Chapter 1036: Motivation to Improve
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Jiao Junchen looked at Jiao Qing and said gently, “Stay resilient and never back down. Know yourself but never be reckless. This is my last lesson to you.”
Jiao Qing’s gaze regained activity again and she bowed towards Jiao Junchen respectfully, “I understand what you mean, 17th Uncle.”
“I am returning to the mountain soon. She shall follow me then. But if she wants to join the sect, the tests that she will have to go through will not just be a few .” Zhu Yi said. Jiao Junchen nodded his head, “This is only rightfully so. I will have to count on you then.”
Zhu Yi stood up and clasped his palm and fist towards Shi Xingyun and Jiao Junchen, “I shall take my leave now.”
After he used his mana to keep Jiao Qing, he disappeared from where he was. Whereas Shi Xingyun and Jiao Junchen also bade goodbye to each other and left the teahouse.
This Middle World was owned by the Great Qin Empire. As Shi Xingyun flew, she crossed the passageway and was sent to Xiling City by the formation in void space.
After she entered the city, she went to pay her respects to Shi Yu and her mother.
After she greeted Shi Yu, Shi Yu said, “If you have any troubles forming the Immortal Soul, you can find me. I can give you some advice.”
Shi Xingyu replied respectfully, “Thank you, Father.”
Shi Yu nodded his head, “The improvements in your cultivation is not slow. It is even faster than what I expected. It’s just that reaching the Immortal Soul Stage is more difficult than the other stages. You must remain calm and not panic.”
“Yes, father. I will remember your advice.” Shi Xingyun then reported what she knew about the Mantra of the Great Oblivion from Zhu Yi to Shi Yu.
Shi Yu knew about her travels with Zhu Yi, but to express his respect towards the Celestial Sect of Wonders and Zhu Yi, the Great Qin Empire only remained cognizant of this matter. The empire did not know the details of their travels.
After learning that it had to do with the Great Void Sect, Shi Yu’s gaze became serious before it returned back to normal.
Shi Xingyun did not investigate thoroughly, thus she did not know the cause and effect of the matter even if she knew the development.
But just from what she reported, it was sufficient to catch the serious attention of Shi Yu and the Great Qin Empire.
After Shi Yu finished listening to her, he pondered for a while before saying, “Go and rest.”
“I shall take my leave now.” Shi Xingyun retreated to her residence, which was a medium-sized, exquisite and geographically superior palace.
After washing up, she looked at her reflection in the mirror before she pondered, “The balance of the situation has become more and more delicate, and the oncoming storm is getting more and more obvious…the earlier the War of the Two Worlds occurs, it will be more advantageous for me. The later it comes, the more perilous it is for me.”
“There are countless principles of great Dao in the world, and each of them are indeed miraculous in their own ways. The Scholarly Sect’s mantras are already very special, while the Mantra of the Great Oblivion of the Great Void Sect is also something on its own.”
Just like Shi Xingyun, Zhu Yi was also thinking about the Mantra of the Great Oblivion right now. To a certain extent, this mantra had something to do with him.
“Although I’m without the collection of the Mantra of the Great Oblivion, I can judge from the news that this mantra gives off a weird feeling.”
As Zhu Yi was thinking, his actual body flew into void space and returned to Mount Kunlun in the Divine Lands.
After he returned to the mountains, he went to the Tripitaka Block. He went all the way to the third level of it. Over there, Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were discussing heatedly after they had received news from him.
Xiao Yan and the others had no intention of cultivating the Mantra of the Great Oblivion, but they were curious about it.
With their current cultivations, a deeper understanding of the great Dao of the Heavens and Earth would also allow them to sense the vastness of the countless mantras in the Heavens and Earth.
Their motivations to improve were different, but their desires and curiosity to learn about the brilliance of the Heavens and Earth were common.
In fact, when their cultivations reached a certain level, all the powerful cultivators had this same trait. But it just differed in terms of their degree of exploration.
Only by understanding could one see the truth within. Only then would one be able to talk about superseding it.
Thus, it was not just the Mantra of the Great Oblivion that Xiao Yan and the others were curious about. They were also interested in other mantras from different sects, especially those that they were still unclear about at the moment.
As for the more special ones that were vastly different from other mantras, they were even more interested. For example, there were the Mantra of the Great Oblivion and mantras from the Scholarly Sect. There was even the Ancient Satanic Mantra among many others.
Of course, the mantra that left Xiao Yan and the others most captivated about was still the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue. Every time they cultivated it, they felt that they were gaining more and more.
And as they cultivated the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue while referencing to other mantras, they managed to gain even more through this method.
With the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue as a foundation, Xiao Yan and the others actually had some ideas about the mantras of other sects. If they were willing, they just needed some time before they could be superior to the descendant disciples of other sects. But since they had the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue already, Xiao Yan and the rest did not have to do this.
