Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Monkey King

At 3pm on Saturdays the streets in the ghetto got bare cause we would all head inside to watch "Kung Fu Drive in Theatre". After it went off heads would flood the streets and practice their moves that they had just witnessed on television. I took it a step further and starting reading Wuxia novels while other gravitated toward epic tales such as the Odyssey and the Illiad (yeah I read those also) I was devouring "A Chinese Ghost Story", "Dragon Stone Inn" and others which eventually led me to the epics of Ghana, Mali and Songhai such as Sundiata and the Blacksmith.

One of the greatest epics of China (in so much that it is considered one of the great four books of Chinese literature) is The Journey to the West. It is incredible.

The novel is a fictionalized account of the legends around the Buddhist monk Xuánzàng's pilgrimage to India during the Táng dynasty in order to obtain Buddhist religious texts called sutras. The Bodhisattva Guānyīn, on instruction from the Buddha, gives this task to the monk and his three protectors in the form of disciples — namely Sūn Wùkōng, Zhū Bājiè and Shā Wùjìng — together with a dragon prince who acts as Xuánzàng's horse mount. These four characters have agreed to help Xuánzàng as an atonement for past sins.

It is an incredible allegory on so many levels. In terms of the Knowledge of Self it reminds me that Master Fard Muhammad came 'first' to the West and he was the 'other'. He had to build with someone to be a 'bridge' to the people. That's usually the first phase of Knowledge going from "East" (other) to "West" (familiar). The Messenger was that bridge and ALLAH developed himself to the degree that he could bring it to the babies.

Many times people can't 'get out of the East'. They appear so "other" that they ain't reaching anybody. The other crew are those who think that they are still under some type of taqqiya. Don't nobody know that they're God or Earth cause in reality they're scared to reveal it or just don't really have an Understanding of who they are to the degree that they can present it. Yet they know some real good "NGE philosophy".

The first The section, which includes chapters 1–7, is really a self-contained prequel to the main body of the story. It deals entirely with the earlier exploits of Sūn Wùkōng, a monkey born from a stone nourished by the Five Elements, who learns the art of the Tao, 72 polymorphic transformations, combat and secrets of immortality, and through guile and force makes a name for himself as the Qítiān Dàshèng , or "Great Sage Equal to Heaven". His powers grow to match the forces of all of the Eastern (Taoist) deities, and the prologue culminates in Sūn's rebellion against Heaven, during a time when he garnered a post in the celestial bureaucracy. Hubris proves his downfall when the Buddha manages to trap him under a mountain for five hundred years.

For me one of the greatest non-mathematical things to do is to 'bind partners with Allah'. What I mean by that is that people become 'universal' which in their language means "yo I can't commit to anything and I'm going to mix everything up in a glass and boom..that's it". Universal means that you know what you are in the universe and then how you relate to everything else. It doesn't mean that 'you are everything'. Why you getting upset if I'm calling you a hoe, sh*t, gay,'re EVERYTHING remember. Anyway the other side of that is that Allah validates 9:10. That means God is reproducing mentally and/or physically. Ain't teaching? We can't really talk...want to argue amongst the heavenly host yet can't communicate this information to the 85% so that it is magnetic. Reminds me of christians who want to see who is 'more christian' yet ain't brought 'one person to christ'

Back to going from East to West. There is a term we have for it in the computer landscape 'real-time'. If they don't know you in your hood re-mix your life. Say it with me folks..VIRTUAL reality. Don't be a monkey (king). Also check out my alike, Shamaster Allah's blog Heaven's Fire. Manifesting this science in a fictive format.


Bako said...

Indeed...This post took me back, yes I too was in the house as soon as 3PM came. I had to have my "Shaw Brothers fix" lol. thanks for the review of" Journey to the west" its been hanging in my amazon wish list for awhile now along with "The bride with white hair" , "the five deadly venoms" (which I let someone know the rest) i
It's time to actually hit the purchase button


C'BS ALife Allah said...

Word up..that Shaw Brothers fix. That was the FIRST thing that I hit up when we got a VCR back in the day in the house. Thank goodness for the New Heaven Flea Market.

Hit up that Journey to the West. It is truly a classic on all levels. I am going to re-read it soon myself.