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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 034: Might of Guanyin

Amid the chanting of the “Great Compassion Mantra,” a titanic, seven-colored lotus flower bloomed in Heavenly Mao City’s sky. As it bloomed, seven-colored energy saturated the area around the lotus platform, vaguely manifesting a one-thousand-armed bodhisattva.

The Thousand-Armed Guanyin, Bodhisattva Guanyin?

Gu Hai goggled at Bodhisattva Guanyin amid the seven-colored energy. Is this real?

The moment Bodhisattva Guanyin appeared, an intense Buddhist-natured aura spread out, instantly amplifying the chanting of the “Great Compassion Mantra.” The chanting immediately rang out in all thirty-three cities—even Heavenly Court City could hear the “Great Compassion Mantra.”

Small lotus flowers bloomed all over the thirty-three layers of heaven, spreading infinitely like a sea of lotus flowers.

Buddhist-natured holiness filled the surroundings.

Long Shenwu felt shocked. He had not expected Gu Hai to cause this big of a commotion.

Ao Shun, Mu Chenfeng, and the others gaped. What a grand scene! Did Gu Hai just create this Buddhist scripture? Is this real?

The one thousand arhats trembled. What is the meaning of this?

Wasn’t it just an insignificant warrior earlier? This is ridiculous! It looks like the swastika in the sky can no longer suppress the bodhisattva on the seven-colored lotus.

No, it is not that the swastika in the sky no longer suppresses the bodhisattva on the seven-colored lotus, but that the swastika in the sky has never suppressed the bodhisattva on the seven-colored lotus at all.

Not only could that swastika not suppress the bodhisattva figure on the seven-colored lotus flower, but that bodhisattva even seemed to be stepping on it.

The most sensitive to Bodhisattva Guanyin’s appearance were Bodhisattva Jie Dong, Bodhisattva Zi Zhu, and the kāṣāya-clad monks.

“That’s impossible! That’s impossible! Such a Buddhist nature? How could it have such a profound Buddhist nature? A boundless sea of Buddhism? It has to be fake! It’s fake!” Bodhisattva Zi Zhu exclaimed.

Bodhisattva Jie Dong gave off golden light from his body, replenishing the energy of the swastika and the Demon Subduing Guardians. However, he appeared very confused by the scene before him.

“A boundless sea of Buddhism? Infinite spreading of sound? Endless Buddhist chanting spreading to the four seas? This has reached the level of a poem manifesting crying supernatural beings for the calligraphy Dao and the incomparable immortal music for the music Dao. The ‘Great Compassion Mantra’ has reached the peak not only in its lyrics but also in its music?

“With such a great effect, this should be the debut of the music and the lyrics. Is this really the first time the ‘Great Compassion Mantra’ appeared in the world?

“Did Gu Hai really just compose this?”

“Gu Hai could reach such a standard by composing on the spot. Have we wasted our cultivation in Buddhism?”

The kāṣāya-clad monks appeared to be in denial. This is impossible. Gu Hai just composed this? How could it be?

However, if Gu Hai did not just compose this, how could it have brought about such a vast phenomenon?

Who is that one-thousand-armed bodhisattva figure?

The bodhisattvas and arhats in the Hearing Buddha Hall’s plaza goggled.

Bodhisattva Jie Dong looked at the nearby beggar with a sullen expression. Are we going to lose? No, no, no!

Bodhisattva Jie Dong closed his eyes and held his palms together. Then, streams of energy kept filling the Demon Subduing Guardians and the swastika.

Buzz!

The swastika gave off a bright, golden light, trying to resist that seven-colored lotus flower.

On the other side, the various Demon Subduing Guardians grew increasingly stronger and more berserk as they charged at Gu Hai.

However, the Bodhisattva Guanyin was here on the seven-colored lotus flower. A beam of seven-colored light shot over and formed a powerful barrier. No matter how the Demon Subduing Guardians attacked it, it did not budge at all.

“Hah!”

“Kill him!”

“Destroy him!”

“Kill!”

The various Demon Subduing Guardians soared into the sky, trying to destroy the Bodhisattva Guanyin incarnation. However, the seven-colored light prevented them from getting close.

The Demon Subduing Guardians grew even more berserk.

At this moment, the attitudes of the Heavenly Mao City citizens underwent a great upheaval.

Initially, the countless Buddhist citizens supported the Spirit Mountain Holy Land, considering Gu Hai an evil demon. However, when Bodhisattva Guanyin and the vast Buddhist nature appeared, they significantly elevated the Buddhist nature of the Buddhist practitioners, as though guiding everyone on what was the true Buddhism.

