“Journey to the West” is one of the classic Chinese literary works. This novel has been adapted into a movie many times. Among them, the most famous is the 1986 version of “Journey to the West”, which narrates the trip to Tay Truc (India) to get the sutras of the monk Huyen Trang (Tai Tang Tang, also known as Tang Tang).
During the journey to ask for sutras, Tang Tang received 4 disciples, including Ton Ngo Khong, Tru Bat Gioi, Sa Ngo Tinh (or Sa Tang) and Bach Long Ma (a prince of the Dragon King).
On the journey to ask for sutras, Tang Tang recruited disciples, namely Ton Ngo Khong, Tru Bat Gioi, Sa Tang and Bach Long Ma.
Sa Tang was the last disciple accepted by Tang Tang. Before that, on the journey to get sutras, Tang Tang and 3 disciples had to go through many tribulations. When they reached the Luu Sa River, Tang Tang teachers and students could not continue because this place had both dangerous terrain and fierce water monsters. This monster is Sa Tang. The Luu Sa River is extremely dangerous, so much so that even a magical character like Ton Ngo Khong can’t carry his master across the river.
In Journey to the West, author Ngo Thua An described the special status of Sa Tang. Accordingly, before descending to become a demon, Sa Tang originally held the position of Quyen Liem General in heaven. This is the position of car caretaker for Ngoc De in Linh Tieu palace. However, in the past, due to unintentionally breaking the lapis lazuli at the peach table while drunk, Sa Tang was banished to the Luu Sa River.
Sa Tang is a character who first appeared in the 22nd chapter of “Journey to the West”. When he was still a sea monster in the Luu Sa River, Sa Tang was depicted with scary shapes, such as messy red hair all over his head, round eyes, bright eyes like lamps, his face was black, and his roar was like thunder. resounding, Minh wore a golden goose feather coat, and his back was tied with two strips of white forest clouds. In particular, at that time, Sa Tang also wore a necklace of 9 skulls and held an extremely majestic staff.
Before becoming a disciple of Tang Tang, Sa Sang had a fierce appearance.
To cross the Luu Sa River, Tang Tang’s teachers and students had to face Sa Tang. At that time, Tru Bat Gioi fought with Sa Tang, but both were inconclusive. In terms of bravery, Sa Tang only lost to Ton Ngo Khong when fighting on land.
Finally, Ton Ngo Khong had to go to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for help. Accordingly, the Bodhisatta sent Moc Tra down to subdue Sa Sang, taking refuge as a disciple of the Tang Sangha.
Among Tang Tang’s disciples, Sa Sang was the most industrious and industrious.
During the arduous journey to get the scriptures, Sa Sang specialized in carrying the luggage. Among Tang Tang’s disciples, Sa Sang was the quietest, most industrious and industrious. However, compared to Sun Wukong and Tru Bat Gioi, Sa Sang is the character with the most terrifying past among Tang Tang’s disciples. This is revealed through the necklace which is a chain of skulls on Sa Sang’s neck.
The necklace is proof that Satan used to eat people. This bracelet is of course also very different from the necklace that Sa Sang wears on the way to help his master go to ask for sutras.
The mystery behind Satan’s necklace
When being subdued by Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Sa Tang confessed that: “I don’t know how many people eat meat in this part of the river. In the past, there were people who went to get scriptures here, they were all eaten by me. are the skulls of people I ate, I threw them all into the Liusha River, they sank to the bottom.
This water can’t even float a goose feather. But only 9 skulls of those who went to get these scriptures kept floating on the water, unable to sink. I was surprised, so I strung them together into a chain, so that I can take them out to play in my spare time.”
In “Tang Tam Tripi’s poem” written before “Journey to the West” was born, Sa Sang said to Tang San Tang when he first met that: “Under my neck are the skulls of human beings. was eaten by me.”
Sa Tang’s skull necklace (right) turned out to have an unexpected background.
Sa Sang’s necklace has 9 skulls, possibly 9 previous lives of Tang Tang. By the 10th time, with the help of Bodhisattva Guanyin and 3 disciples, Tang Tang was able to tame Sa Tang. In the work “Journey to the West”, the author often mentions in detail that Tang Tang is the reincarnated Kim Thien Tu, who has practiced for 10 lives.
After many years of working as a monster in the Luu Sa River, in the end, Sa Tang was also subdued. Sa Tang was touched by Tang Tang and accepted as a disciple to help him go to Tay Truc to ask for sutras.
Sa Tang, along with Sun Wukong and Tru Bat Gioi, supported the Tang Sangha to go to Tay Truc to ask for sutras.
After becoming a disciple of Tang Tang, thanks to the gourd vase of Guan Yin Bodhisattva along with the skull ring on Sa Sang’s neck, Tang’s teachers and students were able to cross the Luu Sa River smoothly. The skulls on Sa Tang’s neck are not ordinary skulls. Therefore, only the teachers and students of the Tang Sangha could rely on the bodhisattva’s necklace and gourd to cross the river without goose feathers.
After completing this task, Sa Tang’s chain of skulls was also neutralized and turned into 9 winds that flew away.
It turned out that the skull necklace that Sa Sang originally wore on his neck was related to Tang Tang. This bracelet is of course also very different from the necklace that Sa Sang wears on the way to help his master go to ask for sutras.
Articles refer to sources: QQ, Sohu, Baidu