Chapter 857: Six Paths of Samsara, Red Lotus of Karma
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Inside the Grand Heavens Pavilion, there was a small world that looked like a small light ball. Everyone inside this small world was worried.
Ever since they came to the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the sect had not experienced such a crisis before.
The ordinary people from the Cloud Mirror City and Celestial Wonders World were panicky. They were extremely scared that they would be dragged into the conflict and started to feel despair.
There were even a few who complained that the Celestial Sect of Wonders implicated them. But they forgot how good their lives were when the Celestial Sect of Wonders prospered in the past.
The bunch of disciples from the sect remained positive despite the situation. They were confident that their elders would be able to overcome the enemies.
It was not only the Successive Disciples who felt this way. Even the Foundational Disciples were confident of the sect.
They were more dejected that their cultivations were too low and they could not contribute to this fight.
Among the Inferno Precipice disciples, Yan Wuwei swore, “When I see the Mount Shu Sword Sect’s, Samsara Sect’s and East Heaven’s Gate disciples in the future, I will wallop them!”
Under Luo Qingwu, there was only one Successive Disciple. Beneath his seemingly unctuous expression, there was a hint of resilience. He was Han Yang, a disciple who joined the sect during the third Sect-Opening Ceremony. After he heard what Yan Wuwei said, he pursed his lips, “When we form the Immortal Soul, let’s pay a visit to these sects who came to challenge us today.”
As everyone heard him, they roared in agreement, “Yes!”
Huang Zhenting also shouted, “Count me in!”
Among those from the Heavenly Temple, the tanned and thin Ying Luozha grinned, “Sounds good to me.”
Yang Tie, who was beside him, also said, “I’m afraid Grandmaster, Master and all the other Elders won’t let us do so.”
Over at the Inferno Precipice, a charming youth beside Yan Wuwei who joined the sect at the same time as Han Yang, laughed, “We may have to follow their wishes, but we still have to prepare. Otherwise, we’ll just be watching all the same just like what we are doing now if another round of this happens.” This guy was Tang Jun.
Yan Wuwei beckoned him to shut his mouth, “Shut your filthy mouth, why will there be another round of this?”
Over at the Forest Abode, there was a lady standing in the center of everyone. She was Li Xingfei. Right now, her expression was calm and peaceful. It seemed like she was unbothered about what was happening outside. As everyone looked at her, they also calmed down.
Although Li Xingfei looked calm, she was not so calm inside. She was unaware of what was happening outside and was worried that her Master, Wang Lin, would not return.
Inside another World of Consciousness, there was a in the crowd. Everyone around them encircled them subconsciously.
This couple was the parents of Wang Lin.
Everyone around them muttered, “Uncle, Aunty, will we…will we be in danger?”
Everyone else was shocked and fearful as they looked at Wang Lin’s parents. They were hoping to get some reliable news from the both of them, so as to at least pacify their worried minds.
Such a crisis had never happened before, thus they were a little disoriented now. Even though there were a few younger ones around them had started cultivating, they were still very anxious.
Wang Lin’s parents were also unaware of what was going on. They only knew that enemies had come to attack the Celestial Sect of Wonders. As to how many of them there were, how powerful they were or whether the Celestial Sect of Wonders could resist them, they were entirely clueless.
Wang Lin’s parents’ thinking and temperament were now different from when they were just villagers. Although they were still as simple as ever, they were able to reassure themselves in the face of this crisis.
However, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was taking this very serious and protected all of them beforehand in these small worlds, which showed how powerful the enemies were. At least the entire Celestial Sect of Wonders had to be deployed to resist them, which made them unavailable to protect the rest of them.
Wang Lin’s father said in a low voice, “I believe my son can resist the enemies. They placed us here to protect us from being hurt. Otherwise, the fight between those powerful cultivators may implicate us.”
“Let’s wait for Wang Lin to defeat the enemies and everything to be over. I believe that that time is coming.”
Wang Lin’s mother also revealed a warm smile on her face, “Everyone, please calm yourselves down. Since Wang Lin’s sect had settled us down here beforehand, they must have a detailed plan. We won’t be in danger.”
After sensing the calmness of Wang Lin’s parents, everyone started to calm down too. Although they still felt a tinge of worry, this worry of theirs did not turn into panic.
After pacifying everyone, Wang Lin’s parents looked at each other before sighing. They could subtly feel the deep worry in each other’s eyes, “I wonder how Wang Lin and the rest are doing right now.”
Wang Lin’s mother shut her eyes and prayed, “Please bless that my son is safe…”
At this moment, Wang Lin sensed something as he was inside the black hole of the Six Paths of Samsara. He turned his attention towards the Grand Heavens Pavilion below. Over there, the defensive mechanism of the Grand Heavens Pavilion was resisting the attack of the wheel of the Six Paths of Samsara.
He was aware that all the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and his clan members were inside there now.
His parents were also there.
That was the last line of defense. Once it was overcome, the war would be brought to Mount Yujing.
Whereas Shi Tianfang was also joining in the breach of the defense of the Grand Heavens Pavilion right now. He combined with the wheel of the Six Paths of Samsara to breach the defense of the Grand Heavens Pavilion. The ramifications were bound to be dire.
