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09-26-2011, 11:33 AM
Nguyen Binh Khiem (1491-1585), usually call Trang Trinh, was a poet and prophet who published collections of prophecies in VietNam. He is best known for his book “Sam Trang” (predicts of Trang), the first announce in 1564.
Trang Trinh had predicted that World War III will begin all over the world, a Bodhisattva to descend on earth and New Age come on.
Many Vietnam people were believed his predicts. They were even found CaoDaiism and seek out Bodhisattva of a Master religion.
He worked for Court of Mac Dang Doanh but has disappointed by age of chaos. He request instructions from the King, he want to kill some corrupt official but the King reject its. He quit his job and return home and has hidden life and begin a teaching job on cottage with his students.
Trang Trinh was using Thai At Astrology, an ancient book has source from India. He play a consultative role for Nguyen Hoang (opposition factions) who become a king of South VietNam.
In the “Sam Trang” book, he predicted:
“Eight The Age of Human After
The war begin all over the world”
In Vietnam and India Lunar calender, one The Age of Human have 60 years. This mean that (8 * 60) “Eight The Age of Human” are 480 years. (See more: Samvatsara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samvatsara))
He write “Sam Trang” book in 1564. This mean that (1564 + 480 = 2044) the World War 3 will start after in 2044.
He aslo predict a Saint will apper on the curent year but his literary is difficult to know.
“Ksitigarbha kill the tyrants and eliminate the traitors
The people can go home”
Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism, usually depicted as a Buddhist monk in the Orient. The name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", "Earth Matrix", or "Earth Womb". Ksitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the six worlds between the death of Gautama (Sakyamuni) Buddha and the rise of Maitreya Buddha, as well as his vow not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. 
He predict Ksitigarbha will become a Great King for a New Age and the union of countries of the World into one federation.
 Ksitigarbha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ksitigarbha)
09-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm (Chinese: 阮秉謙, 1491 – 1585) was a Vietnamese administrator, educator, poet, sage and is a saint of the Cao Dai religion. He is referred to by several names: Hanh Phu, Bach Van cu si (White Cloud Hermit) and Trạng Tŕnh.
Born on the coast in Cổ Am village (which is now part of Hai Phong). As an adult, he studied knowledge from the second-rank doctor Lương Đắc Bằng and passed the official government examination at the fairly late age of 44 in the exams of 1535.
However, he passed the exam, ranking number one in the country. This was a period of great instability in Vietnam which may explain why he took the exam at such a late age. He served in the Mạc Dynasty court for just seven years until 1542 when he resigned after his official complaints of government corruptions were ignored. He then returned to his native village and opened a school. Among his students were Phùng Khắc Khoan (diplomat), Lương Hữu Khánh, Nguyễn Dữ (author of Truyền Kỳ Mạn Lục).
Khiêm became a person much sought after by many leaders during that time of upheaval, civil war, the Mạc collapse, and the rise of the Trịnh Lords and Nguyễn Lords. Both Trịnh Kiểm and Nguyễn Hoàng purportedly sought his advice in their pursuit of power. To the former, he gave the advice of being the real power behind the (restored) Lê Dynasty. To the latter, he advised building a base of power in the undeveloped south. Both men followed these suggestions, resulting in a political and military division of Vietnam that would last for 200 years. As a result of this sage advice, Khiêm gained a reputation as someone who could foretell the future. Some of his prophicies were of a Delphic nature as they were ambiguous and could be read in several ways.
Khiêm was also a poet, composing many poems in Chinese and Nôm that have survived to this day. There is a long poem attributed to him called Sấm Trạng Tŕnh (The Prophecies of Trạng Tŕnh). (Trạng Tŕnh is one of Khiêm's nicknames.) This is the Vietnamese equivalent of the Nostradamus quatrains. It is suggestive, believed to predict future events, and very mysterious. This poem includes the line, "Vietnam is being created" (Vietnamese: Việt Nam khởi tổ xây nền), an early use of the word "Vietnam".
