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Tango0106 Jul 2018 12:41 p.m. PST

"Ordinarily, the life of a Buddhist monk involves meditation, contemplation, and simplicity.

In mid-16th century China, however, the monks of Shaolin Temple were called upon to battle Japanese pirates who had been raiding the Chinese coastline for decades.

How did the Shaolin monks end up acting as a paramilitary or police force?…."
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