Chapter 24 – The defending master (Part 1)
In the principals office.
Professor Lin Wu was dressed in a Western-style suit, followed by Lin Tianlang, who was also wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase.
Indeed, they were both wearing suits and were surrounded by such a heavy atmosphere they looked like members of the triad. (TN: a secret society originating in China, typically involved in organized crime, also known in novels asthe underworld.)
It could be said even Principal Lin Jinghe had never seen Professor Lin Wu dressed in this way and brimming with such a wrathful aura. He quickly greeted the two men and invited them to take a seat.
He quickly understood that the man in front of him was not only a Daoist priest, but also the outstanding and famous Professor Lin Wu of the religious studies department of Beijing University.
But nobody actually knew he had the title of a Daoist priest, as he merely referred to himself as Lin Wu like any normal old man. (TN: Old man here is used in a casual and respectful way of the elderly.)
“I wont be sitting here for too long. I came here today to resign. Since everyone will later take different roads and urge the horses on anyways, its unnecessary to hypocritically serve me a cup of tea.” Professor Lin Wu spoke bluntly. (TN: idiom meaning to part ways.)
Lin Tianlang kept on giving Lin Jinghe a meaningful look, but he still stood firmly behind his master to clearly show his standing, since the master couldnt speak himself, he spoke in his stead:
“My junior sister Lin Mumu is the sole disciple of master. According to the established principles of Daoism, when taking in a disciple, the latter is comitted to look after his master until old age and arrange his proper burial, and then inherit his foundation and preach his teachings after his death.
In other words, master and junior sister Lins relationship is even deeper than that of parents and their children.
Moreover, according to the established principles of Daoism, junior sister Lin is equivalent to my own blood-related sister.
My master has no son or daughter, he only has Junior Sister Lin as his sole disciple, moreover she was brought up by him from childhood till adulthood. You bullying my junior sister is equivalent to not giving face to the master, but also do not giving face to me, Lin Tianlang.”
Lin Wu Dao said no Sitting, or sitting down, the old god is drinking tea on the ground. There is clever to force the apprentice, is peace of mind.
Daoist priest Lin Wu didnt say a single word, he let his quick-witted and nifty apprentice fight in his stead while he leisurely drank his tea.
Moreover, the master had a tendency to like watching catfights and scuffles. The show was even more interesting when his apprentice was tearing down his own father.
(TN: Alright, mystery solved, at least twoLins are related now...)
The principals felt completely oppressed by Lin Tianlangs intimidating aura: “Have you already forsaken the relationship with your parent and decided to cut yourself from me”
“I have already entered the way of the Dao (Daoist practice) and paid respects to master, it is only natural that I am now my masters person.”
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(TN: to worship or pay respects to a master means to acknowledge him as your teacher, someone of equal standing to your parents and whom you must obey and respect.)