A Deer or A Horse?

指鹿為馬 <<Courtesy of Master Issac Chung>>








This is a story that happened during the reign of 2nd King of Qin Dynasty. The Prime Minister then was an ambitious person who wanted to overthrow the Emperor but he had one doubt. He was unsure if he has enough support from the ministers to succeed this coup.

So he thought of a smart plan. One day during the meeting with the Emperor the PM announced that he has bought a herd of good horses as a gift to the Emperor. The Emperor looked with amusement as they certainly do not look like a horse but just deers. The PM then turn to the Ministers and said to the Emperor “Your Majesty, if you do not believe me, you can ask the Ministers”.

Then mixed answers comes from the Ministers. Some who are afraid of the PM as well as those who support him will say they are horses while some who is not afraid but follow the path of righteousness and true to their conscience will say those are deers. Of course the Emperor began to have doubt himself as to these herds of animals are actually deers or horses while the PM gets to know where he stands should he pull the coup.

The Moral of the story is that when something false is propagated by masses someday this lie or false knowledge will become the truth to our future generations. Many government deploy this method because they control the mainstream media & education and it is also happening in the Feng Shui World today. I do not know what our future generations will learn if this trend persists but nonetheless we continue this march of truth and correctness. This is Feng Shui Moral.


So you as the audience/student, should also know that not what you hear or learn is entirely true just because it is easily available. You must study their background and lineage, else you will be part of the PM’s team & everyone would know you better. Do not accept any knowledge literally without proper introspection.



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