Chapter 1: The Monkey King Born to Earth
简介 / Brief Introduction
Legend had it that in the country of Aolai that was situated beyond the Eastern Pūrvavideha Continent, there laid an immortal rock atop the Flower-Fruit Mountain. On a fateful day, the immortal rock burst open to reveal a stone monkey. The stone monkey befriended his fellow monkeys. One day, whilst searching for the stream’s source, he discovered a Water-Curtain Cave that was a very beautiful and comfortable cave offering shelter against wind and rain. The stone monkey led his fellow monkeys to live in the cave and they embraced him as their king.
In search for an immortal potion of longevity, the monkey king left the Flower-Fruit Mountain. Along the way he stole clothing, shoes and hats. He sneaked into restaurants to drink and eat noodles. He crossed oceans in search of a reputable master. Finally, he climbed the Mountain of Mind and Heart to reach the Cave of Slanting Moon and Three Stars where he met an immortal by the name of Patriarch Subodhi. Subodhi accepted him as a disciple and named him Sun Wukong. From then on, Wukong practiced meditation, learned martial arts and eventually mastered the skills of seventy-two ways of transformation, a shapeshifting ability…
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