The three were all shocked. Suiren-shi cried out, "What? Will all the immortal cultivators in the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance be sent out to listen to the Teachings? That means others could seize the chance to intrude into the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance. Humans in the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance are all selected elites!"
Musen answered, "Of course I know, humans in the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance are exactly elites, but Martial Arts are more prosperous than the Way of Celestial Immortality. I can teach them Martial Arts, but who will teach them the Way of Celestial Immortality? They can only rely on themselves and improve slowly by trial and error. If things continue this way, the thriving of Martial Arts will remain while the Way of Celestial Immortality will gradually fade and lead to conflicts.
"Instead of conflicting, it would be better to send them out. Laozi is the master of the Way of Celestial Immortality. His sermon must be extraordinary. We should not miss the chance. As for the future, we'll find a solution then. Without pain, there can be no gain. We can't block them from the Fated Chance of the Way of Celestial Immortality."
Under such circumstances, the three said nothing more. They obeyed what Musen said and ordered all the immortal cultivators in the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance to move to the Human Tribe with the mission of finding Fated Chance of the Way of Celestial Immortality. But they knew nothing about the so-called Fated Chance at all. Though confused, they still left the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance and went for the Fated Chance.
There were nearly 10 million people in the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance, but only one million of them cultivated the Way of Celestial Immortality. Compared with 10 billion humans outside, they were certainly unable to stir up things. However, when all the 10 million people left the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance simultaneously, the whole Human Tribe was highly concerned about it. It was well known that the 10 million immortal cultivators were all elites with great power and impact.
Laozi had already arrived in the Human Tribe, so he soon got the news and was totally confused. Of course, he had heard of
the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance before and showed great appreciation. Now humans came out from the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance. And they were all immortal cultivators who claimed that they were seeking for the so-called Fated Chance. He could not help but be confused.
Four Ancestors of HumanityLaozi had been hiding his traces ever since he'd left Mount Kunlun. Only the Honoured Lord of the Origin and Tongtian knew where he'd gone. And they absolutely would not let the secret out. Why did the immortal cultivators of the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance leave for the Fated Chance all of a sudden? He was confused about the reasons for the arrangements the Four Ancestors of Humanity had made.
The Four Ancestors of Humanity were highly respected by humans, especially Musen, the ancestor of martial arts. He was well-matched, sometimes even suppressed, in prestige with the Sacred Lady of the Human Tribe, Goddess Nvywa. Great events of the Human Tribe were usually decided by Musen. He must have been the one who incited immortal cultivators of the Human Tribe to leave the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance. Had he known that some masters of the Way of Celestial Immortality had come into the Human Tribe?
Laozi thought of this and was shocked. Was it possible that his traces had been discovered? No, that was impossible. Anyhow, he was a master in the Late Stage of Sage-to-be. And he had hidden his traces deliberately. Ordinary people could absolutely not find a clue. Were there some unknown masters in the Human Tribe? Or, was someone else hiding backstage?
Laozi thought for a long time and had no clue. So he continued to travel around in the Human Tribe. At the same time, he could conveniently learn more details about the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance from the humans who had just left the land. The Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance had been forbidden to visit in the past. No one knew what it was like inside. But humans came out from it now. News about the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance would soon be widespread.
Laozi was especially excited when he heard about the Sacred Palace of Spiritual Inheritance. He was surprised that the Martial Ancestors of the Human Tribe had obtained the Enlightenment Tablet. This tablet had existed since the Longhan Cultivation Tribulation. And it had disappeared ever since. The Refining of it had been sealed to everyone up till now. It was really a surprise that it reappeared in the Human Tribe.
Laozi also found out something else. Although immortal cultivators from the Sacred Land of Spiritual Inheritance had cultivated the transformation exercises engraved in the Enlightenment Tablet, they had no masters to follow. As a result, they could only rely on themselves and improve by trial and error. It explained why the Way of Celestial Immortality of the Human Tribe had faded while the Martial Arts, the cultivation speed of which was obviously slower, were prospering.
After one hundred years of traveling, Laozi finally decided to establish the religious sect in the Human Tribe. Humans had primordial immortal qualifications. They held the Spiritual Inheritance of the Way of Celestial Immortality but had neither systems nor masters, which was suitable for him to preach Taoism lineage and establish a religious sect.
Laozi found an isolated hill, set a platform high above, and nobly sat on it. "I am Laozi, the Grand Pure One, one of the Three Pure Ones," he proclaimed. "I have been traveling around the Human Tribe for nearly a hundred years. And I found that your Spiritual Inheritance of the Way of Celestial Immortality was defective. So I intend to preach The Way of Dao with Gold Core to you. You all can gather together to listen to my Teachings."
