Chapter 247: Comprehending The Dao
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Whenever the Netherworld Cave erupted, her Junior Brother would enter seclusion, so she didn’t stay for long.
Therefore, she did not have the chance to do it in front of her Junior Brother.
Her Junior Brother should not be as busy now.
However, in another ten to twenty years, her Junior Brother would need to advance and he would enter seclusion for a period of time.
If he succeeded, then her Junior Brother would be at the early-stage Void Refinement Realm, only one realm away from her.
Her Junior Brother would most likely catch up soon.
Why not take this opportunity while her Junior Brother was not in seclusion to see if there was any effect?
Ao Longyu listened quietly to Lin Siya’s explanation.
“Your clothes have to be silky smooth so that your body movements will be outlined.” Lin Siya thought for a while and continued.
“It’s naturally better to turn sideways to allow for better light exposure, but it might be even better if we can face the wind.”
“Junior Sister, who have you tried it yourself?” Ao Longyu asked curiously.
Lin Siya hugged her chest and said.
“Definitely not. But Senior Sister doesn’t have to worry about anything. Nothing should go wrong under normal circumstances.” Lin Siya looked at her beautiful and cold Senior Sister and said.
“Senior Sister and Junior Brother have an engagement. In a few hundred years, you two should get married. The relationship between you two is different from others. ”
Ao Longyu nodded.
She thought so too. After a few more years, she should be marrying her Junior Brother.
What kind of life was it like after marriage?
She had no idea.
Perhaps it would be the same as now.
“Does Junior Sister like anyone?” Ao Longyu asked curiously.
She was engaged to her Junior Brother, so she did not really understand what love was about.
“Someone I like?” Lin Siya shook her head.
“I haven’t even become an immortal yet. Right now, I have to prioritize becoming an immortal. Perhaps only those with poor talent might consider this. What about Senior Sister?”
Lin Siya looked at Senior Sister Ao curiously.
“Has Senior Sister fallen for Junior Brother?”
Ao Longyu was silent for a moment before shaking her head.
“I don’t know.”
“You don’t know?” Lin Siya felt that something was amiss. The answer she received last time was that she did not hate him.
This time, her answer had changed.
There was obviously a change in her feelings.
“Has Senior Sister had any different thoughts all these years?” Lin Siya asked again.
“Yes, there are some.” Ao Longyu thought for a moment and said softly.
“In the past, I didn’t feel anything when I visited Junior Brother once every three years. I was just used to it.
After that, I got used to visiting him once a year. But from then on… I couldn’t get used to visiting him once every three years anymore. Three years is now too long.
In fact, I don’t really even want to wait for a year but Junior Brother has to cultivate, so it’s not suitable for me to disturb him.”
Lin Siya was surprised.
“There should be some more.” Ao Longyu sat on a rock at the side. Her expression was not as cold as before.
“Master and the rest would sometimes praise me for looking good.”
“I praised Senior Sister before too,” Lin Siya said immediately.
She grew up with her Senior Sister. Although she wasn’t very familiar with her, her Senior Sister would occasionally guide her.
She was happy.
Unfortunately, her Senior Sister’s face was cold and distant.
Therefore, no one was familiar with her. If it wasn’t for the accident in the mystic realm, she wouldn’t have been able to get close to her.
Ao Longyu nodded and continued.
“However, these compliments or slanders are nothing much to me. It would neither cheer me up or upset me. But…”
Ao Longyu paused before continuing.
“If Junior Brother were to praise me, I would be happy for days. As he is mostly in seclusion, Junior Brother will occasionally leave me some messages. I tend to read these messages several times.”
Lin Siya blinked and said.
“Senior Sister, you’ve started to like him unknowingly.”
Ao Longyu lowered her brows and whispered.
“But I don’t really understand such a feeling.”
She did not understand this feeling, but it was there.
However, it would not affect her cultivation.
Jiang Lan sat in the courtyard, looking at the beautiful scenery.
