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Chapter I – The Intruder
There are three main monkey characters in this story: White, Wise, and Lazy monkey.
While they are at the mountain of flowers and fruit, the 1st monkey turns to stone and then he becomes a real monkey. The monkeys decide to find out where the river begins and see a “water curtain.”
Then White monkey is challenged by another monkey to jump through the curtain of water. Wise Monkey tells him if he comes back he will be their king. The curtain is called the cave of the “water curtain”, and it’s in the land of AoLai (China). So they all jump through.
Chapter II – The Search
After Monkey King (White Monkey) has ruled for 25 years, he is no longer happy. Then Monkey dreams of himself climbing a mountain. On the mountain there are men with crowns of light: Buddhas, Immortals, Sages.
Monkey King decides that he wants a crown of light. Monkey hears about Subhuti the teacher. So Monkey travels to India and goes inside the cave to visit the teacher. When Monkey meets Subhuti, he tells the teacher that he grew from a magic stone. The teacher, Subhuti, thinks that monkey was born of heaven and earth. So he accepts Monkey as a pupil. Subhuti talks to Monkey about the “Great Way” (TAO = Path). While Monkey listens he can’t sit still for five years.
Subhuti asks what kind of wisdom Monkey seeks: (1) a Sage: reading; (2) a Buddha: right desire; or (3) an Immortal: live forever (must sit still). Subhuti then gets angry with Monkey and hits him on the head three times and slams the door as he leaves. Monkey takes it as a secret message to meet him at three at night.
Chapter III – Instruction in Magic
Monkey goes to the master’s chamber. Master says: “I will teach you secret of long life (from teachings of Lao Tzu, secret formula).” One year later, the master says that it’s time to change form (using magic formula). The master’s instructions are to not hurt the lute bone (sternum). Because if he did, he wouldn’t be able to transform.
Monkey changes into a buzzard and a tree. Then Monkey learns the multiplying trick: he bits hairs into pieces and they transform into many little monkeys. Although his magic was fun, Monkey was warned by the teacher to use his gifts wisely.
Monkey doesn’t really pay much attention to Subhuti. He goes and boasts to everyone that he can jump two miles, even though he can only jump one mile. He shows off to the pupils. Subhuti gets very angry and banishes Monkey. Monkey must promise never to mention the teacher’s name. Monkey flies back to the Eastern Sea.
Chapter IV – The Dragon’s Weapons
When Monkey returns to his cave, he is “greeted” by a nine-headed demon which is green. Monkey fights the demon. He beats the demon by using the multiplying trick (makes an army of monkeys). After he defeats the demon, he finds out that it had been tormenting the monkeys for two years.
Monkey then must travel to the kingdom of Mo Yang to get a weapon. Wise Monkey suggests he gets a magical weapon from there. So Monkey goes to see a Dragon King that he’d heard rumors about. Monkey is invited by the Dragon King to have tea. After they are finished, Monkey asks for the weapon.
The Dragon King offers a nine-pronged pitchfork and a 7,000-pound battle-axe. Both of them are refused by Monkey. Then the Keeper of the treasury leads Monkey to a staff which weights 13,000 pounds. Monkey takes that and also asks for a coat of armor. The Dragon King calls his brothers.
Meanwhile, nobody is happy with Monkey. They want to report him to the Jade Emperor. Monkey shows his weapon. He becomes taller than the weapons. An ambassador, or representative, arrives to tell Monkey that “Great White Star,” or Venus, is Monkey’s guardian.
Chapter V – The Great Sage
Venus needs to teach Monkey manners for his visit to the emperor:
1. Bow twenty times (“kow tow”)
2. Don’t look at emperor’s face.
3. Don’t speak unless spoken to.
They pass through the heavenly gates and past Lao Tzu’s laboratory, where he has the Golden Elixir of Long Life. The Jade Emperor is kind to Monkey and gives him a job in the royal stables (no salary). Monkey doesn’t like the lowly job and he flies away. He returns home and he sees a red pagoda in his honor with a sign: “Great Sage – Equal of Heaven.” Monkey says, “Let’s celebrate the new pagoda and my return.”
Prince Natha comes to arrest Monkey for deserting his post. Monkey says, “The Jade Emperor must accept my new title.” Natha disagrees, so Monkey fights Prince Natha by transforming into a three-headed, six-armed creature. After Monkey strikes Prince Natha down, he rests in his cave and eats 25 peaches.
The Venus arrives and explains that to have a good job you must start out at the bottom and go from lesser to greater. Venus had stopped a threat of war. Jade Emperor accepts Monkey’s new title. Monkey’s new job is to guard the peach orchard. The peaches are of Immortality.
Chapter VI – The Havoc of Monkey
Maidens come to the orchard to fill their baskets with peaches for a banquet (a social event). The Buddha of the West, Kuan Yin, the Immortals, and others will be there. Monkey asks, “Where’s my invitation?” Monkey becomes frustrated because he isn’t invited. So he puts a fixing spell on the maidens; he turns them into statues and he puts the servants into a deep sleep.
Monkey then drinks wine and gets drunk. He enters Lao Tzu’s laboratory where there is a formula of long life. He had heard of the Golden Elixir (of immortality). Monkey drinks some “silver stuff” and swallows golden powder, and he gets a burning sensation. Then Monkey runs away with two jugs. He streaks like a rocket through space.
Chapter VII – The Forces of Heaven
Big news is spread in heaven about Monkey’s mischief. Lao Tzu tells the emperor about the stolen elixir of life. So Jade Emperor calls his generals Natha and Ravan. Ravan says, “I will lead the 28 constellations, the 9 heavenly fires, 12 hours, and 100,000 forces against Monkey.” Jade Emperor says, “Capture him alive!”
When they returned, Natha told Jade Emperor, “We couldn’t get him with the 100,000 forces.” Jade Emperor said, “Kuan Yin will use wisdom to influence Monkey.”
When the beautiful Kuan Yin arrives, she tells them: “I know someone who can catch him.” Ehr-Lang the magician comes and disguises himself as a devil. When the battle begins, Ehr-Lang and Monkey insult each other. Ehr-Lang says, “You son of a turtle.” Then they both turn into giants. Monkey changes into a fish and Ehr-Lang turns into a large bird. Then Monkey changes into a buzzard and gets shot. After he falls he turns into a temple. Then he turns invisible and enters Ehr-Lang’s temple as the image of Ehr-Lang.
Meanwhile, in heaven, everyone watches the battle go on. Ehr-Lang Then wins the battle by sticking a sword into monkey’s lute bone (sternum), and he can’t transform anymore. Monkey is taken up to heaven for a trial.
Chapter VIII – The Wager
Lao Tzu puts Monkey in his crucible or cooking pot. Lao Tzu says, “I’ll cook the elixir out of you.” Monkey cooks for 49 days. Monkey’s eyes turn red and he throws sulfur dioxide (rotten egg) at them. Angrily, Monkey crashes everything. Then Monkey hears a voice telling him to stop and that he’s wasting his time. It is the voice of the Buddha.
Monkey wants to challenge Jade Emperor to rule. The Jade Emperor had ruled for 21,750 kalpas, or 225,750,000 years. So the Buddha makes a wager. If Monkey can jump off of his right palm, he’ll be emperor. But if he fails he will be punished for 500 years. There are five pillars in Monkey’s way.
After Monkey fails, he lives under a mountain. He eats iron pills for food, and he drinks molten bronze.
Epilogue: Kuan-yin, Monkey’s guardian, visits him. Monkey promises to behave from now on. She goes and asks the Buddha to release him.
Ch. 1 The Intruder
White Monkey remembers his birth on the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit. A stone gave Monkey birth. Monkey says, “Let’s find the river and follow it to the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit.” The monkeys see a water curtain, and they challenge Monkey to jump through it; if he does he will be their king. White Monkey jumps through the curtain and there he saw a table, a bridge, and a cave. And an inscription that said: Land of Aolai (China). Monkey comes out and tells them what he saw in the curtain, then they all jump in.
Ch. 2 The Search
Monkey King rules for 25 years and he is no longer happy. He has a dream: Men with crowns of light. Monkey wants to have one, too. Monkey is on a journey to find them. Monkey floats down the Fan Shi River, the Yellow Sea, and the Southern Sea to another Continent.
Then Monkey sees the mountain. Monkey comes into the cave and meets the teacher “Subhuti”. Monkey tells him he was born from a stone. The teacher thinks he was born of heaven and earth. The teacher accepts Monkey as a pupil. He learns the TAO (‘path’). Monkey can’t sit still for 5 years of learning. The teacher finally asks: “What kind of wisdom do you seek?” Teacher hits Monkey on the head three times and leaves. It’s a secret message to meet at three at night. He is to be taught in secret.
Ch. 3 Instruction in Magic
Monkey goes to the master’s chamber. Master: “I’ll teach you the secret of long life.” One year later Subhuti teaches Monkey how to transform using a magical formula. Instruction: “Don’t hurt your lute bone (sternum), or else you won’t be able to transform.” Monkey turns into a buzzard and a tree. He learns the Multiplying Trick: bite hairs and say “transform.”
There is a warning: “Use gifts wisely.” Monkey jumps one mile into the air. Teacher is going to show Monkey how to do the Shooting Star Trick. Monkey shows off his magic to people and the teacher is mad at him. Monkey has to leave. Monkey promises not to mention the teacher’s name. Monkey sails off to the Eastern Sea.
Ch. 4 The Dragon’s Weapons
Monkey returns to the cave and there he saw a 9-headed demon. Monkey fights the demon and beats him. Monkey uses the multiplying trick. Monkey finds out that the demon was tormenting the monkeys for two years.
