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Buddhist monk Zigong over a century ago accurately predicted the plague of 2020 - "the year that China will weep"

 
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My wife tells me this is written by a Buddhist monk in the Forbidden City named Gentleman Zigong probably in the early part of the 20th Century. This is a printed duplicate in more modern Mandarin. This is part of a large cycle of Chinese literature known as the “Ancient Internal Bible”. This is difficult to translate into modern language because it is written in a very old dialect. I view it as being similar to us in the 2020s reading Chaucer’s Middle English. So my wife really struggled to translate some of it – but in general – this is what it says….

“The year 2020 – The year all of China will weep. The omens will be so bad that the New Year will not be celebrated. Then the plague will come. It will come with a fury – the tigers and the wolves will hide in the mountains. The plague will encompass all the land – and will eventually spread to the whole world. Very soon – rice will become so expensive that no one can eat. Then the rivers will sink all the boats. People in that year will only be able to harvest rice in the very early spring. There will be no harvest of late season rice, beans, wheat, and oats because vast clouds of locusts will lay waste to the entire countryside.

I, Gentleman Zigong, assure you Chinese in 2020 that the locusts will fall from the skies and the destruction will be complete. Smoke and fire will fill the fields – but nothing will be able to stop the swarms. Once the locusts have destroyed the land and the smoke is still coming from the ground, the rivers will flood the countryside. I, Gentleman Zigong, will tell you Chinese in 2020 how to survive. Remain very close to your families and your neighbors. The best is to have stored up plenty of gold and food to live and share freely with those you love. Tolerate no thieves among the people. Be uniters and not dividers. If you can do all these things, you will survive.”


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According to this American doctor in China, Chinese elites are shocked by this prediction and passing it around on social media.
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Quoting further from the article.


About the locusts. This is becoming an ever more important part of my wife’s Mandarin news feed every day. Vast clouds of locusts made it to Xinjiang (the furthest west Chinese province) last week. The videos are amazing. The Mandarin news is showing the government deployment of these gigantic fire throwers that lay waste to not only the locusts but all the land in the path of the fire. Huge bursts of fire blow out from them and they truly look like something that would be appropriate to accompany the Four Horsemen. Today we learned that the locusts have now arrived very close to the western border of Gansu province.

Gansu is part of the ancient Chinese homeland and is a huge producer of wheat and rice. If this swarm gets started up, it will be a huge blow to China and their psyche. The CCP has now ordered that every live chicken in China is to be immediately dispatched to the western border, where they will be released to eat the locusts. To everyone who thinks this is not a huge problem — think about the decision being made. Take away eggs and meat for the people who are already angry — to stop the locusts. The CCP must have data that this locust swarm is going to become a disaster unless stopped immediately, no matter what the cost.


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About the locusts. This is becoming an ever more important part of my wife’s Mandarin news feed every day. Vast clouds of locusts made it to Xinjiang (the furthest west Chinese province) last week. The videos are amazing. The Mandarin news is showing the government deployment of these gigantic fire throwers that lay waste to not only the locusts but all the land in the path of the fire. Huge bursts of fire blow out from them and they truly look like something that would be appropriate to accompany the Four Horsemen. Today we learned that the locusts have now arrived very close to the western border of Gansu province.

Gansu is part of the ancient Chinese homeland and is a huge producer of wheat and rice. If this swarm gets started up, it will be a huge blow to China and their psyche. The CCP has now ordered that every live chicken in China is to be immediately dispatched to the western border, where they will be released to eat the locusts. To everyone who thinks this is not a huge problem — think about the decision being made. Take away eggs and meat for the people who are already angry — to stop the locusts. The CCP must have data that this locust swarm is going to become a disaster unless stopped immediately, no matter what the cost.


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This feels fake - why would they use the western calendar year?
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This feels fake - why would they use the western calendar year?
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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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It could be just communist party propaganda, as the article points out. And that would dovetail with it being passed around by "Chinese elites."

It's a strange situation over there, a totally different culture.
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America will pay a dire price for depending on China making almost everything. The greed of a few has sold this Republic out. Now comes the time to reap what has been sown.
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In keeping with the doominess of this topic, here's a murder of crows flying over Wuhan. At nighttime.



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Gentleman zingzong the dingdong
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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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It could be just communist party propaganda, as the article points out. And that would dovetail with it being passed around by "Chinese elites."

It's a strange situation over there, a totally different culture.
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100% fake. Winter in Gansu and Xinjiang, no crops, no locusts. They are both rather barren anyway.

Jigong was a famous historic monk who lived in the 12th century, not a "gentleman."
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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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Exactly. If you know any Chinese, you’d know they use the lunar calendar so no one 100 years ago would be predicting anything in “2020”. Btw it makes it confusing as hell to figure what day their birthday is each year.
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bump hmm have you read revelation 9
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This feels fake - why would they use the western calendar year?
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FFS - how old are you?'

