By Guo Xiaoting,Victoria Cass,John Robert Shaw
Ji Gong studied on the nice Ling Yin monastery, a massive temple that also levels up the steep hills above Hangzhou, close to Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple attempted to teach Ji Gong within the spartan practices in their sect, however the younger monk, following within the footsteps of different nice ne'er-do-wells, exceptional himself almost always by way of getting expelled. He left the monastery, grew to become a wanderer with rarely 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 type of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for renowned storytellers of the tune dynasty period. Audiences overjoyed in stories the place the mad outdated monk ignored—or even mocked—authority, defied good judgment, by no means overlooked the wine, but nonetheless controlled to save lots of the day. Ji Gong is still well known in China even at the present time, the place he on a regular basis seems because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television exhibits. In Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong, you will learn how he has a rogue's knack for exposing the corrupt and felony whereas nonetheless pursuing the dual delights of enlightenment and intoxication. This literary vintage of a touring martial arts grasp, battling evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of all ages!
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