Monkey needs weapons for defense. “Go to Kingdom of Mo Yang,” says the wise monkey. Wise Monkey also says, “You need a magical weapon.” There is a rumor about Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, that he has a special weapon. Monkey King goes to see Dragon King. The green gold-scaled dragon invites Monkey for tea. Monkey asks for a weapon. He is shown a pronged pitchfork; he says NO! He is shown a 7,000 pound axe; he says NO! The Keeper of the Treasury leads Monkey to the heavier weapon, a 13,000 pounds staff. Monkey asks for a coat of armor.
Dragon calls his three brothers. Monkey threatens Dragon King. The first dragon gave Monkey cloud-walking shoes. The second one gives him a coat of armor. The third one wants to report him to the Jade Emperor.
Monkey returns to the cave and shows the monkeys his magic weapon. Monkey says, “Small”, and the staff turned as small as a pencil. Then Monkey said, “Bigger”, and it grew so big that he came to the Southern Gate of heaven. Monkey was so scared that he said, “Small,” until he became his own size.
When Monkey approached the cave there was an old man sitting there. Monkey said, “Who are you?” “I am Great White Star,” he answered.
Ch. 5 The Great Sage
Great White Star (Venus) was the guardian of Monkey King. Great White Star has to teach Monkey manners for his visit to the Jade Emperor. The first one is to bow 20 times (kow-tow). The second one is to not look at the Emperor’s face. The third is to not speak unless spoken to.
Great White Star and Monkey pass through the heavenly gates. They pass Lao Tzu’s laboratory where the Golden Elixir of Life is. The Jade Emperor is kind to Monkey and gives Monkey a job in the royal stables. Monkey leaves because he doesn’t like the job.
Monkey returns home and sees a red pagoda in his honor. The sign on the pagoda says: “Great Sage – Equal of Heaven.” All the monkeys celebrate because their King has returned. Lazy monkey has a ditty: “Through the lips and around the gums, look out stomach, here it comes.”
Prince Natha comes to arrest Monkey for deserting his job. Monkey says, “Jade Emperor must accept my new title.” Monkey fights Natha and they both transform into 3-headed 6-armed creatures. Monkey knocks out Natha, and then Monkey rests and eats 25 peaches.
Great White Star arrives and explains, “You must go from lesser to greater. You will have a new job and that is to guard the peach orchard (peaches of immortality).”
Ch. 6 The Havoc of Monkey
Maidens are filling their baskets with peaches for the Banquet. A Banquet is a big social event. The Buddha of the West and Kuan-yin will be there. Monkey asks for his invitation. Monkey doesn’t get one.
Monkey puts a spell on the maidens and turns them into statues. Monkey puts the banquet servants into a deep sleep.
He drinks wine and gets wasted. He gets sick and enters Lao Tzu’s laboratory. In there is the secret formula for long life. Monkey tries some silver stuff. He finds the golden elixir and swallows it fast. It burns his mouth.
Monkey runs away with two jugs of wine. Then Monkey streaks like a rocket into space. Monkey returns home and gives Lazy Monkey one jug that will make you live 100 years and Wise Monkey a jug that will make him live for 500 years.
Ch. 7 The Forces of Heaven
Monkey does great mischief in Heaven. Lao Tzu tells the emperor about the stolen elixir of life. The Jade Emperor calls his army to go to defeat Monkey. The generals are Natha and Ravana. The Jade Emperor: “Capture him alive.”
Monkey defeats all 100,000 forces. Jade Emperor: “Kuan Yin will use wisdom and capture him.” Kuan Yin: “I know someone who can capture your Monkey. Ehr-Lang the magician at Kuan River will capture him.”
The magician has a pitchfork and a disguise of a devil. Monkey and Ehr-Lang meet and start insulting each other. They both turn into giant monsters. Then Monkey turns into a fish and then into a bird. Ehr-Lang shot Monkey with an arrow. Monkey changes into a Temple. Monkey turns invisible. Monkey changes into EhrLang’s image and enters Ehr-Lang’s temple. Ehr-Lang catches Monkey and sticks a sword into his lute bone (sternum). Now Monkey can’t transform anymore.
All the people in heaven are watching the battle. Monkey tries to run away, but a god throws a piece of lead at Monkey’s head. Monkey is knocked out.
Ch. 8 The Wager
Monkey is captures and is put in a cooking pot. Lao Tzu says, “I’ll cook the elixir out of you. I’ll cook you for 49 days.”
At the end of that time, Monkey gets red eyes, then he throws sulfur dioxide into their eyes. It smells like a rotten egg. Monkey crashes everything.
Then all of a sudden a voice says: “Why are you wasting your time?” It was the voice of the Buddha of the West. Monkey wants to challenge the Jade Emperor. It took the Jade Emperor 225,750,000 years to be Emperor.
Buddha makes a bet with Monkey: “Jump off my right palm and you’ll be Emperor.” But if Monkey fails, he’ll be punished for 500 years. Monkey tried jumping, but he only jumped to his finger because the Buddha was God, and he is holding the Earth in the palm of his hand.
Monkey fails and he had a mountain on top of him for 500 years. Monkey couldn’t escape because there were guards guarding him. All Monkey ate was iron pills for food and molten bronze for water.
Kuan Yin, Monkey’s new guardian, visits Monkey. Monkey promises to behave. She’ll go back and ask the Buddha to release him.
The End (of Part I)
One day the monkey thought that he would follow the river to see where it leads, so the other monkeys follwed. As they reached the top of the mountain. the first monkey, whit monkey, found a water curtain. So he jumped through being as brave as he was. When he made it accross he jumped back so the other monkeys could see he was still alive. He took the rest of the monkeys in with him, and that was their new home. White monkey was ruler.
The white monkey king ruled for twenty five years during the night monkey had a dream that there was a mountain that he was climbing and he wanted a crown of light. So monkey king went in search for tthe crown, he went down the Fan Shi River and came to the ocean so he knew he must stop. So finally the king me t the great teacher Sabuti. Monkey king knew this was his darma.
For five years the monkey watched Sabuti’s teaching ways but he was still not ready to become a buddah, imortal or a sage.
The great teacher Sabuti told monkey that he would teach him the secret to knowledge. The Monkey studies forone more year, he thought he was ready to change from one form to another. Subuti taught monkey to do the shooting star trick. While monkey was flying through the air monkey thought that he would stop at where he was training for five years to show the other students what he had learned. But Subuti follwed monkey and threw him out but before he left he told monkey to never tell anyone where he learned those tricks. so monkey returned home.
As monkey was flying home he heard a terrifing scream, it was from the monkeys there was a demon there. He found out that the demon had been terrorizing them for two years so monkey decided to get an army of monkeys. So monkey king went to the Dragon king of the Eastern sea. The dragon had only one weapon that would suit monkey it was huge.
The great white star took monkey to see The Jade Emporor, he told him all the manners that he needed to know when he was speaking to The Jade Emporor. They got to the gates of heaven was an audience with the Jade Emporor but the Emporor gave monkey a job in the royal stables and there wasn’t even a salary. So monkey got fed up with it and escaped and went home. When he got there he saw a red pagota it said “equal of heaven”
In the next few days all the monkeys got a message that Prince Natha was going to arrest Monkey!! When the prince arrives they fight, monkey strikes down Natha with the weapon that he got from the Dragon of the South Sea. The great white star came sown again and told monkey “you have a new job... to look after the peach orchard. “
There was a big social event that was going to be going on pretty soon so some maidens were filling their basket with peaches. Just then monkey asked “where is my invitation?” The maidens stopped, they were silent. “Oh it must have just gotten lost in the mail.” monkey said, the maidens just stared at him. Monkey realized that he wasn’t getting one, so he put a sleeping spell on all the maidens and banquet servants. So monkey feasted and tasted all the wine. monkey was drunk, so drunk that he stumbled into Lao Tzu’s labritory, and drank the golden elixer. As monkey returmed to Earth he thought of all the damage he had done in heaven.
Everybody told the Jade Emporor of all the mischief that monkey caused. The emporor decides to capture monkey alive. Ehr-lang was sent down to Earth. He and monkey fight, but in the end monkey dies.
Once monkey was in heaven they trie d to cook the elixer out of him, but monkey got mad and threw sulfer dioxide, and started breaking everything... suddenly a voice commanded him to stop. “I want to challange the Jade Emporor,” monkey said.
“I’ll make you a bet,if you jump off the palm of my hand then you are emporor. If you fail you will be punished for five hundred years,” the voice of the Buddha said. So monkey jumps, but he fails. As soon as monkey got back on Earth a HUGE mountain dropped on him. There was iron for food and molten bronze for drinking.
Monkey’s guardian visits monkey, she said if he was good... she would ask the Buddha to let him go.
White monkey was very curious. He wanted to find out were the river began. So his fellow monkeys, Lazy monkey, wise monkey, and the others went on a journey to find out were the river began. They walked about 2 miles east a came to a water curtain. “ If you jump through the water curtain, you will be our king,” Wise monkey said to White monkey.
So monkey jumped through the water curtain and landed in a cave. Monkey imediantly jumped back through and told the monkeys. The monkeys jumped through the curtain and White monkey became king for 25 years.
Monkey king was no longer happy. He went he went to find a teacher of great knowledge and was successful. Monkey went to an assembly hall were he was taught by his new teacher.
He was so exited he could not sit still. The teacher then noticed him and asked him what kind of wisdom he seeked. “I would like to be a sage, immortal, or a Buddha. The teacher was so disgusted that he he hit monkey on the head three times and left slamming the door behind.
