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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 083: Eastern Auspicious Clouds for Fifteen Thousand Kilometers

Only now did Gu Hai raise his head to give the Grand Mohist a careful look.

The black-and-white light from the Supreme Ascendant Scripture encased her, appearing to connect heaven and earth. Its vast might covered the thirty-three layers of heaven. The laws, manifesting as tentacles, were like a large net encompassing everything.

Voices reading the Supreme Ascendant Scripture rang out, dignified, grand, mighty, and majestic. It seemed like they were explaining the laws of the world. Just these voices alone produced an even stronger pressure than the ten thousand sages in the sky.

“Your Majesty, be careful. The Grand Mohist does not dare to act impudently, as the Qian Heavenly Emperor is here during the competition. However, that Supreme Ascendant Scripture is actually still furled. Once it opens up, it is a whole world on its own. It possesses extraordinary might,” Bing Ji said softly.

Gu Hai closed his eyes and listened for a while. Eventually, he sighed softly. Then, he said with a faint, bitter smile, “It is really similar—the Three Pure Ones for the Three Pure Ones, The Three Lives Buddhas for the Three Lives Buddhas, and the Supreme Ascendant for the Supreme Ascendant. The two worlds are very similar.”

After sighing, Gu Hai remained silent for a while.

There were the Three Pure Ones on Earth. There were also the Three Pure Ones in this world. The ones here were not from the legends and myths of Earth, but there were some connections.

Just like this Supreme Ascendant Scripture. If it were before, Gu Hai would not have understood it. However, during the dream over the past ten days and ten nights, Li Er had explained the Classic of the Dao and Virtue to him. The Supreme Ascendant Scripture was very similar, but it was not comparable to the Classic of the Dao and Virtue.

With Gu Hai’s current comprehension of the Classic of the Dao and Virtue, he could see a vague form of the Classic of the Dao and Virtue in the Supreme Ascendant Scripture. However, it was not as complete as the Classic of the Dao and Virtue, just slowly moving towards the Classic of the Dao and Virtue.

Laozi said that all the cultural Dao laws on Earth had been taken away by heaven.

No wonder “Bring in the Wine,” the “Great Compassion Mantra,” “Chivalrous Legends,” and even the Classic of the Dao and Virtue did not manifest any power on Earth but showed boundless might in this world.

The cultural Dao laws are still present?

Was my dream real?

Gu Hai hesitated for a while but eventually stepped forward.

“Brother-in-Law, be careful. That woman is nothing good,” Long Wanyu warned anxiously.

The Future Buddha held his palms together, not saying anything.

The Supreme Genesis smiled coldly at Gu Hai and the Grand Mohist.

“Father, why did we give our recommendation talismans to her earlier?” Yehua asked, feeling upset.

If it were just to target the Qian Heavenly Emperor, there was no need to hand the recommendation talismans to the Grand Mohist. She is not the Supreme Ascendant yet. While the Supreme Ascendant Scripture is incredible, our Supreme Genesis Scripture is not weaker.

Why are we helping her? She should be the one helping us!

A six-winged angel at the side said, “Second Young Master, the Veritable Lord did that to shift the hatred of the Qian Nation away from us.”

“Huh?” Yehua felt slightly startled. Then, he turned his head to look at the Qian Heavenly Emperor.

He immediately understood.

The Qian Heavenly Emperor cares too much about the Ten Thousand Sages Convention. With the three holy lands spoiling the Qian Heavenly Emperor’s plan, the Qian Heavenly Emperor will hate us and even take revenge on us.

Now, Father has shifted the target of revenge to the Supreme Ascendant Dao’s Grand Mohist?

We can block the Qian Heavenly Emperor’s plans for the Cultural Dao Sage Palace and shift the blame to the Supreme Ascendant Dao’s Grand Mohist at the same time. This is great.

“Yes. This child misunderstood Father,” Yehua said with a bitter smile.

Indeed. It is not as though Father has never been to the Cultural Dao Sage Palace. There is no need to draw Long Zhanguo’s hatred to enter it again.

