In this chapter, the narrator explains that he has read a lot of medical books, but none more complicated than this one. He says that he would never let this book go, that he will never step out of the pavilion until he has fully understood it. He tells the others that he needs to memorize the entire book. He has good knowledge of acupuncture and pharmacology, but he is weak in other fields. He asks the others to help him memorize the book. They all agree that the book is thorough and incisive in every field of medicine. They are each expert in only one field. They can just share their vision with the others. They will create a powerful vision of ten lifetimes together.