Chapter 300: Divine Dharma
The name “Liu Pingsheng” signified “transcendental” in the Hengliu galaxy.
Even more transcendental than the two Transcendental Forces.
In the Hengliu galaxy, this name was not only a synonym for the word “transcendental,” but it was also a synonym for “unparalleled.”
However, this person spent most of his days hidden within the Guangling Academy and hardly stepped outside. In the last few centuries, he had not been known to step out of the Guangling Academy at all… and when he had appeared in the Hengliu galaxy a thousand years ago, he had already been a late Divine Transformation adept.
Now, nobody but him and God knew how powerful he really was.
Of course, Zhou Donghuang knew nothing about this.
Otherwise, he would definitely have thought that he had made a judgment error. When he had tried to sense Liu Pingsheng’s inner Yuan earlier, based on his experience from his previous life, he had guessed that Liu Pingsheng was at the late Divine Transformation stage.
A late Divine Transformation adept a thousand years ago, and still a late Divine Transformation adept a thousand years later?
Unless there was some special reason behind this, it could not be possible!
Dharma adepts had a lifespan of six hundred years, and when they reached the Primordial Soul stage, their lives would be extended by another four hundred years. This was why Primordial Soul adepts were also known as “millennium adepts.”
When Primordial Soul adepts reached the Divine Transformation stage, their lives would be extended by another five hundred years. Divine Transformation adepts had a maximum lifespan of a thousand five hundred years.
As for the Separating Divinity stage above the Divine Transformation stage, the lifespan could be extended by another five hundred years to a total of two thousand years.
Once the person reached the Immortal stage, the lifespan would be extended by another thousand years to a total of three thousand years!
As for the Deity stage, those who reached this stage would either die or overcome it to reach the spirit world and become a God.
For a Divine Transformation adept, to still be alive when he was a late Divine Transformation adept a thousand years ago, this meant that he had reached the late Divine Transformation stage before the age of five hundred years.
Such a person was still a late Divine Transformation adept a thousand years later?
Even in the Hengliu galaxy, this possibility was minute.
“Senior, may I ask… why have you come to our Lightning Sword Sect?”
Lan Gui, the most senior person in the Lightning Sword Sect and the most powerful man in the sect currently, looked at Liu Pingsheng fearfully as he asked in a respectful tone.
At that point, both Yu Yucheng and He Jin were looking at Liu Pingsheng uneasily.
They felt as if they could not breathe properly.
This was simply because the man in front of them was simply so special. His position was so unique, and his power was so immensely unfathomable that with just a word from him, he could easily destroy the entire Lightning Sword Sect and wipe it off the face of the Hengliu galaxy!
“No need to be anxious,” Liu Pingsheng glanced at Lan Gui and replied slowly.
“I am here today to look for Zhou Donghuang for something, nothing to do with your Lightning Sword Sect.
“Now, I have something to speak to Zhou Donghuang about, please give us some time.”
Once Liu Pingsheng had spoken, Lan Gui hastily agreed and left quickly. He looked knowingly at Yu Yucheng and He Jin, his gaze filled with caution.
“Yes, Senior.” Yu Yucheng also left.
As He Jin was leaving left, he turned to look at Zhou Donghuang and said, “This Senior Liu Pingsheng is the current leader of the Guangling Academy and a senior even to the current Emperor Qi of the Qi Dynasty. You must not treat him with disrespect.”
He Jin’s words not only reinforced the position of Liu Pingsheng in the Guangling Academy, but they even reminded Zhou Donghuang of his position in relation to Emperor Qi, the most powerful man of the Qi Dynasty.
He had reminded Zhou Donghuang about this because he knew that Zhou Donghuang was always relaxed and loose with his manners, and he was afraid that Zhou Donghuang would anger the man.
Zhou Donghuang only nodded slightly at He Jin’s reminder. Still, he was quietly surprised… this white-haired young man in front of him was not only powerful in the Guangling Academy, but also influential in the Qi Dynasty as well?
In that case, wouldn’t this man be able to do anything he wished in the Hengliu galaxy?
“You have something to tell me?”
If He Jin found out that after he, Yu Yucheng and Lan Gui left, Zhou Donghuang would speak first and question Liu Pingsheng in such a tone, he would have been scared witless.
Even when his senior mentor was around, He Jin would have to greet Liu Pingsheng as “Senior.”
However, faced with the disrespect of Zhou Donghuang, Liu Pingsheng didn’t appear unhappy at all. Instead, he smiled at Zhou Donghuang and asked directly, “Do you believe that for Dharma adepts… Dharma Power Control may not be the final frontier of perfecting Dharma Power?”
Zhou Donghuang was taken aback, as he had never thought that Liu Pingsheng would say something like that.
As far as he knew, in the history of the Hengliu galaxy, there had never been a Dharma adept who had perfected their Dharma Power to the extent of Dharma Power Control, and he was the first and only person who had done so.
And now, the Divine Transformation adept from the Guangling Academy in front of him was now asking him such a question?
