Chapter 475: Breakthrough! A Continuous Breakthrough!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After he exited his consciousness from the system, Lin Feng revealed a smile on his face as he checked on his spoils.
The Heavenly Soul Marble, Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation, Mind-Clearing Still Jade and the embryonic state of the Bell of Destiny were the four most important items in the system and he got them.
Besides this, he obtained a Sect Construction Token and a Spiritual Spring Marrow.
The Sect Construction Token was self-explanatory. Whereas the Spiritual Spring Marrow was the main ingredient in the Marrow Elixir. The Marrow Elixir was a very famous elixir in the Grand Celestial World, that cleansed the body of a cultivator and increase the strength of his flesh and boosted his energy. This enabled the cultivator to lead a healthier and longer life.
For those below the realm of the Nascent Soul Stage, they could increase the strength of their flesh using the Marrow Elixir and even a little of their longevity. Even a normal person without any cultivation can also experience a longer life because of this elixir.
A Nascent Soul Stage cultivator could not increase his longevity, but the elixir could cleanse his soul and strengthen his life energy,
The formula for this spread among the Grand Celestial World, but the elixir was still very precious. The reason laid in the fact that the ingredients to make the elixir was not easy to find, especially the main ingredient, the Spiritual Spring Marrow, which was almost extinct and was very rare.
Lin Feng kept everything and made his way to the medicine room in the Celestial Golden Pavilion. He used the silver Eight Trigrams on the rooftop to deduce the formula of the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation.
The Eight Trigrams flashed continuously. This time, it took more time to deduce the formula compared to other times. After a long while, the silver light surfaced with a huge number of images and words. They were very dense and covered the entire Celestial Golden Pavilion.
As he saw it, Lin Feng could not help but reveal a bitter smile on his face, “The ingredients are difficult to find. We have a long way to go.”
He recorded the formula and retracted the light. He kept the elixir and walked out of the medicine room.
After briefing the rest, Lin Feng flew into the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World at the peak of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree. Over there, Lucky was still sleeping soundly. A huge sword casket the size of a small mountain repressed the battered soul of the Golden Crow Grand Sage and the slovenly elder was still playing chess on his own.
Lin Feng landed on the top of tree and sat on his knees.
He activated his mantras of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues and his mana started to flow. He was also drawing spiritual energy from the essence of the Cloud Forest Tree.
The Purple Clouds revolved around him and covered him totally. The top of his head opened and a 7 or 8 years old kid figure surfaced as clear light flashed. The kid figure had an appearance that was 60% or 70% like Lin Feng. It was Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul.
His Nascent Soul was surrounded by treasure light and the Cloud Forest Tree essence as well as the Purple Clouds were continuously being absorbed. The Nascent Soul was also becoming bigger and stronger. Its size kept on increasing.
After a long while, Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul seemed to have reached around 10 years old. That means that he had already reached the peak of the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage.
Lin Feng opened his eyes slowly, thinking, “It is time to develop the Cosmic Form. Once it is formed, I will reach the Advanced Stage.”
In his mind, the Bell of Destiny rang again. Amidst the bell sound, Lin Feng witnessed a new world being birthed, developed and eventually walked towards the end, returning to nothingness.
There were two major chapters in the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues. The way concept of the Four Appearance Heaven-Cleaving Script and the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams surfaced in Lin Feng’s awareness continuously.
With them as the outline, Lin Feng began consolidating the essence of his own mantras, cultivating the Cosmic Form.
In the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, cultivating the Cosmic Form would lead to greater powers.
The Cosmic Form represented the essence of the cultivator’s entire life of powers. The powers of the cultivators reached their peak in the Nascent Soul Stage at this point. The Cosmic Form would help a cultivator to prepare for the formation of the Immortal Soul. To a certain extent, it could be treated as half a God.
If a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator in the Advanced Stage allowed anyone to destroy his Cosmic Form, his vital energy would be greatly damaged and his powers might even fall below a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator in the Intermediate Stage. He would then have to spend a lot of time to re-cultivate the Cosmic Form.
