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The Monk That Wanted To Renounce Asceticism

The Monk That Wanted To Renounce Asceticism

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Author: Yimeng HuangliangTranslator: CKtalonEditor: CKtalon


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In the rural northeastern mountainous regions stands a tiny Buddhist temple, named One Finger Temple. It isn't a large one but it is extremely miraculous.

The temple has rice that emanates an aromatic fragrance.

The temple has sweet and refreshing water that rivals ambrosia.

The temple has Buddhas that grant wishes to the sincere.

The temple isn't large but it has everything. The temple isn't large but it has flourishing incense offerings that far exceed all temples. The temple isn't large but it attracts both citizens and foreigners that line up overnight…

The temple has a bald but handsome monk. Every day, he would bawl, "I want to renounce asceticism! I want to marry a chick that's not too pretty, have a cute baby, and lead a stable life!"

This book is a casual novel that introduces various Chinese traditional customs, as well as Buddhist ones. It strives to be a positive book, allowing people to reflect on how they should live their lives and treat others.


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    This story is not a very action-focused story. It's a story with very positive elements, that can both touch your heart and make you reflect on life and those around you. Of course, there will be some face-slapping elements when the 'fake monk' proves himself. It's a modern rendition of Ji Gong, the beggar Buddha, who is sincere, kindhearted, and a well-accomplished follower of the Buddhist teachings. Just like Ji Gong, our protagonist, Fangzheng helps those in need, leads them to riches, and sometimes even saving their lives. The story describes his various exploits while teaching us some obscure Chinese traditions and folklore.

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    The dude looks like Son Saitama. This amuses me. Five stars ____________________________________________________———————————————————————

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    Website: Qidian CN Status: Ongoing Views: 17 million+ Recommendation: 1 million+ Rating: 9/10 from 1356 readers Word count: 3 million+ No. of Chapters: 1500+ Discussion/Comments: 10044 Author Lvl: 5 No of Works: 3 The stats on the CN site indicate that the novel is extremely popular among the novels of it's genre, so having high expectations from this one.

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    So far so good. The story is about a newly promoted abbot of the dilapidated One Finger Temple after the old abbot has ascended to the heavens. The new abbot initially wanted to leave the temple and eat meat and have kids but was restricted by his newly acquired Buddha System and was forced to lead a life of asceticism. Although the MC would probably continue behaving like a street punk on the inside, he presents his outward self as a serene monk who wouldn't be surprised even if the earth shatters or the sky collapses. His two-faced dialogues are quite fun to read. Moreover, you'll feel a strange sense of serenity after reading the chapters, a world that is far away from the heart palipitating battles of xianxia and xuanhuan as well as the heart-toasting corny world of the various romance novels. All in all, I would recommend you guys to go through the novel without skipping on the parts where Fangzheng explains on the many Buddhist verses.

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    The story is just another face slapping story disguised as trying to be enlightening. that is still fine but what I couldnt accept that for a monk that posses otherworldly power, still it coulndt escape the trope everyone is ganging up on china, and being racist to them. if you want to read a story of a racist monk, here you go. a monk teaching that should transcend humanity made up patriotism and nationalism, a religion that about soemthing more than just race and even species become a story about a patriotic monk that only enlighten China. I guess Buddha only favor the chinese. the earlier chapter is fine and I held hope for this story. but then come the mandatory korean or japan people being a dick and racist to chinese for some reason This is a self mastubatory piece for China

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    While personally I am not a big fan of “everyone deserves to be saved” precept, this is a very calming and refreshing read. It’s about a guy who is suddenly gifted with a system and forced to become an abbott in a lonely Buddhist temple. He has to complete quests and redeem/ save people to earn system merits. It’s best to just let the story wash over you and read it lightly instead of thinking deeply about the morality of various issues (which can make you angry or happy, depending on your personal views). I learnt a lot about the structure and politics of temples, which was interesting in of itself.

