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Ji Gong

Ji Gong, also known as Living Buddha Ji Gong, was a folk hero in Chinese folklore. It was said that he was a monk with magical powers. He was always ready to defend people against injustice, punish vice, reward virtue, etc. It was widely recognized that he was the incarnate of the Taming Dragon Arhat, one of the eighteen legendary arhats.

The legend of Ji Gong based on a real historical figure whose name was Li Xiuyuan (1130–1207).  Li became a monastic at the age of 18 and then was ordained under the monastic name Daoji. Unlike other traditional monks, he drank wine and ate meat and looked like a madman. Read the rest of this entry »

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