Chapter 1042: Wang Lin’s Three Life Stones
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Xiao Yan looked at Wang Lin and said, “Even so, the core of what karma means is that with a cause, there’s an effect and with an effect, there’s a cause?”
“Once the conditions, factors, internal rhythm and connection of something is known, the result of it can be deduced. Or perhaps whatever information there is can be used to find the cause of something, tracing back to exactly what happened?”
“Similarly, the cause of something can be used to deduce what will happen in the future. The future that is so unpredictable can become predictable and everything will seem to become destined. Destiny is only being fulfilled. The anomalies and coincidences that we experience is only normal in the perspective of this world?”
“We can’t see things because we are ignorant and possess insufficient knowledge?”
Wang Lin nodded his head, “I received the guidance of the Virtuous Zen Master in the past and I also analyzed the true meaning of the cycle of Samsara. Eventually, I managed to comprehend the last world of the Four Appearances Boundary Spell, the Cause and Effect World.”
“Buddhism has a powerful move called the Three Lifetimes Karmic Curse. It uncovers the truth behind the past, present and the future. It can be mentioned in the same breath as the Vairocana Zen Palm Fist Print and the Nirvana World Palm. Although it’s not a move that one would use in a real battle, it still possessed its own miraculous uses.”
“The intention of it is to use the matters of the past as a cause to present the current effect and replicate the matters of the present as the cause to lead to the effects of the future. Once karma is propagated, the cycle of life and death repeats continuously.”
Wang Lin’s expression turned a little weird, “Buddhism has its nine senses, or also known as the Wisdom of the Nine Consciousnesses. The ninth wisdom of consciousness was called the Amala Consciousness.
“In an instant, everything about the past, present and future can be known, completely transcending the existence of time and space.”
The expressions of everyone else present turned weird. Shi Tianhao looked around him and said, “In other words, if someone cultivates this move to its extreme, he does not have to be in the same era as or stand in front of us to know what we are thinking, what we are going to do, how we look and what we did before?”
“It has been recorded in the Buddhist scriptures that the Buddha once reached this level before.” Zhu Yi said gently, “But that should be exaggerated, in order to put their own master up a pedestal.”
“According to the core concept of Buddhism, no one in this world can be without any opponents. Only karma is eternal. As long as the Buddha remains in this world, he will be restricted by karma and will be unable to reach that sacred level. Unless he manages to transcend destiny one day. When that happens, it may be possible for him to know everything in the three lifetimes.”
“But if someone can actually do that, he does not have to attain the way of karma like the Buddha in order to become omniscient and omnipotent.”
Among all the disciples in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, with Zhu Yi’s and Wang Lin’s understanding of Buddhist mantras, they had the greatest expertise and knew the most.
Zhu Yi shook his head, “That’s why it’s been acknowledged in Buddhism that among the three lifetimes, the past and present are the easiest to control. But the future is the difficult one.”
Wang Lin said, “But they also reckon that this is because of insufficient cultivation or an unclear understanding of the rhythm of karma. Once the way of karma was completely understood, everything can be transcended and known.”
Li Xingfei listened to Wang Lin and the others conversing and tried to figure out what they were saying. But as she heard till here, she was lost, “If everything in the world is within karma, doesn’t that indicate that everything is predestined. The past, present and future are all predestined?”
As she thought till here, Li Xingfei felt a streak of desolation and desperation.
While she was normally stable and respectful, she interrupted at this moment, “Since everything is predestined, doesn’t this mean that we should not do anything?”
Xiao Yan and the others were not offended and turned to look at her. Wang Lin answered unhurriedly, “That’s because if you don’t do anything now, you will get a certain result in the future. If you do something, you will achieve a different result. The result is different because the cause is different.”
“Knowing the cause, the result is definite.”
Li Xingfei heaved a sigh of relief, “So what I do now still affects my future.”
Wang Lin nodded his head without changing his expression, “Indeed so. But what determines your current actions?”
Li Xingfei blinked, “My own thoughts.”
Wang Lin followed by asking her, “If you have a thought now and materialize it into actions, achieving a desired result in the future, then what made you develop this thought in the first place?”
Li Xingfei opened her mouth to answer him, but she was stuck and could not say anything. She was both enlightened and frightened at the same time.
“Have you thought of it?” Wang Lin nodded his head, “The experiences in the past, growth environment and other factors created your current personality and train of thought. And your current personality and train of thought now also involves the current environment and other factors, deciding your opinion when dealing with a particular thing. And this opinion of yours involves countless factors in the future that will garner a result.”
“In the past, present and future, the other factors apart from your own thoughts are just like your own thoughts, as they contain their own karma within.”
