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第 15 回 ﹕千迴萬轉移星斗; 十殿輪迴救新生。

 

Chapter_15: Saving Monkey Prince

In the next instant, Monkey King and the companions found themselves in a vast dark empty space in which innumerable spheres appear to drift.

 

Free of gravity, they too drift in the strange atmosphere.

 

Argus waved to everybody with a satisfied smile, it's a nature path there, everybody watched him without blinking the eyes, a huge globe automatically approached to him, and the globe become enormous and limitless, circling and whirling. He stepped into the enormous globe.

 

Monkey King looked at the approaching globe and discovered he can see images on its surfaces. The closer he looked, the more detail he saw. It's not a simple globe, it's a mixture of millions of globes whiling in asynchronous rotations and synchronous revolutions to each other.

 

It's millions of mirrors on each globe for each people. On the left side of each globe, the mirrors were showing the person's past. On the right hand side, the mirrors were showing the person's future. No images in mirrors was steady or still, every mirror kept fade in, zoom in, zoom out and fade out, like shadows and lights of waves on the river...

 

It's the Universe Floating Object in 10th Hades, Samsara Yama's Dharma Wheel. It's the miniature universe of soul' spirit and ghost in six dimensions, each condensed gear whirl in the wheel showing the metempsychosis of the whole earth, the past' current and future for each existing soul.

 

Friar Sand was amazed to see the flowing and varying of the whole pictures and images, he could not even recognize which circles and zones he used to be in charge of. It's like a river of no return, nothing stay the same.

 

Monkey King realized that he was looking at the life circle of a particular person. Moreover, some certain part of the globe zoom in and close to him automatically, he recognized it's a group of 5 revolutions of globe in rotation faded in front of him. He saw Friar Sand's sphere and Dragon's and Pigsy's, which are all revoluting to each other. But he could not see one of his own except a globe in greenish color?

 

Looking further he saw the sphere of Xúan-Zhùang, and as he studies it he could see the monk in Chicago meeting Xiang-Zhen, his bride, in front of a Christian church. He read the sign that says 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life'. Even as he pondered the meaning the words of the sign change before his eyes: Know the truth. The truth will set you free, but it will kill you also?

 

As he pondered the meaning of these new words, Monkey King turned his eyes back to the cluster of spheres that are his companions lives. He saw that his over greenish sphere is now present and touching theirs. As he looked at his own more closely, he noticed that his life appears to begin not as it actually began but with a picture of himself asleep and dreaming under a tree. Standing over him is a Mackerel watching him intently.

In front of him was a glazed pagoda walled by precious mirrors, about ten thousand of them, and there were thousand of mirrors reflecting in each mirror.

 

The whole world was nothing but millions of mirrors and their reflections. The mirrors differ in size and shape. One stands out because it is engraved with the words "Future World".

 

He had perfect chance to observe the transmigration Global to see the beginning of his story, exactly how did his life get to this situation?

 

Watching time zone whirling in the front, he reached to see the left end of his own Transmigration Global, but he could not see the beginning of his life?

 

Far across the Eastern Sea, on the island called the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, a magic boulder had sat on the mountain’s peak since the creation of the world. Bathed in the energies of Earth and Heaven, quickened by the light of Sun and Moon, the stone became fertile, and at last cracked open to release its young?

From this stone egg emerged a full-grown monkey. As it gazed about and above, golden light shot from its eyes to the farthest reaches of Heaven and Earth?

No, he didn't see any of such.

 

He did not see how the conception from a fairy stone birthed him as a stone monkey. Neither of his acquisition of super powers from the celestial master, neither of how he havoc in Heaven, and how the Buda captured him and punished him to be in the West Journey mission.

 

All he sees was himself asleep and dreaming under a plum tree, with a Green Fish waiting aside, and staring at him.

 

Maybe this is not his transmigration globe?!

 

Iron-Fan Princess raised her baby daughter high up to the sky:" Watch how she reaches her own transmigration globe for sure, then you can follow the links to find your globe. Her globe's rotation is surrounding the revolution of your globe. And, we can find her brother's globe too!"

 

The baby girl was floating in the air, and swimming towards the Universe Floating Globe. Iron-Fan Princess was flying around and her arms and palms never let her baby girl float away too far.

 

They were sticking together and floating themselves into the globe. The closer they got, the Universe Floating Globe was vast and limitless, circling with billions of globe rotations which synchronize with the revolutions of the other millions of globes in rotation.

 

They found the baby girl's globe, it's rotation and revolution were so simple and easy to see. One rotation of her own, two revolutions to her mother' father, and one revolution to her brother? because it's not rotating?

 

Monkey King flew in to get the closest look, this time he found his globe and able to see it better and clear, somehow it was still the same globe of last one he saw, but the revolution tracks was showing wider and more complicated.