Most cities in Vietnam have named major streets after him.
Source: Nguyen Binh Khiem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Binh_Khiem)
09-26-2011, 11:35 AM
The Vietnamese Nostradamus
Today he’d be called a political strategist, but in the 16th century he was seen as a great seer. Huy Hao charts the course life of Nguyen Binh Khiem’s life
In Hanoi there’s a T-junction made up of two large rivers: the Red river and Duong river. On the banks of the Duong River, at the Northeastern gate of the city, there is Thanh Am, a communal house that worships Nguyen Binh Khiem (1491-1585), who is considered in Vietnamese historical circles to be the biggest seer in the history of the country.
According to Nguyen Phuc Giac Hai, a historian and researcher of the paranormal, Khiem was also the first scholar who mentioned the name Vietnam, the national name officially declared in 1804 by Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945).
In Trinh Tien Sinh Quoc Ngu (Literary Works of Master Khiem) one of the most valuable works of Khiem that remains intact today, he wrote ‘Viet Nam khoi to xay nen’, which means ‘Vietnam the founder’, in the opening sentence.
He also used the name Vietnam in four of his poems in a book of verse on the scenery of the nation’s mountains, rivers and the sea.
Nguyen Binh Khiem was born in Co Am Commune, Vinh Bao District of Haiphong City and even his birth has become the stuff of legend.
His mother was said to be very well-educated and acquainted with the science of Oriental fortune-telling. Her marriage with Nguyen Van Dinh, a high-ranking official of the Le Dynasty, was based on her a studious, but superstitious, selection process.
She even calculated the best time to give birth to Nguyen Binh Khiem and as he grew up she tried to cultivate a desire in his mind to become king.
When teaching him, she usually used words implying his would-be-kingly status but her husband often managed to make light of this, so the ambitious mother parted ways with the husband and left Khiem to be educated mainly by his father.
Later on, his mother met a wise man named Mac Dang Dung by chance. She strongly believed this man was destined to become king and she is said to have regretted not marrying him.
Sure enough, Mac Dang Dung overthrew the Le Dynasty and became the first king of the Mac Dynasty.
Now grown up, Khiem watched the fierce conflict between the Mac Court and the supporters of the Le Dynasty, and decided not to sit the exams to join Mac’s court of officials until the age of 45 when following the advice of friends he finally sat the exams.
He won the post of the first doctoral candidate in 1535 and was appointed to be the third most powerful official in the Ministry of Justice. Then 8 years later, he asked King Mac Dang Doanh to behead 18 corrupt high-ranking officials but the request was denied, so he sent in his resignation and returned to his homeland to take up a career in teaching.
A few years after that, the Mac Court called him back to take up a post as Minister of Interior. Nguyen Binh Khiem, however, spent most of his time working at home and studying sciences concerning prediction. Here he managed to sustain his influence.
Nguyen and Trinh Lords and many other powerful officials often visited him to consult about national affairs. His reputation for prediction even spread to China where many scholars considered him as the greatest master of ly hoc (the science of fortune telling and other mystical arts), one of the four must-learn sciences of officials under Confucianism-based feudal courts, besides languages, health and medicine, and mathematics.
Rulers from Nguyen, Mac, Trinh and Le clans all consulted him. When the Mac Court lost control over the country to the supporters of the Le Dynasty, he told their officials to leave for Cao Bang region. There the Mac Dynasty dominated the lands for another 80 years.
He also advised Nguyen Hoang, an official of the Le Dynasty, to accept a post in Thuan Hoa (Hue City today) to live away from the Thang Long capital city. Three centuries later, Nguyen Hoang’s offspring were to become what is known as the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam.
When working for the Mac clan, Nguyen Binh Khiem moved part of his large family to Thanh Am Village, now in Thuong Thanh Ward of Long Bien District of Hanoi City. His family helped expand the populated and cultivated land of the village, so when he passed away, the villagers honoured him as one of the village’s tutelary gods. (Timeout)
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