It is a translation.

DUH!!
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America will pay a dire price for depending on China making almost everything. The greed of a few has sold this Republic out. Now comes the time to reap what has been sown.
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then they will pay for the plague as well.
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4718... that’s what year it is in China.
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Let it happen.I am ready for a good show.
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Quoting further from the article.


About the locusts. This is becoming an ever more important part of my wife’s Mandarin news feed every day. Vast clouds of locusts made it to Xinjiang (the furthest west Chinese province) last week. The videos are amazing. The Mandarin news is showing the government deployment of these gigantic fire throwers that lay waste to not only the locusts but all the land in the path of the fire. Huge bursts of fire blow out from them and they truly look like something that would be appropriate to accompany the Four Horsemen. Today we learned that the locusts have now arrived very close to the western border of Gansu province.

Gansu is part of the ancient Chinese homeland and is a huge producer of wheat and rice. If this swarm gets started up, it will be a huge blow to China and their psyche. The CCP has now ordered that every live chicken in China is to be immediately dispatched to the western border, where they will be released to eat the locusts. To everyone who thinks this is not a huge problem — think about the decision being made. Take away eggs and meat for the people who are already angry — to stop the locusts. The CCP must have data that this locust swarm is going to become a disaster unless stopped immediately, no matter what the cost.


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OMG. They need to start catching as many locusts as they can and making cricket powder for food. I just saw some in the healthfood aisle of my local supermarket at $100 kilo.

It is apparently very nutritious. If they cannot save the crops at least there will be something to eat.

Catch what they can. Try to detroy the rest.



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Quoting further from the article.


About the locusts. This is becoming an ever more important part of my wife’s Mandarin news feed every day. Vast clouds of locusts made it to Xinjiang (the furthest west Chinese province) last week. The videos are amazing. The Mandarin news is showing the government deployment of these gigantic fire throwers that lay waste to not only the locusts but all the land in the path of the fire. Huge bursts of fire blow out from them and they truly look like something that would be appropriate to accompany the Four Horsemen. Today we learned that the locusts have now arrived very close to the western border of Gansu province.

Gansu is part of the ancient Chinese homeland and is a huge producer of wheat and rice. If this swarm gets started up, it will be a huge blow to China and their psyche. The CCP has now ordered that every live chicken in China is to be immediately dispatched to the western border, where they will be released to eat the locusts. To everyone who thinks this is not a huge problem — think about the decision being made. Take away eggs and meat for the people who are already angry — to stop the locusts. The CCP must have data that this locust swarm is going to become a disaster unless stopped immediately, no matter what the cost.


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OMG. They need to start catching as many locusts as they can and making cricket powder for food. I just saw some in the healthfood aisle of my local supermarket at $100 kilo.

It is apparently very nutritious. If they cannot save the crops at least there will be something to eat.

Catch what they can. Try to detroy the rest.



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Might as well market Coronapowder.
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the 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse.
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America will pay a dire price for depending on China making almost everything. The greed of a few has sold this Republic out. Now comes the time to reap what has been sown.
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If this goes as badly as we all fear it will, not a single Democrat or Republican should Ever hold office again!
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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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Interesting!
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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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Thank you loyal party member. You have eared .50 social credit points.
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I like Hostess Zigongs.
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Right, I read a bit of the article itself, and it is definitely fake, and by someone who is not familiar with chinese culture.

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It could be just communist party propaganda, as the article points out. And that would dovetail with it being passed around by "Chinese elites."

It's a strange situation over there, a totally different culture.
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100% fake. Winter in Gansu and Xinjiang, no crops, no locusts. They are both rather barren anyway.

Jigong was a famous historic monk who lived in the 12th century, not a "gentleman."
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try googling locusts and the city mentioned. it's real.
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Re: Buddhist monk Zigong over a century ago accurately predicted the plague of 2020 - "the year that China will weep"
My wife tells me this is written by a Buddhist monk in the Forbidden City it is written in a very old dialect. I view it as being similar to us in the 2020s reading Chaucer’s Middle English. So my wife really struggled to translate some of it – but in general – this is what it says….

“The year 2020
– The year all of China will weep.

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honestly they don't even use the same calendar so how can it be accurately match up in any form to the year 2020 "After the Birth of Christ."

this is like trying to translate Nostradamus
and anyone believing it translating the story to suit their wishful thinking.

"Then the plague will come"

China has thousands of years of history of plagues.

nothing to do with viruses.

and yes the plural of virus is viruses.

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Re: Buddhist monk Zigong over a century ago accurately predicted the plague of 2020 - "the year that China will weep"
Are we sure China isn't using this crisis to their advantage?





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