Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How a ‘mad monk’ captured Zen

If he were not a monk, one might have easily mistaken him for a madman. Or perhaps it was because he was a monk that his behavior was considered even more idiosyncratic.

The late Jung Kwang, better remembered as the “mad monk,” was definitely not a typical monk. Instead of finding peace in remote temples, he spent his time creating art containing vulgar themes, as though to challenge the precepts of the ascetic religion...

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