After tasting the warmth and cold of the world, he decided to convert to Buddhism.In the fifth year of Shunzhi (1648) of the Qing Dynasty, Zhu Da cut his hair and became a monk at the courtyard of plowing incense in Fengxin, Jiangxi. He was only 22 years old.
Before that, he was a nobleman;After that, he was the last person to avoid.
Someone once said, has always been a fluke, impermanence is life.
Most of the time, when we have power and wealth, we think that this is forever;Wait for everything to vanish into thin air, after tasting all the flavor of life, just can see the real world yan Yan.
But when a person in the world rolling in the cold, with the world after a hard hand, can really see through some things, see some things, and put down some things.
This is the open realm of life, but also a great wisdom of life.
Incognito, difficult to solve the heart block
Zhu Da lived incognito in the mountains. He first became a Zen buddhist, with as many as 100 disciples, and then a Zen buddhist forest for nearly 30 years.
In the fourth year of Kangxi (1666), the Qing court allowed reclusive members of the Ming family to return home.After a slight relaxation in his social environment, Zhu da began to wander about.
He visited places of historic interest, mingled with the streets, and made many famous social friends.
Zhu da also had the idea of returning to secular life, but once he thought about the survival after the entry into the world, he felt very depressed.He suffered from epilepsy several times during those dreary years.
In that year, the Qing Government issued a decree on erudite hung ci. The magistrate of Linchuan heard zhu da’s name and wanted to introduce him.Who would have guessed that soon after, Zhu would freak out, darting from laughter to pain.
One night, he tore and burned his monk clothes and trekked alone from Linchuan to nanchang, his hometown more than 120 kilometers away.
After arriving in Nanchang, he was still crazy.He wore a cloth cap, long gown, and shabby shoes that showed his heels, and they danced around the streets of Nanchang.
Some children followed him and laughed, but he did not mind.
Later, one of Zhu’s nephews recognized him and took him home to nourish him.
After two or three years, he was cured of his madness at last.
It is said that Zhu da was often dumb and unable to speak.When he was a visitor at the Linchuan County Government, there was a time when people spoke to him and he only nodded in reply.
Later, he simply wrote a big “dumb” letter in calligraphy and stuck it on the door.