 

No images in rotation stayed still, he focused his thought into the left end of time frames of his globe, he started to recognize and pick up some frame to keep on browsing.

 

Then he saw there was one mirror carried one line of his own writing: 'Monkey King was here!'

It is his transmigration globe for sure!

He wrote it over the Buddha's bet.

 

Each year the Heavenly Queen Mother holds a banquet at the Pavilion of the Jade Pool. Her guests all dine on Immortal Peaches grown in her orchard. Each peach has ripened for nine thousand years and adds that many years to the life of the one who eats it. And for dessert, they have Pills of Immortality, made from Elixir of Life refined by Senior Lord Pharmaceutist in the Crucible of the Eight Trigrams. A single pill will guarantee eternal life.”

 

Monkey King was not invited.

 

When he over heard of such banquet, he ate all the Immortal Peaches from the Orchard. He drank all the wines before the banquet was on. Then he stole and ate most of panacea pills from Lord Pharmaceutist's Palace which located over 33th Heaven.

 

Jade Emperor was exasperating, He sent out four Sky Kings, Lee Prince, 9 Star Officers, East and West Star Monarch, North-South 2 Fairy, 5 Sacred Mountains Patrons, a total of hundreds of thousands of heavenly Soldiers, set up 18 dragnets to encircle the sky and ground.

 

They besieged the Flower Fruit Mountain and finally captured Monkey King after a long battle.

 

Lord Pharmaceutist cooked Monkey in the Crucible of the Eight Trigrams, tried to consume him and recover the elixir back. Monkey was struggling in the first 2 weeks. The Crucible calmed down afterward. They kept on cooking and waited until it's 49 days after, they opened the Crucible.


Monkey King jumped out and escaped from the torture, his eyes become fire eyeballs and golden pupil. He gained more invincible powers that no Heaven Warrior was ever to conquer him.

 

The flames of pharmacy stove dropped onto earth and created the Flame Mountain.

Monkey ran in a blind rage all the way from the Cinnabar Palace to the Cloud Palace of the Golden Doors, brandishing his Golden Cudgel at every heavenly official along the way. At the palace steps he found the Heavenly General of Mighty Miracle and the twelve Thunder Generals, who all grew pale at the sight of him.

“So you thought you could do away with the Monkey King!” shouted Monkey. “Well, here’s a message for the Jade Emperor: I’m no longer his
Stable Assister. I’m now the Great Sage Equal to Heaven. And he’s no longer the Jade Emperor, because I’m taking over! If he doesn’t step down from the Celestial Throne, I’ll come and pull him off it!” ... ... ...

 

The best time ever of his life, Monkey King was so moved even after so many years. He stay closed to watch the Past Mirror with the excited tears in his eyes.

But just as he stepped forward, a magic cloud landed in front of him. Off it stepped a huge man in the robe of a monk.

“What’s this?” said Monkey. “Who are you, old monk, and why are you standing in my way?”

Siddhartha laughed. “I am Buddha, so you call yourself the Great Sage Equal to Heaven and demand the Jade Emperor’s place on the Celestial Throne ?”

“That’s right,” said Monkey. “He’s been there long enough. I should get a turn.”

“The Jade Emperor,” said the Buddha, “has been perfecting himself through four million lifetimes, for over two hundred million years. And you’re not yet even fully human! What makes you think you’re suited to rule Heaven and Earth?”

“I have great powers,” said Monkey. “I’ve mastered the Seventy-Two Changes. And I can travel for hundreds of miles with a single somersault!”

“Indeed!” said the Buddha. “Then could you stand on the palm of my hand and somersault clear out of it?”

Monkey stared at the Buddha. “Enlightenment must have addled your brain! I just said I can somersault hundreds of miles. How could I not jump out of your palm?”

“Then wager with me,” said the Buddha. “If you get off my palm with a single somersault, the Celestial Throne will be yours. I’ll just tell the Jade Emperor to come live with me in the Western Paradise. But if you don’t make it off my palm, you’ll return to Earth and leave Heaven alone.”

“You can make good on your promise?” asked Monkey.

“Certainly,” said the Buddha.

“Then you’re on!”

Monkey King jumped onto the Buddha’s palm, which was the size of a lotus leaf. Then he gave the mightiest leap of his life.

Head over heels Monkey tumbled through the air, spinning like a windmill for hundreds, thousands of miles. At last he came to five olive-colored pillars reaching high into the sky.

“This must be the end of Heaven,” he told himself, and he landed at the base of the middle pillar. “That bet wasn’t hard to win. But I’d better leave behind some proof.”

He plucked a hair from his tail and said, “Change!” The hair turned to a writing brush filled with ink, and Monkey wrote on the pillar,

MONKEY KING WAS HERE

He returned the hair to his tail, gave another mighty leap, and moments later landed back in the Buddha’s palm.