The more he read, the more entranced he became.
At night, he would enter the Netherworld Cave to train.
But for some reason, he felt that he could not stop now.
Once he stopped, he would lose the opportunity.
An opportunity to enter an epiphany.
There was a chance that he would fall into a state of Dao enlightenment while looking through the Catoptric Deflection book.
At this moment, Jiang Lan didn’t hesitate in the slightest as he took out a bottle of Bejeweled Nectar Wine and drank it.
Then, he placed the Dao Comprehension Tea into his mouth.
And swallowed it.
After cultivating for close to 280 years, he had reached the critical point of breaking through to the Void Refinement Realm.
This would conceal the fact that he was going to comprehend the Dao.
His One Leaf Vision rotated slightly to ensure that no Dao aura would leak out.
After making all the preparations, Jiang Lan fell into a deep trance while reading the Catoptric Deflection book. It was as if he had fallen into a completely new world.
Everything could change at his will and even the sun and moon could be replaced by him.
But this was wrong.
What he wanted was to see through the operations of this world, the changes between all things.
The power of mountains and rivers and the will of the sea.
He wanted to see through them instead of just trying to control everything.
Control was empty. Only by understanding and seeing through all objects and existences could one move it.
Only by seeing through and comprehending would one be able to find a path that belonged solely to oneself.
Comprehending the Dao was to search for a path. When one was in the boundless wilderness, there would be no path beneath one’s feet.
By searching the path of one’s heart and comprehending the will of heaven and earth, one can then step on his own dao.
Everywhere one’s footsteps passed, it was a new path in the void.
It was just that this path wasn’t easy to find. It was impossible to guess the intentions of this world, so even if he wanted to walk, he couldn’t.
Jiang Lan sat in the courtyard. He had reached a state of selflessness. In his eyes, there was only the Catoptric Deflection book. It was as if he had blended into the Catoptric Deflection realm.
He didn’t know the changes in the outside world, but he could roughly feel his surroundings.
The first year.
Xiao Yu arrived at the courtyard, but there was a strange feeling emanating from it. It was peaceful and calm.
When she arrived at Jiang Lan’s side, she discovered that Jiang Lan was flipping through a book and seemed to have fallen into a trance.
She did not speak.
Xiao Yu sat beside Jiang Lan, playing with her wooden sword.
In the evening, Xiao Yu waved at Jiang Lan and rode her sword back to the Jade Pool.
The second year.
Once again, Xiao Yu arrived at the courtyard. She realized that the feeling had intensified and her heart was calm.
Meanwhile, Jiang Lan was still flipping through his books, as if he would never finish them.
Xiao Yu was still sitting next to Jiang Lan. She realized that the aura surrounding Jiang Lan wouldn’t reject her, so she approached him closer.
Xiao Yu stuck out her tongue at Jiang Lan and waved goodbye.
The third year.
Xiao Yu found the vegetative egg and the Udumbara Flower and began to water them with spirit liquid.
She also took care of the flowers on the Ninth Summit.
The seventh year.
This was the seventh time Xiao Yu came.
This time, there was a hint of worry in her eyes.
She sat quietly beside Jiang Lan, leaning on the stone table as she looked at him.
She kept watching Jiang Lan cultivate.
Until she fell asleep.
The next day, Xiao Yu woke up and waved goodbye to Jiang Lan.
The tenth year.
It was summer.
Xiao Yu arrived at the peach forest and realized that everything had changed. The peach blossoms were covered in snow.
A chill emanated from within.
It was as if winter had arrived.
However, it was scorching hot outside.
It must be her Junior Brother who had caused this.
Xiao Yu immediately ran towards the courtyard.
However, when she ran in, she realized that the courtyard had long been covered by heavy snow, but there was no snow around her junior brother.
Jiang Lan was still flipping through his book.
However, it was much slower.
It was like the Catoptric Deflection book was about to be finished by Jiang Lan.