Chapter 827: Two Elements Chapter of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The image in front of Lin Feng and the Flowing Waves Holy Man was one that left even Immortal Soul Stage cultivators shocked.
Amidst a vast flowing radiance in the Heavens and Earth, there was a huge alternate plane of space. The shape of this space was very weird. It was like a vast plot of flat ground that connected with the Greater World. It was like a layer that was coated on the surface of the Greater World.
But on closer look, it felt as if this alternate plane of space was an independent entity on its own.
It was mysterious as well as unpredictable.
As Lin Feng and the Flowing Waves Holy Man saw this, they could feel that this weird alternate plane of space was the Spirit Sea that they were in.
And the Spirit Sea in that image started to experience a huge distortion. It was like a piece of paper that had been slightly crushed by someone, revealing a few paper wrinkles.
As the image changed, the internal region of the Spirit Sea was revealed. It was a formless, vast plot of land.
But right now, in the Spirit Sea, there was a sudden outburst of a tidal wave never seen before. This caused the originally peaceful Spirit Sea to experience what seemed like a tsunami.
In the Spirit Sea, there was a figure standing there. The four limbs and facial features of the figure portrayed a human-like appearance. But there was a complicated purplish pattern on the body of this figure, as if it was carved on it.
The hair on its head was silvery-white in color. This hair extended down the spine of the body of this figure, all the way until the tailbone area.
There was a huge tail that remained behind this figure. There were three horns on the head of this figure, two on each side of the head and one just at the center of the forehead. There were many runes on these horns.
Purple light started to expand out and even the Spirit Sea was moved. A frightening aura spread out, as if a conqueror had descended.
On the face of this figure, which resembled a human, a look of dominance and might surged.
A previous Holy Demonic Emperor, leader of the Hades’ Tribe, the Hades Emperor!
Lin Feng’s pupils shrank. He could clearly see that as the Hades’ Dark Mantra of the Hades’ Emperor shone, some of the formless light belts which contained the concepts of Great Dao had started to degrade.
Following that, the Hades’ Emperor opened his mouth and made a movement towards the world of the Spirit Sea in void space.
He bit the Spirit Sea!
The Hades Emperor became extremely huge and opened his mouth. He bit hard in void space and countless purplish lights shone. The formless world was torn apart as he bit hard in void space!
Previously, as Lin Feng and the Flowing Waves Holy Man looked at the Spirit Sea from the outside, it was as if the entire Spirit Sea had distorted. The source of this distortion came from him!
The entire Spirit Sea lit up and the streaks of light belts intersected. They shook and countless runes appeared. The spiritual energy in the Spirit Sea dissipated and this frightening scene left Lin Feng feeling petrified.
This was a frightening strength that could kill an Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator at will. It was even greater than the Power-Destroying Catastrophe and the Five Decays of Heaven and Man.
Not only was all matter on Earth about to destruct, it seemed as if the entire Greater World was about to reach its end.
But what was more shocking was the Hades Emperor. Even against the frightening repression of the world of the Spirit Sea, the Hades’ Dark Mantra around him continued to surge. The purplish light was crushed continuously, but he did not relax.
He even became more violent. A deafening noise resonated in the hearts of both Lin Feng and the Flowing Waves Holy Man. They felt extremely uncomfortable because of this noise. It was as if this sound could tear apart their Immortal Souls.
Lin Feng was still fine. He summoned his powers and calmed his nerves. But the Flowing Waves Holy Man groaned and he revealed his virtual entity to resist the sound.
The both of them were stunned. They had such a feeling even though they just looked at the image.
Within the image, the Hades Emperor bit off a hole in the vast Spirit Sea.
Countless, damaged Great Dao runes distorted, unleashing an eye-blinding and devastating radiance. There was a huge sense of conflict within the radiance. Eventually, the radiance converted into an ocean.
Because of the birth of the ocean, the entire Spirit Sea jerked violently.
The powers of the Spirit Sea became even more violent, forcing the Hades Emperor out of it. He was kicked out of the spatial boundaries of the Spirit Sea!
Although he was eventually kicked out, the face of the Hades Emperor still revealed a maniacal smile. Although he smiled, he kept on gritting his teeth. Between his teeth, a subtle radiance could be seen shining.
Lin Feng and the Flowing Waves Holy Man were in a daze as they witnessed this scene. They were shocked by how powerful the Hades Emperor was.
“This guy is indeed very powerful. He managed to bite a hole in the Spirit Sea!” Lin Feng could not regain his awareness and he shook his head slightly, “No wonder he was claimed to be the most powerful cultivator of all time. His powers are already extremely shocking, and now, he managed to swallow a corner of the Spirit Sea. When he recovers from the injury from the repression by the Spirit Sea, his powers will be much greater than what we just saw!”
The Flowing Waves Holy Man opened his mouth in shock, “This demon is too brutal.”
Lin Feng sighed and turned to look at the Spirit Sea behind him, before looking at the ocean in front of him, “So this is it. The ocean that is in front of us is actually the incomplete Spirit Sea because a part of it was bitten off.”
“It’s just that the Spirit Sea is miraculous on its own. It managed to balance itself. Although such a damage has occurred, the Spirit Sea did not collapse completely.”
“All these years, the Spirit Sea has continued to heal itself. Now that people from the Great Void Sect have entered this world, I believe it will hasten the restoration of the Spirit Sea. Following this healing process, I believe that their understanding of the Spirit Sea will deepen at the same time. In this case, the wave of spiritual energy that we saw earlier must have been part of the healing process.”
