In this novel it entertains and instructs making it interesting and a good start for those starting on the path of Taoism. When Master Wang fakes his stroke so that he can meditate and practice his internal alchemy he is in a sense doing his family and himself a favor.
The master was pleased with the how far one of his students would go to attain the Tao. The smoke turned thick and then instantly a cloud appeared on which Sun Pu-erh and the two people stood on.
These super human abilities are a result of having cultivated the Tao within themselves. What is the true heart? It is not that Wang attains immortality, but he becomes an immortal in that the Tao is now living through him.
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He asked his Witt to come along, but she take sick so she can be alone with the master and try to gain some knowledge from him. Because we can and do identify as separate from the world we cannot know the Tao. Wang becoming an immortal meant Ego death.