Monkey went to the teachers chamber. “I’ll teach you how to change form,” the teacher said, “You cant hurt your lute bone or you will not be able to change form.” Monkey learned how to change into a buzzard and a tree. Monkey also learned a multiplying trick. He pulled a hair off his head, bit it into peaces and all the peaces changed into little monkeys. “ You must use the gift wisely,” Subuti said. Monkey watched Subuti do a shooting star trick, he rose in the air and did a somersault. “Thank you for the lesson,” Monkey said.
Monkey left the chamber and showed off to the pupils. When Subuti found out, he was angry. “ Leave my presents,” Subuti said, “And if you get in trouble, which you will, never mention my name.”
When monkey returned to the cave he was greeted by a green demon. Monkey fought with the demon and won. Monkey went to the dragon king and got a 13,000 pound staff.
Monkey went to the Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor gave monkey a job of cleaning the royal stables. Monkey didn’t like the job so he deserted it. Prince Natha came to arrest Monkey for deserting his post but monkey just simply crushed him with his staff.
Monkey went to Lao Tzu’s chamber and drank the elixir of immortality. He gave an elixir to Lazy and Wise monkey. Wise monkey was to live for 500 years and Lazy monkey 100.
Heaven went to get monkey while the Jade Emperor had a mirror so he could see monkey at all times. Ehr-Lang stuck a sword into monkeys lute an d took him away.
Ehr-Lang put him in a cooking pot to cook him for 49 years. Monkey escaped the pot and destroyed all of heaven. But Buddha caught him. “If you jump off my hand you will be Jade Emperor,” Buddha said. Monkey tried but failed and he was never the Jade Emperor. Buddha put a 5 peeked mountain on top of monkey.
Kuan-yin visited monkey and asked if he would be good. Kuan-Yin went to ask Buddha to let him go.
Wm awoke one day and told wise monkey that he was born on Mt. Flowers and fruit. He tells that he was a stone monkey and came to life.
Then he tells all the monkeys that if they go far enough down the river they will find a secret spring where the river begins.
They all go and they see a water curtain (waterfall) the monkeys all dare wm to jump through the water curtain and if he comes back through he can be king. Wm jumps through the water curtain and sees a shining golden bridge he gives it a name “the cave of the water curtain”. He returned and all the monkeys jumped through.
Wm ruled for 25 years but was no longer happy. He dreams of a glowing mountains and he wants to climb the mountain, he also sees men with golden glowing crowns.
He wants a crown so bad he leaves and floats down the Fan shi river. He floats into the yellow sea, then onto another continent and then into another sea.
Wm sees a huge mountain and hears about Subhuti the immortal. He goes inside at he cave to see the master (subhuti). Wm talks to the teacher and the master takes monkey in as a pupil......
Wm is a pupil for 5 years but he can’t sit still at all through the 5 years. The master gets mad at wm so he hits him thre times on the head, then he goes to his chamber.
Wm is so stupid that he thinks that it is a message(3 hits = 3 in the mourning).
Ch.3-instrucion in magic
Wm goes to masters chamber at 3:00am. Master tells monkey the secret of long life..... 1 year later master tells monkey how to transform and how your not suppost to hurt your lute bone or you can not transform.
One day wm hased to leave because he shows off to much and the master tells him that he must never never say subhuti.
Wm returns to his cave and is greated by a 3 headed demon. monkey defeats the demon and finds out that the. monkeys had been tormented for 2 years.
Wm thinks that his monkey people need weapons for fighting. Wm finds the dragon of the eastern sea the dragon n leads him to the treasury monkey chooses a long pole. Then he asks for coat of armor and dragon king calls his 3 brothers.
The Western dragon gives monkey armor, the Western dragon says that monkey should be punished, and the Northern dragon says he has cloud walking shoes.
The dragons were all mad at monkey for being rude and reported him to the Jade Emporer, ruler of heaven and earth. Wm leaves and sees a golden cloud descending from the gates of heaven. The ambassador appears (great white star).
Ch.5-The Great Sage
The ambassader needed to teach monkey manners for visit to emperor.
(1) Bow 20 times
(2) Don’t look at emporers face
(3) Never ever speak unless spoken to
Wm and the ambassador go past lao-tsu’s laboratory (golden elixir of long life).
Wm goes to the emporers palace and the emperor is nice to monkey and he gives monkey a job but monkey hates it and leaves to go back home. Wm sees a beautiful pagoda in his honor.
Monkey fights prince Natha and strikes him down. And retires to his cave.
The ambassador comes down and tells monkey you must go from lesser to higher in heaven.
Wm gets a new job guard the sacred peach orchard (sacred peaches of immortality).
Ch.6-the havoc of monkey king
One day monkey sees 2 girls, he finds out that the girls are gathering peaches and the maidens can’t move. After that he goes to Lao- tsu lab and drinks potion and steals 2 jugs. One jug you live for 500 years another for 100 years.
Ch.7-the forces of heaven
Lao-tsu tells emperor about the stolen elixir of life. Ehr -lang comes and chases monkey all over then finally Lao- tsu throws led at monkey and it changes in a noose.
Monkey is captured and cooked for 49 days. Monkey gets out and crashes every thing and throws sulfur dioxide at everyone.
All of the sudden a voice says STOP! Buddha makes a wager with monkey: if you can jump off my palm you will be emperor but if you fail you will be imprisoned for 500 years......
Wm sees 5 pillars and writes this on one of them:
NEW EMPEROR WAS HERE
Wm doesn’t jump off the palm and gets imprisoned for 500 years.
This story is about a white monkey who is a hero, but then a prisoner, and just an all around kind of monkey who has gone through tons of things. Also he has long lived his life like an adventurous little monkey.
Long ago, it all started when White monkey was watching the Fan Shi River. When then he remembered his birth on Mt. Flowerest. He was the fruit stone monkey that was there. Then all the monkeys wanted to go to a secret stream with a curtain (waterfall.) Then wise monkey made up a deal, “If you come back, you can be our king.” Monkey jumped through and said “Come in everyone, jump over!”
So White monkey king ruled for twenty - five years. After twenty - five years of ruling he got tired, in other ways, he was no longer happy. Then he decided he wanted to be crown of light. So he floats on the Fan Shi River into the Yellow Sea, then southern sea (Another continent.) He then sees cave of crescent moon and stars. “I was born from a magic stone,” said monkey king. He thinks White monkey is born of heaven and earth. The teacher accepts him.
The teacher talks about “THE GREAT WAY” a five year training. Then Subbuti (teacher) hits monkey on the head three times. Then leaves. That was a secret message, meet Subbuti at three o’ clock at in the morning, he was taught in secret.
Monkey goes to master’s chamber and Subbuti said to monkey you will learn how to change form. But for now I’ll teach you the secret of long life. One year has passed and now he will learn how to change form. He gives him a magical formula. Subbuti told him not to hurt his loot bone. (sternum) then Subbuti teaches him the multiplying trick (Bite his hairs into pieces, then they transform into an army of monkeys.) The last trick Subbuti taught monkey was the shooting star trick is where jump in the air and do a somersault.
Then monkey started to show off all of his tricks. Subbuti saw what had happened and told him to leave, he’s banished. He also told him don’t tell anyone who taught you these tricks. Then monkey sails to Eastern sea.
White monkey returns to his cave and finds a green nine - headed monster. Then monkey fights them off by the multiplying trick. Then decided to leave to Mo Yang (Dragon King of the Eastern sea.) To get a magical weapon. When he got his weapon that weighed about thirteen thousand pounds. He also got a coat of armor. He could change the size of the big weapon ( he could change the size to a small pencil and to a large stick.) Then the “GREAT WHITE STAR” (Venus) came to tell White monkey some news.
The great white star needs to train monkey because he is going to see the Jade Emperor. So monkey needed to learn the manners for the heavens.
#1)Bow twenty times.
#2)Don’t look at emperors face.
#3)Don’t speak unless spoken to.
Then monkey gets a job in the royal stables and no salary because he didn’t do his manners and was unkind to the Jade emperor. He returns home and all the other monkeys were celebrating like a surprise party. Prince Natha came and monkey king fought him and monkey king won. Great White Star stopped the war. The Great White Star was there to tell that monkey got a new job, it was to guard the peach orchid. (Peaches of immortality.)
Monkey then guards the peaches and put a fixing spell on the maidens that were there working. Then goes to Lao Tzu’s lab and drinks the golden elixir or immortality. Then monkey feels burning sensation. Runs away with two jugs. One jug is a one hundred years and the second jug is you’ll live five hundred years. The one hundred years jug will go to lazy monkey and the five hundred year jug will go to Wise monkey. they both give him three cheers.
Then Lao Tzu finds out that monkey had drank the golden elixir. Then Lao Tzu gets monkey and puts into a cooking pot so the elixir will wear off. then monkey gets out and made a wager with the Buddha. “Jump off my right palm, then you will be the emperor.” He landed by five pillars and he isn’t emperor. Monkey is going to be in penance. (Like jail.)
Kuan Yin visits White monkey. Monkey promises to behave. Then Kuan Yin will go ask Buddha to release him.
Chapter One The Intruder
Long ago, in China, lived a group of monkeys. One day, a white monkey came. He said that he could remember when he was born. On the mountain of Flowers and fruit, there was a stone monkey. That monkey turned into a white monkey.
White Monkey spotted a stream. “There is probably a spring at the beginning of this!” he exclaimed. Then he started following it. Wise Monkey and Lazy Monkey started going too. Pretty soon all of the monkeys were heading up-stream.
He lead them to a room behind a water curtain. Wise Monkey made a bet: “If you can jump through the curtain and come back, you can be the new Monkey King.”
