Immortals are sages who use religion to defeat death.

the monkey king pursued the knowledge of the immortals that he may also live forever.

 

 

I Ching:

thunder repeated;  the image of shock.

thus in fear and trembling.

 

everything that gives light is dependent upon that to which it clings in order that it may continue to shine.

 

THE THREE LEGGED BIRD LIVES ON THE SUN.