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    AAAAAAA*********W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally a monk mc, always thought they'd be side characters for all eternity. (Hope it doesn't turn out trash)

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    I have huge expectations from this one! Around 1500 chapters and a 4.5+ rating from almost 1300 votes ( probably. Didn't understood the table.) Author himself is a 5 star guy. I did read a few chapters but dropped it due to personal issues. Firstly, it's a system novel. Yup, the system. And system novels are rarely bad. You need just another level of talent to make system novels bad. It has lots of buddhist stuff and MC starts as a handler (?) / guardian of some temple. But since I stopped around ch 10, I don't have much idea what happens later. My friends have read the whole thing and according to them it's a 'Definite Read.' And they are very choosy. So yeah, fingers crossed. So for the first time... I am rating a novel with no translation with 5. Plus it's Cktalon.. He's awesome. Lol. Will put a proper review after 250+ chapters.

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    The author is full of "The Dao of Nonsense" CKatlon's pro translation is wasted in the current arc chapters. So much fillers and no progress, what the heck, an arc that can be resolved in few chapters but prolonged to be nonsense. Sigh, good premise but if the next few arcs will be like this again, crap it all.

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    It starts out fun and entertaining but you should drop it as soon as he begins interacting with other countries. It just goes on and on about how racist and greedy other countries are and how kind, gentle, welcoming, friendly, and generous china is. It felt like the author had a gun to their head and was being forced to write propaganda.

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    I mean while being a monk is going to be a creative setting, I would prefer it if it was a more action packed novel, I don't object to this alot, but it's just not my style Though if the story is really good I'll up my vote/comment I just hope it's not slow paced

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    I'll change my review once it comes out, but I have expectations for this. Chances are that among all the other rubbish you can find gem. I hope this novel won't disappoint me and everyone else. The idea is a bit old, but you don't really see monk centered novels here on Qidian, so that's a first.

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    Am a Christian, but a Sociology and anthropology graduate I have read about religions of the world but this storyline really gave me a insight about this religion. It is very interesting and I would love to know what become of the temple and the monk.... Pls don't keep us waiting

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    The Monk That Wanted To Renounce Asceticism is a slow paced and heart warming story. I can recommend it to both old and young. This novel is about promoting buddism but even if you do not care about religious stuff it is really pleasant to read.

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    This is really refreshing. Just when I get tired of all these MC with "Systems" going on a power trip, I see this jewel. The daily life interaction or switching perspective the other readers consider as "filter" is actually a good break between plots and sets up the next one (Except the calligraphy one! The was cancer trying to die).

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    Awesome new kind of taste, very refreshing novel please read it people. CKtalon is great translator as always. 1234567890 0987654331 Very funny very funny very funny.

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    I think This Novel one of my favorite, I Don't know about future chapter but from the chapter i read, This Novel At least teach us about Respect Other People Religion, So I hope New Chapter be release faster n Future Chapter Will be Better From Current Chapter my RIP English

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    Horrible. This author is what you could call a "Master of Wordcount." Every chapter is jam-packed with filler, and only filler. The story would be 500 chapters long if it weren't for all of the filler. I don't think that's an exaggeration. The writing is also so cheesy, generic, and annoying to read that I actually can't tell if this story is satire or not. Everyone that isn't in the MC's circle acts like a generic cultivation novel villain despite this story taking place on modern Earth.

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    Hello there, have you ever read a system story? Have you ever look how amazing a monk is? Have you ever think bowl of rice is more than enough for you? Come here!!! Let's learn how amazing Fang Abbot. Comment for story line : I never have enough a good novel like this. Make me remember about "A Gourmet in Another World". They have similar lay out, but the different is this novel will talk about monk and monastery in china. The view will make us understand how hard to become a monk, that always smile even the one view u as enemy. Every chapter make you smile and angry when learn how difficult life is.

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    Author Yimeng Huangliang

    Translator CKtalon

    Editor CKtalon