The Spiritual Attainment of Minghe - Chapter 357
The Spiritual Attainment of Minghe Chapter 357: The Advent of the Great Way
Originally, Hongjun set up the Holy Seat and combined his body with the Tao. Although he had his own intention, all this had been aimed at complementing the Way of Heaven. Due to the Sages' birth and Hongjun's integration with the Tao, the Way of Heaven in Untainted Land had become more perfect. But with its improvement, Hongjun and the Sages became obstacles to restrict the development of the Way of Heaven.
But now, Hongjun separated himself from the Way of Heaven, and then all the Sages also abandoned their Holy Seats. Although it had some influence on the Way of Heaven, it was temporary. Without the restriction of the Sages and Hongjun, the Way of Heaven in Untainted Land became stronger. It was very good for Untainted Land, especially for the revival of the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth. Otherwise, there could not be such a time of prosperity.
With the passage of time, Untainted Land gradually entered the period of the Journey to the West as well as the Cultivation Tribulation of Heaven and Earth, but it was the weakest one since the beginning of Untainted Land. As Monkey King was born in the Mountain of Flowers and Fruits, the Journey to the West also began. All parties started plotting. Some wanted to make profits during the Journey to the West, while others wanted to ensure safety for themselves.
As soon as Monkey King was born, there appeared a great variate. Liu Er suddenly appeared in Untainted Land. Originally, Liu Er had practiced Closed Door Meditation in the Chaos. Moreover, he accepted Monkey King as his disciple and gave him the name "Sun Wukong". That made the other forces unsettled, especially Buddhism. They intended to contrive a scheme, but now they had to give up and let nature take its course.
However, Sun Wukong was somewhat naughty. He stirred up trouble with the living beings of Untainted Land. First, he snatched the Compliant Golden-Hooped Rod in the East Sea Dragon Palace. Then, he created a disturbance in the Heavenly Court. Some people surely acquiesced in all these things. Otherwise, he was playing with fire by creating a tremendous uproar in the Dragon Palace and the Heavenly Palace as his own cultivation was only at the Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal.
Although Sun Wukong lost the Origin of Wise Monkey, Minghe almost compensated him for all his losses. At birth, he had the vital force of the Chaos. His Origin was between the Primordial Origin and the Origin of Chaos. It was closer to the Origin of Chaos than Four Monkeys of Destruction's Origin. With such a gift, he was a genius for practicing the Real Body of Rakshasa.
More than that, Sun Wukong was the only remaining Colorful Stone between Heaven and Earth. He was full of Merit of mending the sky, so he could practice smoothly. Within a few hundred years, Sun Wukong actualized the Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal. He made progress in his cultivation as easily as drinking water. However, it also had a big hidden danger that he could not follow the realm. If it were not for the Merit protecting his body, he might have earlier gone mad.
However, even if Sun Wukong made a big mistake, Buddhism did not dare to launch an attack against him. Although Liu Er and Kong Xuan could not start making a move in Untainted Land, Black Tortoise and Dipamkara, the two at the Half Step to the Origin, were there. Moreover, Yang Chan and Nezha, the two Sage-to-be experts, guarded him. Therefore, no one dared to attack him. Although there were three Sages-to-be in Buddhism, they were not strong enough to fight against the Blood Sea.
Finally, Liu Er made an attack. He led Sun Wukong to the Blood Sea and taught him for 500 years. In doing so, he intended to cultivate his temperament and improve his state of mind. 500 years later, when Sun Wukong left the mountain, he had reached the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal Realm. Afterward, he joined Buddhism's Eastward Movement. It was the general trend of Heaven, so it was unstoppable. Therefore, he actively participated to obtain some Luck and Merit.
After the Journey to the West, Sun Wukong broke through to the Sage-to-be Realm by virtue of the Luck and Merit he had obtained by slaying demons. Meanwhile, Untainted Land was restored to calm. Although Buddhism made success in the Eastward Movement, the nine provinces of the Human Tribe still focused on Martial Arts and Confucianism. It embarrassed the people of Buddhism.
Originally, Martial Arts was the foundation of the Human Tribe. Since the birth of humans, Martial Arts had been continually inherited. Although Confucianism had been established not long before, it was also popular in the Human Tribe. Confucian scholars cultivated awe-inspiring righteousness to suppress evil spirits. Moreover, there were no restrictions to being qualified. The only thing they needed to do was read a lot. And whether one was strong or not depended on that person's comprehension.
With the passage of time, all the living beings of Untainted Land were surprised to discover that the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth had gotten richer and richer, showing signs of restoring the situation from ancient times. Meanwhile, brilliant talents came forth in succession. All these changes puzzled all the living beings of Untainted Land, but they could not find an answer. They only could practice hard to strengthen themselves to meet changes with constancy.
As the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth revived, Untainted Land seemingly entered a time of prosperity. Fuxi and Black Tortoise actualized the Realm of the Origin one after another. Then, Haotian and the Three Ancestors of the Human Tribe successively reached the Realm of the Origin. Later, Xuan Ming integrated his body with the Tao, followed by Dipamkara and Kunpeng. The cultivators reaching the Sage-to-be Realm sprang up like mushrooms.
