Just when Zhou Qin and Zi Yuan were secretly worried about Li Yundong, Li Yundong was still finally meditate in seclusion of cultivation in Mount Tianlong.
What was the jinshen of settling a score?
What was the characteristics of the jinshen of settling a score?
"Why can't I always understand the knack of the jinshen of settling a score?"
These questions had always lingered in Li Yundong's mind. Even though he was meditating in the secret room of the Fox Zen School, he still could not figure out the real answer.
Li Yundong woke up from his deeply sit in meditation. He took a long breath, and a stream of white air sprayed on the wall in front of him like a sharp arrow, and then spread out in all directions.
Li Yundong sighed lightly, and there was a hint of depression between his eyebrows. Today was the sixth day of his meditation, but he couldn't figure out what was the jinshen of settling a score?
"You can't use this body at all? What do you mean by saying this in the jinshen of settling a score?" Li Yundong stood up and looked at the white Qi that was lingering on the wall in front of him. The characters carved by Mystical Silver Fox with his fingers looked particularly mysterious and deep under the mist of the Qi.
Li Yundong stared fixedly at the "Heavenly Jindan Technique" and stared at the contents of the ninth phase. He said with a wry smile, "Mystical Silver Fox, oh, Mystical Silver Fox. Qianbei, if you know what was a real jinshen of settling a score? Why don't you tell me?"
Li Yundong said to the wall with some self-mockery. He had cultivated for more than half a year. It could be said that no matter in cultivation or settling a score, he had never failed. He had never been stuck in this crucial point and was blocked by an invisible film. He had obviously reached the Jinshen phase, but he had never been able to master the fighting skills matching with it. For Li Yundong, it was somewhat unacceptable.
However, when it came to cultivation, fool's haste is no speed. The more urgent Li Yundong was, the further he found that he seemed to be far away from the answer. Even when he was cultivating in meditation, his cultivation was falling back.
It was also because of this reason that Li Yundong didn't dare to force himself to practice cultivation. He temporarily put aside the problem he was thinking about and looked at the characters carved by the Mystical Silver Fox. He also reached out his hand with some curiosity and touched the hard granite wall. He thought to himself, "I really don't know how the Mystical Silver Fox used to carve the characters on such a hard wall."
Thinking of this, Li Yundong pressed his finger on a relatively flat stone surface. With a little force, he put his index and middle fingers together and scratched down!
At this time, Li Yundong had already entered the Jinshen phase. As soon as he exerted his strength, his fingers immediately scratched the stone like steel knives, making the stone clang. However, Li Yundong saw that his fingers only scratched the white marks on the stone, but he couldn't carve any words on them. So he increased his strength and exerted force with his fingers!
At this time, a medium-sized granite was dug off from the stone.
The granite stone was as hard as steel. Li Yundong forcibly dug a stone off a cracked stone with the strength of his bare hand. This kind of fierce power was really scary, but Li Yundong looked at the stone in his hand and frowned.
He knew that he was going to dig out a rock from the smooth granite. Even though it looked earth-shattering, it was nothing compared to Mystical Silver Fox writing on the rock surface.
Li Yundong was using his bare hands to dig out stones. This was only the most powerful kung fu. However, the Mystical Silver Fox was using her bare hands to write on the stone. This was a kung fu that was a combination of hardness and softness. How could she control her own strength and prevent the hard stones from being shattered by force? This required an extremely soft and feminine strength.
Solitary Yin is not long, solitary Yang is not born. Of course, Li Yundong knew that. But after Karmamudra with Su Chan, he had some Yin Qi in his body.
"Do I have to use Yin Qi to write on the stone?" Li Yundong's heart skipped a beat, and he started to mobilize the Yin Qi in his body to engrave words on the stone.
But this time, Li Yundong found that he couldn't even dig up a stone. He knew that because he paid too much attention to Yin Qi, he didn't have enough Yang Qi. There was only softness but no toughness.