The Buddhist citizens looked gratefully at the vague image of Bodhisattva Guanyin as they received the baptism of the “Great Compassion Mantra.”

The Demon Purifying Scripture?

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Although the Demon Purifying Scripture’s chanting was no softer than the “Great Compassion Mantra,” the citizens only heard the “Great Compassion Mantra.” For some reason, the sound of the Demon Purifying Scripture vanished for them.

The difference between the wheat and the chaff immediately became clear. It was like listening carefully to the sound that interested one amid a noisy crowd. One would be able to ignore all the extraneous sounds and focus on what one wanted.

Now, the Demon Purifying Scripture became like extraneous sounds.

Rumble…!

The many Demon Subduing Guardians charged at Bodhisattva Guanyin. Now, these Demon Subduing Guardians no longer looked righteous to countless people but more like demons.

The Demon Subduing Guardians were the true demons, and the Bodhisattva Guanyin was the righteous Buddhist subduing the demons.

The citizens looked at this scene in shock. Everything turned around? This was how the citizens felt.

At this moment, Bodhisattva Jie Dong felt incredibly anxious. Bodhisattva Zi Zhu goggled as she protested, “No! It should not be like this! It should not be like this!”

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The imperial palace in Heavenly Court City, the main city of the thirty-three layers of heaven:

Many Qian Nation officials and a group of monks stood outside a large palace hall in the palace.

Bodhisattva Guanyin appeared in the distance at this moment, and the chanting of the “Great Compassion Mantra” rang out. Countless lotus flowers appeared out of nowhere, trying to enter. However, golden light appeared above the blessings cloud sea, blocking the lotus flowers.

“Lord Buddha, something happened at the Hearing Buddha Hall.” A monk respectfully addressed the palace hall.

The other monks appeared shocked, unaware of what happened at the Hearing Buddha Hall.

The monks could feel a vast Buddhist nature even from such a distance. They naturally could make out the vast Buddhist nature of the chanting of the “Great Compassion Mantra.” What happened there? Did Bodhisattva Jie Dong compose it? That can’t be, right?

There was some conversation in the palace hall, but that suddenly fell silent.

“Amitābha! Qian Heavenly Emperor, how about we stop today’s match here?” a voice said.

The Qian Heavenly Emperor’s voice rang out. “The Hearing Buddha Hall? The Great Compassion Mantra? Future Buddha, that is the younger generation’s matter. Why interfere? Let them deal with it.”

“Haha! Alright, then. If Qian Heavenly Emperor wants to continue, I dare not reject accompanying you.” The Future Buddha’s tone contained a trace of helplessness.

Clearly, the Qian Heavenly Emperor did not want to let the Future Buddha go, so the Future Buddha could not do anything about it.

The monks outside the palace felt anxious.

Amid their anxiety, a beam of golden light suddenly shot out of the palace hall towards Heavenly Mao City.

“Future Buddha, why so anxious?”

“Qian Heavenly Emperor, do forgive me. I was just sending some energy to Bodhisattva Jie Dong.”

“As you please.”

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As the two spoke, that beam of golden light shot towards Heavenly Mao City, arriving at the Hearing Buddha Hall’s plaza in the blink of an eye, and reached Bodhisattva Jie Dong.

Buzz!

The golden light poured into Bodhisattva Jie Dong’s body.

“Lord Buddha, hurry! Hurry! We found him, but we need to defeat the other side’s zitherist in a music Dao duel, Lord Buddha!” Bodhisattva Zi Zhu said anxiously.

“Jie Dong, calm down and receive my energy!” A powerful voice suddenly rang out in the Hearing Buddha Hall’s plaza.

“That is the Lord Future Buddha’s voice?”

“The arhat formation has failed. It is one thing for Bodhisattva Jie Dong to interfere. Now, the Future Buddha is interfering as well?”

“Is this still a music Dao duel? Isn’t this just bullying?”

As the citizens had received benefits from the Great Compassion Mantra, they now looked at Bodhisattva Jie Dong with disgust.

However, Bodhisattva Jie Dong did not care. After he received the Future Buddha’s power, the golden light he gave off intensified more than a hundredfold. Surging energy poured straight into the swastika and the Demon Subduing Guardians.

The Demon Subduing Guardians’ bodies immediately grew tenfold larger. The swastika also soared higher, appearing to want to envelop the entire seven-colored lotus flower.

“Evil beings, how bold of you!” the Thousand-Armed Guanyin on the seven-colored lotus flower suddenly shouted.

“She came to life like Dongfang Bubai?” Gu Hai said in shock.