Lin Feng pondered for a while before he turned to look at the Spirit Sea. His pupils shrank, “Cultivating over here will be very beneficial, as the spiritual energy is abundant. For Immortal Soul Second Level cultivators at the peak of their realm, it will be even more advantageous for them. Cultivating over here will greatly increase their chances of reaching the Immortal Soul Third Level.”
“This place is also very suitable for one to comprehend and create new mantras.” Lin Feng placed his hands behind his back. On his forehead, a Taiji Diagram appeared and kept on revolving. Lin Feng was thinking about his own Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues.
In the ocean right in front of him, the image that appeared earlier disappeared. But following that, it resonated with the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl and Big Luo.
A huge number of talismans and incantations surged into the pearl, witnessed by Lin Feng and Big Luo.
These talismans and incantations were left behind by the Hades Emperor. They represented his understanding of the concept of all life during his cultivation.
The Hades Emperor swallowed a part of the Spirit Sea. But as he resisted the Spirit Sea, he engraved much of the essence of his cultivation on the talismans and incantations.
As radiances shone, it felt as if the ocean was extending out to cover Lin Feng and the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl. It seemed like it was converting into a huge light ball. It’s just that half of the light ball reached till the space of the ocean, while the other half remained in the space of the Spirit Sea.
Lin Feng’s eyes seemed to have changed their looks. In one eye, the image of life creation and destruction was shown. As the Eight Trigrams and the Four Appearances surged, they threatened to re-open the Heavens and Earth. Whereas in the other eye, there was a boundless purple light that seemed to control the Great Tao, as if it was the conqueror of the universe.
“As expected, as expected…” Lin Feng sat on his knees on the floor and a light projection shook in front of him. His Thunder Dragon Avatar revealed its original form and converted into a purple-scaled Celestial Dragon that was extremely long.
As the both of them remained in void space, their sizes were not proportionate relative to each other.
In the eyes of the actual body of Lin Feng, it was the creation and destruction of all life. On his forehead, a Taiji Diagram spun.
Whereas in the eyes of the Thunder Dragon Avatar, boundless purple radiance flashed, as if the conqueror of the universe was looking down on everyone.
As the both of them faced each other, there was a weird yet miraculous balance that was achieved.
As he was blocked by the light ball, the Flowing Waves Holy Man could not see everything inside the light ball. But he could see the complete Great Tao in the Spirit Sea, revealed as formless light belts. These light belts were connected to the surface of the light ball, and a miraculous aura was exuded from within the light ball.
Inside the light ball, Lin Feng felt extremely at ease. Quietly, he evolved the Two Elements Chapter of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue.
In front of him, there were Yin & Yang, Life & Death, Light & Darkness, Heavens & Earth, Eternity & Instant, Reality & Illusion, Life Creation & Destruction…countless way concepts were evolved by Lin Feng, but they still lacked a final step to reach completion.
This final step was the understanding of the world.
There was a difference between human and demon cultivations.
Humans cultivate to pursue the goal of becoming the Heavens and Earth, achieving freedom and carefreeness.
Demons cultivate to infuse with the Heavens and Earth and guide the Heavens and Earth into their bodies. Eventually, they would become one with the Heavens and Earth.
Before forming the Immortal Soul and the Undying Demon Soul, the cultivation paths of the humans and the demons were already different from each other.
As a human formed the Immortal Soul, it was only in the First Level that he could combine with the Heavens and Earth to form one entity. But this was not the true goal. The goal was to become greater than the Heavens and Earth, and to be independent of it.
Thus, this was followed by cultivating till the Immortal Soul Second Level, which made one the Heavens and Earth. He no longer had to rely on the world as before, and it was the first step towards freedom.
After that, the Immortal Soul Third Level was the next stage. This was the stage where one observed the way of the Heavens and Earth and infused oneself into the Great Dao, allowing one to become closer in his goal of becoming the Heavens and Earth.
Whereas for a Demonic Saint with an Undying Demon Soul, it was similar to the Immortal Soul First Level of humans. He would combine with the Heavens and Earth. As long as the Heavens and Earth did not destruct, he would not destruct too. But a demon would not forsake his own original form. During the process of cultivating the Undying Demon Soul, he would guide his original form to combine with the Heavens and Earth more closely.
In the Undying Demon Soul Second Level, the original true spirit was formed. This was largely different from a human cultivator. This original true spirit was the true spirit of the Greater World, which was grafted into the soul and blood of a demon. The divine pattern of the true spirit would be formed, allowing the combination with the Heavens and Earth to become tighter.
When the syncretic star soul was achieved in the Immortal Soul Third Level, a demon’s soul would infuse with the luminaries of the Heavens and Earth, becoming inseparable from the Heavens and Earth.
Once the Immortal Soul Third Level was reached and the syncretic star soul was achieved, both parties would then challenge for the Three Tribulations of Destiny. But the path each party took was different from the other party.
The existence of two types of cultivation pathways that managed to exist together in the Grand Celestial World represented two forms of understanding of the Grand Celestial world.
Lin Feng evolved his own Two Elements Chapter. While the other concepts of dual polarities had been cultivated, they were not complete.
When Lin Feng browsed through Buddhist mantras earlier, he was already hinted. That’s why he gave up the Saros Steel Tree Avatar and re-cultivated the Thunder Dragon Avatar. Through understanding the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao, he supplemented his shortcomings.
The ocean contained the cultivation experience of the Hades Emperor. It was the last boost that Lin Feng needed.
“This is indeed a great opportunity for me to cultivate the virtual entity.” Lin Feng shut his eyes. In the world of the Spirit Sea, Lin Feng cleansed his own cultivation and fully established the third chapter of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues.