Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong: The Drunken Wisdom of by Guo Xiaoting,Victoria Cass,John Robert Shaw PDF

By Guo Xiaoting,Victoria Cass,John Robert Shaw

ISBN-10: 0804849145

ISBN-13: 9780804849142

Follow the bright and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to turn into certainly one of China's maximum people heroes!

Ji Gong studied on the nice Ling Yin monastery, an incredible temple that also levels up the steep hills above Hangzhou, close to Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple attempted to show Ji Gong within the spartan practices in their sect, however the younger monk, following within the footsteps of different nice ne'er-do-wells, amazing himself in most cases through getting expelled. He left the monastery, turned a wanderer with not often a formal piece of garments to put on, and completed nice renown—in seedy wine retailers and consuming establishments!

This might have been the place Ji Gong's tale ended. yet his unorthodox kind of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for renowned storytellers of the music dynasty period. Audiences thrilled in stories the place the mad outdated monk ignored—or even mocked—authority, defied logic, by no means ignored the wine, but nonetheless controlled to avoid wasting the day. Ji Gong continues to be renowned in China even this day, the place he usually looks because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television indicates. In Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong, you are going to 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, scuffling with evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of all ages!

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