Li Yundong suddenly smiled bitterly and shook his head. "It's easier said than done. It's a combination of hardness and softness, Yin and Yang. It's really not easy!"
Li Yundong raised his head and looked at the engraved words on the wall. He was a little depressed in his heart. He had no choice but to turn around and leave the stone room. He simply came to the Taoist temple where the Fox Zen School used to be. He breathed in the fresh air in the mountain while relaxing.
At this time, there were quite a lot of tourists in Mount Tianlong. Li Yundong was wandering in the crowd, following the tourists to look around. It seemed like he was just walking around, but in fact he was always thinking about engraving on the wall.
The reason why Mystical Silver Fox could do that was that she was a great cultivator. In theory, even if Mystical Silver Fox was a master in the Jinxian phase, there was no reason for her to be so inferior to Mystical Silver Fox in the Jinshen phase.
"Is there any other secret?"
Li Yundong was lost in thought all the way. Unconsciously, he had walked to the place where Liu Ye used to live.
Li Yundong pushed the door into the room, only to see that the decoration in the room was the same as before, but the table was covered with a film of faint dust.
Li Yundong looked around the room casually. He sat down at the desk in the room and lay on the wooden chair. He raised his head, closed his eyes, and pondered over the doubts in his heart.
But after thinking about it for a while, Li Yundong still couldn't figure it out. When he opened his eyes, he found that all kinds of Taoist and Buddhist classics were piled up on the bookshelf next to him. Li Yundong was bored, so he picked up a "Sutra" and read quickly.
Almost all the stories in this Buddhist scriptures were stories full of wisdom. They were short and fierce, making people think deeply. At first, Li Yundong felt dispirited, but when he looked at them, he was a little fascinated. Especially when he saw one of the stories, he suddenly had an idea.
The story was, "Once, Zen Master Yinfeng of Mount Wutai pushed a carriage to carry things, and happened to meet Zen Master Mazu, who was sitting on his feet and resting. Zen Master Yinfeng asked Zen Master Mazu to pull back his feet and make way for him, but he said stiffly, "I only stretch but not shrink."
Zen Master Yinfeng was unwilling to give in, "Then, I will only go in and not retreat."
Neither of them would give in for the other. In the end, Zen Master Yinfeng didn't care about anything and pushed the cart forward. As a result, he injured Zen Master Mazu's foot.
When Zen Master Mazu returned to the temple, he immediately went to the court to explain with an axe in his hand. He said to the crowd in the temple, "Who hurt my foot just now? Come out!"
Zen Master Yinfeng walked quickly to Mazu and stretched out his neck fearlessly. However, Zen Master Mazu put down his ax and said gently, "You have no hesitation in your future. You can go anywhere in the whole wide world."
Zen Master Yinfeng retracted his neck and knelt down in front of Zen Master Mazu. Then, he bowed and retreated. Zen Master Mazu praised him again, "It's a real magic treasure that can move forward but can also retreat."
The last sentence of the story made Li Yundong suddenly sit up straight. He closed the book, and his eyes were shining, as if he had gained something.
"This story is about a person who is good at bending, stretching, advancing and retreating. He is really a great person. But what does it mean in cultivation? Isn't his current cultivation able to go forward but can't retreat? Can he be strong but can't be soft? Can he be yang but can't be yin?"
Li Yundong put down the book in his hand and began to pace back and forth in the room. He muttered to himself like a crazy demon, "Then, what can I do to 'some can be hard and some can be soft, some can be Yin and some can go Yang, and some can go forward and some can retreat'?"
Li Yundong stood firm, looked down at his hands and said in a low voice: "Tao begets one, two begets three, three begets all things; man follows the earth, the earth follows the heaven, the heaven follows the Tao, and the magic follows the nature! What's the connection between the two? "
"Tao begets one, one begets two, two begets three, and three begets all things. This is about the origin and development of the universe. Man follows the earth, the earth follows heaven, the heaven follows the Tao, and the magic follows nature. This is about the process of cultivator nature and life. It is about cultivator's Zhuji phase, opening up the 12 standard meridians, completing the cultivation of their own small universe, following the example of the earth, and strengthening their own self-healing function."
