Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Thereafter, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman maintained his ‘only I am supreme’ posture and started to talk about the profound mysteries of buddhism.
His speech was accompanied by the sound of the Great Way, and golden lotuses appeared and disappeared nonstop. Countless illusory projections of senior monks and arhats had materialized beneath Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s body. The illusory figures were sitting in a row and earnestly listening to his speech.
The scene was absolutely magnificent!
The myriad practitioners in the universe were once again enthralled.
Although they were still confused as to why a daoist Profound Sage like ‘Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’ was giving a speech about buddhist scriptures, they didn’t really care about it at this moment.
The speech of a Profound Sage was truly something hard-to-come-by, even in a thousand years, and one absolutely couldn’t miss it.
Furthermore, they already got to appreciate Senior Monk Tyrannical Song’s daoist scripture earlier, and now, they had the opportunity to listen to Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s buddhist scripture.
That being said, was Buddha also a daoist?
In the sect of the Western monk.
The Western monk raised his head and looked at Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman as the latter gave his speech. Then, he turned toward his teacher, Wu Yinzi, and said, “Teacher, I really want to join the buddhist faction.”
Wu Yinzi: “…”
There are so many curses I would like to shout at this moment!
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s speech didn’t last lost, and it soon came to an end.
In the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
Dharma King Creation: “Merciful Buddha. After listening to Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman’s speech, both my mental and general strength increased. I made the same progress I would have made after practicing for ten years!”
The fellow daoists of the group finally returned to their senses. Although Dharma King Creation had long, dashing hair, he was still a buddhist disciple. Now, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s speech had saved him ten years of practice… In other words, the time left before Dharma King Creation reached the Eighth Stage Realm had just decreased by ten years. This news was definitely frightening.
Wandering Monk Profound Principle: “👍”
Not only Dharma King Creation… Great Master Profound Principle had also profited immensely. Every buddhist cultivator had obtained a lot of benefits after listening to Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s speech.
Even daoist cultivators benefited quite a lot after comprehending things by analogy.
First was Song Shuhang’s Daoist Canon, and now, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s buddhist scripture.
After these two Profound Sage-level speeches, daoist and buddhist cultivators were definitely the ones that had benefited the most.
“This whole ‘Profound Sage Speech’ thing makes no sense. We can understand why little friend Song Shuhang was able to give a speech about the ‘Daoist Canon’, but what’s the deal with Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman giving out an exquisite speech about buddhism? It’s both unscientific and uncultivation. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next two Profound Sages started talking about monster or demonic scriptures.” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator sighed.
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “I feel that the next Profound Sage, the third one in a thousand years, will seek death big time.”
“Do you think everyone is the same as you? 😄” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said with a smile.
“Intuition,” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said. “And you better not look down on the intuition of a cultivator!”
Fairy Dreamland [Soft Feather]: “Senior Thrice Reckless, how do you think will this third Sage seek death? The next Sage is the ‘third’ one in a thousand years, and perhaps there is really some fate between the two of you. Other than that, I’ve always felt that people with the number ‘three’ somewhere in their name have severe death-seeking tendencies.”
“What Soft Feather said makes sense,” Su Clan’s Seven said in praise.
“People with the number ‘three’ somewhere in their name have severe death-seeking tendencies +1. Now that I think about it, that shady fortune teller—Copper Trigram—is also ranked ‘third’ in the [gold, silver, copper, iron] series. As expected, he likewise had some fate with the number ‘three’ 🤣,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said with a laugh.
“There is also little friend Song Shuhang. He almost ended up with the daoist name ‘Thrice Song Tyrannical Saber’ once. I remember he sought death quite a lot during that period,” Fairy Dongfang Six added.
“Speaking of which, I recalled that [Su Clan’s Three] from our Spirit River Su Clan was also a big death seeker. He liked to train talented disciples, and while earnestly teaching them, he would secretly create a clone to bully them and become their ‘mortal enemy’. Then, several years later, after the disciple had reached a certain realm, he would make the ‘clone’ die in their hands. According to the rumors, he made three clones die within two years when he was on fire,” Su Clan’s Seven said. “Later, all that death-seeking negatively affected his practice. To treat his death-seeking disease, he steeled himself and changed his daoist name to [Su Clan’s Four] one day. Since that day, he never sought death again.As such, in our Spirit River Su Clan, [Su Clan’s Three] and [Su Clan’s Four] are the same person.”
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “…”
After a short while…
The fellow daoists in the group discovered that Thrice Reckless Mad Saber had quietly changed his daoist name in the group to [Frice Reckless Mad Saber].
The ‘Profound Sage Speech’ came to an end.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman heaved a huge sigh of relief. Although he ended up talking about buddhist scriptures, the speech he gave was indeed of the Profound Sage level. He had now successfully got past the ‘Profound Sage Speech’.
Along with his speech ending, the golden lotuses, that Buddha’s halo, and the projections of the arhats all vanished.
“Eh? Profound Sage Seven Lives Talisman didn’t eat the golden lotuses? Why didn’t he have a feast before they disappeared?”
