The two monkey spirits on the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit are very close. The Six-Eared monkey meets Long Ruyi and gets a string of Buddha beads. In order to find a way to protect their home, they takes a long journey to Heaven’s Column. The two monkeys carelessly fall from it, but saved by Long Ruyi, who mistakenly takes Monkey Ji as the Six-Eared Monkey, and falls in love with him. Out of jealousy, the Six-Eared Monkey is enticed by a snake demon, and kills the old monkey. The two monkey spirits become enemies and have a fight. The Heavenly Court punishes them and by following the Bodhisattva’s advice, Monkey Ji protects Tang Sanzang on the journey westward to obtain sutras. But when he is driven away by Tang Sanzang, the Six-Eared Monkey arrives.