Record of Living Examples of Retribution for Cause: Wang Xi Sheng Demonstrates Righteousness

Xiao Hui

PureInsight | August 2, 2007

[] In the Qing
Dynasty, there was a beggar named Wang Xi Sheng.  Both of his legs
were unusable.  He had to use his bottom to replace his legs and
both arms to support his body to move.  

One day, Wang Xi Sheng found a bag with 200 grams of silver in it on
the road.  He hurriedly hid the money bag in the thick growth of
grass along the road.  He sat there waiting for the owner of the
lost silver.  After a while, a businessman named Zheng Ji Fei ran
over in a hurry, scurrying manner and looking for something.  Wang
Xi Sheng asked him about the matter.  The businessman said
absolutely the right amount of the silver in the bag.  Wang Xi
Sheng returned the bag to him.  The businessman was so moved that
he offered him some of the silver as a reward.  Wang Xi Sheng
politely declined the reward.  The businessman then invited him to
live at his home and said he would support him for a whole life. 
Wang Xi Sheng again respectfully declined the invitation and said, "I
am physically disabled.  It Heaven's will to punish me.  If I
violate Heaven's rule and sit idle to enjoy the fruits of others'
labor, I'll suffer more disasters."  After he finished what he
said, he left straightaway.

Later, Wang Xi Sheng slept in the Fei Sheng Gong Memorial Hall. 
There was no record about Fei Sheng Gong in history.  But
according to the local scholars, it would respond to every prayer for
rain.  In his sleep, Wang Xi Sheng felt a drunken man pulling his
legs. He felt sharp pains in his legs.  After the drunken man
left, he was able to stretch his legs and stand up to walk.  Wang
Xi Sheng passed away in the year of Yi Mao during Qian Long period of
the Qing Dynasty.  

Wang Xi Sheng did a good deed and deserved a reward.  However, he
was content with what he was and had, without accepting extra
reward.  Therefore, Buddha sent somebody to cure his legs to
reward him for his deeds and merit.  As a matter of course, the
rule of cause and effect is really logical, natural and

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