“All right, old monk,” said Monkey. “Now keep your part of the bargain and tell the Jade Emperor to clear out.”

“You impudent ape!” said the Buddha. “You’ve been on my palm the whole time!”

“What are you talking about?” said Monkey. “I somersaulted clear to the end of Heaven! If you don’t believe me, come see the proof for yourself.”

“There’s no need to go anywhere,” said the Buddha. “Just look down.”

Monkey looked down, and there at the base of the Buddha’s middle finger were the characters,

MONKEY KING WAS HERE

“It can’t be!” declared Monkey. “It’s some kind of trick! I’m going back to look for myself.”

But before Monkey could leap again, the Buddha turned his hand over, thrust Monkey out the West Gate of Heaven, and pushed him down to Earth. The hand turned into
Wû-Háng Mountain, a five-peaked mountain which pinned Monkey between stone walls. His head and arms were out, but the rest of him was hopelessly trapped.

"You shall be in durance for 500 years until the monk come to release you for the West Journey mission."

500 years set term of imprisonment was one very fearful suffers﹐ Sun-Wù-Kong should certainly not to be willing to obey obediently.

The first one hundred years, he had his monkey subjects from Flower-Fruit Mountain move to the mountainous region to act as companion with monkey's spirits.

The 200th year﹐ Wû-Háng Mountain's villagers accumulated to the mountain top, lived together in harmony with those monkeys.

 

At the 480th year, there was an elder died in front of Monkey King's prison restrict.

 

While monkey King's mind was still buried alive with his body, his spirits pushed his soul jump out to the elder to come back to life taking advantage of the corpse.

 

Nobody had been aware that Monkey's soul was escaped from the durance, after the elder died again, monkey's soul sneaked crossing samsara among the Hades and the earth.

 

Monkey King decided that he must arrive at the West of the future to look whatever shall be happening after he had complete his West Journey mission.

 

He discovered that he has succeed﹐ even his spirits' his body and his mind were still trapped in the mountain prison, he remembered that his soul was escaped into the metempsychosis, he got a new life of living in San Francisco as a young railroad worker, a immigrant from China during the Gold Rush..

 

He heard his summon when he walked out the coffee house 'Green Fish' :" Monkey King! Time to go back, the monk is coming!"

The railroad worker felt very confused, and he heard the voice again:" Go back! The monk is coming for your mission." ... ...

A Rakshasa appeared with 4 Hell Angels together. They were the metempsychosis officers in the zone. Princess Iron-Fan stopped them:" Please, he will find his way in next minute! Then we all leave without disturb your Wheel."

Friar Sand pulled in the Dharma Wheel and tried to make it whirling closer to Monkey King.

The Rakshasa was watching Friar Sand operate the Wheel with experienced skill, the portion of Wheel was cyclic smoothly:" I won't stop you, but you only have one chance before Yama is here!"

 

Shin Sun could not take his eyes off the Past Mirror on the globe, he asked Monkey King:" Let me guess, my forefather who just walked out of the coffee house, his name was Sun-Wù-Kong?!" he said: "No wonder I always feel something is missing and I could never make everything right, because we are never complete, our spirits were separated and everywhere, always broken on each generation."

 

Monkey King shook head:" My spirits is very strong, I can have thousand avatars for no problem."

"No problem?!" Shin Sun said:" Then why we are here?! I see the solution now, all I need to do is go back to the coffee house and fix the problem, I helped him to find the right crystal, the HEART crystal, I helped him to develop the smartest computer there, the SMARTEST solved all the earth problem there, Bang! The instant I go there, you will see that you are here anymore!"

"How so?!" Monkey King shook his head.

 

"The Smartest tell you what's your best marriage life going to be, it matches every partner together at the best time on each life, people don't need to fight over the sexual unsatisfied urge, you know what's you want and you get what you want, everybody make love, don't make war. The Smartest tell you how many resource you need and you know how to get your resource in harmony, you don't fight for water, you don't fight for gas, you don't destroy earth, there won't be no earthquake, I don't die. Your son don't die. Bang! Everybody live ever after. The instant I get there to get the Smartest done, you won't be here anymore."

 

"You know there was no such thing of COMPUTER there, don't you?! All you did there was to construct the railroads there."

 

"Railroads was more important than computer there! What the world is going to be if we didn't construct the railroad there?! I got all the knowledge to develop the Smartest computer there!"

 

"You are a immortal! He was a immortal! What you two can do there?!"

 

"You have super power? Big deal! Do you know how fast can a jet plane fly? Do you know how much mountain can a bomb break?! Can you see and talk to any guy in the other side of earth?! We don't need your super power there!"

 

The Rakshasa said:" Keep it down! it's really no fun to watch two of you argue each other, and I don't think you can mess up the metempsychosis so much. Remember what I warned you, you only have one chance if the Yama don't hear your noise yet."