As Gu Hai looked at the Supreme Ascendant Scripture, the Grand Mohist looked at him, showing a faint, cold smile.

“Things have already progressed this far. What is the point of waking up now? Gu Hai, what do you think of my Supreme Ascendant Scripture?” the Grand Mohist asked indifferently.

“Brother-in-Law!” Long Wanyu said worriedly.

“Resonant and penetrative. The nature of the Supreme Ascendant’s indifference, lacking desires. A combination of strength and gentleness.” Gu Hai nodded as he took a deep breath.

“Oh?” The Grand Mohist raised her eyebrows slightly, confused by Gu Hai’s praising her Supreme Ascendant Scripture.

Just as the spectators feeling anticipation for Gu Hai were getting anxious, Gu Hai added, “Unfortunately, it has numerous flaws and is very shallow.”

“What?” The surrounding spectators’ expressions changed, showing shock.

Many of the Qian Nation citizens showed excitement upon seeing Gu Hai deriding the Supreme Ascendant Scripture. However, they did not believe it in their hearts. How could this Supreme Ascendant Scripture that has been inherited for a long time be full of flaws and shallow?

“Mister Gu?” Sima Changkong said with a bitter smile.

Although he asked Gu Hai for help, he did not expect Gu Hai to criticize the Supreme Ascendant Scripture like that.

The Azure Emperor and Emperor Kong showed disdain, not believing what Gu Hai said. The Supreme Ascendant Scripture is one of the foundations of the Myriad Age Daoist Sect, yet you say that it is flawed and is very shallow? How can that be?

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In a distant restaurant, the pupils of Lord Tang, the man who saved Seven Kills in the past, constricted.

“Lord Tang, is that Gu Hai crazy? To think he spoke such nonsense the moment he woke up!” a subordinate said while laughing.

Lord Tang shook his head and muttered to himself, “That’s not right. The old man just smiled. That is his signature smile. He shows that only when he is extremely confident in something. He is confident about this, but why?”

“Huh? Lord Tang, what did you say?” that subordinate said, feeling curious.

“Nothing. Don’t speak; just continue observing,” Lord Tang said in a heavy voice.

“Yes!”

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At the plaza’s center:

“It has numerous flaws and is very shallow? Humph! And how are your Qian Nation’s holy Dao scriptures? The Clear Sky Scripture? The Blood River Scripture? The Yellow Springs Absolute Quiescence Scripture? I can’t see anything incredible about them. Before the Grand Mohist’s Supreme Ascendant Scripture, they are not even worth a strike, falling over if the wind so much as blows on them!” a Supreme Ascendant Dao disciple sneered.

Gu Hai smiled faintly. Then, he suddenly bowed to the Grand Mohist.

“Huh?” The spectators fell silent, not understanding the situation.

Gu Hai just insulted the Supreme Ascendant Scripture earlier, and now, he suddenly bowed to the Grand Mohist? Why? Is he crazy?

“Many thanks for Grand Mohist’s Supreme Ascendant Longevity Piece. This humble one has benefited greatly from it,” Gu Hai said.

“Huh?” The Grand Mohist narrowed her eyes slightly.

The spectators felt shocked. The Supreme Ascendant Longevity Piece made you sleep for ten days and ten nights, making you miss most of the competition. Yet, you are thanking her?

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“However, I did not mean to criticize the Supreme Ascendant Scripture with my earlier words. I was just speaking the truth. Your Supreme Ascendant Scripture is shallow and full of flaws; don’t take pride and be satisfied with it,” Gu Hai said gravely.

“How audacious!”

“What nonsense!”

“Gu Hai, how dare you slander the Supreme Ascendant Scripture?!”

Before the Supreme Ascendant Dao disciples could say anything, the sages in the sky started scolding Gu Hai for his arrogance. Do you think we cannot tell you are mocking the Supreme Ascendant when you alternate saying good things and bad things?

