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The Monk and the Monkey

Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng’en, translated and edited by Anthony C. Yu – This classic of Chinese literature, first published in the sixteenth century, is quite loosely based on the real-life pilgrimage of the seventh-century Buddhist monk Xuanzang … Continue reading

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The Yama Yama Man

It’s pretty well known that Buddhism started in India, but eventually became much more popular in eastern Asia. Also, while Siddhartha Gautama apparently started Buddhism as an alternative to Hinduism, it came to take on many aspects of the earlier … Continue reading

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