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The abbot of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was forced to leave the monastery and
had to make a living selling coal from a handcart. Duan was an orphan and had
nowhere to go, so he stayed on where he was, barely surviving on cornflour ...
I looked at the stupa again, next to the giant Big Wild Goose Pagoda, not even
the size of its foundation. Dappled sunshine fell on it through the thick pine trees.
I stared at it, thinking of the story I had just heard. I had the sensation that the
He raised himself above all his pain and lived; he saved Xuanzang's Big Wild
Goose Pagoda and never knew he would be buried and honoured alongside it.
The queue to climb the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was long and those who came ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herschelian - LibraryThing
This book is the story of a journey of self-discovery and faith written by a friend of ours, Sun Shuyun. Sun grew up in central China during the Cultural Revolution, but her paternal grandmother to ... Read full review
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Fascinating travel account of a woman retracing the footsteps of the great Chinese monk Xuanzang, who brought many of the great Buddist scriptures back to China. Read full review