Bao Zheng is a good official who served the country and the people in history, and is also the "Bao Qingtian" passed down by word of mouth, with dark skin, distinctive facial features, especially a crescent on his forehead, which is a symbol of a good official with an iron face and selflessness. Bao Zheng contributed to the prosperity of the Song Dynasty, and Guotai Min'an bowed to the fullest, working until he died of illness at the age of 63.
Zhan Zhao is Bao Zheng's best friend, so how did Bao Zheng meet Zhan Zhao?
Bao Zheng took the examination during the reign of Emperor Renzong of Song, and at the beginning Bao Zheng did not have anything special to be favored by the emperor, due to the old age of his parents, Bao Zheng chose to become an official in his hometown of Anhui when he was just in office. After the death of his elderly parents, Bao Zheng lived in his hometown for three years. The villagers and elders around him have always persuaded good officials like Bao Zheng to develop in a better place, so Bao Zheng began to go to Beijing to listen to the election.
Bao Zheng is not only a clean official in people's hearts, but also a great filial son, who chose his hometown for his parents to develop his career, and did not choose to go to Beijing again to catch up with the exam until his parents died. In fact, Bao Zheng's clean government is more the education of Bao Zheng's parents since childhood, and his parents told Bao Zheng to be a person who thinks about the country and the people, and it is such a good family style that educates such an excellent official.
Many times a person's success or failure, parents' education is also part of the factor, how many excellent people will have a good family style behind them, family style has a subtle impact on children. Although Bao Zheng was born in an ordinary family, he has parents who have a heart for the world, which has laid a solid foundation for Bao Zheng's career path.
Bao Zheng was kidnapped by a monk of the temple on the way to Beijing to listen to the election, and locked up in the temple, at this time, Zhan Zhao traveled in the rivers and lakes for many years, and acted as a warrior, and after encountering this incident, he chose to rescue Bao Zheng. In this way, Bao Zheng and Zhan Zhao met, and Zhan Zhao was appreciated by Bao Zheng. History often says that Bao Zheng is the Bole of Zhanzhao, but in fact, if it were not for Zhanzhao, Bao Zheng would not have the opportunity to show his ambitions.
It was Zhan Zhao's escort all the way that gave Bao Zheng the opportunity to meet the Holy Lord, why did Zhan Zhao choose to protect Bao Zheng? Mainly because Bao Zheng's reputation for being clean and honest was heard of when he was an official in Anhui, Zhan Zhao was also a jealous person, and in the face of many grievances of the people, he also hoped that someone could really think about the people and be a good official. Bao Zheng is such a good official, and protecting Bao Zheng is naturally protecting the people, isn't this exactly what Zhan Zhao, who is a chivalrous and righteous man, pursues?
Bao Zheng took Zhanzhao to Beijing to listen to the election, Bao Zheng was honest and honest, and was appreciated by the emperor, and was named Anhui Zhixian, which at that time was a parent official on one side, equivalent to the current county magistrate. Bao Zheng rose all the way and did not forget Zhan Zhao's life-saving grace. Therefore, Bao Zheng also recommended Zhanzhao, who was strong in martial arts, as the imperial guard beside the emperor.
Zhan Zhao is also counted as Bao Zheng's right arm, if there is no Zhan Zhao, there can be no Bao Zheng's today, without Bao Zheng there can be no Zhan Zhao's today, they belong to each other. Zhan Zhao does not have Bao Zheng's thoughtful and mature and stable personality, after all, he has traveled the rivers and lakes for many years and has an arrogant personality, and only Bao Zheng can help Zhan Zhao temper his character so that he has a foothold in the imperial court.
Why did the emperor agree to reuse Zhanzhao?
As a person in the rivers and lakes, there is no shortage of imperial guards with strong martial arts around the emperor, why did he choose Zhan Zhao? Mainly because of Bao Zheng's great contributions to the country, Bao Zheng asked the emperor to refine his elite troops and strong generals in resisting the Khitans, and should not use tribute as a strategy to protect national security.
