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Title: Monkey     Country: China    Author: Wu Cheng’en       Appx: Ming        Genre: Small  talk Pp.137 -  “Master, …Let me go with you to India. You won’t need to be always saying this  spell. I will protect you faithfully to the end.” - The mind finally subjects to external control (pp.11) “There was a rock that… essence of heaven  and the fine savours of Earth  the  vigor of sunshine  and grace of moonlight .. it developed into a stone monkey.” - Hatched from a stone - Concept of yin-yang - Magic power - Unbounded nature   Implication - Pp.282 “he (Tripitaka) had discarded his earthly body; he was cleansed from the  corruption of the senses, from the fleshly inheritance of those bygone years. His was  now the transcendent wisdom that leads to the further Shore, the mastery that knows  no bounds.” - 1) Tripitaka’s body is his attachment to this sensual world. -
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course EALC 275 taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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