“Were those arhats also edible? They were pretty big, and the nourishment they can provide should be much higher than Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s white lotuses, right?”
Luckily, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman couldn’t hear the comments of the myriad practitioners in the universe.
After concluding his speech, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman thought for a moment, and then said gravely, “The speech has come to an end, but this poor daoist still has something important to share with the myriad practitioners in the universe.”
[Poor daoist? In other words, Profound Sage Seven Lives Talisman is a daoist Profound Sage? Albeit being a daoist cultivator, his knowledge in regards to buddhist scriptures is still incredibly high. I feel like worshipping him!]
[All are Profound Sages this knowledgeable?] The myriad practitioners in the universe engaged in heated discussions.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman took advantage of the fact that he was still live to say a few words. “I wanted to tell the various fellow daoists to not randomly take oaths or set high goals while you are young. This is something very important, and I felt the need to seriously warn everyone. Setting high goals and taking oaths will only make you happy for a short while, you’ll definitely regret it afterward!”
After saying this much, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman closed his eyes and didn’t speak further.
In the next moment, all the power of virtue that the myriad practitioners in the universe had condensed fell onto Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s body. The share of power of virtue coming from buddhist cultivators was especially rich.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s power of virtue rose sharply and quickly underwent a qualitative change. Finally, it condensed into the shape of a square. It was unknown how it would change in the future.
The square-shaped item was very likely the embryonic form of something, similar to Song Shuhang’s half-snake half-stickman light of virtue back then. After gathering even more power of virtue, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s light of virtue should also change shape.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman nodded his head, satisfied.
Although he had almost died under the heavenly tribulation of the ‘Fourth Stage’, he had benefited immensely in the end.
His enviable Golden Core with eight dragon patterns, the awe-inspiring Sage Seal, and the terrific light of virtue around his body were things that the vast majority of cultivators would never obtain in their whole life.
In particular, this ‘Sage Seal’ that exclusively belonged to Eighth Stage Profound Sages had several mysterious powers. After getting back, he would ask his seniors about its various uses. There was a chance it could become a useful cheat that would aid him with his practice from now on.
Moreover, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman had been the true beneficiary of this ‘Profound Sage Speech’. After all, he had been the only person to directly ‘listen’ to the speech, and the myriad practitioners in the universe only got to see a rebroadcast with decreased effects.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman left the stage, very satisfied.
He arrived beside Song Shuhang, and said, “Thanks.”
“Senior, no need to thank me. If you want to thank someone, you should thank her.” Song Shuhang pointed at his size-reducing purse.
The deal between the high-quality puppet and Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman hadn’t escaped Song Shuhang’s ears. After all, the puppet had established a connection with the three seniors through him.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman faintly smiled and sat cross-legged beside Song Shuhang, taking a few medicinal pills to treat his wounds and starting to meditate.
Song Shuhang gazed at the other two seniors and then at his size-reducing purse.
Would Eternity and Horizon also have an opportunity to get a Profound Sage-level book from this ‘high-quality puppet’?
Just like with Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman earlier, the third Sage in a thousand years, Eternity, also got a free cure when it was his turn to give the speech, regain consciousness as a result.
Like Palace Master before, he returned to his senses first, with his physical beginning to slowly recover afterward.
After regaining consciousness, he immediately inspected his body.
[Eh? I managed to successfully transcend the tribulation?] Eternity was startled. He had unexpectedly broken through the Fifth Stage, advancing to the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm.
Eternity’s eyes lit up.
I’m already at the Sixth Stage…? In that case, does it mean that I have another opportunity?
He still remembered what had happened earlier, when he blocked Immortal Fairy Bie Xue’s immortal boat in an attempt to woo her.
At that time, when he said goodbye to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue, he asked her: “Immortal Fairy, after I advance to the Sixth Stage, am I still in time to confess to you?”
And, Immortal Fairy had said in reply: “We’ll see when you advance to the Sixth Stage. Don’t bother me now, I’m busy.”
Although Immortal Fairy Bie Xue hadn’t given him a proper answer, he could try to court her again now that he had advanced to the Sixth Stage.
Amidst his excitement, he ignored the ‘Sage Seal’ inside his body, as well as the fact that he was holding his head and squatting down.
Just as Eternity was indulging in flights of fancy, a piece of information was transmitted to his mind.
“Profound Sage Speech?” Eternity was dumbfounded.
Didn’t he advance to the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm? Why did he have to give a ‘Profound Sage-Level Speech?”
Albeit confused, his eyes immediately lit up when he discovered what he was supposed to do during this ‘Profound Sage Speech’.
[The myriad practitioners in the universe will be able to see me as I give my speech?]
China’s number one immortal chef—Immortal Fairy Bie Xue—also happened to be included amidst those ‘myriad practitioners’!
This was a heaven-sent opportunity.
Eternity stood up, starting to fix his clothes.
Today, he would let the world know how much he loved Immortal Fairy Bie Xue. For her, he was ready to gather all the ingredients in the world!