Bao Zheng's honesty and fairness consolidated the emperor's position and brought prosperity to the Song Dynasty. Therefore, such a rare good official, no one who looks at it will be bad. Zhan Zhao's courage is indeed not to be underestimated, and he also showed his ability in front of the emperor, and it is expected that he will be reused.
Like Bao Zheng, Zhan Zhao only wanted to serve the country, and he was also loyal to the emperor. If such a loyal person wanted to give up, wouldn't it be a loss for the Song Dynasty. For modern society, no matter whether it is successful or not, regardless of status, only by loving one's country and maintaining a loyal heart for the country can we make the country more prosperous and make our small home more comfortable.
Why could Bao Zheng rise step by step in the imperial court?
Many officials in history were appreciated by the emperor and were bound to be jealous and impeached by villains, why was Bao Zheng not framed by villains? In fact, Bao Zheng was not not retaliated by villains, but Zhanzhao has been helping Bao Zheng, and during Bao Zheng's tenure, no matter how big the official position he mistaken, he would be harsh and write to the emperor.
Bao Zheng's cases have survived throughout history. Traditional Chinese dramas include "The Case of Chu Mei", which actually tells the story of Bao Zheng sending the ungrateful Chen Shimei to the dragon head guillotine. Chen Shimei is a well-known negative man, and his wife, who accompanied Chen Shimei to study hard for ten years, did not get a good life after Chen Shimei took the exam, but went to Beijing to find a husband and was chased and killed by Chen Shimei.
The case against Chen Shimei is not enough to prove that Zhan Zhao helped Bao Zheng. In Pang Taishi's case, Bao Zheng was framed by villains and even imprisoned, and Zhanzhao put a knife on Pang Taishi's head regardless of his life and future, threatening Pang Taishi to admit in front of the emperor how he framed Bao Zheng step by step, and finally Bao Zheng was saved.
Not only that, during the reign of Emperor Renzong of Song, envoys from other countries visited, the villain Zhao Xiang framed Gongsun Ce, and slandered Gongsun Ce on the charge of traitor, Bao Zheng was also involved in it in order to save Gongsun Ce, and even sent to the guillotine with Gongsun Ce, Zhan Zhao protected Bao Zheng on the guillotine in order to save Bao Zheng, and the Eight Sages King who was accomplices with Zhao Xiang below was moved by such loyalty, told the truth of the matter, and finally rescued Bao Zheng and Gongsun Ce.
Zhan Zhao's chivalry and righteousness engraved in his bones escorted Bao Zheng's career. Bao Zheng's ascension all the way is indispensable to Zhan Zhao's great help, regardless of his life for Bao Zheng, the people of the Song Dynasty can not live and work in peace and contentment without the integrity of these two people, Bao Zheng and Zhan Zhao's heart has always been for the country and the people. How can such officials not be reused?
Bao Zheng's achievements in the year of confusion were even more brilliant, and the proverb "bag bomb" also appeared during the Song Dynasty, how many people did Bao Zheng impeach? Bao Zheng not only impeached corrupt officials Zhang Kejiu and Wang Kui, but even impeached the current prime minister Song Xiang. It can be seen that Bao Zheng's law enforcement is severe and he is not afraid of the powerful. This is something that few officials in history have been able to achieve, and it is really admirable.
Didn't Bao Zheng promote the people around him?
According to historical records, Bao Zheng was reused by the imperial court, and many of Bao Zheng's relatives and friends thought that they could be protected, and they bullied people in the local area and did many illegal things. In the end, Bao Zheng was all dealt with in accordance with the law, and did not shelter, even his own uncle, Bao Zheng was harshly reprimanded in accordance with the law in the public court, so that no one around him dared to do illegal things in front of Bao Zheng, let alone be promoted.
The reason why Bao Zheng's reputation for incorruptibility has survived to this day is mainly because Bao Zheng does not favor anyone, even his own relatives, he will not tolerate it. Compared with now, many corrupt officials not only use their power for personal gain, but even do a lot of illegal things, and every exposure is jaw-dropping and unbelievable.
