When we were younger, my parents and other elders will always tell us to look the other way around or even close our eyes whenever we ran into a funeral or a hearse with coffin inside. They say this is bad because the energy of death is extreme Yin and it might bring away our luck.
I’ve always adhere to this myth or belief until I learned Feng Shui and immerse myself deeply in Buddhism and Taoism. The truth is running into funeral march or meeting a funeral march is actually good luck. While its true that death is extreme Yin, running into a funeral takes away some of our bad luck.
An old Taoist monk shared with me that, in fact, meeting a funeral march is considered auspicious that you should throw a little money out of the window. This is to ‘repay’ the fact that some of your bad luck was taken away. Throw away some money signifies that you are paying it forward because some people who might be in need of money may come across your money that it helps him a little.