何謂金匱 • Understanding Safe
- 何謂金匱 • Understanding Safe
何謂金匱? 什麼是金匱??? ...必也正名乎...
What does it mean by Safe?
What is Safe? Does the name really imply to what it meant?
The explanation of “Safe”:
In ancient time, the locker made of gold was used to store important papers and document. It is also a metaphor of tight sealing. According to the 49th scroll of written document of Han Dynasty: “Hide the engraved treasures in the golden locker in order to hand them down to later generations.” In San-sheng recorded poem written by Liu Yu-xi of Tang Dynasty to Chen Lang-zhong on renovation of Qi Zhao Zji Historical Court, it stated that: “While renovating the court, I often see Emperor Tongguan writing and storing the papers in the golden locker.”
These explain that “security locker”
is an iron cabinet used to store cash or valuables.
The so-called “safety box”
is referred to as a box made of sheet iron with asbestos interlining, and a special keypad or a lock on the door.
The current explanation version from now:
“Safe” is referred to as: The security safe used to store cash or valuables.
“Iron cabinet” is referred to as: A cabinet made of sheet iron.
According to explanation from Chinese dictionary compiled by the Ministry of Education, the above four terms almost described a same item, but most modern people adopt to use safes (boxes) to explain them. However, a careful analysis of the meaning of the text, we can still classify and describe them more specifically.
The vault has a closely meaning to warehouse, where it should be interpreted as a room having the size of a warehouse space similar to the vault adopted by modern banks. These vaults usually come with a vault door.
The “insurance” of safe seems to explain that it has been insured with an additional commercial insurance. The wooden character by the side of “cabinet” text seems to signify a cabinet made of wood.
Based on modern classification, iron cabinet is referred to as a box unit formed by sheet iron (without any anti-theft interlining), and comes with a similar iron door and a lock. Such item often gives us an impression of weak anti-theft function, and, according to current international safety tests, it belongs to a box product with low anti-theft effect.
It is indeed a good choice for us to use this cabinet-shaped product, or better known as “safe” that has been used in the past until present time. But the quality of this safe equipment must have anti-theft and fire resistant functions to comply with the modern safety concept, and that this safe can also be defined as an exclusive personal storage space.
People often ask. Why do we need to buy a safe?
No matter how little money you have, you tend to own some personal private possessions or documents, and these things ought to be placed in a safe storage space to let you sleep at ease and move forward without worries. In the course of pursuing fame and fortune, we might have ignored to install a safe for our own self. We might not understand metaphysics and numerology, but we must not be deprived of privacy rights and infringed by anybody!
Picking a good safe and a good safe supplier is just like building a sustainable heritage foundation for yourself and your future generations. Perhaps a hundred years or a thousand years later, somebody will thank you for the family heirlooms you left behind.