The Murderous Demon King [Serial 129]
"At the time, the Buddha pacified his disciples, telling them that not to dispute right and wrong is liberation, and telling them to cultivate their practice well."
A Brief Introduction to the Author Xue Mo:
Xue Mo, whose original name is Chen Kaihong, is from Liangzhou in Gansu province in Western China. He is one of China’s top-ranking authors, and is vice chairman of the Gansu Writers Association. The Gansu Provincial Committee has bestowed various titles on him as a cultural scholar, such as “Outstanding Expert on Gansu Province,” “Talented Military Officer of Gansu Province,” “Literary and Artistic Talent of Gansu Province,” “Outstanding Moral and Creative Talent of Gansu Province,” and so on. He was designated by the Chinese Managing Committee for Branding Culture as “one of the top ten figures for 2015 in branding Chinese culture.”
His latest publication is a long autobiographical essay, One Man’s Western China. His works include the full-length novels Wild Fox Mountain, Three Songs of the Desert (a trilogy that includes Desert Ceremonies, Hunters’ Plain, and White Tiger Gate), Three Songs of the Spirit (a trilogy that includes The Spells of the Western Xia, The Grey Wolf of the Western Xia, and The Deathless Diamond Mind); a collections of novellas (The Sound of Beans Deep in the Night – Mystical Interviews on the Silk Road); a collection of poetry called The Fox That Worshipped the Moon; and others – a whole series of literary works. His writings have been chosen for inclusion in the Almanac of Chinese Literature and the Compendium of New Chinese Literature. He has been honored by winning prizes like the third annual Pen Mu Literature Prize, the Shanghai Prize for Excellence in the Novel, and the Chinese Writers’ Great Red Eagle Literature Prize; five times in succession he won the Dunhuang Literature and Arts Prize issued by the Gansu Provincial Government; he was nominated three times for the Mao Dun Literature Prize; he won the Gansu Cooperative’s Yellow River Literature Prize three times; he was nominated for the fifth annual National Library Award; Desert Ceremonies was included in the Chinese Association for the Novel’s list of top Chinese novels for the year 2000. His works have been reviewed by hundreds of media outlets like the People’s Daily, the New China News Agency, Guangming Daily, the Literary Journal, and China Central TV. They have been praised as “truly meaningful novels of Western China that could not have more artistic value.” They have already been translated into several languages. They have received special emphasis in The History of Modern Literature in Western China, and are recognized as exemplary works of contemporary Western Chinese literature. “Investigating the Novels of Xue Mo” is already included among the research subjects at Beijing University, Fudan University, Lanzhou University, Shanghai Teachers College, Central People’s University, and other institutions of higher learning.
Xue Mo is also a research specialist in the culture of the Great Mudra, and is an inheritor of the lineage of Shangpa Kagyu culture. He has already published a series on “spiritual yoga” and other research works on the culture of the Great Mudra: The Great Mudra: the Heart of Real Practice, The Great Mudra of Light: The Heart of Real Practice, The Great Mudra of Light: Real Practice, Sudden Entry, The Great Mudra of Light: Penetrating Through Birth and Death, The Great Mudra of Light: Literary Pilgrimage, The Great Mudra of Light: The Human Life of Wisdom, The Great Mudra of Light: Wondrous Function in the Current Age.