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千载难逢【qiān zǎi nán féng】

Shudan Guan

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In Tang Dynasty, Han Yu was demoted because he rejected to put the osseous remains of the Buddha in the palace. He later wrote a letter to Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, in which suggesting holding a great ceremony of veneration on Mount Tai and asking for the emperor’s permission to participate in this rear event, otherwise, he would live in regret for the rest of his life. The emperor was satisfied with his sincerity and let him hold this event. 

[Annotation] : Year.

[Definition] (Something) that hardly occurs in a thousand years, or once in a blue moon. 


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