Chapter 1053: Many Unbelievers Around, But They Were In a Conundrum
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Right now, in front of Lin Feng, the Virtuous Zen Master revealed his Golden Form like the Da Ning Zen Master before.
He turned entirely into a golden Buddha statue and his body flashed with golden radiance.
But on his golden body, there were also web-like cracks, but they were not as serious as that of the Da Ning Zen Master.
But the state of mind of the Virtuous Zen Master was vastly different from before.
His gaze was filled with thought and enlightenment, and he was not as lost and troubled as before.
While his Golden Form was still filled with cracks, it did not give a feeling of desolation anymore. That’s because the Buddhist lights that he emitted were calm and steady, while containing a sense of freedom.
Lin Feng laughed, “Zen Master, you are indeed wise and courageous!”
The Virtuous Zen Master clasped his palms, shaking his head and said, “Master Lin, your words embarrass me. If it not were for your advice, I wouldn’t know when I will break out from my previous state. If I delay any further, my Golden Form would have been crushed.”
“Zen Master, your words are too serious.” Lin Feng shrugged, “It’s best that you can understand the concept on your own. For others to tell you, it beats the purpose.”
“This is the reason why I never interfere previously. Although I did discuss things with you after that, I felt uncomfortable and I was afraid of delaying your cultivation.”
Lin Feng revealed a smile on his face, “But you are indeed a wise monk. Although I did interfere a little, I did not delay your cultivation. This leaves me very pleased.”
He shook his head and said, “Actually, from the start, if a Buddhist disciple can be enlightened about the brilliance of both the way of karma and the blasphemous theory, it will be the best. Now that I have been implicated, I am still a little off. I will still need you and the various skilled monks to put in more effort.”
The Virtuous Zen Master smiled and was filled with wisdom, “Without your help, I would not have been able to get out of the well that I was in.”
“Getting out of the well is nothing compared to acknowledging that you are in the well. I may possess minor wisdom, but I am lacking in major wisdom.”
Lin Feng looked in the direction of void space below Mount Yujing, “It’s just that what’s happening today is not what I wish for.”
“How can I blame them?” The Virtuous Zen Master laughed, “It’s my fault. If I did not say anything to Junior Da Ning, none of this would have happened.”
Lin Feng replied, “You can’t put it this way. You were just trying to avoid a conflict between your junior and the sect. However, your junior is not part of the sect. He can do whatever he wants and we can’t interfere in his decision.”
“If he came to reason it out with us, we will not avoid him too. As long as no one is harmed and nothing is destroyed, we won’t put him in a spot.”
“If the Da Ning Zen Master leaves and converses with anyone on his way, we cannot stop him either. I sent my disciple to escort him only to ensure his safety, in case he’s ambushed by anyone with ill-intentions. Once he is safe at his destination, the escort will leave.”
Lin Feng placed his hands behind his back and said, “Although my disciples and I have explored the way of karma, we have no intention of offending Buddhism. I revealed everything to you in the hope that you can benefit from it.”
“We won’t leak information out on purpose. But if they do really leak out, we won’t conceal the truth completely. With regards to something like this, I consider it unworthy to do so.”
“As the concept becomes clearer and clearer, it won’t change because of one’s perception, nor will it just disappear. If someone can prove that we are wrong, we are glad to accept our mistake. We are all just trying to explore this path of cultivation.”
Lin Feng said, “Just like how I have benefitted following my discussion with you today.”
The Virtuous Zen Master creased his brows and said, “But it’s just that the impact of this matter will not be good. It may lead to a misunderstanding by the other powers towards the sect and can also initiate their fear towards us.”
Lin Feng laughed, “There’s no harm in that. In fact, this is quite common in the history of the Divine Lands. However, it’s because it’s about the way of karma this time that the reaction has been so intense.”
The Virtuous Zen Master laughed bitterly as he heard that.
He looked at void space below Mount Yujing too and he sighed as he looked at the pavilion above the Yun Peak, “If we can get through this ordeal, better days will come. If we can’t, suffering will await us.”
“For us Buddhist disciples, jumping out of the ‘well’ is the way to attain freedom. Otherwise, there will be another day where we will be trapped in another ‘well’.”
Right now, in the pavilion on the Yun Peak, it was like a vicious battleground.
It was a vicious battleground that saw no blood or stains.
The bunch of monks were all very serious now. They did not speak and seemed to be stoned in positions.
Those who were of lower cultivations were acting more normally, but they were still cursing Li Xingfei and Yang Tie in their agitated states. But when they were invited to preach their concept, they stammered and could only look to their elders.
But in the eyes of Yuan Xin, Yuan Cheng and the other more highly cultivated monks, they were only filled with confusion now. Their lips were trembling, but they did not speak.