White Monkey jumped through. There was a bunch of furniture, and a cave that said: Cave of the Moon and Three Stars. White Monkey returned and told the other monkeys.
That day White Monkey became known as the White Monkey King.
Chapter Two The Search
One day, White Monkey King saw a mountain with blue air around it. On it were some men with glowing crowns. White Monkey King wanted a glowing crown, too. He set off on a long journey across lots of land and bodies of water.
Finally, he reached a school taught by a wise man, and told the people there that he wanted to be taught by the great Sabuti that lived there. He had to do chores, but he didn’t mind.
During an assembly, White Monkey King could not hold still. he said it was because he was excited. Sabuti asked him what he wanted to be. Monkey couldn’t be a Buddha; he couldn’t be good. He couldn’t be an immortal; he couldn’t sit still. Then he said, “Is there something where you capture and take over? I am good at that!”
Sabuti hit White Monkey King on the head three times with a stick. White Monkey King thought it was a secret code: go to the Master’s chamber a 3:00 in the morning.
Chapter Three Instruction in Magic
White Monkey King went to Sabuti’s chamber. Sabuti said to him, “I’ll teach you the secret of long life.” He then told Monkey King about Lao Tzu’s secret formula.
One year later Sabuti said it was time for White Monkey King to learn how to change form. “Don’t hurt your lute bone. You won’t be able to transform.
Then Sabuti taught him the multiplying trick. White Monkey King would bite some of his hairs into pieces, say “Transform,” and they would turn into many White Monkey Kings.
White Monkey King said to Sabuti, “I can jump two miles!” He was only able to jump one. Sabuti showed him the shooting star trick. That made White Monkey King fly very well.
When he came back, he started showing off his tricks to the other students. Sabuti found out and got very angry. He said, “You must leave. I told you not to do that. First, promise to me that you will never mention the name Sabuti to anyone.”
Chapter four The Dragon’s Weapons
White Monkey King returned home. There was a nine headed demon in his cave! White Monkey King used his multiplying trick to defeat the monster. The demon had been there for two years.
White Monkey King wanted weapons to defend the monkeys. Wise Monkey told him about the Dragon King in the Eastern Sea.
So White Monkey King set off to find the Dragon King. When he found him, Dragon King offered many weapons, but none were suited for White Monkey King. He finally chose a giant glowing stick and some armor.
Chapter Five The Great Sage
Great White Star came to take White Monkey King to the Jade Emperor. White Monkey King did not listen to Great White Star when he tried to explain how to be polite.
When White Monkey King saw the Jade Emperor, he was very rude. The Jade Emperor was nice, though, and only made him work in the royal stables. White Monkey King did not like it, so he left really soon.
Great White Star had him watch over a special peach field. White Monkey King ate a lot of peaches. When some maidens came to pick some for a banquet, White Monkey King put a spell on them. He then went to the banquet himself.
There he ate a lot of food and got sick. Then he drank lots of wine and became drunk. After that he wandered outside.
Chapter Six The Havoc of Monkey King
After he had been wandering for a while, White Monkey King stumbled across the laboratory of Lao Tzu. Remembering what Sabuti had told him, he stepped inside. He tried many things, and finally came to the Golden Elixir of Long Life. The two other jugs he brought back to Wise Monkey and Lazy Monkey.
Chapter Seven The Forces of Heaven
Kuan-Yin sent Ehr Lang down to get White Monkey King. White Monkey King led him on a wild goose chase around the land. He kept on transforming to escape. Then White Monkey King came across Ehr Lang’s house and turned into him. When the real Ehr Lang came home, he stabbed White Monkey King’s lute bone with a sword. Then he took White Monkey King to Lao Tzu.
Chapter Eight The Wager
Lao Tzu wanted to try an experiment. He was going to cook White Monkey for 49 days. “I’ll cook the elixir out of you,” he said to White Monkey King.
49 days later, Lao Tzu looked inside the pot. The only difference was that White Monkey King had red eyes. He jumpped out and threw sulphur dioxide at eveybody. Then he started smashing everything.
A voice commanded White Monkey King to stop at once. Buddha said to him, “You are wasting your time. If you want to be the Jade Emperor, you should try this challenge: if you can jump off my hand, you will be the Jade Emperor. If not, you shall be punished for 500 years.
White Monkey King hopped onto Buddha’s palm. He did the shooting star trick and traveled very far. After a while he came to five large pllars. “these must mark the end of the world,” he said to himself. He then wrote: THE NEW JADE EMPEROR WAS HERE. Then he flew back to Buddha’s palm. Buddha set him down.
Buddha showed that he had not gotten off his hand. On one of his fingers were the words: THE NEW JADE EMPEROR WAS HERE.
White Monkey King was trapped in a five-peaked mountain. When Kuan-Yin came to visit him, White Monkey King promised never to be bad again.
Chapter 1 The Intruder
White Monkey was going around telling everyone he knew where he was born(The mountain of flowers and fruit).
Monkey,”I used to be a stoned monkey.” “I was born of union of heaven and earth.”
One day White Monkey was talking to the other monkeys and asked them if they wanted to go on a adventure with him.
Monkey said, “Let’s follow the river to the mountain.”
So with White Monkey in lead all of the monkeys go up the river. They jump from bolder to bolder up the river bed. On the way they see a water curtain (a waterfall). One monkey said, “Jump through it.” Wise Monkey said, “If you return White Monkey you can be our King.”
So without hesitation monkey jumps through the water curtain. While he is in the water curtain he sees a bridge and a grotto. He also saw a an inscription on the wall,in Chinese And he sees stone tables with stone chairs and a stone dinette set. Monkey calls it “Cave of Water curtain on the Mountain of flowers and fruit In the land of Aslai(China).
When Monkey jumped back through the water curtain he told all of the monkeys about what he saw. White Monkey becomes White Monkey King. They have a huge calibration. (Monkeys LOVE to eat and party) So on through the night all the monkeys cheer Long live White Monkey King.
Chapter 2 The Search
Monkey rules for 25 years then he becomes very sad. That night Monkey King has a dream. He dreams of a mountain that glows, and the people that are climbing the mountain have crowns of light.
When he awakens he calls for Wise Monkey and asks him what his dream means. Wise Monkey tells him that the men in his dream are Buhda’s Wise Sages. Monkey leaves to search for Sabhuti and leaves Wise Monkey in charge of the kingdom. Sabhuti lives at the cave of the crescent moon and three stars.
Monkey sails for 2 years and finds Sabhuti. Sabhuti excepts Monkey as a pupil because Sabhuti believes Monkey is special. Monkey studies Sabhuti’s teachings.
Monkey stays at school for 5 years but is still not ready to learn. He wont sit still. So Sabhuti hits Monkey 3 times with a stick and slams the door. Monkey thinks that it means to meet Sabhuti in his room at midnight.
Chapter 3: The Instruction of Magic
Monkey goes to Sabhuti’s room at midnight. Sabhuti tells Monkey, “I will teach you the secret of knowledge.” Monkey studies knowledge for 1 year then is ready to learn how to change from one form to another. Sabhuti tells Monkey to protect his lute bone (his sternum bone). Sabhuti, “Your lute bone is your transformation bone,”
The first thing that Sabhuti teaches Monkey is the multiplying trick. First you take a single strand of hair from your body and bite it into little pieces then you say “Transform” and you get a whole bunch of little Monkeys. Sabhuti tells Monkey, “These tricks are not for playing use them wisely,”
The Final Lesson: Monkey tells Sabhuti “I can jump 2 miles in 1 leap. Sabhuti, “You have much to learn.” Sabhuti, “I will teach you the shooting star trick. Monkey stands on his head and rises into the air (levitation). He streaks through the sky as all the monkeys watch. The monkeys want to see more. So Monkey changes into a pine tree. Sabhuti sees Monkey and scares all of the monkeys away. Then tells Monkey to leave. So Monkey returns home to his monkey kingdom.
Chapter 4 The Dragons Weapons
When Monkey returned home he herd terrified screams of monkeys and rushed to see what was wrong. A 9 headed demon jumped out and attacked Monkey. So Monkey and the 9 headed demon fight. Monkey used the multiplying trick on the demon. All of the little monkeys killed the 9 headed demon.
After Monkey kills the demon he finds out that it has been terrorizing it for 2 years. All the monkeys through a big celebration for Monkey. During the celebration Monkey told the monkeys about his journey and how he was trained in the army with weapons. Wise Monkey says, “Weapons are in the kingdom of MOYANG.” “The weapons are not powerful enough.” Wise Monkey tells Monkey about The Dragon King of the eastern sea. He says that The Dragon King has powerful weapons.
So Monkey goes to the eastern sea to talk to The Dragon King. The Dragon King invites Monkey in for tea. While they are having tea Monkey asks Dragon King about the weapons. Dragon King takes Monkey to the keeper of the sea and shows him a really heavy weapon. The new weapon was a staff and it was 20 ft. long. Monkey takes the staff and asks for a coat of armor.
The Dragon King of the eastern sea calls up his brothers and this is what they say:
Dragon King of The Western Sea, “I have a golden coat of armor for him.”
Dragon King of The Southern Sea, “Lets go tell the Jade emperor.”
Dragon King of the Northern Sea, “I have a pair of cloud walking shoes for him.”
When Monkey got back home he was showing off all of his new things. He shows of his new weapon by making it really small and then makes it really BIG. While he is showing off his things the ambassador arrives. His name is The Great White Star (Venus).
Chapter 5 The Great Sage
The Great Sage takes Monkey to the Dragon King Jade and tries to teach him manors. He teaches monkey 3 very important things that he needs to do in front of the Jade:
1.) You must bow 20 times.