In history, Bao Zheng has promoted anyone around him, except for Zhan Zhao, Gongsun Ce, and the four guards around him, Dynasty, Ma Han, Zhao Hu, and Zhang Long. These people have been helping Bao Zheng clear his grievances and impeach those who violated the law. If a person wants to defend a huge country, it is far from enough to rely on the strength of one person, and Bao Zheng is precisely because of these loyal people around him that he can resist the Khitan for the country and justice for the people.
Throughout his life, Bao Zheng paid attention to the production of the people, consolidated the army, and raised meritocracy and ability, and was a famous courtier in history, loyal and kind, and never did anything illegal. He does not associate with villains, and even relatives and friends cut off contact. Bao Zheng has always been reused and appreciated by the emperor, so there must be a lot of silver taels, right?
As a close person of the emperor, Bao Zheng must have gained a lot of favors and appreciation, but Bao Zheng did not use it to squander and indulge in a luxurious life, but used it in the army, the production of the people and other things for the country and the people. Although he held a high position, Bao Zheng's clothes and materials were similar to ordinary people's homes, and he only wore silk clothes when he met the emperor.
If a country wants to prosper and its people live and work in peace, it must be indispensable to clean people. Whenever they see the dismissed official position on the news, they can't help but sigh, don't they remember the responsibility and original intention of being an official? Serving the people is easier said than done. From ancient times to the present, good officials who are dedicated to serving the country and the people can always maintain their original intention, and need to reject powerful temptations and desires. Only by adhering to the heart can we be remembered like Bao Zheng.
Bao Zheng had always been in good health before his death, and even in the age of Huajia, his body was very tough. According to historical records, Bao Zheng died of illness, and it took only 13 days from illness to death. Of course, there are also many people who suspect that Bao Zheng was framed and poisoned to death. Bao Zheng did offend many eunuchs and nobles before his death, and this statement also has some basis, but it has not been confirmed at present.
After Bao Zheng died, why did Zhan Zhao disappear?
Everyone knows that Bao Zheng has done all the good things in his life and has always been missed by the people. As Bao Zheng's henchman Zhan Zhao, why did he choose to disappear after Bao Zheng's death? Shouldn't he continue to pass on Bao Zheng's incorruptibility? With the expectations of the people, continue to bow down for the country and the people?
Zhan Zhao has been learning martial arts since childhood, with strong martial arts, good conduct, loyalty and courage, and has always been by Bao Zheng's side to provide advice and help the people of the Song Dynasty solve their grievances. But it is precisely because of this that Zhan Zhao and Bao Zheng offended too many people, and after Bao Zheng's death, Zhan Zhao alone could not deal with these powerful people, so he chose to disappear after Bao Zheng's death.
The disappearance of Zhan Zhao was also to follow Bao Zheng's instructions before his death, in the society at that time, under the ideological concept of emphasizing civility over martial arts, civil officials were higher than military attachés from beginning to end, and without Bao Zheng's protection, it was difficult for Zhan Zhao, as a military attaché, to gain a foothold in the imperial court. So Bao Zheng told Zhan Zhao that after his death, he would resign from his official position, not let anyone know his whereabouts, and spend the rest of his life incognito.
Before Bao Zheng died, he was still worried about Zhanzhao's future, and such a friendship was moving. For Zhan Zhao, who is over 60 years old, perhaps living in seclusion in the mountains and forests is the best protection for himself, so that at least he does not have to worry about being framed by villains, nor does he have to worry about the safety of his best friends, and incognito is the most correct path for Zhan Zhao.
In addition, Zhan Zhao himself likes to travel in the rivers and lakes, yearning for freedom, Bao Zheng is his bole, after Bao Zheng's death, he has no reason to stay in the officialdom, it is better to return to the rivers and lakes, enjoy the fun brought by freedom, away from the turbidity of the officialdom, but also driven by Zhan Zhao's character.
In life, many people will meet the so-called noble person in life, he may be your guide on the road to success, it is because he can see the shining points in you and help you, so that you feel a ray of light when you are confused. These noble people may be your boss, strangers on the road, your teachers, or your colleagues, etc., they sometimes position themselves more clearly than us, and sometimes they have to calm down and think about the surrounding words in order to make the road of life smoother.