The Treasure of Life- Kangxi’s Poem on Christianity 1

Tidak banyak orang tahu kalau Kangxi sangat tertarik pada kekristenan. Dan bahkan dia menuliskan beberapa puisi ungkapan isi hati dan pernyataan imannya terhadap Kristus.

Berikut ini adalah tulisan tangan Kangxi yang menuliskan puisi tentang imannya

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天上宝日月星辰,
The treasure of heaven is : Sun, Moon and Stars
地上宝五谷金银    
The treasure of earth : crops, gold and silver
国需宝正直忠臣,  
The treasure of a kingdom is to have righteous loyal officials
家需宝孝子贤孙  
The treasure of a family is to have descendants with piety.
黄金白玉非为宝,
Gold, silver and jade are not that precious
只有生命一世闲   
Only life is the most precious
百岁三万六千日,
Hundred years and thirty thousand days old
若无生命最可怜
If have no life then it’s miserable
来时糊涂去时亡,
Coming and going in life
空度人间梦一场  
Life is like a dream
口中吃尽百和味,
Have tasted the best food in life
身上穿成朝服衣  
And have worn the best imperial clothing
五湖四海为上客
Life is only passing by,
如何落在帝王家  
And no exception even if you’re an emperor
世间最大为生死,
Life is about to live and die
白玉黄金也枉然  
Jade and gold will not be able to satisfy
淡饭清粥充一饥,
Even plain rice and thin porridge can satisfy hunger
锦衣那着岁千年  
No garment can be worn for thousand years
天门久为初人闭    
Heaven’s gate  closed because of the first man’s sin
福路全是圣子通    
The salvation is only on the Holy Son (Jesus)
我愿接受神圣子,
I am willing to receive the Son of God      
儿子名分得永生  
Accepting the Son will receive the eternal life

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