After Becoming the Hero’s Ex-fiancée - Chapter 117
Non-Emptiness Sutra (4)
“Tomorrow, at seven in the morning, the Scripture Depository will be open to all newly-recruited cultivators. What are your thoughts? My Zixiao Peak is different from the other peaks,” he said. “We practice the ‘Yang Charm Heart Sutra’, which is more orthodox than those other heterodox charm arts.”
“Master, this disciple wants to learn the ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’,” Zheng Wan raised her head. Cui Wang was advancing so quickly; if she did not increase her cultivation levels as soon as possible, when he reached the Grand Magnificence stage and dispelled the love gu, she would become meat on the chopping block, at his disposal to beat or kill.
Moreover—since she knew that there was a divine scripture to be learned, it would be truly worthless of her if she settled for second best without fighting for it.
Zi Xiu Daojun rested his chin in his hand and looked at this little disciple who had suddenly made a nonsensically wild declaration. He wasn’t annoyed however, and told her, “The ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’ has been lost to the Yuqing Sect for a long time, so I am afraid it is not possible.
“Even if the ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’ still exists, I’m afraid you won’t be able to hold up to it.”
He continued slowly, with a trace of melancholy in his eyes, “Unlike the rumours that are being spread outside, since the first sect leader ascended to the beyond, the ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’ had been passed down for a few consecutive generations, and practiced by our sect’s genius disciples. Unfortunately, for some reason, in the middle, something would go wrong with each one and they would burst and die without even being able to make it past the Accomplisher stage. Thus, after that, the ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’ was gradually sealed away, and no one practiced it anymore.
“As days became years, after a long time, it disappeared from existence.”
“Burst and die?”
Zheng Wan was shocked, “Why?”
“When practicing the ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’, there are two conditions. First, one must not break one’s virginity before reaching the Savant stage. But as cultivators, who is not surrounded by fair temptations every day? How can one resist? As for the second condition… Master doesn’t know either.”
Zi Xiu Daojun shrugged, “That’s how it is. If you still want to insist, take this jade token and line up in front of the Scripture Depository tomorrow.”
A purple token flew in front of Zheng Wan; the token’s body gave a faint golden glow. She grabbed it and thanked him smilingly.
“When you’re done with the Scripture Depository, come back and look for me.”
Before Zheng Wan could get up, she was sent out of the cave abode by a gentle breeze. Qing Shuang carried her and ran as if being chased by a dog, “Hurry, run, don’t let Third Junior Sister catch you!”
Who could’ve guessed that with a few leaps, Zi Cha stood in front of them with her hands spread out in front of her.
Zheng Wan thought for a while, grabbed two Hongxin fruits, and placed them in those hands.
Zi Cha spread her hands out again; Zheng Wan took another one and said, “This is the only one left.”
Only then did Zi Cha nod with satisfaction. “All right, I won’t cut you today. Next time… we’ll see.”
Qing Shuang said with a grimace on his face, “Little Junior Sister, don’t take it to heart. Third Junior Sister was not originally like this, it’s just that— it’s just that when she went out to travel previously, her lover— her lover… sigh, there’s no point in talking about it.”
Zheng Wan nodded. Right then, she saw far off in the distance, a bustling crowd was gathered in the middle of a square that was surrounded by five mountain peaks. There was a white tower thrust into the sky, which gave a sudden burst of golden light.
Qing Shuang was startled, then cast his divine consciousness over, and murmured, “Li Wei Zhenjun has broken through!”
“There’s actually a Boundless Ranking here?”
“Naturally,” said Qing Shuang said as a matter of course. “Our Yuqing Sect is one of the seven great sects, so of course there would be a Boundless Ranking.”
Zheng Wan focused her vital energy into her hers, and sure enough, saw the Boundless Ranking she had seen previously. The words, ‘Li Wei Zhenjun’, which had been at the top of the Savant stage’s list a moment ago disappeared and abruptly popped up to the Pure Veracity stage’s list, in the third position.
Then, it bounced upward from the third position, and stabilised in the second position.
“It’s only been a year since Li Wei Zhenjun entered the Savant stage, right?” Qing Shuang muttered under his breath. “How is it that he’s broken through to Pure Veracity in just one year?”
Zheng Wan stared dazedly and thought to herself, This Cui Wang is advancing so desperately, could it be that he is trying to get to the Grand Magnificence stage as soon as possible so as to get rid of the love gu? In that case…
She asked, “Granny Jin, is the ‘Non-Emptiness Sutra’ really suitable for me?”
“Of course. The ‘Way of Heavenly Clarity Sutra’ your ex-lover practices is also a pre-eminent divine scripture. You wouldn’t want to be inferior to him, right?”
“Of course not.” Zheng Wan said matter-of-factly.
A note on the cultivation stages:
Gateway 🡪 Centring 🡪 Accomplisher 🡪 Savant 🡪 Pure Veracity 🡪 Grand Magnificence 🡪 Formlessness 🡪 Void Refining 🡪 Total Assimilation
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