By Guo Xiaoting, John Robert Shaw
Translated by way of John Robert Shaw. advent through Victoria Cass.
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 major temple that also levels up the steep hills above Hangzhou, close to Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple attempted to educate Ji Gong within the spartan practices in their sect, however the younger monk, following within the footsteps of different nice ne'er-do-wells, uncommon himself in most cases 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 retailers and consuming establishments!
This might have been the place Ji Gong's tale ended. yet his unorthodox sort of Buddhism quickly made him a hero for well known storytellers of the track dynasty period. Audiences overjoyed in stories the place the mad previous monk ignored--or even mocked--authority, defied good judgment, by no means missed the wine, but nonetheless controlled to avoid wasting 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Ji Gong is still well known in China even at the present time, the place he on a regular basis seems because the clever outdated drunken idiot in videos and television indicates. In Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong, you'll 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 every age