Changsheng’s Resurrections: The Mysterious Tale of a Village Constable

Explore the enigmatic story of Changsheng, a village constable from Guicheng, who experienced multiple resurrections and played a pivotal role in averting a disastrous flood.

In Guicheng, there was a village constable named Changsheng, and no one knew where he was from. He died multiple times but then came back to life, which puzzled the people of that time. Later, there was a great flood that caused a lot of damage. So, Changsheng stood on Quemen Mountain and shouted, saying, “Changsheng, the village constable, is here!” He also said, “Stop the rain, and the flood must recede within five days.” After the flood receded, people went up the mountain to find Changsheng, wanting to build a shrine to worship him, but all they found were the constable’s clothes, staff, and belt. Several decades later, Changsheng became the gatekeeper of the market in Huayin County.

《常生复生》

谷城乡卒常生,不知何所人也。数死而复生,时人为不然。后大水出,所害非一。而卒辄在缺门山上大呼,言:“卒常生在此!”云:“复雨,水五日必止。”止,则上山求祠之,但见卒衣杖革带。后数十年,复为华阴市门卒。

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