|Release||25 July 2016 (Update)|
|Quest item||Spiritual Enlightenment|
|Destroy||You can obtain a replacement from a bookcase in your player-owned house.|
|On death||Always kept outside Wild|
|Examine||The first of three Temple of Seiryu scriptures.|
The Path of the Monk is a book dropped by the slayer monsters on Aminishi. The book is written by an unknown monk of Seiryu, and describes a set of rules and principles which monks use to progress to physical and spiritual purity. The book is involved in the Spiritual Enlightenment miniquest.
Seiryu is one of the four guardians on Wushanko, but being a spirit of water makes it the purest of the four. Our own bodies are impure, as are our thoughts and actions.
To become a monk in service of Seiryu is to give up our earthly, physical pleasures. We must first seek purity of body before we can ascend to the next mantle of existence.
We shall eat and drink only from natural sources, and only enough to sate our hunger. Much fasting is required.
We shall not exert ourselves physically for competition. Hours alone in meditation shall be our sport.
We shall lie alone in our beds, and put aside carnal thoughts. Many visits to the Urn of Cleanliness will be required.
We shall not partake in violence, save to defend ourselves and our brothers and sisters. Our deaths shall buy us enlightenment.
As our old lives fall away, we shall attain the charms of the azure dragon, which are necessary for us to enter the next realm. The water within us shall become without and our bodies shall fall away into nothingness.
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|A part of the Tales of the Arc|