Amid the seven-colored energy, the Thousand-Armed Guanyin seemed to hold a treasure in each of her hands. She suddenly extended one of her hands. This hand had a jade bottle with a willow switch in it. The willow switch swished out gently.

Boom!

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The willow switch exploded the swastika that Bodhisattva Jie Dong and the Future Buddha empowered.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

When the swastika exploded, the countless Demon Subduing Guardians immediately exploded.

Blargh! Blargh! Blargh!

The one thousand arhats immediately vomited blood and fell on the ground, sustaining injuries from the impact of the “Great Compassion Mantra.” They showed horrified expressions as they spewed out blood.

Boom!

The effects that the Demon Purifying Scripture created immediately scattered.

“How can this be? How could the Demon Purifying Scripture that the Future Buddha empowered break?” Bodhisattva Zi Zhu said with wide, disbelieving eyes.

It was not just Bodhisattva Zi Zhu. All the monks goggled in disbelief.

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In a large palace hall within the Heavenly Court City’s imperial palace:

“Future Buddha, why have your moves become more anxious?” the Qian Heavenly Emperor asked indifferently.

“Things did not go as planned. The Qian Heavenly Dynasty is indeed filled with hidden talents,” the Future Buddha said with a soft sigh.

“Hidden talents? The energy you sent out earlier is not even a millionth of what you have. So what if they won?” the Qian Heavenly Emperor said indifferently.

The Future Buddha suddenly let out a surprised cry, “Oh? It is indeed the person we are seeking.”

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Hearing Buddha Hall’s plaza, Heavenly Mao City:

Just a part of one of the treasures of the Thousand-Armed Guanyin managed to defeat the double-layered Five Hundred Arhats Formation. Everyone, including Long Shenwu, looked at the Bodhisattva Guanyin on the seven-colored lotus flower in shock.

Although they could not see Bodhisattva Guanyin’s face, they felt like she was staring at Gu Hai’s flying ship.

Beams of seven-colored light rushed to the flying ship and suddenly picked up the beggar behind Ensnaring Performance.

“Master, why can’t I control this ‘Great Compassion Mantra’?” Ensnaring Performance asked in shock.

Gu Hai looked at Ensnaring Performance with a somewhat speechless expression. If you ask me, who am I to ask?

“Amitābha! Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Guanyin’s Vast, Perfect, Unimpeded, Great-Compassionate Heart Mantra!” Bodhisattva Guanyin said.

[TL Note: Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Guanyin’s Vast, Perfect, Unimpeded, Great-Compassionate Heart Mantra is a version of the Great Compassion Mantra.]

As Bodhisattva Guanyin spoke, the millions of lotus flowers suddenly withdrew, and the chanting of the “Great Compassion Mantra” stopped. Then, the seven-colored lotus flower and Bodhisattva Guanyin’s incarnation suddenly turned into a beam of light and shot into the beggar’s forehead.

Whoosh!

Everything vanished, entering the beggar’s forehead.

Rumble…!

The beggar fell onto the deck from midair. He immediately clutched his head in pain.

“Zhengfa Ming, what happened to you? Master, what’s going on? Why is this ‘Great Compassion Mantra’ so strange?” Ensnaring Performance asked anxiously.

Gu Hai’s face sank.

“Dao Devouring Physique? This beggar has a Dao Devouring Physique? No wonder the Spirit Mountain Holy Land is so anxious to have him!” Ao Shun appeared shocked.

“Dao Devouring Physique? What’s the Dao Devouring Physique?” Gu Hai felt startled.

“It means that he can devour Dao. It is a special physique that can devour the laws of the world. Take the earlier ‘Great Compassion Mantra,’ for example. It will no longer have the earlier effect anymore. If you don’t believe it, get Ensnaring Performance to try it again,” Ao Shun said as he goggled at the beggar.

“Ensnaring Performance, play the ‘Great Compassion Mantra’ again,” Gu Hai called out.

Buzz!

Ensnaring Performance played the “Great Compassion Mantra” again, but there was no seven-colored light, merely ordinary music. Aside from some soothing effects on the mind, the seven-colored light, seven-colored lotus flower, and Bodhisattva Guanyin did not appear.

“The Dao Devouring Physique?!” While the others felt shocked, Gu Hai inwardly let out his bated breath.

Earlier, Gu Hai had wondered whether Earth’s Bodhisattva Guanyin had also transmigrated. It turned out that the beggar had a special physique, the Dao Devouring Physique.

“The victor has been decided. Bodhisattva Jie Dong, please honor your word!” Long Shenwu suddenly said.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for April: 09 / 50

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Written by Guan Qi — Watching Chess. Translated by DragonInWhite. Edited by Vampirecat.