Chapter 1055: Rebuilding!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
On Mount Kunlun, a bright radiance shown at this moment.
On Mount Baiyun, the Yu Yuan Holy Woman, Yun Yuanzhen and Yan Mingyue could not see things clearly. But very soon, above their heads and Mount Baiyun, the light projection of a circular mirror appeared.
“Supreme Heavenly Mirror!” The Yu Yuan Holy Woman and everyone turned to the mirror.
Beneath the mirror, on the peak of Mount Baiyun, Yan Nanlai and Lin Daohan stood beside each other. Yan Nanlai adjusted the mirror light of the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. The mirror light was pointed in the direction of Mount Kunlun.
The light projection revealed an image soon. After everyone saw what was in the image, their breathing stopped for a second.
Amidst the mountains of Mount Kunlun, where the Yun Peak and Mirror Lake were, the figure of Mount Yujing could not be seen. And on a mountain not far from the Yun Peak, a radiance was shooting in all directions.
That radiance was neither hot nor warm. It was just pure and did not carry any temperature and degree of hotness.
A sea of white engulfed the entire place. Besides the radiance, nothing else seemed to exist.
As the radiance shone, an ordinary person could not open his eyes, what more see clearly anything in front of him. But for the Great Void Sect cultivators, this was not an obstacle as they had the Supreme Heavenly Mirror.
They could clearly see that on the mountain peak in the center of the radiance, there was an elderly monk who wore a white monk robe. He clasped his palms and sat cross-legged.
His body seemed to be coated with a layer of gold, as if he was a Buddha statue. He was the Virtuous Zen Master, whose Golden Form was still filled by the cracks from before.
But at this moment, these cracks were healing. The Golden Form of the Virtuous Zen Master became flawless once again slowly.
As the Virtuous Zen Master opened his eyes, his face was filled with peace and delight. He no longer looked lost and troubled as before. Right now, he revealed a sense of enlightenment, as if he had understood everything that he did not before.
The Virtuous Zen Master might only be in the Golden Form First Level now, and his Golden Form might not even have been fully restored, but his wisdom, enlightenment and freedom seemed to be even greater than before.
“Good indeed! Good indeed!” The Virtuous Zen Master smiled as he chanted, “The experiences I have went through have removed all obstacles.”
“Forever-Bright Light and longevity is blessed upon us. I shall the Forever-Bright Light to enlighten everyone, enabling everyone to obtain wisdom and achieve freedom.”
“Good indeed! Good indeed!”
As he chanted, the cracks on his Golden Form disappeared rapidly and it once became pure and flawless again. The golden Buddhist lights were domineering, bright, but revealed themselves to be abnormally gentle. They were filled with the concept of freedom.
His Golden Form was pure and there were no impurities within at all. Enlightened, bright, resilient, cultivated, tough!
And outside of his Golden Form, the boundless radiance became brighter and brighter, as well as more eye-catching.
Amidst this boundless radiance, there seemed to be a huge Buddha that revealed himself.
This Buddha was entirely golden and flashed with red radiance. As he sat on a lotus and full moon, the seat he was on was lifted by eight peacocks. He held a lotus in his right hand and a bell in his left hand. This was the image of the Amitabha Spell Body.
As this scene landed in the eyes of Yan Nanlai and the rest, they were all appalled, “He is reforming the Amitabha Spell Body?”
It was possible for the Virtuous Zen Master to reform the Amitabha Spell Body, but this possibility was not high. Especially since his spell body had crushed earlier and his zen mind was affected, it was already very fortunate if his Golden Form did not crack completely.
The current scene explained that the zen mind of the Virtuous Zen Master had stabilized again. It was once pure and enlightened again.
“Did he find out the mistake in the theory of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and proved the relevance of the way of karma again?” Yan Mingyue creased her brows, “But this also doesn’t seem to be the case…”
The Buddhist disciples on Yun Peak all ran out to look at the bright mountain peak.
Even though the radiance was so bright that it pierced their eyes and they could not even see clearly, they could still tell that this was a highly skilled monk that had cultivated the Forever-Bright Tathagata Mantra and the Amitabha Spell Body.
In the Mount Kunlun area, the only person capable of doing so was only the Virtuous Zen Master.
This gave them a glimmer of hope amidst their confused and tormented states right now. A bunch of them had the same idea as Yan Mingyue. They were desperate to know that the Virtuous Zen Master had proven that the theory of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was wrong. They were desperate for the Virtuous Zen Master to prove that the time and effort that they have spent to learn about the Buddhist mantras were not wasted.
The boundless radiance was slowly retracted and the figure of the Virtuous Zen Master could be seen again. Above his head, the Amitabha Spell Body unleashed a bright radiance which shone on the Heavens and Earth.
“Buddha is merciful!” All the monks cheered, but before they could greet the Virtuous Zen Master, the situation changed again.
Above the head of the Amitabha Spell Body, the Buddhist lights gathered again and revealed a huge light ball.
The Amitabha Spell Body revealed a never-ending radiance that supplied this light ball. Whereas the Amitabha Spell Body became more and more subtle.
Everyone opened their eyes wide and saw that there seemed to be a land of nirvana within the light ball. Where the light ball, where the land of nirvana was, there was no suffering.
On Mount Baiyun, the Yu Yuan Holy Woman shouted, “Nirvana Land!”
After a Buddhist cultivator cultivated the Amitabha Spell Body in the Golden Form Second Level before cultivating the way of nirvana, he could transform the kleshas and cleanse the five skandhas, achieving Buddhist wisdom and would be able to cultivate the Golden Form Third Level. (Translator’s Note: Kleshas are mental states in Buddhism that cloud the mind and manifest in unwholesome actions. Skandhas are the collection of compositional elements of our existence.)
The nirvana obtained was like the Dao fruit of the way of the virtual entity.
Cultivating the Amoghasiddhi led to the Nirvana of Industry, while cultivating the Amitabha Spell Body led to the Nirvana Land. No suffering was heard of and felt in the Nirvana Land.
This Nirvana Land transformed the Klesha of greed and cleansed the skandha of perception. This allowed the cultivator to change greed into a form of wisdom known as the undifferentiated cognition, representing the peace and comfort in the cultivator’s mind as he is stripped off suffering and reached the world of nirvana.
After the Virtuous Zen Master reformed the Amitabha Spell Body, he did not take a break. He wanted to achieve his own Nirvana Land.
Once he did so, the Virtuous Zen Master would be able to rise to the Golden Form Third Level.
Yan Nanlai stared at the light ball. In the center of the projection of the Nirvana Land, there seemed to be a small radiance flashing.
“That is the Forever-Bright Light of Amitabha, the core of the Nirvana Land. Once this light is achieved, the Nirvana Land will be achieved too.” Yan Nanlai said, “Forever-Bright Light of Amitabha is also the strongest move that can be achieved with the Forever-Bright Tathagata Mantra. It’s much stronger than the Zen Light of Great Liberation, but…”
As he said till here, he did not continue. He had ever met a Buddhist monk that had cultivated the Nirvana Land.
But although the Virtuous Zen Master’s Nirvana Land had not been completely cultivated, the concept contained within was much more complete than anyone he had ever seen before.
It was more miraculous and exquisite too.
Lin Daohan stared at the Virtuous Zen Master and smiled, “It doesn’t seem that he has found a flaw in the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ theory, which allowed him to understand the way of karma again and re-stabilized his Dao heart. It seems like…”
“Epiphany!” Yun Yuanzhen, the Yu Yuan Holy Woman and Yan Mingyue all came to the mountain at this point. They stood beside Yan Nanlai and Lin Daohan, “In Buddhism, it means that one has a sudden revelation.”
Yan Mingyue muttered to herself, “Because of the theory of the Celestial Sect of Wonders? Not only did he not collapse in the depths of suffering, he managed to rebuild himself, sweeping all the obstacles in front of him and attaining freedom once again. He has rose another level.”
Yan Nanlai nodded his head and said, “This is not impossible too. But this is too rare. After all, the discovery of the Celestial Sect of Wonders shakes the foundation of Buddhism. Even if he did not collapse, rebuilding himself is almost an impossible thing.”
“Basing on one’s own understanding, the hope is too slim. I believe he must have received the advice of the Celestial Sect of Wonders that allowed him to comeback.”
Yun Yuanzhen sighed, “If this is the case, he must be repaying their favor by deliberately reforming his spell body on Mount Kunlun and pushing to cultivate the Nirvana Land. He wants to enlighten the Buddhist disciples, while proving the brilliance of the Celestial Sect of Wonders to everyone.”
“If he was enlightened on his own, he could have find somewhere to cultivate slowly. Or he could just retreat on Mount Yujing.”
Yu Yuan Holy Woman stared at the Virtuous Zen Master and shook her head. She did not speak.
“Master, Elder Zheng Yi.” Yan Nanlai turned back and saw the Zheng Yi and Tai Yi Holy Mans standing behind him. Their attention was also on the light projection shown by the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. They were extremely silent.
Yan Nanlai, Yun Yuanzhen, the Yu Yuan Holy Woman and the rest stopped talking too, as they watched the Virtuous Zen Master.
Above the Virtuous Zen Master, the Amitabha Spell Body and Nirvana Land light projection turned bright and dim alternately. When the light projection lit up, the spell body turned dim and vice versa.
As this scene landed in the eyes of everyone, those who were knowledgeable knew that the Virtuous Zen Master had not met with any problems.
They knew that this meant that he was ready to push for the Nirvana Land now. But his accumulation of powers was still lacking a little. After all, strictly speaking, it had only been a few years since the Virtuous Zen Master had rose from the Golden Form First Level to Golden Form Second Level.
In a few years, a lot of things could change for an ordinary person. But to a cultivator, especially for someone in the same level as the Virtuous Zen Master, a few years was negligible in his cultivation. One retreat would already have meant that hundreds or even thousands of years passed.
Thus, the current situation of the Virtuous Zen Master was that he had a good grasp of his state of mind, but his accumulation was not sufficient enough.
After the Mount Shu battle, Lin Feng destroyed the Saintly Celestial Sword with the Heaven-Destroying Sword and the Heavenly Master Swordmaster formed the way of the virtual entity on the spot. His accumulation was sufficient but his state of mind was not there yet.
Because the destruction of the Saintly Celestial Sword managed to remove the last barrier, the Heavenly Master Swordmaster managed to form his own Dao fruit.
And right now, the situation was the reverse for the Virtuous Zen Master.
And at this point, void space was filled with purple gas. Around the purple gas, Buddhist lights flashed too and surrounded the gas. After that, they landed on the body of the Virtuous Zen Master!