Zhenyuanzi is a rare free man in the Journey to the West. He holds ginseng fruit in his hand. He doesn’t need to work for the Queen Mother of the West. The only drawback is that he is always an earthly immortal and can’t go further.
Some people say that Zhenyuanzi only knows to live by ginseng fruit. He is an embroidered pillow and has no ability.
If so, Zhenyuanzi is really wronged, because his strength can not be underestimated. Perhaps, the ginseng fruit in Wuzhuang Guan has become an “obstacle” to his luminescence and fever, easily covering up Zhenyuanzi ‘s other advantages.
Zhenyuanzi ‘s own ability is not weak. Otherwise, how can three Purity be close friends with him? Zhenyuanzi used a move to catch up with the Tang Monk and disciples. This is a space technique, which is similar to the Buddha in the palm of Tathagata.
After Tang Monk, Wukong, Bajie, Sha Monk were sucked into his sleeves, even Bajie can’t escape with a nine tooth rake, he could only let Zhenyuanzi bring them back to the courtyard for punishment. When it comes to magic, Zhenyuanzi can easily defend Wuzhuang Guan.
Therefore, Zhenyuanzi’s inability to become a heavenly immortal has nothing to do with his strength. Instead, a pair of couplets outside Wuzhuang Guan tell the truth.
As soon as Sun Wukong came to Wuzhuang Guan, he saw a pair of couplets, which said: Immortal house, live the same life as heaven. Seeing this, monkey king smiled unkindly. Zhenyuanzi was just the master of the Wuzhuang Guan, but he wanted to live as long as heaven and earth do. He wanted to compete with the Jade Emperor. The pride of Zhenyuanzi ‘s family is more than a pair of couplets.
After Tang Monk went in Wuzhuang Guan, they also noticed that the Jade Emperor and the Tathagata were not enshrined in Zhenyuanzi’s home, but “heaven and earth”.
The reason why Zhenyuanzi has been on earth is very simple. His ambition is too big. The Jade Emperor dare not take this risk to contain Zhenyuanzi in the heaven court. Therefore, Zhenyuanzi should live as the ancestor of earthly immortals.