At first glance, Li Yundong could see that the Lama standing in front of him was tall and strong, and his appearance was rough. It was Dorjee Tenzin, and he didn't even know if he had fought with him. He immediately laughed and made a palm with one hand. He returned a Taoist salute and said, "So it's Dorjee Tenzin, Master..."
Li Yundong looked him up and down. He saw that in the extremely cold winter, he was only wearing thin yellow clothes, and even half of his muscle-covered arms were exposed. He didn't feel cold at all.
Especially when Li Yundong saw that the Dorjee Tenzin's eyes were bright, it was obvious that his cultivation had improved a lot more than the last time he had met him. He immediately laughed and said, "I haven't seen you for a long time. You have become much stronger!"
Dorjee Tenzin also looked at Li Yundong seriously. Different from the feeling he felt when he had met Li Yundong last time, at this time, Li Yundong was no longer as sharp and aggressive. At this time, his breath was gradually restrained, and his aggressive Aura was hidden within. Obviously, he had begun to cultivate from the outside to the inside, and then began to enter a realm of returning to the original state.
Dorjee Tenzin put his palms together and exclaimed with admiration, "Zhenren Li, I haven't seen you for a few months, and your cultivation has really impressed me. I thought that I had been enlightened by the Maha Mandala, and my cultivation has improved a lot. I hadn't expected that there would still be a great difference between you and me! You are so powerful, you deserve to be a grandmaster!"
Li Yundong smiled and said, "You're too polite, Master. I'm still far from being a master!"
Dorjee Tenzin added with a smile, "Not far, not too far. With your current cultivation speed, I'm afraid it won't be long before you become a Master of Cultivation."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "I'm sorry. I'm not here for this matter. I don't know where Master Erdeni is. Can I meet him?"
Dorjee Tenzin added with a chuckle, "Master has been waiting for you for a long time. Just now, he specially asked me to come down the mountain to pick you up."
Li Yundong was slightly surprised and asked with a smile, "You already knew that I was coming? Master's Metasamsara is really powerful. Amazing!"
It was not until then that Li Yundong turned his head and wanted to tell Liu Xia that she should go back first. However, when he looked at her, he saw Liu Xia staring at him with a stunning look, as if he had seen an alien.
Li Yundong was slightly stunned, but he soon realized that his conversation with Dorjee Tenzin had frightened her. Li Yundong smiled and said gently to Liu Xia, "You go back first. Thank you for bringing me here. I will go in with Master Dorjee Tenzin later."
Liu Xia woke up as from a dream. She said subconsciously, "Ah, then, are you not going back to the hotel?"
As soon as Liu Xia asked this question, she regretted it. Her cheeks went a little red and she thought to herself, "Nonsense. I don't live there. Why should I go back?"
Sure enough, Li Yundong shook his head slightly and said, "No, if everything goes well, I will go straight back to Tiannan City."
Liu Xia's heart skipped a beat and she thought to herself, "He lives in Tiannan City? Hey, finally, I know where that mysterious guy lives! It's not easy!"
Although Liu Xia was reluctant to part with him, she still smiled at Li Yundong and said, "Then I won't send you in. Please don't be rude when you see the master. Don't go against Benda... uh, don't be like you were with Meiduo! Otherwise, I won't be able to save you."
Li Yundong smiled slightly and did not speak. However, Dorjee Tenzin, who was next to him, laughed and said, "It's hard to say who is the one being saved."
The two of them smiled at each other and exchanged pleasantries. Then, they walked side by side down the mountain path towards Potala Palace.
Liu Xia looked at Li Yundong and Dorjee Tenzin's disappearing figures, and her heart raced. But when she looked around and saw the boy who had just sneered at Li Yundong's disappearing figure, she suddenly turned proud again. She said, "Now you know what it means to be blind, don't you? Do you think he's you? You can't see the master of hell, so he personally sent someone down the mountain to pick you up! He's dumbfounded! Haha!"
The boy glared at Liu Xia angrily, but he could not refute him directly. He just whispered, "Why can't I see him? This guy can see him."
On the other hand, the girl beside him whispered, "Well, it's okay if you can't see him. He's just an old monk. What's so great about him anyway?"
Hearing this, Liu Xia could not help but sneer. "An old monk? Ha, do you know who this old monk is? He is the real Buddha! If the Tibetan people heard your words, they would beat you so hard that you wouldn't be able to return home, and throw you directly into the tomb of the holy mountain!"
The girl was shocked and quickly looked around herself in fear, as if she was afraid that these Tibetan people would hear what she said.
The boy next to her patted her on the back and said sarcastically to Liu Xia, "Why are you so proud? Can't you see? If you have the ability, come and show me!"
Liu Xia was a little embarrassed, but she quickly thought of something. She rolled her eyes, snorted, and said, "Do you think I can't see him? Wait and see! I'm following him. I don't know if I'll get to see him!" As she said this, she also quickly followed him and hung back far behind Li Yundong.
The boy was tongue-tied. He looked at her for a while, then suddenly jumped up. "If she can see me, why can't I? No, I want to go too!" As he said this, he followed her. The girl next to him sighed, but she couldn't stop her male companion, so she had to follow him helplessly.
Li Yundong and Dorjee Tenzin walked side by side. The two of them walked along the wordless stone tablet at the foot of the mountain. They continued along the mountain path paved with rocks until they reached the eastern gate where huge murals were drawn. Only then did they arrive at the entrance of Potala Palace.
