Myth Buster 21: Seeing a Bald Guy Person Before Gambling is Bad Luck

Published May 19, 2015 by jptan2012

Gamblers has this belief that when they come across a bald person just before they gamble that would mean that they will surely lose money that day. Is this true?

Before I answer the question, I would like to state first, that in Buddhism any form of gambling is bad, although in Taoism, they have a looser stance on gambling. Personally, I don’t believe in gambling.bald guy

But where did the belief that coming across a bald person before gambling is bad luck. A lot of Chinese, NOT ALL, but a lot are gamblers, and this is true not just these days but also during the olden times. During those times, in China, all people even men sports long hair and nobody ever cut their hair short or go bald except Buddhist monks. So a gambler will only come across a bald person if the person is a monk. At that time, they believe that coming across a monk is a sign that they will not win in gambling because deep in their hearts they know that gambling is bad and that the holy person makes them guilty about gambling. However, why is it the belief these days is that coming across a bald person and not a monk gives you bad luck. This is because during those times, they believe that it is bad luck to state that a monk will give you bad luck, so they try to speak in codes and say a bald person instead. Thus the belief that bald person is a sign that you will lose in gambling started to come about.

Incidentally, I have received a lot of inquiries whether the Vajrapani Ruel will work for gambling. In Buddhism, it is quite hard to give a definitive answer because the Buddha states an act can only be judge with the person’s deepest real intent, meaning a bad act may be considered good depending on the very real sincere intent of the person. However, off hand, the answer to the question whether the Vajrapani Ruel will work for gambling is no.

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