There was a series during the mid 80's based on a character I know as the "Mad Monk". When he was born, a buddhist monk came up to his father to reveal that his son is the reincarnation of a buddha (Hung Lung Lo Horn) and prophetized that his son will grow up to be a monk as well. And when the boy grew he did and one day as he was mediating inside his room within the temple he became "enlightened" and turned crazy. Which leads to the hilarious scene where he flashed his master and peers by undressing his robe and told them he now understands. (*chuckles*... good memories.) But one day the temple had to be evaculated so the monks who studied there decided to loot everything except one, the mad monk. At first he was hestitant to take anything but he took a look around at all that was left and instantly fell in love with the accessories that will aid throughout all of his adventures. A rusty fan, a worn hat, and a dirty robe. From then on, he travel throughout the continent helping the poor, curing the sick, and teaching people valuable lessons.
He has magical powers. The dirt on his body has healing properties.
His arch nemesis is a middle age guy with hair white and dons white clothing with powers similar to his. His arch nemesis also has two loyal servants who serves him. One looks yellow and likes to attack from the air and one looks red with a beard and tends to attack from beneath the ground.
His arch nemesis also recruits a new servant which he brainwashed. She happens to be the fiance of the Mad Monk's cousin (Yerk Choi) known as Ning Lam.
He goes by a couple of titles: Jai Gong and Jai Dean
He is the only true disciple of Buddha who can eat meat and consume alcohol.
He eventually accepts his own disciple who is bald and weilds a staff.
He once said, "Making mistakes is not important; what matters is that you change."
I also heard that person who played the "Mad Monk" also became a real monk himself and retired from the entertainment industry.
There was a sequel.
If anybody can give me the name or provide more information on this series that be great.