The Fortune Teller of Man Mo Temple

Buddha Temple

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I strolled across the Sheung Wan area in Hong Kong as my hotel was situated their. It is a bustling array of streets filled with antic and curio shops . I enjoyed chatting to the shop owners and take a peek at their wear’s . Pot’s and statues made of bone china , painting’s of Chinese Philosopher’s and monk’s . Feng Shui , bell’s ,essence stick’s and what not . The street is lined up with these shop’s .One turn and then you see an array of shop’s selling spices by the ton .

The Man Mo temple is situated at the heart of this area and is a popular Buddhist temple. Here i meet Harmung the Fortune Teller . He sat in busy corner of the temple on an old chair with a table full of paper’s and card’s on it .” Now before i start let me remind you it will be 500 hong kong dollar’s my consultation fee .” I nodded and affirmed . He put both my hand’s together and started reading my lines . “ You have strong life line you will live to be 80 years old may be more , but be careful of your drinking you might get heart problem by the time you are 50 “. he said in a sing song accent . I told him my father was also a heart patient and it run’s in the family . You like to work but you need to focus more to get success .” he said in a tone of a wise man . “ Will i always have money .” i asked . “ Yes money no problem for you will always have enough to spend and will live a very comfortable life , but you know what you are too crazy about sex.” he said with a glee in his eye’s . I was amazed how did he know that or may be it was just written on my face .” you need to be a bit careful here , pay for se as much as you like but only love a woman after you know her background well and are sure she is from a good family otherwise you will land up in trouble .” he advised me . I thought to myself he doesn’t know how much trouble my sex life has caused me already but yes i agreed with him. I told him about the tragic death of my father he told me to pray to buddha for peace.

I asked him will i have children will i get married .” I don’t know about marriage but yes you will have children for sure , it is not important to be married to have children for a man of your nature . You must always follow your heart and never fear , because that is your biggest enemy . You will travel the world and explore it’s many secrets “ he said sounding like the Jedi master Obi Wan.

I thanked him for his service then wandered into the temple and prayed for my father’s soul . I prayed for his forgiveness and walked out with the blessing’s of Buddha .

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