Only when a Cosmic Form was cultivated would he regain his former powers. The time he needed would be related to the time he used to cultivate in the past.
That was because the first Cosmic Form was the consolidation of the cultivator’s entire life of cultivation. As the first one was destroyed, re-cultivating another one would take lesser time, but it would still waste at least half of the previous time required.
To cultivate the Cosmic Form, the cultivator had to infuse everything that he had learnt in his entire life within it. The stronger these abhijnas and mantras were, the more powerful the Cosmic Form was.
There was even a stricter criterion involved. Not all mantras were suitable to be cultivated into the Cosmic Form. There must be a choice to cultivate the proper mantras into the Cosmic Form.
The mantras and abhijnas that were cultivated into the Cosmic Form would combine with the soul of the cultivator. When the cultivator forms the Immortal Soul using the Nascent Soul and the Cosmic Form in the future, they would combine with the Immortal Soul and continue to be blessed by the Great Way of Tao, as they developed a new self.
Some of the mantras and abhijnas were not of a worthy level. They were destined not to infuse with the Immortal Soul. On the contrary, the might even disrupt it and prevent the cultivator from reaching the next realm. That was why cultivating the Cosmic Form required some sort of sacrifice.
Lin Feng sat quietly on the tree and countless images flashed across his mind. Each of these images were a form of the true meaning of mantras, or a form of the mysteries of abhijnas.
In the Nine Heavens, lightning flashed countlessly. They belonged to the Nine Heavens Thunder Technique.
Amnesty and Self-Reflection. It was the Ksitigarbha Sutra.
Buddha’s wrath and anger breeding boundless fire above his brows, burning all matter. This was the Art of Acalanatha.
The River of Styx flowed smoothly, destroying everything in the world. This was the River Styx Nirvana Mantra.
Besides these, the Heavenly Wind Taoist Scripture, Art of the Scattered Stars, Supreme Mountain Script Dao Technique, Secret Mantra of the Flowing Sand, Oceanus Long River Mantra, Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra, Forever-Bright Tathagata Mantra, Vairocana Sutra, The True Understanding of the Grand Moon, Heavenly Book of Nations and the Aeolus Formless Mantra….whatever Lin Feng had practiced before, or whatever collection of mantras that he had skimmed through before, converted into images and floated in Lin Feng’s mind.
An ancient and desolate huge bell remained in space quietly, as it watched the metamorphosis of the destiny of the world and the growth and development of countless concepts. They prospered to reach their peaks and eventually they combined to form a single entity. It pointed to the way of Tao.
The Heavenly Wind Taoist Scripture, Art of the Scattered Stars, Supreme Mountain Script Dao Technique, Secret Mantra of the Flowing Sand and the Oceanus Long River Mantra were eliminated as their levels were too low. Whereas the remaining mantras converted into talismanic words and were engraved on the surface of the Bell of Destiny. As the bell rung, they revealed a radiance.
Following that, various images of mantras, abhijnas and Martial Way appeared separately in Lin Feng’s mind. They converted into light images and surfaced one by one.
Nine Heavens Thunder Drawing Formation, Dimensionless Flying Sword, Flail of Bones, Cloud Dragon Disappearing Technique, Red Lotus Burst, Heavenly Cage Mantra, Little Samsara Techniques spell were all random abhijnas that Lin Feng obtained.
Wild Thunder Blade, Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour, Acalanātha Inferno, Unholy Marionette, Finger of Styx, Grand Moon Primordial Water, Nine Heavens Formless Squall and the Grand Primordial Fire were abhijnas that Lin Feng comprehended after he studied the Nine Heavens Thunder Drawing Formation, The True Understanding of the Grand Moon, Scripture of the Great Heaven-Illuminating Sun and other mantras.
Dual Dimension Vacuum Charm, Fences of the Heavens, Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams, Celestial Small World, Heaven and Earth Destroyer, Fist of the Great Heavenly Sun, Heaven-Bearing Print…These were the powerful abhijnas that Lin Feng comprehended on his own after he studied his Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue.
