Chapter 457 Worshiping the Grand Pure One in the Grand Pure One Temple
He changed into the Daoist robe that Ling’e had personally sewn. He tied his long hair with a Dao hoop and smiled calmly at the mirror. Then, he adjusted his expression and regained his serious expression…
It was better to be serious.
Li Changshou turned his head to look. Ling’e carried an incense burner and floated into the straw hut. She placed the incense burner beside Li Changshou to smoke him. Li Changshou smiled and nodded.
He removed the disguise on his face and the halos that reduced his charm. He put on a jade pendant that he had chosen calmly and tied up his long hair that complemented his green Daoist robe. Then, he tidied up his sideburns and habitually shaved his beard, which he could control for the rest of his life.
Following that, he adjusted his collar and dusted his cloth shoes. Then, he stopped the activities of the paper effigies and returned his attention to his main body. Li Changshou looked at himself in the mirror and sighed softly.
What is this?
He could clearly rely on his looks to make a living, but he had embarked on a path of cultivation in the Primordial World where one had to rely on scheming to obtain survival rights!
Li Changshou did not expect that the first time he dressed up seriously in his life was not for meeting a fairy… On the way to visit Perfected Yu Ding, he suddenly received a call from Teacher Taiqing.
He should be asked to go to the Grand Pure One Temple. What else could it be for? There was only one of the four options, namely to teach, preach, officially take in disciples, and explain some important matters. He could not possibly ask him to send a bronze mirror over to the Heavenly Courts’ bronze mirror for entertainment.
That was really not like him.
As he thought about that, a faint smile appeared on Li Changshou’s lips. He tried a few more poses, folded his arms, and pretended to be deep in thought. He smiled to increase his youthfulness, and his eyebrows were sharp and cold.
Steam suddenly rose from the side. Li Changshou turned his head and saw Lingle lying crookedly on the chair. Her face was red and white smoke was rising from her head. Brother is seriously overrated. “Alright, I’m going there now.” Li Changshou cleared his throat and summoned the Mysterious Yellow Pagoda. He told Bai Ze to keep an eye on the Little Qiong Peak and turned around to walk to the straw hut at the side.
He lit up three incense sticks and bowed to his master’s memorial tablet.
Qi Yuan had passed away at an early age and was over a thousand years old. “Senior Brother!”
Ling’e shouted from behind and ran over with small steps. She stood on her tiptoes and leaned forward. She looked at Li Changshou’s true face that he had finally revealed and asked softly, “Are you going to see Sister Yun Xiao?”
“Of course… not.” Li Changshou smiled and said, “Teacher must have something to tell me. He wants me to go to the Grand Pure One Temple.”
Ling’e was stunned for a while. Then, she heaved a sigh of relief. “I thought you were going to use your main body to meet that Heng’e, Senior Brother.” Li Changshou said, “You actually knew about this even without leaving the house.”
“It’s all spreading around.” Ling’e pursed her lips. “The number one beauty in the Three Realms.”
Li Changshou casually pinched Ling’e’s face. Ling’e cried out in pain and was gently pulled around by her senior brother. She was angry but did not dare to say anything. Li Changshou teased, “I thought you understood that I never judge a book by its cover.”
After saying that, he turned into a gust of wind and disappeared with the Mysterious Yellow Pagoda.
Ling’e tilted her head and felt that her senior brother had “promised” her something just now. Then, she sensed that he was teasing her and waved her little fist in the direction that Li Changshou had escaped. She could be considered… Yes, it was more stable and pleasing to the eye. Ling’e moved in front of the mirror and carefully sized up the beautiful face in the mirror. Although she knew that her senior brother was teasing her, she still fell into deep thought.
Moreover, Li Changshou had left the Immortal Du Sect and asked the Pagoda Master how to go to the Grand Pure One Temple.
However, the Pagoda Master asked Li Changshou to go to the Heavenly Courts first before flying out of the Nine Heavens Imperial Court. Therefore, Li Changshou used the transformation technique and turned into a Heavenly General of the Water God Residence. He held his token and sneaked into the East Heavenly Gate.
It was also because the three swords hanging above the Heavenly Gate did not react when he, a righteous god of the Heavenly Courts, had a Divine Power Treasure beside his essence soul. Otherwise, even if Zhao Gongming came, at least one of the three swords would fall.
After the matter regarding Immortal Fu Yuan, the Jade Emperor tried his best to increase the defense of the Heaven Gate. The three swords were targeted at the immortals and demons. Li Changshou used his escape technique and quietly flew to the Eighth Heaven.
Then, he flew towards the deepest part of the blue sky. The higher he flew, the more he could sense a gradually increasing pressure above his head. However, his body was becoming more agile. After flying out of the Nine Heavens, a violent wind began to appear in the sky, tearing the smoke that was drifting over into spiritual energy.
Although Li Changshou would not be affected by the surging spiritual energy, the Mysterious Yellow Pagoda still did its best to emit a mysterious yellow aura and wrap around Li Changshou. The Pagoda Master, who was originally carefree and did not care about the treasures in the world, became obedient. He repeatedly reminded Li Changshou not to be too restrained and open-minded later.
The old master did not like red tape. It was enough for him to show respect. In place? How can I be considered in place? Should I walk forward quickly with tears in my eyes, lift the hem of my Daoist robe and kowtow to the Saint once we meet?
I have to bow outside the Grand Pure One Temple. I have to bow after entering. If I can get close to the Saint, I have to bow again! This was the ceremony to pay his respects to his master. Regardless of whether the Saint recognized him or not, he had to pay his respects first! Hence, Li Changshou carefully deduced what he should do after arriving at the Grand Pure One Temple. His body had already flown to an unknown height and rushed into the shallow blue sky…
Li Changshou looked up and could clearly see a thin membrane that isolated the outside world. The endless stars seemed to be hanging on the thin membrane. Pangu split the heavens and earth, his eyes turned into the sun and moon, and his long hair turned into the stars. In the ancient times, the Demon Court gathered the gold of the stars in the Heavenly Cycle and refined the Great Heavenly Star Array. Therefore, the starry sky after the ancient times was no longer like that of the original star map of the ancient times. Outside the boundless sea of stars, Li Changshou seemed to have seen the border of the world and the vast void outside the clear aura.
Outside the void was chaos.
The Mysterious Yellow Pagoda gave Li Changshou a direction. Li Changshou continued to fly forward. At that moment, he did not show off his escape technique. He only used his immortal power to move forward. Not long after, a cloud appeared under the starry sky. Li Changshou crashed into it and his immortal senses were immediately suppressed to an area of 100 feet around him.
An ethereal and light pressure surged over. It was the Grand Pure Dao rune that Li Changshou was extremely familiar with. After flying for an unknown period of time, a small Daoist temple appeared in the clouds in front of him.
Li Changshou had thought about it for many years and could not imagine what the Grand Pure One looked like. Now that he saw it, he could not help but smile. It was as if that was how it should be.
The main building of the small courtyard, which was made of bluestone tiles, was a small temple that was twenty feet long and wide. It did not even have any eaves.
Could it be that the Saint had casually chosen a small temple in a village in the mortal world and moved it outside the Nine Heavens to create a Saint Dao Ground? Li Changshou did not dare to delay. He carried the Mysterious Yellow Pagoda to the wooden door of the small courtyard and immediately kowtowed.
A voice suddenly sounded in his heart.
Naturally, it stopped Li Changshou from moving. Li Changshou agreed softly. He pushed open the door and took a deep breath before walking in.
The courtyard was empty. There was only a collapsed meditation cushion and two potted plants. That should be the place where the Great Daoist Master cultivated. In the green house in the north of the small courtyard sat the thin Daoist. Apart from this Daoist and a meditation cushion, there was only a long table behind the Daoist. Li Changshou did not dare to size up the old Daoist priest any further. He walked steadily to the door and lifted the hem of his Daoist robe. He knelt down and bowed to the old Daoist priest seriously.
The source of the Dao.
“Greetings, Teacher.” The old Daoist priest forced a smile on his thin face. A voice transmission entered Li Changshou’s heart. “Get up.” It was indeed a tradition of Ren School to send voice transmissions in person! “Thank you, Teacher,” Li Changshou replied softly. He stood up and carried the Mysterious Yellow Pagoda to the side. The Mysterious Yellow Pagoda disappeared silently.
The old man was the Grand Pure One. He could not describe his face because his face was born from his Dao heart. The Dao heart of the Saint was no longer something in the world. Li Changshou could not form an image of the Grand Pure One in his heart. He could only form an outline and remember what he felt.
He was relaxed and calm.
Beside him was the True Intent of Nature, and in front of him was the manifestation of the Great Dao.
The Grand Pure One slowly raised his finger. Immortal light circulated in the courtyard and condensed into a second meditation cushion. It was beside the Great Daoist Master Xuan Du’s meditation cushion. Then, the meditation cushion flew into the house.
Li Changshou lowered his head and agreed. He used the most standard meditation position and sat cross-legged on the meditation cushion.
He puffed out his chest, raised his head, relaxed his shoulders, raised his hips, and tensed his stomach. His Dao was natural. At that moment, the atmosphere in the Grand Pure One Temple was clearly a little… tense. Li Changshou sat there quietly and waited for his teacher’s instructions. He did not dare to think too much about anything. He allowed his body and mind to relax while maintaining sufficient vigilance. The Grand Pure One just sat there with his eyes half-closed. The aura of the Great Dao circulated around him.
There was no other way.
Is Master testing my patience?
Li Changshou could only think that way. Hence, he meditated quietly and did not allow himself to comprehend the Dao. He also did not allow himself to have too many thoughts. His Dao heart was peaceful and he waited for the Saint to speak at any time. He sat there for three days and three nights…
The stars outside the Great Pure Temple circulated and the clouds stirred. Li Changshou sat there quietly. For some reason, he even started singing in his heart.
I should be in the courtyard and not in the house. I suddenly feel so strange. Calm down, calm down. The Saint has looked at me for ten thousand years. I just have to wait.
Another half a month passed… The Grand Pure One finally made a move!
The strongest Saint in the world casually tore open the universe with his fingers and took out a stone slab from a vortex. He held it in his hand and lowered his head to read it. Li Changshou really did not want to peek. He happened to see two Dao runes from the corner of his eyes. The so-called Dao runes were special ‘characters’ created by Connate lifeforms in the ancient times. They were all called ‘Great Dao runes’.
The Dao runes did not have fixed words or grammar. Instead, they contained the information in complicated “patterns” and allowed the reader to comprehend them. Some profound Dao runes would make those with insufficient cultivation levels feel dizzy just by looking at them. Some were even injured by Dao runes. After that, the era of Connate lifeforms was destroyed. The Dao runes were gradually replaced by the images and words of Postnatal lifeforms.
The two Dao runes that Li Changshou had seen were not some obscure Great Dao cultivation technique. He carefully thought about it and realized that…
Uh, it was the “Techniques to Exchange With Disciples”.
Li Changshou almost covered his eyes and cried…
Teacher, if you can’t find a topic, I can take the initiative to speak. I don’t need to wait for eighteen days and fourteen hours! “Teacher.”
Li Changshou asked in a gentle voice, “You summoned me here. Do you have something to tell me?” The Grand Pure One nodded slowly and continued to send a voice transmission in Li Changshou’s heart. “The Purple Cloud Palace is discussing the God Conferment. Do you know?”
“I know.” Li Changshou hurriedly said, “Teacher, do you want to remind me about this?”
“Yes, come with me when the time comes.”
Li Changshou lowered his head and agreed. He nodded slowly. Then, the Grand Pure One fell into silence again. What… should I do? Li Changshou did not dare to speak. He sat there obediently.
If it was just to explain that matter, he would leave whenever the Saint asked him to. Hence, half a month later. The Grand Pure One’s voice sounded in Li Changshou’s heart.
“Are you investigating that taboo?”
“I didn’t investigate. Aunt-Master Nuwa has already told me a lot.” Li Changshou took out the answer that he had long prepared and said softly, “I should have been warned by the Heavenly Dao.”
“That’s right. Teacher is warning you.” The Grand Pure One paused and looked at Li Changshou. Suddenly, he said something that made Li Changshou’s heart turn cold.
“You know too much.”
