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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 Ji Gong is still renowned in China even this day, the place he usually looks because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television exhibits.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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Because the invasion occurred on the seventh day of the seventh month, the invasion was named “qi-qi” because “qi” is Chinese for seven. Qi-qi thus means the seven and seven incident. The Japanese attackers understood patriotism in China, and knew that the universities housed the most idealistic and patriotic civilian groups in China. Consequently, the Japanese knew that in order to fully pacify China south of Manchuria, Japan would have to defeat the Chinese army and destroy the Chinese universities.

As I wandered into the large bathroom one day, I stumbled upon a sight I’d never before even imagined. A monk’s body swung there in the dark. I stood there for a long time. The urinals seemed to become a terrifying white, the Chinese color of mourning and death. I was frightened and shocked, and as I stood there taking in this suicide scene, I believe I learned as much about human life as I did during many hours of studying and rigorous course work. I learned that a human being is as fragile as the most delicate work of jade or glass, and that I was among this glasswork and needed to nurture my own strength and ability to guide others through a time of war and hardship.

This was a terrible experience, our first encounter with the horror of trying to survive in an aerial bombardment. Now we were all directly experiencing the violence of war. This was a lesson not to be forgotten. Traveling was a very miserable experience for this leg of our journey. The weather was cold, and there was little food. Everything was falling apart because of the war. 36 Chapter Three Waiting for the train in Jinhua was very difficult. We had to wait for a whole day, and then there was no train at all.

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