2.) Do not look into the emperors eyes.
3.) Do not speak unless spoken to.
They reach the gates and go through Lao Tuzs’s garden and tell him that they have an audience with the Jade emperor. The Jade emperor gives Monkey a job to take care of the wild horse stalls. With NO salary. Monkey gets upset with his position and steels some elixir he flies back home. When he arrives at home he sees a huge pagoda that is red. The monkeys of the village dedicated it to Monkey, The Great Sage, Equal to Heaven.
Chapter 7 The Forces of Heaven
Monkeys mischief is spreading around heaven. Lao Tzu’s tells the Emperor that Monkey stole the elixir from his laboratory. The emperor calls his generals (Natha,Gen,Ravan) and tells them to go and fetch Monkey.
Ravan, “I will lead 28 constellations,9 heavenly fires and 100,000 forces for 12 hours.
Jade, “Capture him alive.”
Natha, “We couldn’t get him with 100,000 forces.”
Jade, “Kuan-Yin will use wisdom to influence Monkey.”
Beautiful Kuan-Yin comes and says, “I know someone who can capture him,Ehr-Lang.”
So Ehr-Lang and Monkey fight for a long time. They keep changing there form to get away from each other. Ehr-Lang gets shot and falls and turns into a temple. Monkey disguises as Ehr lang and goes inside of the temple.
Chapter 8 The Wager
Monkey is trapped in Lao Tzu’s crucible. Lao Tzu, “I will just cook the elixir out of you.”
Monkey will cook for 49 days. After the 49 days Monkey comes out of the pot and his eyes are all red. Monkey troughs soffur dioxide every where. Monkey starts thrashing every thing. Then a voice commands him to stop. It is Buddha. He tells Monkey that he is just wasting his time.
Monkey tells Buddha, “ I want to challenge the Jade emperor.”
Buddha tells Monkey, “ The Jade has been perfecting for 225,750,000 years. You don’t stand a chance.”
Buddha makes a wager with monkey (a bet) “Jump off my palm and you will be emperor” “If you fail you will be punished for 500 years under a mountain.”
Monkey jumps into his palm and goes to the bathroom on one of his fingers (pillars). On another one he wrote “New emperor was here”. Monkey lost the bet because in Buddhas palm was the world. So Buddha puts Monkey under a 5 peeked mountain, and told Monkey he has to stay there for 500 years. For food he had to eat iron pills and for a drink he had bronze pills.
Chapter 9 The Epilogue
Chapter 1 - The Invader
Monkey is going around telling all the other monkey’s that he knows where he was born. He said he was born on the Mountain of flowers and fruits. “I used to be a stoned monkey,” Monkey kept going on. “I was born of the union of heaven and earth. Let's fallow this river and their might be a spring and the ens of the river,” monkey said to all the other monkeys.
As Monkey tries to get the other monkey’s to go on an adventure and jump through the water curtain. All the other monkey’s say who ever jumps through the water curtain can be their leader. Monkey volenterirs to jump through the water curtain. When Monkey jumps through the water curtain he sees a bridge and a grotto (cave) and their is something written across the entrance to the cave. And in the cave their is a stone table and some stone chairs. Monkey is so excited that he jumps back through the curtain and tells the other monkeys what he saw.
Then he took all the other monkeys to go see what he saw. So all the other monkeys jump through the water curtain. They all celebrated because Monkey had become king.
Chapter 2 - The Search
Monkey King rules for 25 years. He had a dream about 2 mountains with blue air around them and he wanted to claim the mountains and he also saw men and a light at the top of the mountain. Monkey asks the other monkeys who the men were?
Wise monkey says: “The men were Buddha’s and Sages.”
Monkey wants to get a crown of light. Monkey leaves and while he is gone Wise Monkey will rule. Monkey floats down the southern sea on a raft. He crosses another sea and sees another ocean. Monkey sees the mountain of his dream. Monkey starts walking towards the mountain. He meets a teacher named Subhuti. Monkey has sailed for 2 years. The teacher accepts monkey as a pupil.(student) Monkey has been their for 3 years and is ready to become a Buddha, immortal or a Sage. Monkey tells the teacher that he was born from a magic stone. Subhuti will tell a story as long as they will be quiet. Monkey can not sit still wand is jumping around. Subhuti hits Monkey on the head 3 times and leaves without finishing the story. Monkey thinks it is a secret message to come to Subuti’s chamber after midnight.
Chapter 3: The Instruction in Magic
Monkey goes to Subhuti’s chamber.
“I will teach you secret knowledge,” Subhuti said.
Monkey studies for 1 year. Now Monkey is ready to change form. Subhuti tells Monkey that he must protect your Lute bone because if he breaks it he can no longer change form. Multiplying trick that you pull a stand of hair off you head and bite it into pieces. Subhuti tells Monkey that these tricks are not for playing, that you must use them wisely.
Monkey says that he can jump 2 miles. Subhuti says that he has much to learn and he will teach him the secret star trick. Monkey stands on his head. “Rise without effort.” Monkey rises to the sky, and changes into a pine tree. Teacher chases all the Monkeys away that were watching. Subhuti tells Monkey that he must leave this place.
Chapter 4 : The Dragons Weapons
Monkey hears cries of terrified monkeys. A 9 headed green demon attacks him. Demon and Monkey fight. Monkey plucks a hair from his body and yells transform! He bites the hair into a lot of pieces and then 100’s of monkeys appear. Monkey king kills the 9 headed demon. Monkey finds out that the demon was terrorizing his monkeys for 2 years when he was gone.
Monkey wants Wise monkey and Lazy monkey to train the monkeys to make an army and to get weapons from the city Mo Yang. The weapons they find are not strong enough.
Wise Monkey: "The Dragon King Eastern sea has very powerful weapons.”
Monkey will go to see the Dragon King. He finally gets there and the Dragon invites him to tea. Monkey asks for weapons so the dragon shows him a 9,000 pound pitch fork and a 7,000 battle ax and then Monkey says their are not big enough. So the keeper of the sea shows him a really heavy weapon that is 20 ft long. Monkey Kings says that he will take the big weapon. Monkey also asks for a coat of armor. Dragon King calls his brothers. (3) One of his brothers from the western sea says that he has a coat of armor. Dragon from the eastern sea says lets tell the Jade emperor. The north Dragon brought in gifts for Monkey: cloud walking shoes. They all give monkey gifts. The Jade emperor is the ruler of all the seas and the 33 heavens. Monkey get his stuff and leaves. Monkey shows all the other monkeys what he got.(armor and his weapon.) Monkey makes the weapon larger and when he does that he gets bigger too.
Just then an Ambassador arrives buy the name White Star.
Chapter 5 : The Great Sage
White Star takes Monkey King to the Jade Emperor. He teaches him:
1.bow 20 times
2. can’t look him in the eyes
3. do not speak until spoken to
They reach the gate and go through Lao Tuz’s garden. Jade emperor gives him a job to care for the wild horse’s and he will not get paid. Monkey gets upset and flies away. He returns home a and and sees a huge red pagoota. They dedicate it to the great sage (monkey wise person) They have a party and Monkey makes up a song and it goes like this:
“Through the lips and around the gums look out stomach here it comes.”
Every where Monkey goes he sees banners that say “Great Sage equal to heaven and earth.” The more he saw the more he liked them. Prince Natha came to arrest Monkey for leaving his job without telling anyone.
Monkey: “You tell the Emperor he must accept my title.”
Monkey King and Prince Natha fight Monkey takes his weaken out and kills Prince Natha. Great White Star arrives and asks: “The Emperor doesn’t understand why you monkey left your job? Your new job is to look after the peach orchards.”
Chapter 6: The Havoc of Monkey
Monkey goes with Great White star to go watch the peach orchards. A madden asks where monkey is. Someone says: “Check in the peach orchards.” So she checks in the peach orchards and she finds them. All the maddens are having a banquet and it is t he biggest event of the year. The goddess of Mercy will be their. Monkey asks where his invitation was? He hears them say that he will be put in a fixing spell, so he turns them all into statues. Monkey puts the banquet servant into a deep sleep. Then Monkey takes to jugs of wine for Wise Monkey and Lazy Monkey. Monkey feels ill and goes into Lao Tzo’s laboratory. Monkey head of a golden long life elixir that is in Lao Tzo’s laboratory. He looks for the potion and then he finds it and he drinks it and gets a burning sanction. Monkey bolts out of the laboratory like a rocket. He felt like he had power. Monkey returns to the other monkeys and prepare for the feast. Monkey gives Wise Monkey and Lazy Monkey their jugs of wine. Then Monkey feasts with the other monkeys.
Chapter 7 : The Forces of Heaven
Monkey’s missgeff is big news to all the other monkeys. Lao Tzu tells the emperor about how someone stole the golden elixir. Jade emperor calls his generals.
Raven: “I will lead 9 heavenly fires, 12 hours, 28 constellations, and 100,000 forces.”
Jade: “Capture that Monkey alive.”
Natha: “We couldn’t get Monkey with the 100,000 forces!”
Jade: “Kwan Ying will use wisdom to influence Monkey.”
Kwan Ying: “I know someone who can capture Monkey!”
Ehr-ling the magician. They insult each other “Son of turtle,” Ehe-ling said.
Ehr-ling changes into a giant.
Then Monkey changes into a giant too.
Ehr-ling changes into his regular size, so Monkey does the same.
They run to the river and Monkey turns into a fish and sees Ehr-ling as big as a bird. Then Monkey turns into a buzzer. He then turns into a temple and then he turns inviable and heads for the river. Up in the heavens they watch the battle.
