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Master Nan Huai-chin dies at 94

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:28 pm
by Lotus_Bitch
I'm posting this for anyone who may be familiar with him or his works.

Homage to Nan Huai-chin!!! May your enlightened activities, continue to benefit sentient beings everywhere!!!

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Noted master scholar Nan Huai-chin reported dead in China

16:09 (GMT+8)

Nan Huai-chin, right, meets with Chinese and Taiwanese officials. (Photo/Lee Chih-wei)

A noted scholar and prominent writer who came to Taiwan in 1949 but lived in China for the latter part of his life passed away at the age of 94 in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, an anonymous source said Sunday.

The source told CNA that staff at the Taihu Great Learning Center in Suzhou said that Nan Huai-chin, whose multi-disciplinary knowledge had earned him the title of master scholar, had died on Saturday. The school was founded by Nan in 2006.

School authorities declined to comment.

Nan was admitted to a hospital early last month suffering from pneumonia that was triggered by a bout of the flu. The school issued a statement Sept. 20 that said Nan was ill, that he needed rest and that he did not want to be disturbed.

Various China-based media have also reported on Nan's death.

Born in southeast Zhejiang province in 1918, Nan came to Taiwan in 1949 and taught at National Chengchi University and Chinese Culture University in Taipei and Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City. He moved to the United States in the mid- 1980s when former Taiwanese president Chiang Ching-kuo reportedly suspected him of possibly becoming the leader of a political group. He later moved to Hong Kong, where he remained until returning to China in 2004.

With his mastery of Buddhist traditions, Confucian and Taoist theories and practices, Nan was influential among academic, business and political dignitaries in both Taiwan and China.

Chiang Su-hui, chairwoman of the Hong Kong-based CS Culture Foundation and a student of Nan, said his death is a loss for the country.

She said Nan was so influential that former Chinese president Jiang Zemin also likes to read his works.

A diplomat stationed in Hong Kong from another Asian country who declined to be named said that although Nan remained low-profile when he lived in Hong Kong, his influence spread across the academic and business fields in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Re: Master Nan Huai-chin dies at 94

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:03 pm
by Kaji
Thanks for posting this. A huge part of my collection of Buddhist knowledge was from Nan Huai Chin's work. (Sadly I had to give away the books after my recent family incident :( )

May this teacher of mine continue his quest to benefit and liberate all beings.

Re: Master Nan Huai-chin dies at 94

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:08 pm
by plwk
anitya, duhkha, anatman, nirvana :namaste:

Re: Master Nan Huai-chin dies at 94

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:58 am
by Rakshasa

I have read some of his work and was inspired by them. But I didn't know he was still alive. His long life was certainly a testimony of his practice.

Re: Master Nan Huai-chin dies at 94

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:34 pm
by glovemtb
The passing of Master Nan: Something was going, on various signs last week. I kept Master Nan's Wiki page open to get around to re-reading since the middle of last week, (had not seen that in years.) Then Thursday night I was meditating on the mountain under a full moon lit, clear sky and it got cloudy in about 5 minutes and a cloud appeared behind me and started completely silent strobe lightning, bathing me in...well strobe light.
Tao and Longevity was an great influence on my Qigong/Neidan practice over the years...while Dr. Luk's translation of Master Zhao/Chao Pi Chen's Taoist Yoga was the bible; Tao & Longevity put much in terms i could understand. It helped me understand the starting of the grand macrocosmic orbit's path (among other things.)
Rest in peace Master Nan.