In the face of their enemies, Xiao Yan and the others had their own pride. But their understandings of the great Dao were coated with respect and they led the charge in this road to cultivation.
“The Mantra of the Great Oblivion contains the powers of life and destruction of the Heavens and Earth.” Xiao Yan said, “Not to even mention a cultivator’s broken Dao heart, the key lies in the crushed foundation that prevents him from switching to other mantras. This probably is because of the powers of life and destruction in the mantra.”
“And if one’s Dao heart can be reconstructed, his cultivation will restore rapidly. He may even recover in a day, which probably lies in the power of mantra creation that exists inside the mantra.”
“But thinking about it, if one’s Dao heart is crushed again, he will fall back to the depths of failure once again.”
Xiao Yan twisted his mouth, “It’s just that a cultivator can’t control the balance of life and destruction. He has to follow the guidance of the mantra in order to achieve the required balance. This is actually a huge flaw and disadvantage.”
“More strictly speaking, this is a mantra that is greatly flawed and incomplete.”
Xiao Yan’s words would cause a huge commotion if it spreads outside. The entire Divine Lands will be rocked and Mount Baiyun might even erupt violently.
Right now, everyone could confirm the might of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. But the name of the Great Void Sect had been around for years.
The Mantra of the Great Oblivion and the Yin-Yang Mantra of the Void were collectively known as the two spells of “Great” and “Void”. They formed the core of the Great Void Sect, and were even greater than the Dragon Morphing Mantra, Bright Space Pure Yin Treasure Manual, Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra, Exploration of the Great Void Thinking and other miraculous spells.
However, Xiao Yan claimed that this respected mantra was actually flawed and incomplete. If the Great Void Sect knew this, they would probably want his life.
But Xiao Yan’s tone of voice was relaxed and he did not seem to be spouting nonsense. It was obvious that his words had gone through some serious thinking before they were spoken.
And in front of him, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were calm too. They did not seemed surprised.
Wang Lin then said slowly, “The Mantra of the Great Oblivion’s core lies in the Great Oblivion. While the emotions of the world can enter one’s heart in an instant, it can also leave any time.”
“Once one’s heart is clear, it would clearly reflect the way of the Heavens and Earth. A cultivator will experience tremendous progress as a result.”
“Of course, this is the ideal state. The Mantra of the Great Oblivion wants every cultivator to follow this, but no one can always maintain this state. Once one’s emotions are involved, he will go further and further from this state.”
Shi Tianhao shook his head and said, “Cultivating this mantra has no middle ground. The mortal world doesn’t exist. Either one goes to the Heavens or he dies.”
“Although the great Dao can’t be achieved easily and is fraught with dangers, such a situation is problematic.” Xiao Yan stood up suddenly and walked to the side of this level. He looked into void space, “There are many other mantras that are more perilous than the Mantra of the Great Oblivion. There are many cases for the satanic mantras.”
“However, these mantras provided opportunities that are brought about by dangers. Without dangers, there would be no opportunities. From the very start, one had to fight to survive.”
“The Mantra of the Great Oblivion is a stepping stone to the Heavens. But it’s a pity that the stone breaks halfway and one will descend into the depths of Hell as he steps on nothing.”
Xiao Yan turned around and looked at his juniors, “Now, the question is here. Why can’t anybody see what we are seeing now, even though the Great Void Sect has been around for years? Is there no need for change, or is there no hope for change?”
Zhu Yi walked beside Xiao Yan and looked into the distance, “The key probably lies in the other spell of the two spells of “Great” and “Void”, the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void.”
Xiao Yan nodded is head, “Yin and Yang are limitless, destiny achieves a balance, void space is boundless and is always miraculous. Yin Yang Mantra of the Void can balance the flaw of the powers of life and destruction in the Mantra of the Great Oblivion.
“But the Great Void Sect cultivators that we have met all specialize in a certain mantra. There must be something more to this. Without interacting with those two spells, we can’t make a logical conclusion from what we have now.”
Shi Tianhao and Wang Lin looked at each other before saying, “I think only one type of mantra can be cultivated. More accurately speaking, only one type of mantra can be cultivated before a certain level.”
Zhu Yi pondered before saying, “It should be the Immortal Soul Second Level from what it seems now.”
“Oh?” Xiao Yan understood him the moment he heard his words. “What did all of you discover in the process of fighting the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou?”
Regardless whether it was their actual bodies or avatars, only Xiao Yan had not fought the Xuan Lin Holy Man or Cai Fengzhou among the four of them.
Above the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree, Lin Feng sat on his knees. He swept his gaze across the Tripitaka Block and smiled, “Not bad, quick reactions.”