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 Zhu Yuanzhang: From the Cowherd to the Emperor of the Ming Dynasty

   date:2020-09-18 19:08:19     read:65   

Zhu Yuanzhang: From the Cowherd to the Emperor of the Ming Dynasty

Mencius said, "Heaven is going to bring down great responsibilities, so people must first work hard, work hard, starve their body, empty their body, and mess up their actions, so they are motivated and patient, and have benefited from what they can't do." Only those who are not afraid of difficulties, dare to fight, and can stand all kinds of tests can reach the peak of success!

-----Zhuge Changqing

Zhu Yuanzhang (1328-1398), the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty. History calls Ming Taizu.

Zhuge Changqing believes that Zhu Yuanzhang, who rose as a civilian, grew up in a temple, fought on the battlefield and remained famous for thousands of years, needs to learn and study too much. I think that as a teenager today, especially one of his poems should be remembered.

As a monk, he went out to travel around the world.

This poem shows his domineering mind and optimistic life.

Zhuge Changqing: When Zhu Yuanzhang, who was a monk at that time, came back to Huangjue Temple at the end of his journey around the world, it was late, and Zhu Yuanzhang could not sleep inside, so he camped in the side door of the temple. This scene aroused Zhu Yuanzhang's rich imagination and emotion, leaving a magnificent poem:

The sky is an account and the ground is a blanket,

The sun, moon and stars sleep with me.

I dare not stretch my legs at night,

I'm afraid to wear mountains and rivers.

Zhuge Changqing believed that to learn from Zhu Yuanzhang's spirit, we should learn from his optimism and mind.

No matter what difficult conditions a person encounters, he should be optimistic, cheerful and have a good attitude.

Zhu Yuanzhang, who was the emperor of cattle herding children, the monk emperor, and the general emperor, was born in Chongba, also known as Xingzong, with the name of Guorui, and was born in Haozhou Zhongli. Zhu Yuanzhang was named after he took part in the Red Scarf Rebellion and married his wife.

Zhu Yuanzhang always embodies a state of mind, hard work, diligence, thinking, learning and optimism.

Turning to history, he may be the only emperor with the lowest birth in Chinese history. Because of this, he became one of the emperors that the people talked about most. In particular, he integrates cattle herding children, monks, beggars, generals, commanders and emperors. It's amazing.

Zhu Yuanzhang's ancestral home is Zhujia Lane, Tongde Township, Jurong County, Jiangsu Province (today's Jurong County, Nanjing City). His ancestors cultivated land for generations. His grandfather, Zhu Chuyi, could not bear the exploitation of the landlords and the imperial court, and his family fled to Xuyi, Sizhou (now Xuyi, Anhui), on the bank of the Huaihe River to reclaim land. After the death of Zhu Chuyi, his family was destitute. Zhu Shizhen, the father of Zhu Yuanzhang (originally called Zhu Wuhui, later renamed Zhu Shizhen after his father), had to move eastward and westward. At the age of 50, he settled down in Dongxiang, Zhongli County, Haozhou (now Fengyang, Anhui), where he gave birth to Zhu Yuanzhang.

Family poverty Zhu Yuanzhang was poor in his childhood. When he was 10 years old, his father Zhu Shizhen moved again to avoid heavy taxes. Later, he worked for the landlord Liu De in Guzhuang, Taiping Township, and Zhu Yuanzhang herded cattle for Liu De's family.

"In ancient times, those who made great achievements not only had extraordinary talents, but also had perseverance."

Zhu Yuanzhang, who started herding cattle at the age of 10, often played the game of playing the emperor.

He was the emperor himself, and a group of cattle herding children were divided into civil ministers and military generals. Kneel three times and kowtow nine times, and shout long live. Later, Xu Da, Tang He, Zhou Dexing and others were the cattle herding children in childhood.

At the age of 17, when his father died, he was desperate. He came to Huangjue Temple, went to the Gaobin monk, shaved as a monk and became a child walker. Because the temple is also very poor, so after 50 days as a monk, he began to walk around the world, alone, and embarked on a wandering life. It takes three years to go.

It can be imagined what kind of challenge it will be after three years of living in the open air.

It coincided with the uprisings such as the White Lotus Cult, which led to social chaos. After experiencing social hardships, at the age of 20, his character suddenly became tough and complex.

The average person is "read ten thousand books first, then walk ten thousand miles".

And he is "first ten thousand miles, then ten thousand books".

Zhu Yuanzhang, who had traveled thousands of miles, began to realize his gap clearly and immediately went into crazy study.

After returning to Huangjue Temple, 20-year-old Zhu Yuanzhang immediately began to practice both civil and martial arts, which lasted for five years.

The sky has lived up to the people who are willing to do it. After five years of practice in closed doors, it has created a young man of the age who is high in spirits and is both civil and military.

Everything is ready. Only the east wind.

At this time, Zhu Yuanzhang received a letter from his childhood partner Tang He, in which Tang He invited Zhu Yuanzhang to join Guo Zixing's Rebellion. Fearing that others would leak the secret, Zhu Yuanzhang, 25, put down his bowl and immediately joined Guo Zixing's Red Scarf Army.

Later, he was bold, careful, intelligent and brave. He began to work as a squad leader, went through hardships, became braver in the Vietnam War, and rose all the way to become the commander of the Rebel Army. Later, with the help of Liu Bowen and other officials and generals, he finally unified the world and became the Ming Emperor who wiped out the Yuan Dynasty and revitalized China.

On the 4th day of the first month of 1368, Zhu Yuanzhang, 40 years old, assumed the throne of emperor. His national name was "Ming", and his Jianyuan "Hongwu" was the Emperor Taizu of the Ming Dynasty. Since then, the Ming Dynasty began its 277-year historical journey.

Zhuge Changqing: Today's Chinese teenagers should seriously study Zhu Yuanzhang's spirit of struggle.

Zhuge Changqing wrote a poem praising:

The cause of the Ming Dynasty shocked the world, and all the people applauded it.

Heroes of ancient and modern times said that the emperor was once a cowherd.

South no Amitabha, South no Amitabha, South no Amitabha!

Nanwu Master Sakyamuni Buddha. Blessed life is limitless. Confucius. Jesus. Mohammed.

All Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the three generations in ten directions.

All immortals in the three realms and ten directions.

All sages at all times and in all countries.

Don't do any evil, and do all good. Persistence and responsiveness.

Zhuge Changqing wishes all the people who are destined to respect their parents and do good deeds and accumulate virtue rich and auspicious!




                                           ----- 诸葛长青 





























   朱元璋这时收到儿时伙伴汤和的信,汤和在信中邀请朱元璋参加郭子兴的义军。由于担心别人泄密,于是, 25岁的朱元璋放下钵盂,立刻投奔郭子兴的红巾军。











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That is to say, with this merit and virtue, we should solemnly observe the Buddha's net ten. Report four blessings and save three hardships. Those who wish to see and hear,Know and send Bodhi Heart. To live in a state of bliss

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