Chapter 1055 – A Great Buddha, Two Figures with Outstretched Limbs
Before anyone had realised it, the Seven Treasures Monk King had already arrived in the grand hall, gazing at Xiao An furiously. The figure of Prabhūtaratna appeared behind him, wielding the seven buddhist treasures that shone with solemn, rainbow light.
Originally, he was still thinking about how he could bring Xiao An back to the Spirit Kṣetra temple with him, but he never expected an incident like this. Even when Xiao An killed Ji Xuanri and stood by Li Qingshan’s side, he still held onto a ray of hope. Perhaps it was better described as a fantasy, fantasising that there must have been something else going on with her.
His impression of Xiao An had been far too great, such that only when the thirty-three prayer beads that had once defeated him turned into thirty-three Skeleton Demons did his fantasy shatter completely. Fury from being deceived and taken for a fool immediately filled his head, such that he could not stand by anymore.
“Buddha nemesis?” Xiao An’s heart rippled. It made perfect sense, yet she also disapproved of it for some reason.
“That’s not a bad title.” Li Qingshan smiled.
The term “buddha nemesis” had the meaning the name implied. It meant an enemy of buddhism, but it was not a title that could be given to just any person. Even the Soaring Locust King who had killed millions and had an irreconocible grievance with the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga was not worthy of that title, let alone any regular demons or daemons.
However, the Path of White Bone and Great Beauty she unleashed immediately made all eminent monks of buddhism think of these two words. The very essence of the cultivation method was an insult to the buddhist dharma and its vows included slaying buddhas. As she progressed through the layers, she only became more true to this title of “buddha nemesis”, and this would continue until she became the White Bone Bodhisattva.
The Seven Treasures Monk King was furious. He said nothing more, outlining circles in the air with both hands and pushing them forwards.
“The Seven Treasures Subdues the Demon!”
The seven buddhist treasures shot towards Xiao An with seven streaks of colourful light.
This time, Xiao An did not have the thirty-three prayer beads to stop them. The Blood Sea Banner was flapping violently too, having reached its limit after trapping the great buddha for a moment. At the same time, the Seven Treasures Monk King was completely on guard, so it was impossible for him to let the Buddha Slaying sword touch him.
Suddenly, she became stern, solemn, and awe-inspiring. She chanted softly, “Dharmagupta-vinaya, Conduct of Vinaya.”
The Seven Treasures Monk King shuddered and became immobilised. He exclaimed, “A great master of laws!”
He was not referring to the kind that stood up in court and handled cases. Instead, it was a term of respect towards great cultivators of the school of vinaya.
The school of vinaya grasped and inherited the many laws, rules, and precepts of buddhism, so they possessed great prestige within buddhism. They could even punish disciples from other sects and disciples. However, because the precepts were overly strict, cultivation was far too difficult, and many regular buddhist disciples found it to be unbearable. As a result, they had an extremely small number of disciples, while great masters of vinaya were even rarer.
He had never imagined that the buddha nemesis before him was also a great master of vinaya! He put up a fierce struggle as he continued to power the seven buddhist treasures.
“Seven Treasures master, be ready to catch your buddha!” Xiao An swung the Blood Sea Banner.
The Seven Treasures Monk King widened his eyes. All he saw was a great buddha covered in blood hurling towards him like a golden mountain.
The seven buddhist treasures collided with the great buddha, and they were all sent flying. The coral mountain even shattered on the spot, but he could not become pained over the loss, as he soon discovered that he was still immobilised.
Buddhist cultivation methods were solemn and righteous. They were impervious to the evils, while the Seven Treasures Monk King who practised the Dharma Flower Scripture of Seven Treasures had a particularly great willpower. Originally, the last thing he should have been afraid of were decrees and curses like the Freezing curse.
However, when it came to what suppressed buddhist cultivation methods most, then it would be the various laws and precepts of the school of vinaya. The rules and precepts were for maintaining the order of buddhism. They were created for buddhist disciples in the first place.
Xiao An had inherited the Divine Nun of the South Sea’s śarīra too, so compared to the school of chan’s Chant of Deva-Nāga, the Dharmagupta-vinaya was instead closer to the foundations of her cultivation.
As a result, the Seven Treasures Monk King could only watch helplessly as the great buddha hurled towards him. A thought flashed through his head, She’s clearly a buddha nemesis, so why can she use the cultivation methods of buddhism? She can even employ them to such an ingenious degree, even stretching across the two major schools.
The Seven Treasures Monk King had his face stuck firmly to the great buddha with his limbs outstretched, slamming into a wall of the grand hall and falling off the mountain. From the corner of his eye, he saw a monk with a disfigured face leap out from one of the cliffs, his face also filled with surprise.
Before the Seven Treasures Monk King could even warn him, the great buddha struck the disfigured monk and another thought flashed through his head, That face seems a little familiar!
The Dauntless monk had been launched off the mountain by a punch from Li Qingshan. Li Qingshan had not tried to kill him, but he had not held back either. He fell off the cliff and only returned to his senses after a good moment. He was both alarmed and furious. Ignoring the half of his face that had directly collapsed, he immediately flew up again.
Right when he wanted to face Li Qingshan in a battle to the death, all he saw was the great buddha he had prostrated himself to for his entire life hurling towards him. There was even a Seven Treasures Monk King stuck on there, which stunned him.
He had not been hit by Xiao An’s decrees, but Li Qingshan’s punch had already incapacitated him for good, so he could not run back and stir up more trouble. His mind was shaken and dizzy from the attack, so how could he respond in time?
As a result, a great buddha and two figures with outstretched limbs fell off Great Buddha mountain together.
“Abbot, please forgive my rudeness,” Xiao An said inaudibly.
There was no rumble from the great buddha hitting the ground from below the mountain. With a flash, the great buddha had already shaken off all the blood, planting its golden feet on the mountain again. It radiated with golden, buddhist light, like waves of sunlight.
The great buddha was without any emotion, but its sense of benevolence had dispersed. With a step, it arrived before Xiao An and slammed down with a palm strike.
“Li Qingshan, a little help here!”
Gu Yanying called out from afar. Under the attacks of the Heaven Leaning sword, the Hot Wind hell was already on the brink of collapse. She could escape with ease, but protecting Hua Chengzan would be difficult.
“Just go, Qinghsan. Leave here to me!” Xiao An said.
Li Qingshan trusted Xiao An’s strength and intelligence. Even if she could not win, protecting herself posed no difficulty. His true enemy was not the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga either. He looked towards the palace master and killing intent surged through his eyes.
At this moment, a scarlet-red figure blocked his path. It was wrapped in black chains with the words “Demon Suppression” fluttering about on its back.
Li Qingshan furrowed his brows. This was the last opponent he wanted to face. He would rather face the great buddha in battle than oppose the Unraging monk.
“Apologies, Qingshan. My Skeleton Demons can’t keep him busy,” Xiao An communicated as she avoided the great buddha’s palm strike.
The eight legions were not particularly intelligent at the end of the day, so they were caught up with the Skeleton Demons. Meanwhile, the two Monk Kings were the same as the Seven Treasures Monk King, viewing Xiao An as their greatest enemy. Only the Unraging monk’s gaze remained fixed on Li Qingshan the entire time.
“I call you damned disciple all the time, but I didn’t expect it to be a prophecy come true. So be it. I’ll just call you Qingshan from now on!” The Unraging monk sighed.
“Whatever you’d like, master.” Li Qingshan smiled.
“I never thought there’ll be a second time so quickly,” said the Unraging monk.
“Master, you’re not my opponent!” Li Qingshan said seriously.
“I know, but what can I do about the fact that I’m your master?”
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