The striking change in Untainted Land brought about the hope of actualizing the Realm of the Origin to all the living beings of Untainted Land. All of them tried their best to practice. Previously, it was assumed that being a Sage meant that you were at the top of society. Currently, it was believed that actualizing the Origin meant being at the top of society. If an individual did not actualize the Origin, everything would be in vain when the Immeasurable Cultivation Tribulation arrived. But, what they did not know was that the Origin was just the real beginning of practice.
Somewhere in the Out-of-Law Area, several Ominous Beasts of Chaos roamed aimlessly. When one beast passed by a place, it disappeared in an instant. The other beasts did not care about that at all. They continuously wandered and did not discover any abnormalities. If they did discover something unusual, they would probably not have been Ominous Beasts of Chaos.
If Tongtian, who had a good command of the ways of tactical formation, was here, he definitely could discover the tactical formation that was here very quickly. Although it was covered up very well, the Chaos of this place was full of the Power of Five Elements. Obviously, it was a tactical formation of the Five Elements. Unfortunately, Ominous Beasts of Chaos did not understand any tactical formations. Naturally, they could not discover that a stranger lived permanently in the Out-of-Law Area that they used as nests.
In the Formation of Five Elements, a primitive main hall was silently suspended in the Chaos. The plaque on the gate read "Tao Seeking Hall". The three words had formed naturally and contained the supreme Great Way. Inside the hall, it was empty. Except for a stronghold and four altars, there was nothing left. Above the stronghold sat a person. Undoubtedly, it was Minghe.
"Whirr…" Minghe breathed out lightly and then opened his eyes. His vital force of terror suddenly disappeared. Afterward, he stretched out his hands and calculated by using his thumb to touch his other knuckles. "Well, I've been in Closed Door Meditation for 48,000 years." It was his longest Closed Door Meditation yet. Of course, there would be gains when effort was made. Whether it was in cultivation or in the way of weapon refinement, Minghe had gained a lot.
Minghe raised his head and looked at the four altars on both sides of the main hall with a grin on his face. In recent years, Minghe found another two beast nests and obtained two altars in the Out-of-Law Area. Meanwhile, he spent a lot of time studying the four altars. They were special Transmitting Formations rather than altars. They connected some mysterious place and transmitted some things from time to time.
Ominous Beast of Chaos, the Original Stone of Chaos, the Origin of Chaos, and Bright Metal of Chaos were all good things. During these years, Minghe had made a great achievement. However, the four Transmitting Formations were very special. He had studied the limit for a long time, but he had not figured it out. Seemingly, it was more advanced than the Limit of Chaos, or it was the specially made Limit of Chaos. In any case, Minghe was confused.
At present, the four Transmitting Formations only could output but could not input. Minghe tried hard to initiate them, but he failed. He was curious about where these things were being output from. "Is it a place that is more interior in the Out-of-Law Area? Or some other mysterious place?" Minghe affirmed that the place was certainly full of both risks and opportunities.
For most things that were output, Minghe was not interested. For example, the Origin of Chaos. If he was willing to take the time, he could find such things in the Out-of-Law Area. With only the appearance of such a thing, Minghe's Real Body of Rakshasa would react by instinct and could not wait to devour it.
It was a special Spiritual Air. He inferred that it was more advanced than the Air of Chaos because the Air of Chaos could eliminate it completely. In tens of thousands of years, Minghe totally obtained three wisps of this Spiritual Air. Each wisp greatly improved Minghe's Real Body of the Mazinger. Regrettably, there were only three wisps.
At the thought of this, Minghe could not help sighing. Unfortunately, he had no idea about the four Transmitting Formations. Otherwise, he really wanted to be transmitted to the other side of the Transmitting Formation to find more Fated Chances, even if it was very dangerous there or he could probably lose his life. As a matter of fact, seeking truth through cultivation was a dangerous thing. If someone held back out of his fear of danger, he had better not undertake cultivation.
However, even if he wanted to, there was no such opportunity. After scanning the four altars, Minghe withdrew his eyes. Instead of dreaming about the future, he would rather seize the present. No matter how big the Fated Chance was, as long as it was not yet obtained, it would be a useless existence. Thus, he should keep an eye on the present and take all opportunities to strengthen himself. Otherwise, when the Fated Chance arrived, he would be incapable of seizing it. In that case, it would be awkward.
In tens of thousands of years, Minghe practiced hard in the Out-of-Law Area. He really made great progress, which was beyond his expectation. He anticipated his reunion with Hongjun. Over the years, he had no idea of Hongjun's improvement. He looked forward to that day. Dwelling on this, he suddenly raised his head and looked extremely solemn.
His eyes were very deep. The Tao Seeking Hall, the Formation of Five Elements, and the Air of Chaos could not block his eyes. Having followed his eyes, a huge eye appeared in the Out-of-Law Area. The strong vital force was more formidable than the Way of Heaven of Untainted Land. Minghe was very familiar with it and he could not forget it. Now it had such a strong power.
The Great Way had arrived…