"The Law of Earth and Heaven refers to the realm of cultivation in which cultivators cultivating their own magic. The Law of Heaven refers to the realm in which cultivators breakthrough Yangshen phase and jump out of the mortal world of the mortal society, get rid of the restrictions of life, aging, illness, and death, and begin to reach the peak of Karmamudra."
Li Yundong talked to himself quickly in the room like a madman. The more he spoke, the more excited he became, and the brighter his eyes became. Although what he said was no different from what he had repeated countless times before, this time, Li Yundong clearly felt like he was running on the right road and rushing forward.
Li Yundong didn't know what kind of feeling it was, but he had a feeling that "I seem to understand, I seem to be very close to the answer!"
This kind of feeling was exactly in line with the idea of "the natural magic" of Taoists and "the true self" of Buddhism.
What was the magic of Nature? Since ancient times, the great cultivators of various sects had written a book to explain this point. But no matter how hard they tried, they found that "the magic of Nature" was actually a superficial explanation, but they could not explain the true meaning of the realm. Once anyone reached this realm, they would understand that this was the magic of Nature!
But no matter how hard they tried to explain it to their disciples, they couldn't make it clear, what's more, they can't let them understand what kind of realm it was.
As far as Li Yundong knew, the "magic of nature" that he understood was that since there was a difference between men and women in nature and the difference between Yin and Yang, men and women had the magic of nature. Tao gave birth to all things, and all things had the magic of being separated by nature. Tao gave birth to five elements, and the five elements had the magic of separating nature from nature. The moon had the light of nature, and the sun had the light of nature. The fate of all things in the world was in accordance with the laws of nature. All of them were the origins of nature, and all of them were the roots of nature.
This was the "magic of nature".
Li Yundong suddenly stopped and looked down at his hands, his eyes full of passion. "I'm so stupid! Why do I always try to carve characters with the power of Jinshen? I always thought that the power of Jinshen was invincible, and it was my strongest power, so I naturally should try it with the strongest power! But I neglected one thing: no matter how hard the granite is, it is also a matter of the earth! It is also a natural thing that can't jump out of the five elements! Since people are the spirits of all things, and cultivators are superior to people, since they have the ability to manipulate the five elements, why are they so stupid to confront the hard granite head-on?"
"What about the 'Eight Great Freedom Ones' I comprehended in the Spirit Space? I can be big or small, far or near, more or less, light or heavy, and can change all kinds of means."
"Why can I do these things in Spirit Space, but not in the whole wide world?"
When Li Yundong thought of this, he suddenly felt that a window had been opened in front of him, and a new world had finally opened to him.
"Because the Spirit Space is created by itself, and everything in the world can be mobilized by itself! And the whole wide world is not created by themselves, so the whole wide world can't!" Li Yundong couldn't help being ecstatic and said quickly.
"It's precisely because cultivators discover that they can't freely use magic spells in the whole wide world like they do in Spirit Space, that they wish to the magic of nature. They wish to ensure that they can cultivate their own small universe in accordance with the big universe of the outside world."
"What is the magic of nature? It is naturally the great liberation and Ishvara! This is the same as the eight great self-established by the Buddhists! The reason why Buddhism and Taoism are able to cultivate together is because of this! The human body is its own small universe, and the world is the great universe of the outside world. As long as they combine and form a bond, they will be able to achieve the great liberation and Ishvara in the whole wide world!"
Li Yundong looked up and laughed out loud. There was a kind of pleasure in his laughter. "I see! What is Jinshen of settling a score? It is the harmony between man and nature. Everything in the world and the five elements of thunder and lightning are all used by me!"
What Li Yundong didn't know was that as soon as he comprehended the Tao, he finally comprehended the realm of Jinshen of settling a score. Since then, there was finally a "Super Li" who was invincible in the Chinese cultivation world!