By Guo Xiaoting,Victoria Cass,John Robert Shaw
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 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, individual himself as a rule 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 well known storytellers of the music dynasty period. Audiences thrilled 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 avoid wasting the day. Ji Gong continues to be renowned in China even this day, the place he usually seems because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television indicates. 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, scuffling with evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of all ages!
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