Whirr2007-01-25
Today's random selection of Ancient Chinese Text

The Monkey King and Xuanzang were set upon by bandits, and apparently the monkey king killed them all. I haven't read that bit yet, I only now got this book and opened it at random to find Xuanzang chastising old Monkey:

"How can you be a monk when you take life without cause? We who have left the family should

'Keep ants out of harms way when we sweep the floor,
And put shades on lamps for the love of moths.
'"
As you may well imagine, I quite like that quote. Especially the phrase "for the love of moths".

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