I figured out why Zaheer can fly
It is said you must "give up all earthly possessions, become the void, and become wind itself"
Considering this guy was locked up for over a good decade and pretty much roams the earth nomadically, you would think he wouldn’t have anything holding him back from the void right?
In order to achieve flight he must give up all earthly possessions. If memory serves, there was another incident where someone else also preached giving up “earthly possessions”. Hmm…now who could that be…
If anyone remembers Guru Pathik from the original avatar, then you probably remember what he was trying to teach Aang:
"Let all of those attachments go. Let them flow down the river, forgotten.”
However although Aang tried, he could not let go Katara and immediately went to her aid when he sense she was in danger. Yet there is something Guru Pathik says that I think is important to note,
Though the image shows a map of the world, this can also be interpreted in a different way. Such as with the ones you love. The concept of them being on this physical plane and being separated from them can also be interpreted as a mere illusion and an “earthly possession”. However Aang was probably too young to fully understand it at the time, and also because Karara was still alive and in need.
In short, Zaheer did have one earthly possession, and by now I’m pretty sure you all have a good idea what that possession is…
If you guessed P’Li then good job.
P’Li was Zaheer’s last earthly procession, and it was only after she died that he was able to fly. With P’Li gone from the physical plane he no longer had any “earthly processions”. In otherwords there was no longer anything on this earth that he felt attached to. Thus he became the void.
and became wind itself.
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