Especially those in the Nascent Soul Stage. Right now, they were all flashing with bright Buddhist lights. It was obvious that they could no longer control themselves.
Yang Tie creased his brows and clasped his palms together. He exhibited the Central Chaotic Heavens Sealing World Spell, which engulfed all the monks.
As they were triggered, the monks started to attack Yang Tie. Yang Tie did not speak and combined his spell with the Shield of Turning Heaven’s Will, resisting the attacks of the monks.
Yuan Xin and Yuan Cheng reacted, quickly stopping their fellow disciples, “All, please stop what you are doing. Comrade Yang is doing this to prevent your Buddhist lights from losing control and engulfing the disciples of lower cultivations around you.”
Not long after the situation was kept under control, the atmosphere in the pavilion became extremely impatient.
Li Xingfei said, “Whoever wishes to join in the discussion can remain.”
Many of the monks looked very distracted and lost. They stood where they were. Some of them revealed to be deep in thought. They sat cross-legged and started to meditate. There were also those who couldn’t calm themselves down.
They were unable to accept that the way of karma was being questioned and that there were things that the way of karma couldn’t explain. But they were not in the mood to debate, thus their minds were in a mess. Their inner demons started to surface and the Celestial Sect of Wonders felt like hell to them. Subconsciously, they wanted to escape.
“Everything is nothing except karma!” Someone shouted before bursting out of the pavilion. He descended Yun Peak and rushed towards Mount Kunlun faraway.
After him, other monks started to rush out of the pavilion. They wanted to keep their distance from the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Li Xingfei and Yang Tie were speechless. As long as they did not cause any destruction, they didn’t bother with them.
The actions of these escaping monks only brought about a single conclusion – leaving the various sects and powers in the Divine Lands petrified.
Their hope now was placed on Virtuous Zen, Da Ning and other Golden Form cultivators. They placed their greatest hope on the only surviving supreme elder of the Great Thunderclap Temple, the Zhi Heng Zen Master, who was in the Golden Form Third Level.
After the Zhi Heng Zen Master escaped, news of him appeared very rarely. The last time he was seen was more than a few decades ago in the Greater World. Some claimed to have seen him in the Void Battleground, but since then, there was no longer any news about him.
For those who knew about Monk Da Kong, they also placed their hopes on him. After all, he was an exceptional figure in the past.
Liang Pan was also monitoring the situation of the retreating Monk Da Kong. If the mistake in the Celestial Sect of Wonder’s theory could be pointed out, a huge blow could be dealt to the Celestial Sect of Wonders even if it’s not now.
“Oh?” Liang Pan’s gaze flashed. In the next moment, he had already came to the chamber where Monk Da Kong was retreating in.
In front of him was a frightening scene. Monk Da Kong sat cross-legged on the ground. While he was calm and peaceful, his forehead was filled with perspiration!
Above his body, Buddhist lights gathered to form the Amoghasiddhi Spell Body. The spell body held a vajra on his right hand and bell on his left hand. The seat that the spell body was sitting on was lifted by a bird with a human body and long horn.
This spell body started to surface with cracks, like a dry plot of land or a broken piece of ceramic.
The huge spell body kept on distorting and was on the verge of breaking.
Liang Pan was extremely stunned and extended his palm out to protect the Amoghasiddhi Spell Body of Monk Da Kong. But the cracks that surfaced on the spell body came from internally and not effected externally.
Even Liang Pan could not suppress this collapse of the spell body. This change was brought about by the damaged zen mind of Monk Da Kong. No one hurt him, thus the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai and Great Heavenly Wheels could not do anything to help him.
“Im…Impossible! How can there be something that the way of karma cannot explain? How can there be the existence of anything without any cause or effect? If something like this exists, then other…” Monk Da Kong opened his eyes suddenly. His eyes were filled with a look of torment and struggle, “Celestial Sect of Wonders! The blasphemous theory that you have proposed must be flawed and problematic!”
“Satanic concept! Satanic concept!”
Liang Pan turned pale. He opened his eyes wide as he saw the spell body of Monk Da Kong being crushed and converted to flowing light!
As the spell body of Monk Da Kong was crushed, a thunderstorm raged in the surrounding, threatening to flatten everything nearby. But Liang Pan was around and he wouldn’t let the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai face any harm.
But even as Liang Pan was protecting his own Imperial Palace, his face looked a little uncomfortable. He could only watch helplessly as things unfold, which left him extremely down!
And this was only the start!
After the Amoghasiddhi Spell Body was crushed, Monk Da Kong revealed his Golden Form. His Golden Form also surfaced with cracks. The once indestructible Golden Form of him was about to collapse anytime.