The His Holiness Grandmaster Nan Huaichin


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            南懷瑾上師,一九一八年出生,樂清南宅殿后村人。幼承庭訓,少習諸子百家。浙江國術館國術訓練員專修班第二期畢業、中央軍校政治研究班第十期畢業、金陵大 學研究院社會福利系肄業。抗日戰爭中,投筆從戎,躍馬西南,籌邊屯墾。返蜀後,執教於中央軍校軍官教育隊。旋即潛心佛典,遁跡峨嵋大坪寺,閱藏三年。後講 學於雲南大學、四川大學等校。赴台灣後,任文化大學、輔仁大學、政治大學、以及其他大學、研究所等教授。數年前旅美,現居蘇州吳江廟港太湖大學堂。

            在港、台及居美時期,曾創辦東西方文化精華協會總會、老古文化事業股份有限公司、美國維吉尼亞州東西方文化學院、加拿大多倫多中國文化書院、香港國際文教 基金會。並關心家鄉建設,1990年泰順、文成水災,捐資救患,并在溫州成立南氏醫藥科技基金會、農業科技基金會等。又將樂清故居重建,移交地方政府做為 老幼文康中心,且為廈門南普陀寺修建禪堂,倡建金溫鐵路,作出巨大貢獻,眾所皆知。生平致力於弘揚中國傳統文化,出版有論語別裁、孟子旁通、大學微言、老 子他說,及佛、道兩家三十多種著作,有經英、法、荷蘭、西班牙、葡萄牙、意大利、韓國、羅馬尼亞等八種語文翻譯流通。曾講學歐、美、日各國,美國華盛頓大 學尚設有南懷瑾學院。其門生博士,自出鉅資,用其名義在國內創立光華獎學基金會,資助三十多所著名大學,嘉惠研究師生等舉。要之:其人一生行蹟奇特,常情 莫測,有禪學大師、國學大師種種稱譽,今人猶不盡識其詳者。近年為重續中華斷層文化心願,致力提倡幼少兒童智力開發,推動讀經及中、英、算並重之工作。又 因國內學者之促,為黃河斷流、南北調水事,倡立「參天水利資源工程研攷」,作科研工作之先聲,不辭勞瘁,不避譏嫌云云。

    Zen Master Nan Huai Chin was born in 1918, to a scholar-class family in Hangzhou City, in China's Zhejang Province. During his childhood he was extensively tutored in the Chinese classics, and by age seventeen had mastered both Confucian and Taoist works. Although the imperial examination system had been by that time abandoned, the surviving examiner remarked that his literary essays would have ranked him amount the top three candidates in the exam.

        In his youth, Master Nan studied the Chinese martial arts, including swordsman ship, and at eighteen become the provincial martial arts champion. His studies at that time also included Chinese literature, poetry, and calligraphy, as well as the I -Ching and Chinese medicine. To this day, he remains one of the world's few expects skillful at diagnosing and correcting imbalances of the body revealed through meditation exercises. Master Nan continually sought out a variety of Buddhist, Taoist, and other teaches when young, and studied under a total of thirty-two major teaches as well as many minor adepts. Following Chinese tradition, much of the great knowledge he received was never written, but only handed down orally from the teaches to worthy students.

     At age twenty-one, Master Nan became a military commander in the border regions of Szechuan, Yunnan, and Sikang, responsible for over ten thousand militaries. In 1942, at the age of twenty four, he went into a three-year cultivation retreat in the Emei Mountains, one of the four  sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in China. It was there that he verified his experience against the Chinese Tripitaka and composed gathas for each of the Thirty- Two Verses of Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra" In 1945, Master Nan traveled to Tibet to learn further from the teaches of the Esoteric school of Buddhism. There, the Hutukto Kung Ka of the White Sect also verified his Zen enlightenment and gave him the additional title of Esoteric Dharma Master. This marked him as one of the few multidisciplinary experts on the cultivation schools of Confucianism, Zen, Taoism, and Esoteric Buddhism. What particularly shows through Master Nan's writings is his lifelong striving to verify the findings of the sutras and sages. Due to his vast learning, personal experiences in meditation, and interaction with countless Zen practitioners, he has much wisdom to relate to the modern audience.

In January 1992, Master Nan signed a contract with his homtown that the Zhejiang government of China. Invested 920 million yuan (about HK$855 million) to Jinwen Railway  that is the first joint-stock railway in China.

       Master Nan resided in Taiwan, Republic of China in 1949. He is a famous professor in Taiwan and universal. His first book, The Sea of Zen, was published in 1956, and his Confucius (551-478 B.C. Chinese sage, founder of ethical system based on moral relation and ancestor-workship.) analect is often used in Taiwanese schools as the basic textbook on Confucius. He has published over thirty books on Zen, Confucianism, Taoism, history, military strategy, and traditional Chinese culture.


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