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Yuan Haowen 元好問. Xu Yijianzhi 續夷堅誌. Vol. 2.26.

忻州劉軍判.貞祐初.聞朔方人馬動.傢誦摩利支天呪.及州陷.二十五口俱免兵禍.獨一奴不信.迫圍城.始誦之.被虜四五日.亦逃歸.南渡後.居永甯.即施此呪.文士薛曼卿記其事.

There is a military assistant whose surname was Liu of Qizhou Prefecture. In the early time of Zhenyou era (1213-1217 C.E), he heard that there was a military troop coming from Shuofang. His whole family then chanted the Marici spell. When his prefecture was occupied by the enemy, twenty-five members of his family avoided from this disaster. Only one servant did not believe the spell and was about to be besieged in the city; then he started to chant the spell. Four or five days after being captured, he escaped. When the court moved to the south, the servant lived in Yongning and he chanted this Marici spell. Literati XueManqin recorded this story.


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