Li Yundong looked up and saw that there were four Buddhist Vajras painted on the murals. From left to right, there was the King of the north, King of the south, King of the east, and King of the west. He could see that the four Vajra were in different postures, holding their powerful magical weapons in their hands and looking down at all the people who were going to Potala Palace.
Li Yundong didn't even need to control his Qi. He could feel that the four Vajras were surrounded by a powerful force, majestically guarding the eastern gate of Potala Palace. In the face of this force, Li Yundong seemed to feel that there was a giant standing in front of him and looking down on him. The difference in strength between them was so great that Li Yundong was surprised.
At this moment, Li Yundong suddenly felt a little creeped out. He remembered the mountain-protecting Spirit power he had once offended when he had come to the Kathok Monastery for the first time. That kind of power had left a deep and strong impression on him.
Li Yundong had originally thought that this force was the peak power of faith, but he hadn't expected that when he came to the door of Potala Palace, the pressure and shock brought by the four Vajras would far exceed that of before!
He suddenly thought of how strong the power of faith condensed by Songtsen Gampo when Potala Palace was just established had been. But this kind of power was easily destroyed by the Lightning Retribution phase!
One could see how terrifying the Lightning Retribution phase was! One could see how terrifying divine punishment was!
Could cultivators really survive the Lightning Retribution phase?
Li Yundong clearly felt that his Tao was a little shaken at this moment, as if there was a hole in the solid core of the elixir.
However, his mind was as firm as steel. He immediately took a deep breath and focused his Qi on his Dantian, then gathered his Spirit to Lingtai. He closely guarded his apparition and stepped inside.
At this time, Dorjee Tenzin couldn't help but praise with a smile, "You really live up to your name, Zhenren Li. You're amazing!"
Li Yundong asked, "What's wrong?"
Dorjee Tenzin continued, "These are the Four Great Vajra Spirit statues of our Potala Palace. It has the supreme power of a True Spirit Buddhist doctrine. In the face of such power, no matter how powerful a cultivator is, he will have a feeling of being in a vast world. It's difficult for a person to surpass the sky. Only the most determined cultivator can summon the courage to take a step forward and enter Potala Palace. Back then, I stood at the entrance for three days and three nights before I finally steadied myself and gathered the courage to walk in. However, Zhenren Li, you only stayed for a few seconds before you immediately recovered your composure. That kind of determination is truly respectable!"
Li Yundong suddenly understood. He smiled and said, "It's just a fluke, not a big deal. But... why do I feel that the postures and gestures of the four Vajras are a little strange?"
As he spoke, Li Yundong pointed at the painting on the wall of Potala Palace. A furious Vajra holding a Mahamudrat said, "Take this, for example. Isn't this the Wisdom Fist Seal?"
Dorjee Tenzin said with a smile, "That's right!"
Li Yundong asked with a puzzled face, "By the way, why did the master say that I only learned half of the Mantra Mahāmudrā? I learned from books. What about you? Have you learned all of it?
Dorjee Tenzin began to chuckle. "Zhenren Li, you'll have to ask Master Erdeni about this."
Li Yundong said with a grin, "Actually, I secretly learned the magic of your Esoteric Sect. I'm really sorry."
Dorjee Tenzin laughed. "Zhenren Li is a fated person. There's no need to worry about it. When you see Master Erdeni, you'll understand."
As he spoke, he led Li Yundong all the way through the East courtyard, the porch of the White Hall, the Ji Yuanman Hall, the Southeast Sun Palace, Maitreya Hall, and so on. When the two of them arrived at the Copper Hall, Dorjee Tenzin finally stopped and said, "Zhenren Li, wait here for a moment. I'll go and call Master Erdeni right away."
Li Yundong smiled and bowed to Dorjee Tenzinl. After watching him leave, he looked around curiously.
He saw himself in a very spacious hall. There were countless copper Buddha statues around him. The one in the lead was the image of Sakyamuni. Li Yundong saw that it was holding a Sakyamuni Buddha's seal in its hand, and there were two rows of words printed under the Sakyamuni's seal, in Chinese and Tibetan.
Li Yundong glanced at it only to find that the line of Chinese characters were written in a strange and bitter way, "Nǎng mò sān mǎn duō bó tuó nán fù sà fù chī lī shě niè sù nà nǎng sà fù dá mó fù shǐ duō bō luō bō duō é é nǎng sān mó sān mó suō fù hè!
Li Yundong only took a look at it and felt a little dizzy. Not only was this passage of text awkward and incomprehensible, but some of the words were extremely rare.
He secretly shook his head with a smile, then shifted his eyes to a statue next to him.
Next to him was a statue of the King of the south, one of the Four Great Vajras. The Vajra held the Divyadundubhi Meghanirghosa's hand signs. Under this were still two rows of characters written in Chinese and Tibetan. The order was “Nǎng mò sān mǎn duō méi tuó nán āwěi luō hōng qiàn!“
Li Yundong looked at it word by word and immediately smiled bitterly. He thought, "This is a little better. At least I saw the hong in the Six-word Mantra! When I used the Divyadundubhi Meghanirghosa's hand signs before, I only used the mantra Yi! It was enough. Why is it so long here?"
Thinking of this, Li Yundong suddenly froze for a moment, and a thought flashed through his mind. He opened his eyes wide and looked at the lines of words in shock. He shouted in his mind, "Master Erdeni said that I only learned half of the skill of the Mantra Mahāmudrā kung fu. Is the other half of the skill on the remaining one? Is this the real, complete Mantra of the Mantra Mahāmudrā?"