Wang Lin then ended with, “As karma continues, life and death follows and the cycle of Samsara carries on. As they intersect and are layered on one another, they form a huge and complicated world. This is the way concept that is being conveyed by the Three Lifetimes Karmic Curse, which is also the way of karma as preached in Buddhism.”
“In more layman terms, this is also known as fatalism.
Li Xingfei was lost for a moment, “This…is particularly…”
“There was a time when I first comprehended the Cause and Effect World which left me feeling as sorrowful and indignant as you are right now. I was even hateful.” Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar brought Li Xingfei to the Tripitaka Block before going to find Lin Feng to open the gate to the Starry Sea. After entering the Starry Sea to cultivate, his actual body looked at his own disciple, “Tian Chi, you have only just understood today. Whereas I have been comprehending this logic all these years.”
Wang Lin turned to look at Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao. The gazes of the three of them flashed and turned a little serious. But they were all very calm.
Buddhist mantras are indeed miraculous. The way of karma is omnipotent and omniscient when it reaches it peak, but they were unwilling to be superstitious.
These concepts came from the Buddha, and the Buddha didn’t represent all things accurate.
If they cultivated Buddhism till this point, they would be unquestioning towards the validity of this and see it as their belief and source of their zen minds.
But it’s a pity that they did not. Even for Zhu Yi and Wang Lin, they were only using this as a reference.
“My fifth spell of the River of Styx is starting to take shape.” Wang Lin said. Xiao Yan and the others were excited as they heard him, “Oh?”
Wang Lin’s Secret Manual of River Styx had already birthed its fourth spell before he reached the Immortal Soul. It was the Yama Imperial Pavilion.
Now that Wang Lin had already achieved the Immortal Soul for quite some time, the fifth spell was taking shape too.
Wang Lin turned to look upwards. A stone appeared above his head suddenly. The stone was flat and its surface was smooth. It reflected a human figure subtly, as if it was a mirror.
“This spell shall be name the Three Life Stones.” Wang Lin said.
The Narakade Bridge led to the Yama Imperial Pavilion, while the Yama Imperial Pavilion judged Yin and Yang.
The cause of the past led to the result in the present. The Three Life Stones reflected the future.
As they heard the name of this spell, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao roughly knew what it was going to be like.
This was bound to be a move that Wang Lin could not comprehend or unleash fully even if he created it.
That’s because if this spell was perfect, it was probably another description of the Three Lifetimes Karmic Curse. To reach its peak, the amount of calculation and control of information was immense. In the Grand Celestial World, this was too overwhelming.
Wang Lin’s attention turned back to Li Xingfei, “But when I comprehended this move, I had a lot of doubts, doubts about the way of karma, doubts about the concepts of the Heavens and Earth, doubts about the Three Lifetimes Karmic Curse and doubts about my own Three Life Stones.”
Li Xingfei lifted her head to look at Wang Lin, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao, who were all excited as they looked at her.
Wang Lin said, “Many things can’t be explain using karma. I had an experience when I was younger. It sounds ridiculous if I say it out.”
“During then, I was just some bloke who had just become an adult. I was still not on the path to cultivation. With regards to love and yearning, I was unclear.”
“Right now, it was just a fleeting memory for me. In my blurry state, I missed someone. But as I thought in my heart, I realized that I did not do anything. Only I knew what it felt like. I also did not know that person or interact with that person before. I could not have done anything to influence her actions, nor did she know about my existence.”
“I did not wait for her and we were even extremely far apart. And as I think about it now, I can confirm that I did make any subconscious action that would have connected me to her.”
Right now, Wang Lin’s awareness was very strong. As he reflected on his memories, he could confirm that this type of situation was a very simple matter.
“One day, I was very eager to meet this person. But this eagerness only stayed in my heart. I still did not do anything. But at this point, she appeared in front of me without any warning. She walked past me.”
Wang Lin’s attention turned to void space in the distance, “This person came before me for her own reasons, but I did not influence her in any way. But I managed to fulfil my desire.”
“These few years, I once tried to find out all the karma that could have been involved in this matter. But I finally confirmed that her actions were completely not influenced by anything that I myself or anyone around me did.”
Now that Wang Lin had understood things better, even if things had gone by for decades, it was not difficult for him to comprehend stuff.
Li Xingfei muttered, “Sincerity brings about good things?”
“This may seem like a coincidence, but this is different from the coincidence as preached in the way of karma. From what happened, the current result is not because of the past cause.” Wang Lin said, “If there’s a cause, it must be something that I thought of. But the ideas of a normal person, do you think they can influence the way of karma and create a result?”
“Although this is rare, it has happened a couple of times in history. What I experienced has happened to others too.”