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36 Great Lessons From Jade Dragon Series

  1. 1. 36<br />Great Lessons<br />Dragon Jade<br />Discover Life and Success Lessons From The Great Book Series<br />
  2. 2. The author of The legend of heroes series is Jin Yong <br />This represents the long Wuxianovels<br />by Jin Yong that are related to Ancient<br />Chinese History. Those 4 stories are<br />1) Demi- Gods and Semi - Devils (1963)<br />2) The Legend of The Condor Hero (1957)<br />3) The Return of The Condor Hero (1959)<br />4) The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (1961)<br />
  3. 3. Lesson 1 : Peace cannot be achieved by fighting!<br />Duan Yu isthe sonofDuanZhengchun, theZhennanPrinceofDaliandDaoBaifeng.As a child, heissentimentaltowardswhateverthatinterestshim.HerefusestolearnmartialartstoavoidhurtingandkillingothersduetoinfluencefromBuddhism. However later he can become an extremely formidable pugilist. <br />
  4. 4. Lesson 2 : Sacrifice life for preserving Dhamma<br />Xuzhu is a monk from the Shaolin Sect, described to have a kind-hearted and submissive nature. He believes strongly in following the Buddhist code and refuses to break it even when faced with life-threatening situations. <br />
  5. 5. Lesson 3 : The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.<br />Xiao Feng is the popular and charismatic chief of the Beggars’ Sect, who possesses strong leadership qualities and exceptional prowess in martial arts. He is only one person, who can utilize the most power from 18 Dragon subduing palm in the history.<br />
  6. 6. Lesson 4 : Never blame the fall of life<br />Xiao Feng falls from grace after his true ethnicity as a Khitan is revealed. He is wrongly accused of murdering several fellow pugilists to conceal his identity. He becomes an outcast of the Wulin and the prime enemy of all Han Chinese pugilists. However, he found that his father is the cause of all problems later, and he escapes from Song to Liao in order to avoid the conflicts.<br />
  7. 7. Lesson 5 : Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life<br />Xuzhubreaks a Weiqui formation and solves Zhenlongpluzzle by accident. He inherits Wuyazi's 70 years' worth of inner energy. Later he becomes the successor of the Carefree Sect. Subsequently, he encounters TianshanTonglao and other acquaintances of Wuyazi and learns martial arts from them. He becomes the leader of several unorthodox sects in the Jianghu by chance again. <br />
  8. 8. Lesson 6 : Positive thinking brings us better life<br />Xuzhu develops an intimate relationship with a woman whose face he has never seen clearly before,known to him as “dream lover”. Againbycoincidence, later Xuzhubecomestheprince <br />consort oftheKingdomofWestern Xiadueto a previousaffairwithPrincessYinchuan. Positive<br />thinking can bring him a better life!!!<br />
  9. 9. Lesson 7 : Be brave enough to live life creatively <br />Xiao Feng wanders into Liao where he becomes a powerful noble after forging a strong friendship with the ruler, YeluHongji and saving his life. He also becomes sworn brothers with the Liao ruler YeluHongji. Xiao Feng is later conferred the title of "Prince of the South Palace" for his efforts in suppressing a coup. <br />
  10. 10. Lesson 8 : Sacrifice life to protect the country<br />When YelüHongji decides to invade Song state, Xiao Feng attempts to dissuade him as he still values his past relations with the Han Chinese. At the end of the novel, he forces YelüHongji to make an oath that no soldier of Liao will cross the border into Song for as long as he lives. He commits suicide afterwards to prove that his actions are for the greater good of both countries and not for his personal benefits.<br />
  11. 11. Lesson 9 : Determine to stay with the one we love <br />Even Duan Yu realizes that Wang Yuyan, is Murong Fu’s lover, he dutifully does everything to win her heart, until the trouble is happened when his father tells that she is one of his younger sisters. Finally his mother reveals that he can pick up any girls to be his wife, because he is actually the biological son of another man, not his father. He can live with Wang Yuyan finally. <br />
  12. 12. Lesson 10 : Friends are relatives you make for yourself.<br />The first part of the novel revolves around the friendship of two men, Yang Tiexin and GuoXiaotian, who become heroes in their own right as they fight the Jin invaders. Thetwohaveanagreementfortheirchildrentobeswornsiblingsiftheyareofthesamesexandhusbandandwifeiftheyareofoppositegenders.Later they are separated by DuanTiandeand Xiaotian was killed. <br />Guo Xiaotian and Li Ping<br />Yang Tiexin and Bao Xiruo<br />
  13. 13. Lesson 11 : Honest, loyal, and righteous are qualifications of hero<br />Guo Jing is born and lives with his mother Li Ping in the Mongol empire.The boys' personalities are polar opposites of each other due to the difference in the manners they were raised. Guo Jing is honest, loyal and righteous but lacks intelligenceand a slow learner. Li Ping is so worried that her son will be able to practice martial arts and revenge DuanTiende or not.<br />
