auspicious和propitious

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實例:

Instance 1

Fate is immutable , but chance is variable . By choosing an auspicious day or hour the course of a person ‘s life can be coordinated with the cosmos , to that person ‘s benefit . ( Please refer to our article " An abc of Chinese Divination . " )

命是定的,運卻是能改的,可以透過挑選「黃道吉時」來進行這些個人生命發展中的重要過程,以趨吉避凶。

Instance 2

The elderly still have deep faith in the medicinal virtues of Paosheng Tati . Even if they go to the hospital for treatment , they will ‘t neglect a trip to Pao An Temple to ask Tati to tellthem which hospital would be best or what the most auspicious day for surgery would be .

然而篤信保生大帝醫德的老一輩,即使上醫院看病,也不忘先到保安宮內擲筊杯,請大帝指點該到那家醫院好,或是何時開刀才是吉日

Instance 3

There are also descriptions of the aborigines in the Huang Ching Chih Kung Tu [Descriptions of Ways of Life] : when deer hunting , they would observe and listen to the birds , and , based on the length and strength of the warble , the way the bird was flying , and so on , determine whether or not it was a good idea to press on . The Fan She Tsai Feng Tu Kaotsai [Descriptions of the Customs and Folklore of Barbarian Societies] suggested that this was like the Han Chinese custom of geomancy when building houses or bridges , when a geomancer is asked to interpret the lay of the land , saying that although the aborigines knew nothing of geomancy , they had their own methods when building a house– they selected an auspicious day according to the calls of the birds .

清代出版的「皇清職貢圖」書中也形容原住民:捕鹿必聽鳥音以佔得失,以鳥聲之長短強弱、飛法等,為吉凶之判斷。
清朝記載當時台灣住民生活的「番社采風圖考載」則認為,鳥占就像漢人有風水之說,築屋、架橋喜歡請地理師勘輿,原住民雖不諳勘輿,但築舍也先行鳥占,確定良辰吉時再大興土木。

Instance 4

Chen Shu-ying , who required a Cesarean because of diabetes contracted during pregnancy , is an example of the minority of un believers . Planning to give birth at the ntu Medical Center , she went two weeks in advance of her anticipated time of birth to schedule surgery , discovering that the " good days " were already booked solid . She had no choice but to choose a day that no one wanted because " it was a little unlucky . " Although both mother and child went through delivery untroubled , later on her child turned out to be weak and frequently ill . Both physically and mentally exhausted , she frankly confesses that she regrets that she was so careless at the outset and did not choose a more auspicious day for her surgery .

因為妊娠性糖尿病必須剖腹產的陳淑英本來是少數不信邪的例子,預定在台大醫院生產的她,預產期前兩個星期去排手術時間時,發現日子都被排滿了,她只好選了一個因為「有點凶」而沒人要的日子,雖然生產過程母子平安,可是後來孩子體弱多病,她在心力交瘁之餘,坦承還是有點後悔當初太草率,沒有選個好時辰剖腹。

Instance 5

Lu Li-cheng , director of the office of exhibitions at the Taiwan Museum of Prehistoric Culture , who has done a study on " The Recognition and Categorization of Time " among various peoples , stresses that choosing an auspicious day is by no means something for the foolish .

其實不要罵這些民意代表、高科技公司迷信,許多人平日不管什麼「不宜出門、探病」,但是辦終身大事時,能不選個日子完婚嗎?。

Instance 6

If they came across the warning , " Not a good day to deliver a report , " there would ‘t be a single document dispatched that day . It got to the point where the Jiaqing emperor had to declare : " On unlucky days there are no reports at all , but on lucky days the reports from every ministry come all at once . Every time I get a lot of reports , I check the almanac and it is always an ‘auspicious day . ‘ This is absurd ! So I am ordering all ministries to send in their reports right away , regardless of the day . "

弄到嘉慶皇帝不得不特別下諭:「近日遇閉、破之期,竟全無奏摺;遇成、開之,數省之摺匯齊呈遞,朕檢閱時憲書,其必繫良辰,甚屬可笑可鄙,……著通諭內外各衙門,嗣後遇有應辦之事務,各迅速辦理,立即具奏,勿得仍前拘忌,選擇良辰。」。

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