They caught Monkey. and Ehr-ling tied Monkey up and stabs Monkey in the lute bone. Monkey then goes to heaven for the trial
Chapter 8 : The Wager
Monkey is capered inside Lao Tzu’s pot. Lao Tzu threteds Monkey that he will cook him in the pot. He cooks Monkey for 49 days. Monkey comes out after the 49 days and Monkey’s eye’s are RED. Monkey throughs salfer dioxide.(it smells like rotten eggs.) Monkey smashes everything. A vioce commands Monkey to stop smashing things. Monkey tells the Buddha that he is wasting his time on him.
Monkey: “I want to challange the Jade emperor!”
Kalpa is 1 hundred 29 thousand years old. All of a sudden the Buddha makes a bet with Monkey. The bet is: “Jump off the palm of my hand and you can be the Emperor.” If he fails he is punished for 500 years.
Monkey jumps and lands on 5 pillers that are 10 times as big as he is. He writes this on a piller: “New Emperor was here.”
Monkey tries to jump back but when he does he is trapped under the Buddha’s hand because he did not jump from the Buddha’s hand he jumped on the Buddha’s hand and when he wrote on the piller he was actually writting on the Buddha’s finger.
Chapter 9: Epiloge
Kwan Ying visits Monkey. Monkey promises to be good if she will let her out. So Kwan Ying goes to ask the Buddha if he will let Monkey go.
Ch. 1: The Intruder
One day, White monkey jump across the Fan Shi river. When he landed he came upon a group of monkeys. “ This is the land in which I was born. For I was born in the mountain called Mt. Flowers and Fruit. I was a large stone monkey that came to live. I was born of union of heaven and earth.” said white monkey. “ See that river, I heard that there is a secret spring at the beginning of the river so lets find it!” white monkey continued. So White monkey and the others looked for the secret spring.
They reached the secret spring and they saw a water curtain. “ If you can jump through the water curtain you can be our king.” Said wise monkey, one of the monkeys in the group. “ I don’t really want to jump through the curtain, but I do want to be king.” Said white monkey. White monkey got ready to jump. He closed his eyes bent his knees and jumped! He soared thought he curtain and landed in a grotto behind the waterfall. There was a stone bridge, furniture and a boat. Monkey looked up to see an inscription that said “ cave of water curtain in the land of Aolai.”
Monkey told all the other monkeys about the grotto. all the monkeys jumped through the curtain just as monkey did. They all played in the stone furniture and the boat.
Ch. 2: The Search
As Wise monkey promised, White monkey became king over the band. He ruled for twenty-five before he was no longer happy with being king. One night, monkey had a dream that he say a mountain. At night it glowed, and in the day it had the bluest air he every saw. Monkey wanted to climb the mountain. As he stood in front of the mountain he saw men walking by with crowns of light. These men were Buddhas, sages, and immortals. Monkey awoke , thinking about the crowns he decided to get one and left the kingdom.
So monkey made a raft and sailed down the yellow sea to the southern sea. monkey was in the land of the mountain of his dream. He knew this cause he heard of a man named Subhuti. He stared to walk to the place where the people said Subhuti lived. Then he saw the mountain and he was very happy.
So monkey climbed up the mountain till he saw a cave called the “ cave of crescent.” Monkey went to Subhuti and told him of how he was a stone and was brought to life. The teacher thought he was born of heaven and earth. So he took monkey as a pupil.
The first day monkey learned from his new teacher they were in the assembly hall. He was talking of “ the great way.” Well years past of learning about the “ great way.” Monkey could not sit still through all of the years. One day the teacher asked monkey “ what wisdom do you seek. For if you want to be a Buddha you must think about right desires, if you want to be a sage you must read a lot, and if you want to be an immortal who lives forever you must set still!” After saying that the teacher hit monkey three times. Then he left and slammed the door. Monkey knew this was a secret message. The message was to come to Subhuti’s room at 3 at night to be taught in secret.
Ch.3: Instruction in Magic
So that night monkey went to the master’s room to be taught. He woke the teacher. “ I shall teach you the secret to long life.” Said the teacher.
Monkey went to the master’s room a year later when the teacher said “ it is time to learn how to change form. To do this you must not hurt your lute bone or you can’t change form!” Then he showed him how to multiply by biting his hairs into pieces and saying “transform!” “ But you must use your gifts wisely.”
One day Subhuti showed monkey the shooting star trick. It . It was a trick that made you fly. So monkey tried a flew to a group of people and showed off his tricks. The teacher saw this and banished monkey from the from the school. so monkey flew to his home.
Ch.4: The Dragon’s Weapons
When monkey got home he saw a 9-headed monster. Monkey used the multiplying trick to kill the monster. Monkey found out that the monster had been there two years. “ I need a weapon for defense.” Said monkey. So monkey went to the kingdom of kingdom of Moyang to see the dragon king.
Monkey had tea with the king then he asked for a weapon. The dragon offered a pronged pitch fork and a 7,000 pound axe. Monkey still asked for a heavier weapon. So the keeper of the treasury lead monkey to a heavier weapon. A 13,000 pound staff was the weapon that he showed him and monkey accepted the weapon. Monkey also asked for a coat of armor. Dragon called in his three brothers. Who gave him a pair of cloud walking shoes, a coat of armor, and a cap. But the dragon king thought he should be punished. So he reported him to the jade emperor.
Monkey went home and showed his weapon to the monkeys how it could make him taller or smaller. When he was doing this a gold cloud came and a man named Great White Star arrived for monkey.
Ch.5: The Great Sage
Great White Star needed to teach monkey manners to prepare for his meeting with the Jade Emperor. He told him he must bow twenty times, to not look at the emperor’s face, and to not speak unless spoken to.
In a few days monkey had a his meeting, they went through the gate and past Lao-tzu’s laboratory then into the jade emperor’s room. He was kind to monkey and gave him a job in the royal stables but with no salary.
In days later monkey left his job and returned home. He saw a red pagoda in his honor. Banners reading “ great sage equal to heaven ” were everywhere. Lazy monkey made up a ditty for drinking “ through the lips and around gums look out stomach here it comes. During the celebration prince Natha came to arrest monkey for leaving his job. Monkey stared to fight with the prince by turning into a 3 headed, 6 armed, creature. They fought for a long time until monkey striked down the prince. He rested in the cave and ate twenty-five peaches.
Great White Star arrived and told him the Jade Emperor gave him a job guarding the peaches of immortality.
Ch.6: The Havoc of Monkey
As monkey was at his new job when a few maidens told him about the banquet where, immortals, the Buddha of the west, and Xuan-yin will be. Monkey didn’t get an invitation so he turned the maidens into stone cause he was so mad, and also put the banquet servants into a deep sleep. Then he drank all the wine in the banquet hall and got intoxicated and sick. Then he went into Lao-Tzu’s laboratory and looked for the golden elixir. He found a golden powder and grabbed two bags of it to give to wise and lazy monkey.
Ch.7: The Forces of Heaven
Lao-Tzu told the Jade Emperor about monkey’s stealing. The emperor called his generals Ravan and Natha. They both made promises to get monkey with 100,000 forces but came back empty-handed. The emperor asked Kuan-yin to help. She said a man named Ehr-lang could help.
So Ehr-lang set up a mirror of truth in heaven so they could find monkey. When they found monkey, he changed into many forms to get away but so did Ehr-lang changed form too. Finally monkey got away from him and turned into Ehr-lang’s image and entered his temple. Ehr’lang found him though and Lao-tzu threw a lead noose around monkey’s neck and Ehr-lang stabbed his lute bone so he couldn't transform, then brought him up to heaven for a trial.
Ch.8: The Wager
Lao-tzu put monkey in a cooking pot to get the elixir out of him. After a few days monkey jumped out of the pot and threw rotten egg powder at Lao-tzu and crashed everything. A voice told monkey he was wasting his time. It was the Buddha. Monkey told him “ I want to challenge the Jade Emperor , so I can take his spot.” “ I will make a wager with you, if you can jump off my right palm you will be emperor. But if you fail you will be punished for 500 years” said Buddha. Monkey saw a five pillars and wrote on one of them “ the new emperor was here.” The Buddha said he failed and a five peaked mountain fell on monkey. When he was under the mountain he had to eat iron pill to eat and molten bronze to drink.
Kuan-yin, monkeys guardian, visits monkey. Monkey promised to behave is set free. So Kauan-yin will ask Buddha to set monkey free.
Ch.-1 The Intruder
This story takes place by the Fan Shi River. One there was a tribe of monkeys who lived by the river. The main monkeys were White Monkey (the intruder), Wise Monkey, and Lazy Monkey.
White monkey says that he remembers his birth. The other monkeys don’t believe him. He tells them of the Mt. of Flowers and Fruit, and how he once was a stone monkey and then became real.
White Monkey says they should find out where the river begins. They follow it up stream until they see a giant water curtain (waterfall). The monkeys challenge him to jump through the water curtain, and Wise Monkey tells him that if he can jump through and back he can be there King.
He jumps through and sees a lot of things the monkeys could play with. He jumps back through and tells them all that he has seen. All of the monkeys jump through and have White Monkey as their king.
Ch. 2-The Search
Monkey King had ruled for 25 years when he started to get board. He has a dream about a Mt. with blue air around it, and there are Buddhas, Immortals, and Sages all with “crowns of light”. Monkey wants a crown of light. So he sets off on a journey to follow his dream.
He floats on a raft along the Fan Shi River to the Southern Sea. He floats to a subcontinent then to an ocean. He finds land and goes ashore. He then talks to a woodsman to get directions to the cave of Subhuti, the teacher.
