Chapter 359: Our Own Little Abodes
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Everyone, including Xiao Budian, left the Wasteland Valley and moved towards Yang Qing’s white jade boulder.
Yang Qing’s face revealed a nervous look because unlike Xiao Yan and the rest who had already attained the Aurous Core stage or Yue Hongyan who was already at the final level of the Foundation Establishment stage, he was not really confident of opening his own abode and tutoring his own disciples.
However, Lin Feng’s supportive attitude towards his self-invented techniques did give him some confidence in his own abilities.
With Lin Feng’s help and assistance, Yang Qing also managed to refine his own white jade boulder. However, because of his lower cultivation level, he took quite a bit more time than Xiao Budian.
Yang Qing also did not play around too much with the shape of the boulder. He only created a hole out of the boulder.
Besides this, within the cracks of the boulder, a stream of emerald green water flowed. It was none other than the Grand Moon Primordial Water.
The Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds landed on the rocks on the boulder and turned into soil. The soil cultivated a huge amount of flora, giving the mountainous abode an extremely green look.
Within the cave in the boulder, there was another hole above it. The hole lit up the entire cavern and gave it an aura of serenity and tranquillity. If one were to listen carefully, one would notice the trickling sound of the Grand Moon Primordial Water in the cavern.
Just from the living environment, Yang Qing’s cave would definitely be given a high score for giving a refreshing and cleansing feeling.
As Yang Qing stood outside and stared blankly at his cavern, Yue Hongyan asked his softly, “So what are you going to name your cave? Cloud Water Cave?”
“No.” Yang Qing paused for a good long while before continuing after a deep breath, “I will never forget the Cloud Water Cave. But I am now the disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I am also the disciple of our Master. Master has always reminded us to look forward and not always mull on the past.”
He lifted his hand and wrote these two words, “Nirvana World” on the stone wall next to the cave.
“I shall attain nirvana here. Master has given me a new life. My abode shall be called the Nirvana World.”
Yue Hongyan, Xiao Yan and the rest all revealed a genuine smile after hearing what Yang Qing had said. Xiao Yan stepped forward and patted on Yang Qing’s shoulder, “All of us, because of Master, have achieved a new life. We have all achieved our own nirvana.”
Yang Qing was a little taken aback, “I must have been too rash with my words.”
Zhu Yi shook his head and smiled, “They must have come from the bottom of your heart. Even if they were used too lightly, it shouldn’t matter.”
“You can name whatever name you want. Yang Qing, you can make your own call.” Lin Feng smiled and continued, “But Master must remind all of you that you own whatever achievements that you have accomplished. I have merely showed you all the way.”
“If all of you did not have the potential or abilities, even if I were God, I would not be able to nurture such wonderful disciples.”
Lin Feng waved his hand and said, “Alright. Let’s move on. Now, let’s pay a visit to Hongyan’s abode.”
Hongyan smiled, “I might really need Master’s help.” The group of people moved to Yue Hongyan’s white jade boulder and under the assistance from Lin Feng, she also managed to refine her boulder.
After refining the boulder into the shape of a valley, Yue Hongyan turned around and bowed to Lin Feng. “Master, I need your help.”
Lin Feng returned the question, “How do you want me to assist you?”
Yue Hongyan twitched her lips as her eyes revealed her sense of longing and anguish for her hometown. She slowly spoke, “I want the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds to be transformed into a sky full of snow. I might have comprehended quite a bit of the Celestial Way of Eight Trigrams. But I do not know enough about the elements of Wind and Snow.”
Everyone present knew of Yue Hongyan’s painful past as a heavy mood draped itself over the group.
Lin Feng nodded his head and flicked his finger as the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds which enshrouded the valley transformed into the palest snowflakes. The snowflakes began to fall and soon enough, the entire valley had transformed into a winterland.
Yue Hongyan also mustered her mana and transformed parts of the purple clouds into gales as the howling sound of the wind began to fill the valley.
She gazed blankly at the sight of the wind and snow and was lost for words. “It had been so long… Far too long…”
Lin Feng looked down and sighed before writing two words on the stone wall.
“Thank you Master.” Yue Hongyan regained her composure and thanked Lin Feng from the bottom of her heart. This was exactly the name she had in mind for her abode.
The redhead was an extremely strong headed girl and her fragility was also a split-second thing. Very quickly, she had retracted from her own sadness and under the lead of Lin Feng, the group moved onto Wang Lin’s abode.
Wang Lin’s abode caught everyone by surprise.
Xiao Budian leaned towards XIao Yan and the rest and whispered, “I thought Third Senior’s abode will be buffeted by Yin wind and filled with the aura of destruction…”
Xiao Yan and Yue Hongyan nodded their heads in agreement. Yang Qing swallowed his saliva before whispering, “Although I did imagine Third Senior’s abode to be as bad as what Tianhao had said, but I would have thought that it would be filled to the brim with the River Styx Primordial Water…”
Xiao Yan gave a dry laugh, “I thought so as well. But it seems like Third Junior had done something really different.”
Zhu Yi who had kept silent all the while suddenly spoke, “Third Junior’s understanding of Taoism is definitely much greater than all of us have imagined.”
He turned around to look at Xiao Budian and Xiao Yan, “Third Junior might only be at the initial level of the Aurous Core stage but his comprehension and insights might be better than ours – even though we might already be at the middle level of the Aurous Core stage.”
