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Da Tang Xuan Zang (2016)

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, embarked on a ... See full summary »

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Li Daliang
Purba Rgyal ...
Shi Pantuo
Jin Luo ...
Li Chang
Kai Tan ...
Wang Xiang
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King of Karakhajo Ju Wentai (as Andrew Lien)
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Wu Qing
Jonathan Kos-Read ...
Cunningham
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Ken Tong ...
Mucha Juduo
Chao Jiang ...
King of Aratürük
Huichun Wang ...
Venerable Zhi Yan
Liang Zhao ...
The Imperial Edict Reader
Xiao Che ...
Xuan Zang's Mother
Jiayue Lou ...
Girl from the Western Regions (as Artemis)
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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, embarked on a journey to India, that is fraught with perils and dangers, natural disasters, and sees the sufferings of the common people. Soldiers gets in his way, his disciples betrays him, he struggles through deserts, runs short of food and water, all in the quest for Buddha's teachings. He finally arrives in India, and studies Buddhism in earnest. By the time he returns to China, he is already 50 years old.

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Produced by Jingjing Wang and Bing Liu
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i think its a paradox world
13 November 2016 | by (jakarta, indonesia) – See all my reviews

as i recall the story of quan yin there's too much sufferings in this world, and watching this video..i questioned myself, why did he stopped before he heard there was a temple in the desert. Did he used his instinct or he counted the distance he traveled? Well of course everyone is trying to grasp whats given from the movie about buddhism, and after watching journey to the west we feel the need for buddhist communities to gather knowledge about xuan zang so the world knows a glimpse about the story to the west since we don't know if it's a fabricated stories foretold throughout the time. Just like the Christian movie, kingdom of heaven, at the start they didn't mention if it's a true story. im not trying to challenge someone to convert to buddhism, learn the languages in buddhism, their traditions, their considered sacred places, their deities, researching ancient scriptures from places around the world..but to me buddhism is about practicing dharma, nothing to attain. Look at the example when xuan zang were held captive by the king, he refused to eat because he wanted to show nothing more nothing less than his faith to continue the journey that was his wish from the start, are these buddhists trying to convince something projected by the movie to contain whats being corrupted physically? Who's gonna be held responsible for that scene? When xuan zhang was thirsty in the desert, and suddenly rain comes, its a good sign of hope, from that we see hope in a religion. Another scene is about a slave with a mask, he was cursed that he couldn't take off his mask, um.....seriously? He could just easily untied it. I was expecting more from movies we've watched like GI JOE combined with Transcendence combine with The Sorcerer and the white snake. People were expecting how do they define karma, is it from curses of the people we have not seen cursing us, or is it sort of curses passed on by the locals. We didn't even get the chance to know what's really in the book that xuan zang has after traveling to India...HELLLOOOOOOOO?


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