 

"I'm going, NOW!" Shin Sun showed the Iron-Fan to Princess Iron-Fan :" After I go back to the past, you will see everybody disappearing from here, and you will see I'm returning you the fan, because me and him fix the problem there."

 

He shook his fan and got the past mirror frame back to the scene of Green Fish Coffee House:" Monkey King! Time to go back, the monk is coming!"

The railroad worker felt very confused, and he heard the voice again:" Go back! The monk is coming for your mission."

Shin Sun waved to everybody, flew himself with the Iron-Fan into the Past Mirror.

 

Everybody paused.

 

Everybody waited.

 

For the same instant, everybody got the same idea, they all believed that they would disappear from the current spot and go to a different dimension of their own.

But, nothing happened.

 

Slowly, they all heard Monkey King cursed:" Stupid monkey!"

 

In the beginning, it's Shin Sun who stared the whole situation. Now Shin Sun left to nowhere, it seemed nobody wouldn't know nowhere to go.

 

Then, they heard Monkey King said:" Monkey idiot!"

 

All of sudden, Samsara Yama appeared in  front of Dharma Wheel. He was not smiling. He had no expression. He did not say anything. But in the very second of his bumped in, everybody was in fright of him without recognize his face.

 

Samsara Yama would just grab and throw them into a brand new born out of reincarnation, no single soul could ever escape out of his Dharma Wheel!

Princess Iron-Fan held tied of her baby and yelled:" Dragon!"

 

White Dragon flew out of 10th Hades in the same instant, but he left his long tail to let the Princess and her baby girl catch the ride.

 

Friar Sand was already riding on the Dragon neck, he used to work in 10th Hades, one thing he learn for sure is how to leave the Hell in one piece instantly.

 

Samsara Yama turned his head and watched how everybody left within one instant, this actually leave Monkey King more than one instant to fled into Future Mirror, he swift himself to the right side mirrors within flash of light.

 

Every instant was a forever eternity, any billion micro meter could tangle into other people's gear wheel.

 

He saw Lady Liberty raised up her torch high.

 

He heard Shin Sun yelled: "SUN-WÙ-KONG, I have a delivery for you, come to take you son!"

 

His eyes were full of tears, and he heard himself asked Libby:" Got Milk?!"... ...

 

"Watch out! Monkey King!" Dr. Sun yelled suddenly...

 

Two Iron-Shoe Soldiers appeared, one attacked Monkey, and another one grabbed his baby.

 

Then there were hundreds of Iron-Shoes. the light machine guns.

 

Thousands of Iron-Shoes, the light machine guns.

Then old man from the tourist street came up. He saw him smiled to him, thinking that it was good to see a human finally.

 

Then to his big horror when the old man smiled to reveal his sharp vampire teeth. He was Vampire Zsolt .

The vampire grabbed the baby back from his arms.

 

THAT'S IT!!

 

Monkey King jumped into the Past Mirror, grabbed back his baby, hold it very very tight, and he jumped out of the Past Mirror.

 

He flew swiftly to the right side mirrors, his baby son was warm and alive, safe in his arms.

 

Swirling himself in thousand times light speed, he get to see the time changing and travel in speed.

 

Then he realized why Shin Sun couldn't make it happen, everything was swift and flashing so fast, no way to catch anything steady.

 

Monkey king had to make himself traveling faster than speed to catch up what's happening and what was happening.

 

Everything was in flash of lights, and he started to see all the waves' lights turned into greenish colors.

His baby son still be warm and alive in his arms, but something was happening in his arms.

 

He decided to follow the air and landed themselves on the ground.

 

 

The sky was dark green, and the land was dark red. They paused to watch the colors and lights came alive in front of them, from beneath the earth's curved rim.

 

The light seeped up slowly, the dark shadow began to fade into gray and white. Slowly as the earth revolves, the sky green strengthened, glazed with hues of colors shimmered in the light and shapes began to unveil.

 

 

"You O.K.? Son!" He checked his son.

 

To his big surprise, he was holding a teenager boy, and the boy was struggling to leave out of his arms.

 

Monkey King let go the arm, but he did not let go the hand, the boy stepped out of him and stared at him:" Where am I?"

 

He was a good looking boy, got Princess Iron-Fan's look, with fire eyeballs and golden pupil.

 

A very handsome boy, but he didn't seem to know him. He got his son back in teen age!

 

 

 

The dark red land was turning green as sun lifted up it's head. The trees and flowers separated with the dawn light rosy and pale. The bright colors crept from leaf to limb.

 

 

He told him:" Be cool, I'm your father."

 

"Father? Where were you?!"
 

 

The sky suffusing with light. Senses came alive, moments to enjoy, life to be lived. A new day had been born.

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