Besides these, the Crash of the Eight Trigrams, Way of the Facile Blade, Infinite Thunderstorm, Great Boundaries of the Celestial Light and Darkness Mandala, Celestial Finger of Styx, Road to River Styx, River of Forgetfulness, Heaven-Shaking Thunderstorm, Space-Destroying Spear Technique and the Imperius Grand Moon Curse were all abhijnas that Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples comprehended after he passed the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues to them.
Although Lin Feng did not cultivate these abhijnas, the source of these abhijnas was still with him. He would understand the mystery behind them by just one look. They had also appeared in his mind at the moment.
Many mantras of low level were naturally eliminated and only a bunch of elite abhijnas remained. They converted to talismanic figures slowly and landed on the Bell of Destiny in space.
Countless radiance flashed around the bell, but it did not experience any changes. It continued to be the carrier of all changes in life.
Lin Feng roared lightly and the bell reflected a light figure. It landed on the head of Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul and consolidated to form a humanly figure slowly.
Mount Yujing started to tremble and Lin Feng separated a part of the mountain rocks, converting them to radiance that flowed into the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World.
Whereas the tree below Lin Feng started to sway. This time, there was not only one leave or branch detaching from the tree, but there were countless leaves flying in Lin Feng’s direction.
With the light figure that the Bell of Destiny reflected as a foundation, the mountain rocks of Mount Yujing formed the skeleton and the leaves of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree became the skin and flesh. A 2000 foot tall giant appeared in space!
For a normal person, their Cosmic Form would be below 1000 feet. The elite successor of the Great Void Sect, Pang Jie, cultivated the two sutras, “Great” and “Void”, forming a Cosmic Form that had just exceeded 1000 feet in height.
Even for a normal Immortal Soul Stage Elder, his Immortal Soul Avatar would not exceed 2000 feet in height.
But now, as Lin Feng cultivated the Cosmic Form, the height of it had exceeded 2000 feet. As it stood in space, it repressed the world.
The giant had four faces and eight limbs. Each of the four faces coincided with the elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Wind after chaos was overcame.
The eight limbs controlled the Heaven, Earth, Wind, Thunder, Water, Fire, Mountain and Pond, the eight images of destiny.
The pupils of the four faces were divided into black and white. In the pupils, there were countless flashing of light images, acting out the destinies of the universe as it first started.
The head of the giant suspended within the Bell of Destiny.
Lin Feng and his Nascent Soul made the same action.
He breathed in.
Following this action, Lin Feng’s cosmic form took in a deep breath too.
The vast and boundless Purple Clouds was absorbed by the Cosmic Form. Suddenly, the Cosmic Form of Lin Feng resembled an ancient, mighty God. As its hands touched the skies and its feet stepped on the ground, it was extremely ferocious. It had woken up from its sleep.
An absolute strength and dominance opened the Heavens and Earth, controlling a powerful force of destiny.
This power concept flowed down from the giant and filled Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul.
Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul grew stronger again and exceeded the 10 years old limit. Its appearance reached 11 or 12 years old.
The Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage had been reached!
But, it was still insufficient!
Lin Feng’s eyes flashed. He prepared so long for today. He could achieve even more now.
He swallowed the essence of the entire Cloud Forest Tree at one shot. At the same time, Lin Feng retrieved the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation.
Reaching the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage was not a difficult thing to him. This elixir was prepared by Lin Feng to break through two realms and enter the Immortal Soul Stage.
Lin Feng consumed the pill and his Cosmic Form shouted mightily.
§§§ Explanation regarding the new chapter.
With regards to the plot between Xiao Yan and Hu Yanyan, I had my own idea about its future development. It is not as exaggerated as everyone thinks. After seeing my handling of Hong Ye, I believe that everyone should know how I treat such a similar matter. After a few days, the truth will be out.
My motivation for writing this book is actually to unleash my resentment while reading. This is a plot that I have thought of for very long and I thought that it is very interesting. Or rather, it is a plot that encompasses a sense of sarcasm.
But I suddenly remember that writing a book is for the purpose of letting everyone read it, and not just only for myself. Not everyone has to be in low spirits and wait for me to reveal the answer through my story. Although it is a little regretful, I have decided to remove this plot from the story.
Chapter 475 has been re-written.