266. Lao tze saves innocent musicians at HAN-GU-Pass（函谷關 / 函谷关）
After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they heard suddenly a soft beautiful female voice crying:
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The female voice cried:
»Father, father! Do not make violence against me!!!!
Please, do not stroke my body…
Please do not again such violence.
I am a musician…
Don’t hurt me so much, father, father…
What did I do wrong…?«
But they did not see what happened.
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After that they saw this Vision suddenly they saw this:
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On the sky, at the clouds in white colours Master Lao appeared shining.
Master Lao smiled and beside him was a beautiful intelligent female musician with an Asian music instrument.
A voice said: „I saved her life and she plays the Gin music instrument.
She became my music master student. She will follow my spiritual way in the west with a lot of others to meet the West-Music-Master. So I will send a messenger who will learn his language being able to translate my letter for him, asking him if he can send an official invitation to me and my students and musicians to enter his country and to visit his famous well known philosophical school.“
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Then the Peony Gondola moved to the time of Lao tse and
landed at HAN-GU-Pass （函谷關 / 函谷关）.
Now they saw this:
A group of female musicians and female singers gave in the last days beautiful concerts in the kingdom and had a lot of success.
They travelled from town to town after they get an official invitation to play as very famous and fine concert event of the town.
Now the Master of the HAN-GU-Pass （函谷關 / 函谷关） send an official invitation for the artists to play in their famous representative palais of the town.
Master Lao was also on his way and was also invited to this concert.
Full of expectation he comes there and wanted to send his new letter from there to the famous founder of his philosophical music school in far, far WEST.
Here he can stay a while till the answer from his old, old friend will come back to this west-china border station of the HAN-GU-Pass.
But a religious extremist group, spying all over the country found out that Master Lao will attend the concert at the famous palais at HAN-GU-Pass and they tried to plan an evil strategy against the meeting of the famous musicians and Master Lao.
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In a secret meeting those members of an illegal religious extremist group meet and talked like that:
»…we can make intrigues against this concert. We have only to give orders to arrest them as criminals even they are innocent. We can use the laws for this…«
»Ai ya, good idea, I am working at the government as high office person and can use my mighty position to cancel the musicians from the program…Is the program printed yet?…«
»Oh, yes the concert invitation was sent all over the region in all parts along the kingdom. All will expect that Xie Ming will play the solo part in the concert.
We have to arrest them all and give orders to…
…and our religion will be expanded also in this culture here…60% of our religious members have high positions in the government. So we will soon influence all others – Ha,ha,ha.
Oh, our religious founder is great…«
»..Yes, our religious founder, he is great….«
»…great…«, all members said.
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picture 1 – Laotse smiling hoping to see the famous musicians
Lao tze was on his way to the Palais and made small eyes to see the group of musicians which seems to come in colourful beautiful traditional Asian cloth.
But what is happening to the musicians?
He saw that they are arrested by the police. But why?
picture 2 – musicians being arrested for no reason
A member of the illegal religious group tried to destroy Xie Ming’s instrument with his food.
A musician is killed by a sword and Master Lao started to help them.
pictures – from the movie Lao tze
VIDEO: watch this scene (6 minute scene) from here: https://youtu.be/OeSAFd8mhXA?t=676
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here: