Chapter 1049: Celestial Sect of Wonders, Satanic Sect?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The body of the Virtuous Zen Master did not move. He sat on the top of the mountain, but the Amitabha Spell Body above him kept on distorting. The cracks developed more and more.
As the old monk revealed himself, he was extremely shocked as he witnessed this scene. He did not even bother speaking and just clasped his palm. Above his head, Buddhist lights surged too.
The lights above this old monk gathered to form a huge ancient Buddha, which was pure-golden in color. Blue lights flashed around the body of this Buddha and it sat on a seat lifted by eight elephants. The Buddha held a vajra and bell. This was the Acalanatha Spell Body that cultivated the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra.
“Stabilize!” As this old monk roared, the Buddhist lights around the Acalanatha Spell Body engulfed the body of the Virtuous Zen Master.
But this action of his could not stop the Amitabha Spell Body of the Virtuous Zen Master from trembling. It seemed like it could shatter any time.
“You are not hurt by anyone, but your zen mind has wavered. But, how is that possible?!” The old monk creased his brows and the Acalanatha Spell Body above him did the same.
In the next moment, a weird and miraculous seal was formed, which landed on the Virtuous Zen Master.
The Amitabha Spell Body of the Virtuous Zen Master was on the verge of crushing, but this stopped suddenly.
The seal formed by the old monk was the strongest seal spell in the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra. It was the Seal of Acalanatha Supreme Secret Manual of Mantra Origins.
After being suppressed by the seal, the Amitabha Spell Body of the Virtuous Zen Master stabilized. But the look of confusion on his face became greater and greater, “Without the understanding of karma, how can we talk about spells and mantras? But beyond karma, is there anything else…”
The old monk was shocked, “Senior Virtuous Zen, what are you talking about?!”
Before he even finished speaking, the Virtuous Zen Master snorted. The stabilized Amitabha Spell Body cracked suddenly!
Right now, boundless lights shone on the Heavens and Earth. For thousands of miles, only white light could be seen.
The mountain beneath the Virtuous Zen Master was turned to nothing. Without the protection of the old monk, the surrounding mountains would have been destroyed too.
As the lights dissipated, the confusion in the look of the Virtuous Zen Master subsided temporarily. But the expression of the old monk was filled with sorrow and trepidation.
That’s because the Amitabha Spell Body of the Virtuous Zen Master had been completely crushed!
This highly skilled monk had fallen from the Golden Form Second Level to the Golden Form First Level.
The Virtuous Zen Master only regained his awareness now and looked at the old monk in front of him. He then laughed bitterly, “Junior Da Ning, it was tough on you previously.”
“Senior, what’s going on?” The Da Ning Zen Master looked at the Virtuous Zen Master unbelievably, “Your zen mind was shaking just now! What happened exactly?”
The Virtuous Zen Master sighed, “Junior, don’t ask anymore. I will deal with it myself. But I forgot to bring the Buddhist collections out for you. Wait for me here, I shall go and retrieve them for you.”
The brows of the Da Ning Zen Master rustled as he looked at the Virtuous Zen Master. He said in a deep voice, “Senior, you have always been very clear in your state of mind. In the past, among all of the disciples, your talent was only average, but your state of mind was the most outstanding among everyone.”
“Although you improved slowly, you took each step steadily. Although Da Kong and I improved quickly and were touted to be the first two to reach the Golden Form Third Level, I have always reckoned that you will be more successful than both Da Kong and I eventually.”
“Having heard that you reached the Golden Form Second Level and cultivated the Amitabha Spell body, I was even planning to congratulate you.” As he said till here, the Da Ning Zen Master was filled with anger, “But what happened? Your zen mind was actually shaken and was even on the brink of collapse. The Amitabha Spell Body is now destroyed?”
The Virtuous Zen Master shook his head, “I’m fine, there’s no need to worry about me. This is probably another obstacle in my cultivation. Once I overcome it, things will be fine.”
The Da Ning Zen Master lamented, “This obstacle must not have come for no reason. You weren’t hurt by someone else. For your zen mind to waver, something big must have happened.”
He straightened his gaze and turned to the depths of Mount Kunlun, “Since you don’t want me to interfere, I believe it has something to do with the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
The Virtuous Zen Master said, “Junior, do not make wild guesses.”
“Monks like us don’t lie. Senior, you don’t have to lie to me.” The Da Ning Zen Master said in a deep voice, “For someone to shake your zen mind, he must have rocked the foundations of Buddhism. You should know that I can’t just sit around if this is the case.”
Before the Great Thunderclap Temple was destroyed, he was the First Disciple of the Tripitaka Pavilion. He spent his entire life trying to organize the Buddhis scriptures and preach the beliefs of Buddhism. He also tried to re-create the missing Vairocana Sutra, allowing the Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass to be formed once again.
To the Da Ning Zen Master, the scriptures of the Buddhist collections were the most important thing and they were something that he firmly believed in. By getting rid of this staunch belief of his, with his cultivation, his future was bright.
Regarding this, the elders of the Great Thunderclap Temple ever warned him before. Even the Virtuous Zen Master also warned him before. The Da Ning Zen Master was also clear himself, but he was never regretful about it.
The Da Ning Zen Master stared at the Virtuous Zen Master, “Senior, if you won’t tell me, I will find the Celestial Sect of Wonders myself.”
The Virtuous Zen Master laughed bitterly, “It’s not that I don’t want to tell you. But before I understand things, I won’t want to drag you into the mud with me.”
“Are you afraid that my zen mind will be crushed too?” The Da Ning Zen Master shrunk his pupils and his expression turned serious, “You should know that my belief in the Buddhist mantras of our temple is unshakeable. Because of this, rocking my zen mind has to come from the foundation of it…”
As he said till here, the Da Ning Zen Master stopped speaking. He seemed to have been enlightened and was even more furious, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders question our way of karma?!”
The Virtuous Zen Master was silent and the Da Ning Zen Master could only feel extremely enraged, “Even the Great Void Sect can’t question the way of karma, this Celestial Sect of Wonders…Celestial Sect of Wonders…”
He calmed himself down, “Is it Lin Feng?”
The Virtuous Zen Master sighed, “No, it’s his four most powerful Immediate Disciples. They…comprehended the way of karma and interpreted it differently.”
The Da Ning Zen Master raised his brows even further, “The few of them cultivated the own mantras of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and are extremely powerful. But what do they know about the great Dao?”
He looked at the Virtuous Zen Master, “But without any practical discovery, they shouldn’t be able to waver your zen mind. What did they tell you exactly?”
The Virtuous Zen Master shook his head and the Da Ning Zen Master said loudly, “Senior, do you want me to go there personally and lecture them about the meaning of Buddhism?”
“Da Ning, your mind is in a state of confusion now!” The Virtuous Zen Master said deeply. The Da Ning Zen Master stared back at him, “Senior, tell me, or I’ll go there myself!”
After remaining silent for a moment, the Virtuous Zen Master pointed and his mana converted into a light projection, which revealed what Wang Lin showed him just now.
The light projection depicted whatever that was shown to the Virtuous Zen Master previously and the Da Ning Zen Master was not afraid that the Virtuous Zen Master would trick him. Right now, his powers were above the Virtuous Zen Master. Whether it’s a trick, he would know just by seeing.
But as time passed, the Da Ning Zen Master became more and more appalled, “Impossible…impossible…lack of cause doesn’t mean lack of result…how can this even exist? Something must be wrong with their mantras!”
“But, two different concepts can’t co-exist, how do we explain this then? Is this a sham? It must be, it must be…but…way of karma, blasphemy…what is this…”
The Buddhist lights around the body of the Da Ning Zen Master started to tremble greatly too. The Acalantha Spell Body above him appeared at this point. The supposedly most stable spell body started to be filled with cracks!
The cracks were huge and thick, and were even more frightening than the ones on the Amitabha Spell Body of the Virtuous Zen Master.
What was even more scary was that the own skin complexion of the Da Ning Zen Master turned golden. He was like a Buddha statue that was coated with gold at this moment. But this Buddha statue was entirely filled with cracks.
The Virtuous Zen Master quickly shouted, “Junior, form the Seal of Acalanatha Supreme Manual of Mantra Origins!”
The Da Ning Zen Master was totally lost and he was struggling too, “Acalanatha…Acalanatha Supreme Manual of Mantra Origins? Yes, I should…but, without understanding karma, how can we talk about mantras?”
The Virtuous Zen Master was filled with desolation now. Whatever that he was fearing most was happening now.
The belief and faith in the way of karma by the Da Ning Zen Master was even greater than him and even more unshakeable. But once it shook, the result was worse than him.
And right now, he was also immobile. He could not even help the Da Ning Zen Master if he wanted to.
“Impossible! Impossible! There’s nothing beyond the way of karma. Everything is within karma. How can there be anything else except for karma? Satanic concepts! Ridiculous, satanic concepts!” The Da Ning Zen Master was struggling even more and more. He refuted Wang Lin’s discovery, but could not stabilize himself.
Even he himself could not believe what he was saying. But he could not control himself. As a highly skilled monk, when it came to relying on his own words to stabilize himself, he was in a mess.
His understanding of Buddhism was even greater than the Virtuous Zen Master. But the doubts that he had were more difficult to dispel. His zen mind was hurt even worse.
After a cry of desolation, the Acalanatha Spell Body was crushed!
“Celestial Sect of Wonders, Satanic Sect!” He roared and turned into a streak of golden light before flying away.
The Virtuous Zen Master was helpless and he sighed.
On Mount Yujing, Lin Feng and his disciples saw this scene. Xiao Yan creased his brows, “Master, the Virtuous Zen Master and…”
Lin Feng shook his head, “Even if I advised them, they still have to go through this. This is the only way that they can progress. Let them think through it. If they can get over their past notions, they will learn even more.”
“If they can’t understand, I can still advise them. If the Golden Form of the Virtuous Zen Master is not crushed, it’s fine.”
“Xiao Yan, I shall leave the task of watching over the Virtuous Zen Master to you. Zhu Yi, find out the whereabouts of Da Ning.”
Xiao Yan and Zhu Yi bowed, “Yes, Master.”