Ealc275-lecture2

Ealc275-lecture2 - Free write: 11 0/28/09Monkey III Your...

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10/28/09 Monkey II 11/02/09 Monkey III Free write: Your interpretation on our hero Monkey: “ the closest to human, and yet not human.” Wrecking havoc in heaven Theft of the peaches, wine, laozi’s elixir Potent mythical symbols of immortality Fights against the forces of Heaven The combat between Monkey and Erh-lang What causes Monkey to be captured? - Laozi’s snare - Erh-lang’s dogs Out of the fire Cannot be destroyed Strengthened in Laozi’s brazier - Fiery eyes Ready to replace the jade emperor - Double-edged claim - Reflect the challenge to the higher hierarchy - Desire for power (higher rank) Buddha’s hand Monkey’s wager with the Buddha Contained in the Buddha’s hand - Ultimate check - Monkey’s illusion Are we supposed to be disappointed or relieved by Monkey’s defeat? - Relieved. Monkey got more to learn Monkey’s imprisonment In the Five Elements mountain - “ 5 phases/energies L&: - Metal L - Wood L - Water L - Fire L - Earth L
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