Although Laozi's voice was not loud, it penetrated into the whole crowd constantly and clearly. It must be attained by some immortal master. Immortal cultivators of the Way of Celestial Immortality in the Human Tribe hurriedly came to the place one by one. What was more, many cultivators of Martial Arts also rushed to the platform out of curiosity. Or perhaps they had heard about the Three Pure Ones before and wanted to listen to the sermon.
The isolated hill was soon covered with people, there were huge crowds of people even at the foot of the hill. Seeing this, Laozi began to preach his Great Way with Gold Core:
"The Tao that can be told of is not the Absolute Tao. The names that can be given are not Absolute Names. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth. The Named is the Mother of All Things. Therefore, oftentimes, one stripes oneself of passion in order to see the Secret of Life. Oftentimes, one regards life with passion in order to see its manifest forms. These two (the Secret and its manifestations) are (in their nature) the same. They
same. They are given different names. When they become manifest, they may both be called the Cosmic Mystery. Reaching from the Mystery into the Deeper Mystery is the gate to the Secret of All Life.
"When the people of the earth all know beauty as beauty, the recognition of evil arises. Therefore, being and non-being interdepend in contrast. High and low interdepend on position. Tones and voice interdepend on harmony. Front and behind interdepend on a company. Therefore, the Sage manages affairs without action and preaches the doctrine without words.
"All things take their rise, but he does not turn away from them. He gives them life but does not take possession of them. He acts but does not appropriate. Accomplishes, but claims no credit. That the credit cannot be taken away from him. Exalt not the wise, so that the people shall not scheme and content. Prize not rare objects, so that the people shall not steal. Shut out from the things of desire, so that the people's hearts shall not be disturbed. Therefore, in the government of the Sage, he keeps empty in their hearts. Makes full their bellies, discourages their ambitions, strengthens their frames, so that the people may be innocent of knowledge and desires. And the cunning ones shall not presume to interfere by action without deeds. May all live in peace."
The Way of Celestial Immortality preached by Laozi was exactly what the Human Tribe lacked. All the humans around were deeply indulged with his words. When Laozi was preaching the teaching, the Hong Meng Immortal Qi slowly melted into his Original Spirit. After 49 years, Laozi had finally succeeded.
The vital force of Laozi resulted in great pressures to the Human Tribe. They all saw that Laozi stood up with the Baraka Exquisite Pagoda above his head. He threw out his Primordial Supreme Treasure, the Map of Taichi, and shouted in a deep voice, "Heaven bears witness to my words, I'm Laozi, the Grand Pure One, one of the Three Pure Ones. Today I realize that the Great Way is achieved, and I decide to establish Tribe of Humanity in order to civilize the Human Tribe. The Map of Taichi acts as the Supreme Treasure of the Clan, it will accumulate the Luck of Tribe of Humanity. Now I announce that Tribe of Humanity is formally established."
After Laozi finished his speech, a gigantic Golden Wheel of Merit appeared in the sky. Incalculable Golden Light of Merit entered into Laozi's body. He was gaining remarkable momentum and the Creatures in the Untainted Land were shocked. The Human Tribe nearby even kowtowed to Laozi involuntarily. Spiritual music and scents from Heaven wreathed in the air, auspicious signs emerged in an endless stream.
Laozi became a Sage and shocked the public in the Untainted Land. There was one more Sage now. The Sages appeared one by one. It seemed that a brand-new era had begun. In the Untainted Land, the status of the Sorcerer and Demon tribes was declining continually. Sages were the true dominators of the Untainted Land.
Of course, some people were greatly discontent with what Laozi had done. In Wahuang Heaven, Goddess Nvywa witnessed Laozi establishing Tribe of Humanity, thus becoming the Sage. She was very unhappy. Goddess Nvywa was the creator of the Human Tribe. Laozi had dared to establish Tribe of Humanity without notifying her of the whole thing. The most important thing was that Laozi occupied nearly 30% of the Luck of the Human Tribe when he established the Clan and became a Sage. 10% of it was derived from Goddess Nvywa. She had no reason to be happy.
Certainly, Goddess Nvywa was not the only person who had been deprived of Luck. Musen also lost his 10% of the Luck of the Human Tribe. Only Suiren-shi, Youchao-shi, and Ziyi-shi were free from loss, because the three were in charge of the survival of the Human Tribe, not the civilization. Naturally, Laozi was unable to deprive them of the Luck.
As Laozi became a Sage, his cultivation was upgraded to the Secondary Stage of the Sage. He could burst out a more coercion of the Sage than Goddess Nvywa and Minghe. All the Creatures in the Untainted Land were amazed. Although Goddess Nvywa and Minghe had already become Sages, now, Laozi was the one who was more powerful. After all, the Untainted Land was a world which praised highly of power.
Laozi owed two Karmas when he became a Sage, he deprived 10% of the Luck of the Human Tribe from Goddess Nvywa and Musen respectively. He could certainly not obtain it without payment. If he failed to pay the Karmas back, his cultivation would be badly influenced as well.