: ( hope darksinz is alive and well...
I guess he was assigned in the scripture pavilion as a librarian and memorized all the books. He should be the only monk who trained correctly in the techniques of internal and external arts. Reading more buddhist scriptures will enhance Dharma which in return cultivate his internal energy.
I think sweeper is like the master of Zhang Sanfeng in Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber.
Not distracted by wulin, or by temple administration and politics - simply spent time sweeping, tending to garden, read, meditate and accidentally assimilate martial arts...
The novel is really better than the tv series
Can Someren tel me in short what this is About and About the main?
The latest The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2013 TV series) is a bit more accurate, especially the ending, Miss Wong taking care of her murdering lunatic cousin...
There are actually 2 versions of the ending, both by Jin Yong. The revision has the ending scene you mentioned.
To be sure, I hated Duan Yu in the 2003 version...and also hate him in the novel
does duan ever seriously learn martial arts or does he just keep getting saved by women the whole story?