Monkey tells Subhuti that he grew from a magic stone. Subhuti accepts monkey as his pupil. Subhuti talks about the “great way”, or TAO. Subhuti tells him he must sit still for 5 years. Then he asks Monkey what kind of wisdom he seeks. The Sage- Reading, the Buddha-Disires Good, or Immortal- Live Forever.
Monkey gets Subhuti mad. So Subhuti hits him three times then slams the door. Monkey thinks it’s a secret code. Hit three times-see Subhuti at third hour of night. Slammed door-come in by secret passage.
Ch. 3-The Instruction of Magic
Monkey King goes to his Masters Chamber at the right time. His master tells him he will teach him the secret of long life.
Well time passes by and a year later Subhuti tells monkey that it is time he learned to change form. Monkey gets the magic formula, but if his lute bone (sternum) is damaged he cannot transform. Monkey changes into many, and along with being able to transform Subhuti shows monkey a multiplying trick.
Subhuti also shows monkey the Shooting Star trick(how to fly through the air). Monkey shows some of his fellow pupils some of his tricks, and Subhuti tells him he must leave. Monkey also must promise not to mention Subhuti’s name to anyone. He then sails to the Eastern Sea.
Ch. 4-The Dragons weapons
Monkey arrives home, and is “greeted” by a 9-headed demon. He defeats the demon with his multiplying trick. He later finds out that the demon had been tormenting the monkeys for 2 years.
Monkey decides to get weapons to protect his monkeys. Wise Monkey tells him he needs a magical weapon. Monkey goes to the eastern sea to see the Dragon King that lives there.
The Dragon invites him in for tea, and shows him the weapons he has. The fist thing he shows monkey is a nine pronged fork. Monkey turns it down just as he does the 7000 lb. battle axe the dragon shows him next. Then the keeper of the treasury leads monkey to a heavier weapon. A 13000 lb. staff. Monkey accepts. Then he asks for a coat of armor. The dragon calls his three brothers and they each give him something.
Monkey goes back to the other monkeys and shows them his new weapon. He can make it very big or very small.
The dragons had gotten mad because monkey was rude to them. The dragons report him to the Jade Emperor, and the emperor sends for monkey. they send an ambassador named Great White Star to get monkey.
Ch. 5-The Great Sage
Great White Star must teach monkey manners before he can appear before the Jade Emperor. First he tells monkey he must bow 20 times. Then he tells him not to look at the emperor’s face. Last he tells him not to speak unless spoken to.
So they go to heaven to see the Jade Emperor. Monkey gets a job at the royal stables. Monkey doesn’t like his job so he flies home. He sees a banner hat says Great Sage Equal of Heaven. Prince Natha comes and wants to arrest Monkey. Monkey says that the emperor must accept his new title.
They fight and Monkey strikes down Prince Natha. Then he rests in a cave. Great White Star comes and tells him he must start out with a small job then work your way up.
The emperor accepts his new title and gets him the job of guarding the peach orchard.
Ch. 6-The Havoc of Monkey
Maids were filling there baskets for the peach banquet. monkey asks where his invitation is. He was not invited. So he puts a spell on the maidens to freeze them. then he puts the servants into a deep sleep.
Monkey gets drunk and goes to Lao Tzu’s lab. He gets the elixir of Long Life, and then runs away with 2 jugs of wine. He then gives them to lazy monkey and wise monkey.
Ch. 7-The Forces of Heaven
Lao Tzu tells the emperor about his elixir being stolen. They send an army to get monkey. They also ask Ehr-Lang the emperor’s nephew to help.
They fight but monkey disguises himself to look like Ehr-Lang. They keep fighting, but Ehr-Lang sticks his sword in monkeys lute bone to make him powerless.
Monkey is set on trial in heaven.
Ch. 8-the Wager
Monkey is put inside Lao Tzu’s cooking pot . They try to cook the elixir out of him. He throws a rotten egg at them and he tries to destroy everything, but a voice tells him to stop.
The Buddha makes a wager that if monkey can somersault of his right palm he can be emperor. If he can’t do it he will be punished for 500 years.
He tries to but doesn’t succeed. He then gets trapped by the Buddha’s hand and must stay there for 500 years.
Kuan-Yin visits monkey and sees if she can get him out.
Along the Fan Shi river White monkey, lazy monkey and wise monkey relaxed in the sun. White monkey told them about when he was born. “ I remember when I was born, I used to be a stone monkey. Then I started to move.”
Then quickly getting off the subject white monkey suggested that they follow the river. “Maybe we’ll find a secret spring," he said.
Eventually the group of monkeys came upon a waterfall. Seeing that there was a space behind it lazy monkey said to white monkey, “Why don’t you jump through the water curtain and see what is on the other side? If you come back we’ll make you our king.” The group of monkeys laughed. He will not come back, they said.
White monkey accepted lazy monkeys challenge and with a giant leap he landed on the other side of the waterfall. He found himself inside a cave. On the top of the cave there was an inscription. It said “Cave of the water curtain.” All around there were stone tables and chairs. And outside the cave there were many fruit trees of all kinds.
White monkey jumped back through the water fall and told all the other monkeys of the place he had discovered. After some pep talks they all jumped through. When they reached the other side the monkeys all shouted, “Long live White Monkey King!!”
White Monkey King ruled for 25 years. But after a time, ruling his kingdom was not enough. One night he dreamed of a mountain. One the mountain were men with crowns of light. (Buddha's, Immortals and Sages). “I want a crown of light,” said monkey. “You will rule, wise monkey, while I am gone to get a crown of light.”
White monkey’s raft was loaded with all the things he would need for his journey. He sailed down the river into the south China sea. Then he came upon a continent. And after the continent there was another sea.
After many months of sailing on the second sea, Monkey king came upon the cave of the crescent moon and three stars. There he met Subhuti, who was a great teacher. Subhuti accepted monkey as his pupil even though he had many others.
For five years monkey studied Subhuti’s teachings, but Subhuti told him he was not yet ready to be a Buddha or an immortal or a sage. Monkey was not paying attention in class. As punishment Subhuti hit him with a stick three times, put his hand behind his back, walked away and slammed the door behind him.
For some reason monkey knew there was a hidden message that meant: Meet me at the third watch in the teacher’s chamber.
Monkey went to the teacher’s room at the third watch. Subhuti told him that he would teach monkey magic. Subhuti was taught how to be an immortal by his teacher Lao-Tzu. Subhuti tells monkey that he must study for one more year, then he will teach monkey to change shapes.
Monkey studied for another year. Then he went back to Subhuti. Subhuti taught him to change shapes. He taught monkey how to make many little monkeys by biting some of his hair into many pieces and shouting transform.
The last thing that Subhuti taught monkey was the shooting star trick. Monkey used this trick to go back to the entrance of the cave of the crescent moon. There some of his friends asked him to do a trick for them. Monkey gladly agreed and turned into a tree.
When Subhuti came he saw tree/monkey and because monkey was using his powers unwisely, Subhuti banished monkey from his school.
Monkey returned to the mountain of flowers and fruits where he expected his fellow monkeys to be waiting for him.
White monkey King heard the screams of terrified monkeys as he drew near his home. When he landed on the mountain of flowers and fruits a nine headed green demon attacked him. Plucking hairs from his body he chewed them up and shouted, “transform!” Immediately his hairs turned into hundreds of little monkey’s who jumped on the demon and started pounding on him with their tiny paws.
Monkey killed the demon and turned the tiny monkey’s back into hairs. His band of monkey’s quickly approached him. “Good thing you are back, White monkey, that demon has been terrorizing us for two years.” said lazy monkey.
“We should have an army so we will never be in danger. But our weapons will not be strong enough to fight demons so I will have to go to the kingdom of Mo Yang!”
The very next day monkey king left to go to Mo Yang. He met with the dragon of the eastern sea who invited monkey to stay for tea.
Monkey asked the dragon if he had any great weapons. The dragon said he did and showed monkey a nine pronged fork. But monkey did not like it. Then the dragon showed him a 7,000 pound ax. “To light,” said monkey. “surely you have something that weighs more?”
So the keeper of the dragon’s treasury shows monkey king a real heavy weapon. I giant twenty foot pole. Monkey excepted it. Then he asked for armor.
The dragon called his three brothers to help him. “I have an outfit of armor.” said the first dragon
“But perhaps we should call the jade emperor.” said the second dragon.
“We should give him gifts to make him happy.” said the third dragon. “I have a pair of cloud walking shoes.”
Monkey took his new things home and was about to show off the weapon, armor and cloud walking shoes when an ambassador from heaven arrived. “My name is Great white star.”
“When you go before the Jade Emperor you must remember your manners. Bow twenty times, do not look at the emperors face, and most important do not speak until spoken to.” said Great White Star.
When Great White Star and monkey king arrived at the gates of heaven, monkey had an audience with the Jade Emperor. The emperor gave monkey a job in the royal stables even though forgot most of the things Great White Star had told him.
After fourteen days in heaven monkey got tired and decided to leave. He went back to the mountain of flowers and fruits. On Earth it had been fourteen years and the tribe of monkey’s had built a building and made many banners in honor of monkey. They all said “The Great Sage Equal of Heaven!”
Long into the night the monkey’s celebrated only to be interrupted in the morning by an unwelcome guest..
The next morning Prince Natha came to the monkey’s land to arrest monkey for deserting his job. Monkey explained “If the Emperor excepts my title, Great Sage equal of Heaven, I will return to heaven.”
But prince Natha did not agree so monkey and Prince Natha and Monkey King fought but monkey eventually won. Great White Star arrived to take monkey back to heaven. “You have a new job,” he said “you will take care of the peach orchards.”
“Gladly,” said Monkey.
