Supreme Emperor of Swords - Chapter 292 - The Adventures in the Crystal Palace
Chapter 292 The Adventures in the Crystal Palace
“There is more. It is… more than that!” The Sword Master seemed to be completely in a state of incoherent madness. He roared, “Do you know which is the most terrible technique in the ancient, the primitive, and the farthest times in antiquity? Do you know which of the martial arts methods drive the immortals, the emperors, and even the supremes mad? Do you know which is the only martial method in the Land of Infinity that is beyond the four levels, namely God, Heaven, Earth, and Human?”
“Is that the Invincible Fighting Method?” Ding Hao thought.
“How do you know?” the Sword Master roared in disbelief.
There was a group of alpacas in a rut, whizzing past in Ding Hao’s heart.
He thought, “You have almost told me what it is. I’ll be a fool if I still don’t understand!”
At the same time, the Saber Master seemed to be completely in a state of extreme excitement too, and she’d let go of that rare opportunity to mock the Sword Master’s IQ. She laughed wildly and said, “Haha! It’s real! It’s really… Yin and Yang River, the jade wall with the Heaven Book, the Underground Crystal Dragon Palace… Is the legend true? Does this place really exist?”
Ding Hao silently analyzed the information revealed by the two old monsters.
Since being possessed by those two mysterious old monsters, they had been despising everyone Ding Hao had met and everything Ding Hao had seen; even Li Jianyi, the Head of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect, who was a grandmaster in the Snow Province.
But at the moment, the two old monsters were actually greatly shocked and excited about the Invincible Fighting Method, which was enough to show that the its origin was really shocking and unique!
The “Yin and Yang River” was referring to the silver and red river in front of him.
The “Jade wall with Heaven Book” should be the white jade wall that reflected water waves with the faint handwriting on it.
And the “Underground Crystal Dragon Palace” might be… that hidden deep underground ice cave space.
According to the Saber Master, all those names had mysterious backgrounds and Ding Hao thought that they contained some secrets that he had never heard of.
“Wow! Hahaha! Little Chap Ding, you’re really fucking lucky! You actually found this method! Hahaha! Hurry up! What are you waiting for? Go look at the jade wall with the Heaven Book and recite the contents… Wow! That is the “Invincible Fighting Method”!”
The Sword Master was still in a fit of frenzy.
“Yeah! Little Chap Ding, remember it… Wow! Bitch master, I suddenly feel that we can vindicate ourselves!” the Saber Master also urged.
Ding Hao forced himself not to think of questions and not to be too excited; then he took a deep breath, and ran his Qi. Next moment, the hottest Heaven Fire Qi and the coldest Hell Ice Qi enveloped his body and one of his eyes glowed red while the other one glowed silver.
Two faint beams of light radiated from his pupils and Illuminated the front.
Ding Hao, whose eyesight was in full, could even clearly see an ant 100 meters away.
In that way, he could also see the original blurred handwriting of the water pattern on the jade wall with the Heaven Book.
“The Tao that can be told is not the Absolute Tao; The Names that can be given are not Absolute Names. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; The Named is the Mother of All Things. Therefore: Oftentimes, one strips oneself of passion in order to see the Secret of Life; Oftentimes, one regards life with passion, in order to see its manifested forms. These two (the Secret and its manifestations) Are (in their nature) the same; They are given different names when they become manifest. They may both be called the Cosmic Mystery: Reaching from the Mystery into the Deeper Mystery is the Gate to the Secret of All Life… To take the root (from which things spring) as the essential (part), and the things as its coarse (embodiment); to see the deficiency in accumulation, and in the solitude of one’s individuality to dwell with the spirit-like and intelligent; it was appreciated by Kwan Yin and Lao Tan. When they heard of such ways, they were delighted by them. They built their system on the assumption of eternal non-existence and made its ruling concept the Grand Unity. They made weakness and humility their mark of distinction, and considered that by empty vacuity no injury could be sustained, but all things are preserved in their substantiality… The being becomes from non-being… Handling problems with a transcendent attitude, teaching more and saying less. Focus on one point, clear all the thoughts, forget the surroundings, and then adjust your breath…
Ding Hao read those mysterious words out.
At first, Ding Hao didn’t know what those words meant, but slowly, he gradually went into an unconscious empty state, as if his soul had flown out of his body and traveled through the whole universe and all of history. His soul went back to the ages, trying to find the origins. One of his Spiritual Thoughts watched the happening and the disappearing. He observed every corner of the universe clearly, ambiguous, ignorant, and aimless.
The Saber Master and the Sword Master, who were so mad and excited, gradually calmed down with the sound of Ding Hao’s reading.
Even Evil Moon, who was standing quietly on Ding Hao’s shoulder and felt bored, slightly closed his eyes and breathed peacefully. His claws were unconsciously waving slowly in the air, outlining indistinct traces.
Time had passed silently.
Some time later, as Ding Hao finished the last word, his whole body shook and he suddenly woke up from the mysterious empty state; somehow he felt regret in his heart, as if he had lost something important.
“Meow…” Evil Moon also woke up with a trace of regret.
Ding Hao slowly spat out a breath of foul air and wanted to read the words on the jade wall with the Heaven Book. However, he was deeply shocked as he looked up.
He saw that the white jade wall had been covered with cracks. It was cracking. It was destroyed in a few seconds and the broken jade pieces fell into the water of the yin and yang river below, to disappear without leaving a trace.
“‘Jade wall with Heaven Book’… destroyed itself?”
“Damn! Am I going to miss the Invincible Fighting Method?”
Ding Hao was astonished and wanted to save it but it was too late. He hurriedly thought the words he had remembered and wanted to know how much he had remembered.
Unexpectedly, Ding Hao found something incredible.
The Invincible Fighting Method had thousands of words, which were very complicated, profound and difficult to understand. Somehow, Ding Hao had actually engraved it in his mind very clearly, as if he had recited it thousands of times. Every word had been ingrained and had become part of Ding Hao’s memory.
“Don’t be surprised,” the Sword Master said again, “the Invincible Fighting Method is an unparalleled method and only a person with luck, good virtue, and good behavior can get it. Otherwise, the Gao family would have gotten this method and prevented its waning when they received the scroll hundreds of years ago. That is fate! This is a unique method that cannot be allowed in the world. It is already the limit of the world to let one person have it. Therefore, after you read the content, the jade wall with the Heaven Book self-destructed. Since then, the Invincible Fighting Method belongs to you, and only exists for you alone.” Note:  Alpacas are called Cao Ni Ma(CNM), dirty words in Chinese. Though alpacas are animals, Chinese people often use their pictures to express negative emotions.  Those words are from “Tao Te Ching”, an ancient book of China. The translation is the work of Lin Yutang(1895-1976).  Those words are from Thien Hsia, the last article Chuang Tzu. The translation is the work of James Legge(1815-1897).