Li Changshou was shocked and almost jumped up to kneel. Fortunately, the Saint also realized that those words were a little too frightening. He explained, “That’s not a bad thing.”
Li Changshou’s Dao heart relaxed. “Teacher, my Dao is balanced. I will not resist the Heavenly Dao. I will try my best to do what needs to be done for the Dao Sect.”
The Grand Pure One smiled. The voice transmission that he sent to Li Changshou became smoother.
“You have contributed greatly to the rise of the Heavenly Courts. The Great Dao of Equalization should be used well.” “I will remember Teacher’s teachings.”
“Don’t worry about Zhun Ti. The Western Sect still has a destiny to follow.” Li Changshou tried his best to understand that sentence. He nodded with a solemn expression and asked, “Teacher, I’ve always been a little unsure. I don’t know how far I should go with my schemes against the Western Sect. Teacher, please guide me.” The Grand Pure One said calmly, “Saints cannot die.”
“I understand,” Li Changshou replied. He felt emotional.
The Saint was really domineering. He said it as if he had done something similar to the Saint who had left the group! In the Great Pure Temple, the conversation fell silent again. The Grand Pure One seemed to have used up all his words and was waiting for his speech to slowly recover. Li Changshou did not dare to say anything. He waited obediently at the side. Li Changshou could clearly feel a sense of stability and safety beside his Saint teacher. However, he also felt a sense of helplessness that everything was not under his control. Who knew if the Grand Pure One would ask him about his relationship with Yun Xiao!
Another half a month later…
“Yun Xiao, do you like it?”
He really asked!
“Yes.” Li Changshou hurriedly said, “Fairy Yun Xiao is pure and has a deep cultivation level. She is also wise and righteous. Every time I talk to her, I feel enlightened.” “If Wen Jing can destroy the golden lotus, she can enter Ren School. If you can obtain the peacock from the Western Sect, he can also join Ren School.” “Yes, I will do as you say. I will arrange it for Senior Brother later. However, Senior Brother seems to be… not too interested in these matters.”
Li Changshou asked softly in uncertainty, “Teacher, is that what you mean?” The smile on the Grand Pure One’s lips widened. His fingers drew across the universe, and he took out a jade token from the vortex and handed it to Li Changshou.
Li Changshou hurriedly grabbed it with both hands and looked at the contents of the jade token. It was actually a…
Escape technique! What does Teacher mean? Learn this escape technique so that Senior Brother Xuan Du would not be able to catch up to me and then he will let go and let me handle this matter?
“Thank you for your guidance, Teacher. I will definitely prosper for Ren School and contribute as much as I can!” The Grand Pure One smiled in satisfaction and entered the next round…
A silent cycle.
Three years later, Li Changshou left the Grand Pure One Temple and quietly returned to the Little Qiong Peak. When he saw the rocking chair in front of his Pill Chamber, he lay down quietly and sighed softly. I’m finally back… “Senior Brother!”
Ling’e called softly and stepped on a white cloud. She jumped in front of Li Changshou and bowed. She shouted happily, “Senior Brother, you must have gained a lot after listening to the Saint’s teachings for so long!” “Here you go.” Li Changshou took out a jade bottle from his sleeve. “In the future, if you encounter a powerful enemy, hold this bottle and face him.
If he dares to speak, he will be captured and brought here. Teacher gave it to you. He’s taking you in as an in-name disciple.” Ling’e blinked and took the bottle over. She did not feel that it was a big deal for the Grand Pure One’s in-name disciple to pester her senior brother and ask him all sorts of questions. She was filled with curiosity. When Ling’e asked, “What did Teacher say to you, Senior Brother?”
Li Changshou closed his eyes and sighed. No one would believe him if he said that he was chatting with Teacher Taiqing. However, this time, he was indeed called to have a casual chat. In the end, if it was not for the fact that the Grand Pure One could not find a topic to talk about, he would not have been released! Li Changshou said weakly, “Three kowtows in front of the Saint’s door was all it took for the Grand Pure One to impart to me the Grand Pure One’s Inaction Dao.”
Ling’e blinked, her eyes filled with gratification. For some reason, she felt as if the child that she had painstakingly raised was finally promising.