Follow the bright and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to develop into one among China's maximum people heroes!
Ji Gong studied on the nice Ling Yin monastery, a tremendous 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 alternative nice ne'er-do-wells, exceptional himself mostly through getting expelled. He left the monastery, grew to become a wanderer with hardly ever a formal piece of garments to put on, and accomplished nice renown—in seedy wine outlets and consuming 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 missed the wine, but nonetheless controlled to avoid wasting the day. Ji Gong is still well known in China even this present day, the place he usually appears to be like because the clever previous drunken idiot in video clips 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, scuffling with evil and righting wrongs, will entertain Western readers of all ages!