  14. 14. Lesson 12 : Fame is an illusion <br />Yang Kang isthesonofYangTiexinandBaoXiruo.HeisraisedinJinasthesonofthesixthprinceWanyanHonglieandisalsoknownasWanyan Kang. Heistreacherousandmanipulative, lustingforfame, wealthandpower, totheextentofrefusingtoacknowledgehisbiologicalfather.Heisthuslabelledas a traitor to his own race.<br />
  15. 15. Lesson 13 : Moral is more important than talent<br />Guo Jing goes to Song with his 7 teachers “TheSevenFreaksofJiangnan” to fight with Yang Kang when he is 18 years old. Finally he is defeated to Yang Kang. However QiuChuji raises Guo Jing to be the winner, because he cannot teach Yang Kang the moral.<br />
  16. 16. Lesson 14 : Love has no desire but to fulfill itself  <br />Huang Rong is thedaughterofHuangYaoshiandFengHeng.ShemeetsGuoJingbychanceandtheyembarkontheiradventurestogether.Theyfallinlovegraduallyandareeventuallymarried.<br />
  17. 17. Lesson 15 : Practice! Practice! Practice!<br />Later Guo Jing and Huang Rong meet Hong Qigong and become his students in exchange with good taste of foods made by Huang Rong. Guo Jing is taught “The 18 Dragon Subdueing Palm” from Hong Qigong. Due to his slow learning, he tries to practice continually, until he is skillful.<br />
  18. 18. Lesson 16 : The great who cannot extend the life<br />Assisted by Guo Jing, the Mongolian military destroys the Jin Empire, subsequently turning its attention towards Song. Genghis Khan betroths Huazheng, his daughter to Guo Jing but Guo Jing has finally denied. Later Genghis Khan conquers the Xixia Kingdom and died of illness in the same year at the Liupan Mountain. He fails to learn the truth of life before he dies.<br />
  19. 19. Lesson 17 : Sacrifice life to warn a son not to destroy homeland<br />Guo Jing plans to pick up his mother back to Song, but Li Ping feels that she will be the burden<br />of her son, so she commits suicide to remind her son of his heritage and not to aid foreigners<br />in conquering his homeland. Shedies and andhas neverreturnedhome.<br />
  20. 20. Lesson 18 : The winner who wins nothing <br />The fight at Mount Huashan begins this year, OuyangFeng becomes the winner. Heisextremelyobsessedwiththe Nine Yin Manualandistrickedintopracticingtheskillsin a reversemanner, whichcauseshimtobecomeinsaneeventually.Gao Jing’s martial arts are accepted by the Greats.<br />
  21. 21. Lesson 19 : Learn to live alone without help <br />The protagonist Yang Guo is the orphaned son of the antagonist Yang Kang. He is raised briefly by the couple Guo Jing and Huang Rong. At Peach Blossom Island Huang Rong doesn’t teach Yang Guothe martial arts, for she feels that Yang bears an uncanny resemblance to his father. Later Yang Guois sent to the Quanzheng Sect for better guidance in moral values and orthodox martial arts. <br />
  22. 22. Lesson 20 : Retreat from the chao and restart a better life<br />At Quanzhen, Yang Guo is often picked on and bullied by his fellow students and even his teacher <br />Zhao Zhijing is biased against him. Yang Guo flees and ventures unknowingly into the nearby Tomb <br />of the Living Dead where the Ancient Tomb Sect is housed. He is saved by Xiaolongnu, a mysterious <br />maiden of unknown origin, and becomes her disciple. <br />
  23. 23. Lesson 21 : : Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?<br />One day Yang Guo meets AuyangFeng his father, and left Xiaolongnu alone in the red garden. Zhen Zhibing, a senior student of Quanzhen who has a crush on Xiaolongnü and is unable to restrain himself, blindfolds and rapes Xiaolongnü. Xiaolongnu is unaware that Zhen is the one who raped her and she accuses Yang Guo wrongly. Xiaolongnu decides to flee away from Guo to prove his love. <br />
  24. 24. Lesson 22 : Meet with two great mentors <br />Northern Beggar and Western Poison have been adversaries for many years, they hated each other. Now it’s time for them to fight each other at Mount Hua! Both of them teach Yang Guo all the martial arts and ask Yang Guo to show the martial arts of each other. Yang Guo is delighted to know all the secrets. <br />
  25. 25. Lesson 23 : Forgive & Forget<br />The two of them were enemies when they were alive, just before they died they were hugging each other and laughing. All the feuds and arguments that they have had over the years were finished with a laugh!!! <br />
  26. 26. Lesson 24 : Learn from the loss<br />With understanding that Yang Guo doesn’t love her, Guo Fu bites down on her teeth and increasing the strength in her hand, she chops down with her sword and his right arm has been severed. Yang Guolearns the swordplay techniques of DuguQiubai. Yang traines relentlessly with his single arm to wield the Heavy Iron Sword of Dugu. <br />
  27. 27. Lesson 25 : Sacrifice life to save the lover’s life<br />Yang Guo and Xiaolongnu meets together again. Xiaolongnu knows that Zhen Zhibing rapes her and dies for her and Yang Guo looses his right arm. Finally, after their reunion and marriage, Xiaolongnüleaves Yang Guo again, owing to her belief she cannot recover from a fatal poison, and promises to meet him again sixteen years later. <br />
