Fuk Luk Sau: Health,Wealth,Happiness
Fuk Luk Sau, commonly referred to as the Gods of Blessings, Prosperity and Longevity are one of the most popular gods/deities in Chinese history. There are countless legends of the Fuk Luk Sau aiding and bestowing kindness on worthy mortals throughout the lands. Technically, they were originally astrological stars (hence the original name of Fuk Luk Sau were the Three Star Gods) which showed the traditional culture of the Chinese people who long for: happiness, prosperity and longevity.
The chinese character "fu" means good fortune, blessings, happiness. It denotes being happy as the result of being lucky. The character is prominently displayed on doors, often upside-down, as "turn upside-down" and a word meaning "arrive" are similar in pronounciation; in other words, to say "luck upside-down" sounds like "luck is coming."
The chinese character "lu" means official's salary in imperial China. Thus representing a position in the civil service, one of the most desired jobs in the olden days of China. The Confucian system of study followed by examination and placement holds sway in all Chinese-based cultures to this day, including Japan. It was certainly seen as a key to the path of prosperity.
The chinese character "shou" is very straight forward and means longevity. Taoism has a strong influence on Chinese culture. In Taoism, life is everything, without which, nothing is left. So the current life (as opposed to the afterlife) is overwhelmingly valued. Thus the desire to live longer, as a goal of life, has been mixed into the everyday life of every Chinese.
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Fuk Luk Sau
Fuk Luk Sau, commonly referred to as the Gods of Blessings, Prosperity and Longevity are one of the most popular gods/deities in Chinese history. There are countless legends of the Fuk Luk Sau aiding and bestowing kindness on worthy mortals throughout the lands. Technically, they were originally...feng shui deity full article >>>
Fuk Luk Sau - Fu Xing
Fu Xing is a star that the ancient Chinese thought was in charge of agriculture in China. Today, Fu Xing is generally shown as a court official with a characteristically 'winged' hat, and often with a scepter in his hand. But he looked enormously different in an age-old drawing depicting 28 gods in...feng shui deity full article >>>
Fuk Luk Sau - Lu Xing
Lu Xing was said to be the first star of the Big Dipper, an auspicious star blessing ancient intellectuals with a position in the civil service. In the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Lu Xing became another name for Scholar Star...feng shui deity full article >>>
Fuk Luk Sau - Shou Xing
Shou Xing is perhaps the most popular of the three stars, and is often portrayed alone. Legend says that Shou Xing spent nine years in the womb, and born with an extraordinarily large forehead. His mother saw the star of the South Pole the night he was conceived; this star is said to determine the...feng shui deity full article >>>
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