Dàcí 大慈 (1884-1923)
- Lay name 俗姓名: Huáng Bǎocāng 黃葆蒼
- Name 名: Kǎiyuán 愷元
- Courtesy name 字: Dàcí 大慈
- Dharma name 法名: Chuánxīn 傳心
- Born 1884 in Yíchāng 宜昌, Hǔběi 湖北
- Died 1923
- Chén Yuánbái 陳元白
- Dàjué 大覺
- Dàyǒng 大勇
- Jiǎng Zuòbīn 蔣作賓
- Sūn Dàoxiū 孫道修
- Tàixū 太虛
- Article editor: Erik Hammerstrom
Dàcí 大慈 (1884-1923), also known by his lay name Huáng Bǎocāng 黃葆蒼, was a Buddhist layman involved in the Republican revolution and who later became a monk under Tàixū 太虛.
Huáng Bǎocāng was from Húběi 湖北. He was one of the founding members of the Awakening Society 覺社 in Shànghǎi 上海 in 1918, and he contributed to their periodical Juéshè cóngshū 覺社叢書.
In 1918, Huáng went with his friends Dǒng Mùshū 董慕舒, Lǐ Jǐnzhāng 李錦章 (See the entry for Dàyǒng 大勇), and Sūn Dàoxiū 孫道修 to hear Fóyuán 佛源 lecture in Chóngqìng 重慶, which led them all to have faith in Buddhism. Three of them tonsured under Yùhuáng 玉皇 at Tiānwáng Temple 天王寺 in Níngbō 寧波. Lǐ became Dàyǒng, Huáng became Dàcí 大慈, and Dǒng became Dàjué 大覺. Huáng was the eldest of them.
|Images of Huáng Bǎocāng / Dàcí|
Huáng Bǎocāng 黃葆蒼 in centre, Chén Yuánbái 陳元白 at right, Jiǎng Yǔyán 蔣雨岩 (Jiǎng Zuòbīn 蔣作賓) at left
- ↑ Baidu gives Bǎochāng 寶昌 as another 字 but this might be from another individual.
- Baidu article
- Yú Língbō 于凌波, ed. Xiàndài Fójiào rénwù cídiǎn 現代佛教人物辭典 (A Dictionary of Modern Buddhist Persons), 2 vols. Taipei: Foguang, 2004. Pp. 1.45a-b.