One day in heaven, several maidens came to the peach orchards to get peaches for a very important social event. “Everyone will be there.” said the maidens.
“Where is my invitation.” monkey asked.
“It was probably lost in the mail.” said one of the maidens.
“Then I will go find it,” said monkey. He put a fixing spell on the maidens and went into the banquet hall. He put all the banquet servants into a deep sleep.
Monkey took two jugs of immortal wine for wise monkey and lazy monkey. Monkey felt ill and he stumbled into Lao-Tzu’s laboratory. He found an elixir and drank it. He felt a burning sensation and realized that he had drank the elixir of long life!
Monkey king returned to Earth and again prepared for a feast with his fellow monkeys. He gave the two jugs of wine to wise monkey and lazy monkey. And then again his monkey’s celebrated long into the night.
Meanwhile monkey’s mischief was big news in heaven. Lao-Tzu had told the Emperor about his missing elixir. The Jade Emperor called his generals.
“I will lead 28 constellations, 9 heavenly fires, 12 hours, and 10,000 forces against that wretched monkey!” said Gen. Ravan.
“Capture him, do not kill him.” said the Emperor
Prince Natha spoke up “We couldn't not capture him with 100,000 forces.”
Kuan-Yin will use wisdom to influence monkey.” said the Jade emperor wisely.
The beautiful Kuan-Yin appeared in the room. “I know how to catch White Monkey King.” she said. “Bring Ehr-Lang the magician to capture monkey.”
Once on Earth Ehr-Lang and monkey insulted each other. But after much insulting and fighting Ehr-Lang conquered.
Monkey was stuck in a giant pot and left there for 49 days but it barely hurt him. When he was let out monkey threw sulfur dioxide powder at them.
Monkey basically trashed heaven. Then a voice command him to STOP! Monkey stopped. “You are wasting your time monkey king,” said the Buddha.
“I want to challenge the Jade Emperor because I want to be Emperor!” said monkey.
“I have a challenge for you, if you can jump off my hand, you can be emperor.” said the Buddha
“Surely I can do that.” said monkey. But he found that he could not. As punishment Buddha placed a giant mountain on top of him, where it remained for 500 years.
Of course he got out after 500 years but that is another story....
White Monkey, Wise Monkey, and Lazy Monkey were sitting around talking.
“I remember when I was born. It was on the mountain of Flowers and Fruit. I used to be a stone monkey. Then I started to move. I was born of the union of heaven and earth,” said White Monkey.
“Let's go on an adventure, we can follow the river,” said White Monkey.
The monkeys decided to go because they had nothing better to do. They went from boulder to boulder, to go find the sweet water.
‘White Monkey, I dare you to jump through the water curtain,” said the brown monkeys.
“White Monkey, if you return you can be our king,” said Wise Monkey.
White Monkey jumps through because he wants to be king. On the other side there is a bridge, cups, chairs, etc. There was an inscription, it said, “CAVE OF WATER CURTAIN in the Land of AoLai (China).” White Monkey went through. He got all of the monkeys to jump through.
All of the monkeys celebrate. For the making of King Monkey.
Monkey King is no longer happy. He has a dream about blue air around a glowing mountain. He wants to climb the mountain.
He hears about Subhuti the holy man. He is immortal. Subhuti lives at the Cave of the Crescent Moon and Stars. Monkey King goes to meet Subhuti.
“I grew from a magic stone,” said Monkey King.
Subhuti (the teacher) thinks Monkey King is born of heaven and earth. Subhuti accepts Monkey King as a pupil. Subhuti talks about the “great way.” Monkey King can’t sit still for five years of learning.
“What kind of wisdom do you seek?” said Subhuti.
Monkey King says he wants to be immortal, to live forever. Subhuti hits Monkey King on the head three times, then leaves. There is a secret message; it was taught in secret.
Monkey King goes to his master’s chamber.
“I will teach you the secret of long life (teaching of Lao Tzu), using a secret formula,” said Subhuti.
A year later Subhuti said that it was time to learn how to change form.
“Don’t hurt your lute bone (sternum), or you won’t be able to transform,” said Subhuti.
Monkey King changes into a buzzard. To transform he bites his hair into pieces. Monkey King gets a warning to use his gifts wisely.
“I can jump two miles,” said Monkey King.
He really only jumps one mile. Monkey King does the shooting star trick. He shows off his trick to the pupils. Subhuti is angry. Monkey King must leave. He promises not to mention the master’s name.
Monkey King hears a scream of terrified monkeys. A nine-headed green demon attacks him.
The demon fights Monkey King. Monkey King plucks a hair, and the small pieces become hundreds of tiny monkeys. They kill the demon. He finds out that the demon was terrorizing them for two years. Monkey King wants a trained army with weapons.
“Go to the Kingdom of Mo Yang. The Dragon King of the Eastern Sea has weapons,” said Wise Monkey.
Monkey King goes to the dragon. The dragon invites him to tea. The dragon shows him a nine-pronged pitch fork and a battle ax.
“The battle ax isn’t good enough,” said Monkey King.
The keeper of the sea treasure shows Monkey King a real heavy weapon. “I’ll take it, but do you have a coat of armor?” asked Monkey King.
The dragon king called his three brothers.
“I have a coat of armor,” said the western sea dragon.
“Let’s tell the Jade Emperor,” said the eastern sea dragon.
“Let’s give him gifts and the coat of armor,” said the northern sea dragon.
Monkey King shows off his new weapon. He makes it smaller; then he makes it taller than Mt. Tai.
An ambassador arrives. His name is Great White Star.
Great White Star takes him to the Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor teaches him manners:
(1) You have to bow twenty times (kowtow).
(2) Don’t ever look at the emperor’s eyes.
(3) Don’t speak until spoken to.
They reached the Heaven’s Gates. They went through Lao Tzu’s garden. The Jade Emperor gives him a job in the royal stables.
Monkey King returns home. The other monkeys build a red Pagoda for him. They made a banner that said, “Great Sage Equal of Heaven.”
Monkey King made up a jingle: “Through the lips and around the gums, look out stomach, here it comes.” Then he drank.
Prince Natha comes to arrest Monkey King for leaving his post.
“You tell the emperor he must accept my title,” said Monkey King.
They fight, Prince Natha changes into a three headed and six armed creature. Monkey King takes his weapon and beats Natha down.
Great White Star (Venus) arrives.
“The emperor doesn’t understand why you left. They wanted to send an army, but I wouldn’t let him,” said Great White Star.
Monkey King’s new job was to look after the peach orchards (immortality peaches).
Maidens were filling baskets with peaches for the banquet. The Buddha of the west and Kuan-Yin (goddess of Mercy) will be there.
“Where’s my invitation?” asked Monkey King.
Monkey King puts a spell on the maidens; they turned into statues. He puts the banquet servants into a deep sleep. Monkey King samples the wine. He takes two jugs for Wise Monkey and Lazy Monkey.
He feels ill and stumbles into Lao Tzu’s laboratory. He heard of his golden long life elixir. Monkey King drinks the elixir, and he gets a burning sensation. Monkey King bolts out of the laboratory like a rocket. He felt powerful.
Monkey King returns to the monkeys, and prepares for the feast again. He gives the jugs to his friends.
Monkey King’s mischief is big news in Heaven. Lao Tzu tells the emperor about the stolen elixir of life.
The Jade Emperor calls his generals, Raven and Natha.
“I will lead twenty-eight constellations, nine heavenly fires and twelve hours, with 100,000 forces,” said Raven.
“Capture him alive!” said the Jade Emperor.
“We couldn’t get him with 100,000 forces,” said Natha when he returned.
“Kuan-yin will use wisdom to influence Monkey King,” said the Jade Emperor.
“I know someone who can catch him,” said Kuan-yin.
Ehr-Lang, the magician (at Kuan River) uses a disguise of a devil. Ehr-Lang can see wherever Monkey King is through a mirror of truth.
Ehr-Lang and Monkey King insult each other. Ehr-Lang turns into a giant. Monkey King turns into a giant, also. Then he changes into a fish, and Ehr-Lang changes into a large bird. Monkey King changes into a buzzard, and he gets shot. He goes into a temple. He becomes invisible and changes into Ehr-Lang’s image. He enters Ehr-Lang’s temple.
In Heaven, Lao Tzu throws a lead noose down around Monkey King’s neck. All the immortals watch the battle, the Monkey King against Ehr-Lang battle. Ehr-Lang sticks his sword into Monkey King’s lute bone (sternum).
Ehr-Lang takes Monkey King up to Heaven for his trial.
Monkey King gets captured inside Lao Tzu’s crucible.
“I’ll just cook the elixir out of you,” said Lao Tzu.
Monkey King cooks for forty-nine days. When he gets out he has fiery red eyes. Monkey King throws sulfur dioxide powder at them. He crashes everything.
A voice commands Monkey King to stop. It is the Buddha.
“You are wasting your time,” the voice said.
“I want to challenge the Jade Emperor,” said Monkey King.
The Jade Emperor had been ruling for 225,750,000 kalpas.
Buddha makes a wager: “If you can jump off my right hand you can be emperor. But if you fail you will be punished for five hundred years.”
Monkey King tries. He made it, or so he thought. There were five pillars. He wrote, “New Emperor was here” on a pillar. Monkey King didn’t know he had written it on one of the fingers of the Buddha’s hand. He failed to win the wager.
A mountain slaps him down. He is stuck for five-hundred years. For food he eats iron pills. To drink, he had molten bronze.
Kuan-yin, Monkey King’s guardian, visits him. Monkey promises to behave. Kuan-yin went to ask the Buddha to release him.
END OF PART ONE
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