A familiar face flashed across Wang Lin’s mind this time. The cold radiance and killing intent in Wang Lin’s eyes dissipated slowly. He turned much more peaceful at this point.
On the other side, as the Ice Elder was dragged into the Six Paths of Samsara, he screamed in horror. His body was revolved by black streaks of gases. These gases surged out from his own body. They were thick, distorted, fierce and vicious. Just by looking at them gave one the feeling of falling into the hell of Samsara.
The black gas converted to form countless ferocious faces. These faces were not only distorted, but they were evil at the same time. Most of them dressed in the style of the grassland villagers of the Royal House of the Northern Tribes. There were also others with different appearances and there were even demons.
One of the faces was supposed to be gentle and calm, but now it was ferocious and frightening.
The Ice Elder recognized this face. He was the original owner of the Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness and the Mountain and River Void Crucible, the Mountain and River Holy Man.
6000 years ago, the Mountain and River Holy Man came to the Snow Mountains to search for the Fire Affinity Wood. But as the secret was leaked, he attracted the greed of the Heaven Lake Sect. They then stole his magic treasure before suppressing him inside a spring opening.
4600 years ago, during the War Between the Two Worlds, the Ice Elder tricked a few Demonic Saints to that spring opening, using the Mountain and River Holy Man as a bait. After the Demonic Saints killed the Mountain and River Holy Man, they were killed by the Heaven Lake Sect inside that spring opening.
But as time passed, everything was forgotten.
But today, as the Ice Elder saw the face of this man, he let out a scream of despair.
The black gases were mysterious powers of karma that came from his own body. Right now, Shi Tianfang evoked the spell to engulf him. As karma revolved around him, he was dragged back into the cycle of Samsara.
Wang Lin was calm as he watched the streaks of karma that crawled around the Ice Elder. Each of these streaks of gas contained the face of someone. These faces came from people who died at the hands of the Ice Elder. They seemed to become vicious curses and never got their rest.
Under the attack of karma, the Ice Elder’s powers were limited and he was unable to resist being engulfed by the Six Paths of Samsara. Finally, he was dragged entirely into the black hole.
As the world of Samsara made one revolution, the virtual entity of the Ice Elder disappeared. Wang Lin stared at him and saw a figure flashed past, which gradually turned purple. It was the Path of Beast.
Around Wang Lin, streaks and streaks of black gases started to surge out too.
Wang Lin was significantly much younger than the Ice Elder. But the karma that he accumulated did not seem to be lesser than that of the Ice Elder.
Wang Lin was calm as he faced this dangerous situation. He summoned the River Styx Undying Body and his flesh started to break down, converting into the River Styx Primordial Water.
As the powers of karma touched the River Styx Primordial Water, they were cleansed slowly.
“Hmph!” Outside the Six Paths of Samsara, Shi Tianfang snorted.
In the next moment, red lotus flames started to flash in front of Wang Lin’s eyes. They were extremely red and pure as if they were red crystals that were dancing.
Red Lotus Fire!
As this fire appeared, the powers of karma around Wang Lin’s body became stronger and stronger. Furthermore, as these powers were added to the Red Lotus Fire, they caused the strength of the fire to be boosted.
As both parties supported each other, they boosted the strength of each other. As the Red Lotus Fire burned, it resisted the cleansing of the River Styx Primordial Water. Whereas the powers of karma took the opportunity to leap across the River Styx Primordial Water towards Wang Lin’s soul, Nascent Soul, and Cosmic Form.
Wang Lin’s Cosmic Form covered his soul and Nascent Soul and escaped into the Pearl of Styx. As the pearl was surrounded by the Red Lotus Fire and karma, it was dragged to the depths of the black hole. It seemed like Wang Lin was about to follow in the footsteps of the Ice Elder.
The Pearl of Styx slid in the direction of the Path of Asura.
And at this point, Wang Lin was already reforming his flesh inside the Pearl of Styx. As he remained within the River Styx Primordial Water, he watched as the pearl was attacked by the fire and the powers of karma.
He sensed the power concept of the Six Paths of Samsara as well as the secrets to the powers of karma. Following that, he referenced them to his own cultivation and collections of Buddhist manuals started to flash across his mind.
His entire life experiences started to flow in his mind.
Above Wang Lin’s head, a light projection of a youth appeared. It was his Nascent Soul.
The Nascent Soul opened his eyes and a radiance flashed in them.
“You reap what you sow.” Wang Lin also opened his own eyes, which flashed with radiance too.
The Yama Imperial Pavilion was above his Cosmic Form. And further above the Yama Imperial Pavilion, there were three layers of light projections that extended out.
The three layers of light projections represented three different worlds with three different demonic doors that connected to this world.
At this moment, a fourth demonic door opened suddenly. There was nothing inside the world that this door led to. There was only a light spot. After that, a line extended from this light spot before it ended at another light spot. Another line extended from this new light spot again, before ending at another light spot. This process continued on and on.
Wang Lin crushed a ceramic bottle and he held the Trayastrimsa Elixir of Creation. After that, he consumed it.