Xiao Yan and Xiao Budian gaze at Wang Lin who was standing afar, as they reflected hard about what they had just heard.
Even Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing seemed to have be drawn into Zhu Yi’s idea as they pondered hard about what they had learnt thus far.
Lin Feng smiled at the side and thought, “Wang Lin has fully illustrated his perfect score for Intelligence at this moment. I, myself am also quite excited to see what mantra would he come up with later at the Tripitaka Block.”
Wang Lin’s abode was very similar to Yang Qing’s one. There were no major changes to the shape of the white jade boulder. He had only utilized the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds to grow some plants after converting them into soil. Subsequently, Wang Lin built a little wooden hut on the grassland.
There was nothing special nor outstanding about his abode. None of Xiao Budian or Yang Qing’s funny guesses were correct as there was neither the aura of destruction nor the River Styx Primordial Water.
It was just this simple and normal. Within the mountain of greenery, there were some wood which fenced up a nice little courtyard. Within the courtyard, there was a little wooden hut. The hut was neither run-down nor extravagant. It was just a simple hut.
Wang Lin stood at the entrance of the courtyard and looked refreshed and energized. He revealed a smile as he looked at Lin Feng and the rest.
Lin Feng nodded his head, “Reverting to the simple and real. A comprehension of what is reality and what is imagined. Good job, Wang Lin!”
Wang Lin smiled and thanked everyone. “I have to thank all my Seniors and Juniors for this. When I was watching all the mantras and techniques that all of you had created, I learnt quite a bit and hence was able to make another significant progress right after forming my Aurous Core.”
Zhu Yi spoke in the most sincere of tones, “What I have seen today have just enlightened me once more. I need to thank you for teaching me more about Taoism.”
Xiao Yan, XIao Budian, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing also took their turn to send their gratitude to Wang Lin.
Lin Feng smiled, “Wang Lin, come and give your abode a name.”
Wang Lin nodded his head and went on to pen the name down. This time round, he did not carve it on any of the stone walls. He simply wrote down the name on the wooden fence.
Seeing this, Lin Feng laughed loudly and in his mood of elation, he casted a spell which brought everyone to Zhu Yi’s abode.
Upon reaching Zhu Yi’s white jade boulder, Zhu Yi did not begin with the refining process straight away. Instead, he stood quietly on the boulder as he stared hard at it as his eyes reflected the glitter from the boulder.
Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing could vaguely grasp what Zhu Yi was thinking. But it was as though they were staring at a flower through a fog – it was not very clear.
However, Xiao Yan and Xiao Budian could see very clearly what Zhu Yi had planned to do. Xiao Yan sighed, “After seeing Third Junior’s abode, it’s not only just Second Junior who is a bit lost. I am also a bit confused with the direction I should go with my abode.”
Xiao Budian smiled, “Luckily, I have already set up my abode. If not, I would have to crack my head as well.”
Wang Lin was laughing at the side but he remained silent about it. He was staring at Zhu Yi with much curiosity as he wondered what Zhu Yi would choose to do.
“Even if you hesitate now, I still believe that Zhu Yi will still make the same decision as you.” Lin Feng looked at Xiao Yan and smiled.
Xiao Yan grinned, “Master, you really do understand me. But it is really not easy to make up one’s mind when it comes to such matters.”
Lin Feng looked at Xiao Budian, “As for you, Tianhao, you might have made the first move and missed out on the pain of having to make up your mind. But if you were placed in the same position, you would be no better than Xiao Yan or Zhu Yi.”
Xiao Budian giggled as Lin Feng saw how his words had hit hard on Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing. Lin Feng continued, “Let’s watch what Zhu Yi will do next. It’s probably going to be a good lesson for all of you.”
Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing were jolted out from their thoughts as they shifted their gaze onto Zhu Yi. And just at this moment, Zhu Yi finally began with the refining process for the white jade boulder.
Lin Feng gave a reassuring smile as he summoned his mana to assist Zhu Yi.
Zhu Yi’s boulder began to morph in its shape rapidly as the lengths and breadths began to change. Very quickly, a flat piece of ground was formed. It looked just like a flat piece of chessboard that was bridged to Mount Yujing by the rainbow cloud bridge.
On the flat piece of ground, the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds began to gather and as they concentrated, they began to form a humongous temple.
The exterior of the temple was not extravagant, but it definitely looked grand. It was as though it had great historic value within its humongous structure. There was no aura of authority nor any snobbish intent in its design. However, it still managed to radiate an aura which people would bow down to and submit themselves for guidance and mentorship.
Driving forward from the past into the future.
Constant pursuit for self-improvement.
To better the predecessors.
To outperform oneself.
This temple was the physical manifestation of Zhu Yi’s philosophy.
Zhu Yi did not stop his refining as he planted a calligraphy writing on the signage above the temple.
The Heaven divinatory symbol was the first symbol amongst the sixty-four symbols. Just as how the Heaven outlasts time, a man should continue to refine his abilities and character to outlast all difficult times. The positive character and spirit would allow a man to create opportunities, establish harmony and enjoy truth and purity.
After seeing it, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing revealed a look of comprehension as they exclaimed in unison, “So that’s what it’s all about!”
Xiao Yan and Xiao Budian looked at each other before smiling. Wang Lin also revealed a reverent look as he nodded his head.