Everyone in the surroundings thought that Gu Hai was mocking the Grand Mohist. However, they did not know that he was just speaking the truth. The dream that he had over the ten days and ten nights allowed him to comprehend many things. He was just being kind in informing the Grand Mohist, but no one believed him.

“Humph! If you think that my Supreme Ascendant Scripture is shallow and not worth a strike, then how about you write your version of it? Or, tell me what is shallow about it?” the Grand Mohist said in a cold voice.

“Mister Gu!” Sima Changkong looked at Gu Hai, showing shock on his face.

Has Gu Hai overreached?

“If you really would like to know, that is fine. I will compose a scripture, and you can read it,” Gu Hai said with a smile.

Gu Hai felt grateful to the Grand Mohist and did not have any intention of dealing her a blow. Furthermore, there was no problem with writing out the Classic of the Dao and Virtue he had just comprehended. In fact, Gu Hai wanted to enter the Cultural Dao Sage Palace to see if he could find the heavenly soul of Chen Xianer, his wife. To do that, he had to defeat the Grand Mohist first.

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However, Gu Hai’s words sounded different to the ears of countless people. What do you mean, compose a scripture? How incredible can a scripture that you compose on the spot be? Can it compare to the Supreme Ascendant Scripture? That is something perfected over countless ages. What can you do in such a short time?

Regardless of the people’s doubts, Gongyang Sheng still brought a brush, paper, and ink to Gu Hai, showing Gu Hai a strange expression as he did so.

“Mister Gu, please!” Gongyang Sheng said with a bitter smile.

Gu Hai nodded. “Sorry for troubling Lord Gongyang.”

Gongyang Sheng nodded with a bitter smile and moved aside.

“Brother-in-Law, write quickly! End her with your composition!” Long Wanyu shouted, the first to support Gu Hai.

The spectators smiled bitterly. After all, Long Wanyu did not understand how difficult writing a holy Dao scripture was. Furthermore, surpassing the Supreme Ascendant Scripture was practically impossible.

“Bing Ji, I do not have the calligraphy Dao’s artistic conception. Write on my behalf. I’ll dictate and you write.” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

“Ah? Me? Your Majesty, my calligraphy Dao is just average!” Bing Ji protested anxiously.

The surrounding people gave Gu Hai strange looks. No one believed that he lacked the calligraphy Dao’s artistic conception. They wondered why he did not write it himself and got Bing Ji to write instead. Was he being pretentious?

“Keep being pretentious. Let’s see how you embarrass yourself later! Humph!” Yehua showed some disdain.

“Go on and write. Just do as I say.” Gu Hai shook his head.

“Alright.” Bing Ji appeared at a loss, put on the spot, as she picked up the brush.

“The book is titled Classic of the Dao and Virtue,” Gu Hai said.

Bing Ji immediately wrote that down.

When Bing Ji wrote those words, wisps of auspicious clouds rose from the brush tip.

“Auspicious clouds?” Many people appeared curious.

Gu Hai continued dictating while Bing Ji wrote.

“The Dao, if articulable, is not the eternal Dao. The name, if it can be named, is not the eternal name. Heaven and earth started with no name. When named, all things become known. Therefore, when the mind rests in a state of nothingness, the enigma can be understood; when the mind rests in the state of reality, the bounds can be reached. These two states, though bearing different names, have a common origin. They are both mysterious, mysterious and ineffable. They are the essence of all secrets…”

As Bing Ji wrote the first segment of the Classic of the Dao and Virtue, auspicious clouds came out of the brush tip and soared into the sky. Thunder roared in the eastern sky as if the world was responding to this text.

Auspicious clouds appeared out of nowhere amid the loud thunder. The auspicious clouds covered the plaza, stretching out endlessly in all directions. As they spread, they seemed to carry signs of vibrant life.

“Eastern Auspicious Clouds for Fifteen Thousand Kilometers!” Sima Changkong looked at the auspicious clouds surging over from the east.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for May: 08 / 30

Remember, release rates are lowered and we are just doing 30 a month (daily chaps) now.

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