He looked at the man and thought, when this man was a Dharma adept, did he even master the technique of Dharma Power Control? Why was he now asking if he believed that Dharma Power Control was the final limit to perfecting Dharma Power?
This was as if an adult had asked him: “Do you believe that a three-year-old child can lift up to a ton of weight?”
“I have never heard of a Dharma adept who managed to perfect his Dharma Power beyond the limit of Dharma Power Control.”
This was Zhou Donghuang’s response to Liu Pingsheng.
Towards Zhou Donghuang’s answer, Liu Pingsheng was not surprised. “That is because… in the history of the galaxy, there has never been a Dharma adept who could make this first crucial step.
“The Dharma adepts in the Hengliu galaxy always failed to even master the technique of Dharma Power Control because of natural talent limits or training resource limits… as for the other galaxies rich in resources, although there were Dharma adepts who mastered the technique of Dharma Power Control, they often did not have much time left to understand the deeper meanings and secrets of Dharma Power.”
“Of course, in the universe, there were surely many Dharma adepts who tried to perfect Dharma Power beyond the Dharma Power Control limit… However, whenever they spent too long without any progress, they either began to doubt themselves and rushed to enter the Divine Transformation stage, or their elders did not allow them to continue going down this road, and they forced them to reach the Divine Transformation stage.”
As Liu Pingsheng spoke, he glanced at Zhou Donghuang and said, “Towards the determination of these Dharma adepts in perfecting their Dharma Power beyond the limit of Dharma Power Control, what are your thoughts?”
“I disagree with it,” Zhou Donghuang shook his head and said.
“Since the universe has never had a Dharma adept achieve it in history, it is still unknown if the first step beyond Dharma Power Control is possible.
“If there is an end-goal in mind, there might be something to work towards.
“If there is no goal, it is difficult to proceed further. Not only is it difficult to progress, but it is also a huge test for one’s mental state.”
Zhou Donghuang had thousands of years of memory from his previous life. Still, he had never heard of anyone being able to perfect Dharma Power beyond the stage of Dharma Power Control. Dharma Power Control was recognized by the countless races of the universe to be the final limit of perfecting Dharma Power.
“You are wise, indeed,” Liu Pingsheng’s eyes flashed as he sighed heavily and said.
“And the truth showed that this was indeed the case.
“Let me ask you another question… as a Dharma adept, if you knew that the limit of Dharma Power was not Dharma Power Control, but a technique even more powerful than that, what would you do?”
Before Zhou Donghuang could respond, Liu Pingsheng added,” And if you knew that by achieving a technique superior to Dharma Power Control, that will become such a good base for you that no matter how poor the technique you are training in or how poor your foundation is, you will have a hundred percent chance of reaching the Deity stage… what would you do?”
Initially, Zhou Donghuang had wanted to say that he would try his best so that his progress in increasing his skill would not be affected by this technique beyond Dharma Power Control.
However, after hearing what Liu Pingsheng added, he was stunned.
At the Dharma stage, by mastering the technique that was said to be superior to Dharma Power Control, no matter how poor the training technique or foundation in the future, there would be a hundred percent chance of reaching the Deity stage?
Was this possible?
If that were really possible, then that would be an incredible foundation for the future.
But was it possible?
This was too unbelievable.
“What are you trying to say?”
Zhou Donghuang looked at Liu Pingsheng, his expression serious. He could tell that Liu Pingsheng definitely had something to say.
Liu Pingsheng sighed and said, “A thousand years ago, when I was still a Dharma adept, I chanced upon the dying place of an ancient person… there, I did not gain any treasures, and his space ring had been taken a long time ago. All that was left was a small book that was his diary.
“After every year ended, he would write a diary entry in the book. In it, he recorded everything that he had experienced in his life.
“It was then that I found out… in fact, in ancient times, there were many talented adepts who managed to perfect their Dharma Power to the stage of Divine Dharma.
“Divine Dharma is exactly the technique that Dharma adepts can master that is superior to Dharma Power Control.”
As Liu Pingsheng spoke, his gaze was complicated. “The place was destroyed because I had invoked a protective formation when I left… but I brought that small notebook out together with me.
“That small notebook… nobody believes that it is real. Only I, who went to that place, can confirm from the corpse that the person lived in an ancient time, a long time ago.
“But, nobody believes my words, and they say that the small notebook may have been an act of mischief.
“Although they do not believe it, since I experienced it myself, I have to believe… furthermore, at that point, I had already mastered Dharma Power Control as an ultimate Dharma adept.
“You could imagine… after experiencing all of that, I was so drawn to the technique of Divine Dharma.
“Among all the sects at that point, I was the youngest in the new generation of powerful adepts… but because of my determination, I spent another five hundred years in the ultimate Dharma stage and only continued to the Primordial Soul stage just before my life was about to end.
“At that point, the rest who were the same age as me, and who used to be inferior to me, had all reached the Divine Transformation stage, and some who were more outstanding had even reached the Separating Divinity stage!”
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