Enlightenment is a type of realm. To be accurate, it was a state where one merged with the heaven and earth, where one was one with the world and one was able to sense the laws of the heaven and earth as well as understand the laws of all living things.
Even if someone was an ordinary mortal, they could also accidentally gain enlightenment. Merely, the chances were too small. It could not be said that it was impossible, but it was practically non-existent. If Qi Condensation cultivators wanted to gain enlightenment, it would also be incomparably hard. Occasionally, when someone who achieved enlightenment appeared, it would cause countless people to be extremely shocked.
Only those almighty elders which had profound cultivations could occasionally be immersed in their enlightenment, comprehending the changes in the heavens and earth, and perceiving the Great Dao of the Heavens.
In the thousand years of disciples in the Spirit Creek Sect, there were only two people that could step into the realm of enlightenment. One of them was Gui Ya, who’s innate talent was truly peerlessly terrifying, even Shangguan Tianyou would be lacking compared to him.
The other person was the person under the sculpture that everyone was watching. The person who had worked hard for seventy days, Bai Xiaochun!
At this moment, all of the surrounding disciples of the North Bank took a deep breath, a commotion caused by their incredulous cries echoed out.
“Bai Xiaochun… he… achieved enlightenment?! After Senior Brother Gui Ya, he is the second person that has achieved enlightenment!”
“Humph! How can his enlightenment be compared to Senior Brother Gui Ya’s? Senior Brother Gui Ya only used fifteen days, however, Bai Xiaochun used seventy days!”
“Don’t put it that way. Even if you told us that we could achieve enlightenment if we persevered for seventy days, we would still be unable to! This is Bai Xiaochun’s own hard work!”
Within the crowd, there were cries of astonishment, some complicated voices, and even someindignant voices; jealously and disdain were clearly shown in their voices. No matter what, most of the disciples could feel Bai Xiaochun’s hard work and his perseverance, and their admiration towards Bai Xiaochun’s enlightenment increased even more.
Meanwhile, six rainbows appeared in the sky, instantly whistling through the air. The fastest was unexpectedly not the Ancestors of the four mountains, but… Li Qinghou who had come from the South Bank!
Clearly, he was already paying attention to the events happening here, and the exact moment when Bai Xiaochun achieved enlightenment, his figure suddenly appeared, his right hand pointing a finger towards the Testing Stage. Instantly, a light screen descended in an instant, enveloping Bai Xiaochun within it, causing outsiders to be incapable of stepping the slightest into the Testing Stage.
At this exact moment, the Ancestors of the four mountains and the Sect Head Zheng Yuandong had also arrived.
“Seal off the entire Testing Stage, and do not open it until Bai Xiaochun awakens!” The old woman from the Iricdaceae Peak looked at Li Qinghou in the eye, and her gaze swept across the surroundings. She supressed the amazement in her heart from Bai Xiaochun being able to achieve enlightened as she spoke with a solemn voice.
“Anyone who disrupts Bai Xiaochun’s enlightenment will be dealt with as a traitor of the sect! The Law Enforcement Agency will be arriving soon, strictly guard this place!” Zheng Yuandong suddenly interrupted, his voice resounded out in all directions. After the outer sect disciples heard his instruction, they all bowed their heads, paying their respects to the six elders who had arrived from the sky.
It wasn’t long before the disciples of the Law Enforcement Agency, a total of ten people, arrived and went beside the sculpture. They sat in a cross-legged position around Bai Xiaochun, covering him and protecting him from any distractions.
At this moment, the fact that Bai Xiaochun had finally achieved enlightenment had also been spread out by the outer sect disciples. Gradually, the entire North Bank knew about this; Beihan Lie, along with a many other disciples, became even more astounded as they left their caves to rush over.
In the distance, they saw Bai Xiaochun who was currently being protected by the Law Enforcement Agency. Their thoughts could not be expressed.
“He… actually achieved enlightenment…”
“Seventy days! He persevered for a whole seventy days!”
“Don’t tell me that the gap between us is truly this big? I won’t accept this!” Beihan Lie, the Gongsun siblings, Xu Song, and many other inner sect’s Heaven’s Chosen currently had complicated feelings.
In midair, the four Ancestors of the North Bank also observed Bai Xiaochun, whosat in meditation with closed eyes. When he had entered the Realm of Enlightenment, he lost all of the aura around him.
“I didn’t think that he would actually succeed!”
“His insights are too profound. His success isn’t due to chance.”
“Who knows how many days he can stay enlightened? When Gui Ya was enlightened, he was in that state for twenty seven days.” While the four Ancestors were deeply moved, a hint of expectation appeared within Zheng Yuandong’s eyes. He loudly laughed and believed his master would be pleased because he had taken this Bai Xiaochun as a Junior Brother on behalf of his master.
Li Qinghou also had a smile on his face. Praise could be seen in his eyes... and even gratification.
After all, this was the Spirit Creek Sect. The Law Enforcement Agency was there, and there was also the formation array which Li Qinghou had personally arranged. Besides a Golden Core stage cultivator, there was no other way for someone to disturb Bai Xiaochun’s enlightenment by breaking open the protection in a short time.
disciples were deeply shocked by Bai Xiaochun, and they intensely paid attention to him.
“He used five times the amount of time compared to Senior Brother Gui Ya to acheive enlightenment, it can be clearly seen that his aptitude can’t be compared to Senior Brother Gui Ya! Therefore, he absolutely cannot surpass Senior Brother Gui Ya!”
There were many of these sounds in the North Bank. Even if they were inner sect disciples, some people also thought like this. But slowly, when the twenty-second day passed, then the twenty-fifth day passed, all these sounds disappeared, turning into a silence that was formed from shock.
On the evening of the twenty-sixth day, under the surprise of countless people, a black rainbow flew over, appearing in midair above the North Bank’s Testing Stage, as it turned into a youth that was wearing a black gown.
It was Gui Ya!
He was originally in seclusion to make his final preparations for Foundation Establishment. However, when he received sound transmissions from his fellow disciples and found out about Bai Xiaochun, he came out to see what had happened.
Within the disciples of the entire Spirit Creek Sect, only Bai Xiaochun would arouse his interest. At the moment he appeared, he was immediately recognised by the surrounding disciples. No matter whether these disciples were of the inner sect or the outer sect, reverence appeared on their faces. Some even had fearful expressions as they quickly cupped their hands to pay their respects.
“Greetings to Senior Brother Gui Ya.”
Even if it was Beihan Lie and the others, they would also quickly pay their respects. These sounds merged into one and echoed in all directions. However, Gui Ya acted as if he had heard nothing, only looking at one person... Bai Xiaochun.
As he stared at Bai Xiaochun, astonishment gradually appeared in Gui Ya’s eyes.
“I achieved enlightenment after observing that beast’s claw and sketching it into my mind. Finally, I ended up in that illusory world and lost my bearings in that world shaking claw from that ancient beast. It was hard to stray away from it as my enlightenment ended, and I could not see whether that ancient beast had any other changes.”
“Bai Xiaochun, since you have achieved enlightenment, who knows whether you can stray away from that claw...”
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Translated by: Sean