Monday, April 10, 2017

"Monkey" was a Shaolin Monk!


"Monkey" was a Shaolin Monk! 

"Monkey" was a Shaolin Monk!
"Monkey" was a Shaolin Monk!  

"Monkey" was a Shaolin Monk! 

King Monkey 

The character of Sun Wu Kung (King Monkey) initially promoted in fiction by Wu Cheng En (1500-82 CE) in 'Voyage West' needs clearing up because of the absence of learning of Kung Fu, Qigong, Feng Shui and of numerous other major parts of Chinese culture by the first interpreters. This article recommends his birthplace, at any rate similarly as the conditions Wu Cheng En portrays, was in actuality the Northern Shaolin Temple in Henan. 

"Monkey" was a Shaolin Monk!
A few perusers might know about the 72 Secret and Consummate Arts of The Shaolin Temple. These Secret Fighting Exercises are alluded to in Wu Cheng En's fourteenth Century Classic, 'The Journey West' when Sun Wu Kung (the Monkey King) is portrayed as 'Ace of the 72 Transformations' not that you would know whether you read a large portion of the English interpretations at present accessible. The Victorians (and the majority of their successors) lacking learning of Kung Fu, Qigong, Feng Shui, Lion Dance, 5 Elements hypothesis and so forth., (obviously) completely excluded these from their interpretations of Chinese History and Literature, or transmuted them into 'something rich and peculiar' (yet certainly not Kung Fu, Qigong and so on.)! Such ethnocentrism works as yet, militating against appropriate comprehension of Chinese Culture, particularly if these sources are viewed as authoritatative and is altogether to our inconvenience. 

The Journey West 

The trip West of Hsuan Tsang (600-664 CE) is clearly the subject of this staggering Ming Historical Novel, managing occasions promptly taking after the foundation of the Tang Dynasty under Li Shi-Min (599-646 CE) as Emperor Tai Zhong, because of the support of the Shaolin Temple (and you can read a plenty of Western histories without even an indication of this). The truth is out, Hsuan Tsang was a Shaolin Monk-in addition Wu Kung ('Martial Strong') was his modify sense of self i.e. they were one-and a similar individual! 

The Shaolin Temple 

Lamentably, the Victorians (and their successors who think of them as extraordinary specialists) were uninformed of Kung Fu, Qigong and Feng Shui, entomb alia, it doesn't mind that (specific sorts of) Buddhist Monks (particularly from the Tang Dynasty onwards) could be scorching examples of all these and that's just the beginning. With respect to them realizing that Monkey-Style (Houquan) Kung Fu Champions (Monkey Kings) could really be Monks-overlook it! This would be path past their horrid ethnocentrism. 

The Modern Day 

Lamentably, even the very agreeable Japanese TV arrangement " Monkey!' endured also. Because of a specific recorded patriarchalism portraying Japanese society the Bodhisattva/Daoist Immortal Kuan Shih Yin needed to wind up noticeably Male (and Buddha Female)! Nothing could have been further from Wu Cheng En's unique observations, the genuine authentic record of occasions on which his work is based, or contemporary educated Chinese supposition (as the statues of both, with customary sexual orientation attributions, in the Northern Shaolin Temple's Main Hall make bounteously clear). 

Numerous Chinese records of occasions have been little-comprehended, e.g. Chinese perspectives on advancement, interior energies and even world-history. In any case, more subtle elements of Monks' Secret Martial exercises i.e. the Shaolin Temples' Secret Fighting Arts otherwise known as the "Kungs" of Kung Fu, are recorded independently on the site underneath, for the individuals who may wish to find somewhat more.

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