Recommendations Main Character is a Monk

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  1. Plural

    Plural Well-Known Member

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    I've read quite a number of cultivation novels but none of the main characters are monks.
    Are there novels with a monk as the main character?
     
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    bloodsword Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean the MC is a monk or he uses monk techniques ?
     
  3. Sea song

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    I liked The Monk That Wanted To Renounce Asceticism .
    It's not a cultivation novel but a slow burn and episodic slice of life novel. It's got Buddhist life lessons (◍•ᴗ•◍)
     
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    Not the MC, but the ML in Copper Coins is a monk (and the MC is a dragon. )
     
  5. dezzter

    dezzter The one who knows

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    Sign-in Buddha's Palm the character starts out as a monk but it does deviate later although monk techniques are still his best.
     
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    Blank-1 Fantasy-holic

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    Ze Tian Ji technically. He’s like a priest/monk but not a Buddhist monk or western fantasy-esque priest
     
  7. Kamuizin

    Kamuizin Well-Known Member

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    There’s an old book you may like:

    Shike, the last of the Zinja, i read it about 25 years ago, was the first book i read in my life and one of the best books in fact. It directed my early infancy’s taste to eastern culture btw.

    May be a bit hard to find it today, author’s name is Robert Shea who is, curiously, an English dude!

    Shike story is based into a historical period of Japan (Genpei war, when Mongolia attempted to invade Japan).

    MC is a youg monk from an order that kinda of mix taoist/xintoist monks with ninjas (they call themself Zinjas).
     
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  8. Max Read

    Max Read Well-Known Member

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    theres only two I can think of off the top of my head,

    The Monk That Wanted To Renounce Asceticism

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    Becoming A Monk In Tokyo (this sadly only has 60 chapters translated.)