By Guo Xiaoting, John Robert Shaw
Translated by means of John Robert Shaw. creation through Victoria Cass.
Follow the bright and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to develop into one among China's maximum folks heroes!
Ji Gong studied on the nice Ling Yin monastery, an enormous temple that also levels up the steep hills above Hangzhou, close to Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple attempted to tutor Ji Gong within the spartan practices in their sect, however the younger monk, following within the footsteps of alternative nice ne'er-do-wells, wonderful himself generally through getting expelled. He left the monastery, turned a wanderer with infrequently a formal piece of garments to put on, and accomplished nice renown--in seedy wine outlets and ingesting establishments!
This might have been the place Ji Gong's tale ended. yet his unorthodox sort of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for renowned storytellers of the music dynasty period. Audiences overjoyed in stories the place the mad previous monk ignored--or even mocked--authority, defied good judgment, by no means ignored the wine, but nonetheless controlled to save lots of the day. Ji Gong is still renowned in China even this day, the place he usually looks because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television exhibits. In Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong, you'll learn how he has a rogue's knack for exposing the corrupt and legal whereas nonetheless pursuing the dual delights of enlightenment and intoxication. This literary vintage of a touring martial arts grasp, combating evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of every age
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