  28. 28. Lesson 26 : Make every hour in the day count<br />While Yang Guo meets several accomplished pugilists and a Giant Condor. His adventures gradually mould him into a courageous pugilist whose prowess matches the Greats of his age. Yang Guo and his condor comes to the place, where he will meet his wife. His hair becomes white overnight. Yang Guo decides to jump from the cliff into the valley, but he accidentally meets Xiaolongnu there. <br />
  29. 29. Lesson 27 : The return of the condor hero<br />Yang Guo and Xiaolongnu ride the condor to fight with and kill JinlunFawang and save Guo Xiang <br />from Mongol. Guo Fu asks Yang Guo for an excuse after Yang Guo can save her husband, YeluQi, <br />who is the descendant of Liao Dynasty and the successor of Beggar clan later. Yang Guoslains<br />Monke Khan and Kublai Khan, Monke’s younger brother decides to retreat. <br />
  30. 30. Lesson 28 : Revenge is a confession of pain<br />The story begins when Zhang Sanfeng is nearly 100 years old. The pugilists try to find the hidden place of XieXun and his disciple Zhang Cuishan, who have the Dragon-Slaying Saber.XieXun goes on seeking revenge on his former teacher Cheng Kun who murdered his family in cold blood.<br />
  31. 31. Lesson 29 : Love has no desire but to fulfill itself  <br />Zhang Cuishan is one of seven disciples of Jang Sanfeng. His understanding of martial arts is the best of the seven. He is the father of Zhang Wuji and sworn brother of XieXun. He meets Yin Susu by coincidence and they are cast adrift to Ice Fire Island, where they aremarried and settled for ten years. <br />
  32. 32. Lesson 30 : Sacrifice life to protect the friend<br />Zhang family brings along Zhang Wuji to Wudang monastery and meet Zhang Sanfeng at Wudang sect. The pugilists also follow them and would like to know XieXun’s hidden place. Zhang Cuishan commits suicide after being cornered by pugilists when he refuses to divulge the whereabouts of XieXun. Yin Susu commits suicide after her husband and leaves behind their son who becomes an orphan overnight. <br />
  33. 33. Lesson 31 : Eager to learn and practice<br />Later HuQingniu helps Zhang Wuji slow down the effects of the poison in his wound, preserving Zhang's<br />life and buying him time to find a cure to heal himself. Hu also imparts his knowledge of medicine to Zhang indirectly. His adventures further lead him to discover the long-lost Nine Yang Manual and he masters the skills within, becoming a formidable pugilist. Now his poison is gone!<br />
  34. 34. Lesson 32 : Lead by example<br />Zhang Wuji also leads his team to help the 6 major orthodox sect from Mongol. He is well accepted by them as well. Later he becomes the leader of Wulin to fight with Mongol. <br />
  35. 35. Lesson 33 : The beauty of mind is more important than body<br />Zhang Wuji meets Yin Li at the time his legs are broken. YinLi is the daughter of Yin Yewang. She practices the “Thousand Spiders Venom Hand”a deadly skill she inherits from her mother, which causes her to become horribly disfigured. She develops affections for the young Zhang Wujiwhen she first met him. She is apparently murdered by Zhou Zhiruo, but towards the end of the story, she is revealed to have survived. In the earlier editions of the novel, she reconciles with her father with help from Zhang Wuji.<br />
  36. 36. Lesson 34 : Just walk beside me and be my friend<br />Xiaozhao, is a beautiful Chinese-Persian servant girl who understands Zhang very well. Her mother sends her as a spy to infiltrate the Ming Cult as a servant for Yang Xiao's family and find the location of its secret tunnel. Xiaozhao runs into Zhang Wuji and they escape death together. She is secretly in love with Zhang but can never be with him as she has to take her mother's place in other to save her life. She becomes the leader of the Ming Cult in its main headquarters in Persia. <br />
  37. 37. Lesson 35 : Sacrifice her love to lead the sect<br />Zhou Zhiruo is a childhood friend whom Zhang Wuji develops a strong bond with. She succeeds Miejue as the fourth generation leader of Emei. She sees Zhang Wuji as a sworn enemy after he reneges his promise to marry her and she repents after encountering Yin Li, whom she had apparently murdered earlier. She is last seen visiting Zhang Wuji and Zhao Min as a friend, and makes some cheeky remarks when Zhang is about to help Zhao paint her eyebrows. <br />
  38. 38. Lesson 36 : Determine to live with the true lover<br />Zhao Min, is a Mongolian princess and <br />Zhang Wuji’s former arch-rival. Zhao Min or birthnameMinminTemür,title“ShaominPrincess”SheisthedaughterofChaghanTemürandyoungersisterofWangBaobao.Cunningandmischievousbynature, Sheisresponsibleforstirringupconflictamongthevarioussects.SheencountersZhangWujiwhomshefallsinlovewithandherfeelingsremaintrueforhim.Shedecidestoleaveherfamilyandfollowhimforever.<br />
  39. 39. Thank You Very Much<br />Sompong Yusoontorn<br />