Anyone remember this TV series? I never knew it had a Bhikkhuni named Tripitaka who’s task was to obtain Buddhist scriptures from India and bring them back to China.The Monkey’s role was to protect her on the dangerous journey!
I would recommend instead watching this more historically accurate movie about xuang zang’s journey to India to study Yogaccara:
Directed by Jianqi Huo. With Xiaoming Huang, Zheng Xu, Purba Rgyal, Jin Luo. During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism,...
Xuanzang [ɕɥɛ̌n.tsâŋ] (Chinese: 玄奘; fl. c. 602 – 664) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator who traveled to India in the seventh century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the early Tang dynasty.
During the journey he visited many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. He was born in what is now Henan province around 602, from boyhood he took to reading religious books, including the...
The most beautiful scene is the one in which he meets the Indian master Silabhadra.
Sounds fascinating! I usually like a bit of light humour and light material after a long day.
If you search for it you may find the full movie in YouTube. I wouldn’t post it here for I am not confident that is 100% safe copyright-wise.