Sunday, July 07, 2019

Filial Piety - He Carved Wooden Figures of His Parents to Serve Them (Stories from the tiles)

Ding Lan was orphaned at a young age, but he missed his parents so much that he carved wooden statutes in their likeness and treated them as if they were alive. One day, when Ding Lan was away, his spouse, out of curiosity used a needle to prick one of the statute. To her shock, it started bleeding. When Ding returned home, he saw the statute bleeding and tears flowing from its eyes, so he asked his wife what happened. After learning the truth, he was so angry and in that moment of anger drove her away from home. (source: Wikipedia)

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