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

By Guo Xiaoting,Victoria Cass,John Robert Shaw

ISBN-10: 0804849145

ISBN-13: 9780804849142

Follow the intense and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to develop into considered one of China's maximum folks heroes!

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 coach 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 often by means of getting expelled. He left the monastery, turned a wanderer with rarely a formal piece of garments to put on, and accomplished nice renown—in seedy wine retailers and consuming establishments!

This might have been the place Ji Gong's tale ended. yet his unorthodox variety of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for renowned storytellers of the music dynasty period. Audiences extremely joyful 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 continues to be well known in China even this day, the place he usually seems to be because the clever previous drunken idiot in videos and television exhibits. 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 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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