many years ago, I saw that you had a countenance of good fortune but
why has that changed? Your Tianting (forehead) looked full but now it
seems collapsed; your Dige was round but now it has sharpened. Further
more, there is dark Qi surrounding the centre of your palms. This means
there is calamity awaiting you, you need to be careful. Your
physiognomy has changed so much. I wonder what unethical things have
you done?"

Pei reflected on his conduct over the past few years and the only thing
he could think of was his having extra-marital affairs with other women
while he was in Taiyuan. After hearing this, Monk Tan Zhao sighed and
said, "You were originally predestined to have a good life, but you did
not cherish it and had lustful conduct with other women. It is a shame
that you had destroyed your own good fortune in this manner." Not long
after, Pei indeed brought calamity onto himself as predicted by Monk
Tan Zhao. One day, while Pei was having a bath, one of his subordinates
assassinated him. He was slain with a sword. His abdomen was cut open
and all his internal organs fell out.

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