Chapter 2016 – Being Enlightened
It has to be said that the words of the elder penetrated deep inside the minds of the inner disciples. This was because the elder who just spoke was none other than the Head Steward of the Inner Sect, Elder Tian Yuanhai.
Although the inner disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect take different elders as their masters, other than those who became True Disciples, most of them were only disciples in name. The elders don’t have enough time to guide them. Therefore, inner disciples most often listen to a lecture by an elder every ten days. And to listen to these lectures, inner disciples need to find Tian Yuanhai. This was because Tian Yuanhai was in charge of all inner disciples. This made his position in the inner sect quite high.
Since the words came out of Tian Yuanhai’s mouth, then it must be true. It must be known that only core disciples have access to the sixth floor of the Blade Pavilion. Even True Disciples don’t have such a privilege. Zhao Hai has just joined the Tyrant Blade Sect recently, but he already gained this benefit. It’s impossible for these inner disciples to not be jealous.
But after seeing the blood on Zhao Hai’s body, the inner disciples present no longer felt any envy. This was because they didn’t have such power.
Tian Yuanhai looked at the inner disciples and said, “In addition, for Dao Shu and his eleven brothers, because they have stayed in Lower Earth Mountain for many years, the sect will reward them. In the future, resident complex 53 will belong to them. Without their permission, nobody is allowed to enter their residence.”
As soon as they heard Tian Yuanhai, Dao Shu and the others were excited. They didn’t expect that they would also receive a reward. This caused them to feel ecstatic. Dao Shu quickly replied, “Elder Tian, resident complex 53 is in disrepair. Do we have permission to rebuild it?”
Tian Yuanhai nodded, “I already said that resident complex 53 will belong to you. You can do anything you want with it. Not only that, the entire Taiyuan Peak will be yours.”
Tian Yuanhai’s words caused the inner disciples present to feel envious once more. They knew about Dao Shu and his brothers. These twelve brothers were cultivation maniacs that didn’t care about anything else. Because of this, they became an odd group in the Tyrant Blade Sect. Although nobody ridiculed them in their faces, the other disciples tended to stay away from them. This was because they were afraid of being laughed at if they associated with Dao Shu and the others.
However, in a blink of an eye, Dao Shu and the others were given their own territory. It must be known that inner disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect cannot just decide where they would live. If they want to dig out a cave residence, then they would need to ask permission from the sect. Then they would dig out a cave in the place the sect designated. And that was only during special situations. Most of the time, inner disciples could only live in residences assigned to them by the sect. The rooms assigned by the sect weren’t too big. Moreover, disciples would have to live with other disciples inside one shared courtyard. Because of this, many inner disciples dreamed of having a place of their own.
Originally, Dao Shu and the others didn’t catch the eyes of the Tyrant Blade Sect’s disciples. Nobody paid any attention to them. But now, they were able to get their own peak. In the Tyrant Blade Sect, this privilege was only reserved for core disciples.
Dao Shu and the others were beyond happy with their reward. However, their happiness didn’t stem from having to own Taiyuan Peak. Instead, they were happy because they could rebuild resident complex 53, just like resident complex 52.
Dao Shu and the others liked what Zhao Hai did with resident complex 52. If they can rebuild their own residence according to resident complex 52’s style, then they can die happy.
After rewarding Zhao Hai as well as the Dao Shu and the others, Tian Yuanhai looked at the disciples who came to help and said, “Everyone who came here to help will also be rewarded. As for those who received the order but didn’t come, they will be punished according to the sect’s rules. Alright, you can return to your own places. In the next few days, the sect will issue an assignment order. If you receive the assignment, make sure you arrive here in five days. If you don’t, you will be punished.”
Upon hearing Tian Yuanhai, the disciples immediately dispersed. They knew that the matter had already been decided and there was no way to change it.
Zhao Hai wasn’t surprised about this result. However, he didn’t expect the sect to give so many rewards. In any case, it was beneficial for him.
After everyone left, Zhao Hai as well as Dao Shu and the others returned to resident complex 52. Although their wounds were serious, all of them were shallow wounds. They would heal before long.
Zhao Hai and the others immediately began to dress their wounds. At the same time, they took a rest. They gathered in Zhao Hai’s living room the next day.
It took a very short time for everyone’s wound to heal. The medicinal plants of the Tyrant Blade Sect were very good. Dao Shu and the others were recovering well, and there was no need to mention Zhao Hai. There weren’t even scars left in his body.
After sitting down in the living room, Zhao Hai looked at Dao Shu and the others and smiled, “Senior Brothers, now that you own Taiyuan Peak, how do you plan to rebuild it?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Dao Shu’s spirit seems to be ignited as he immediately replied, “Little Hai, if it’s alright, we want to leave rebuilding Taiyuan Peak to you. There’s no need to add anything extra. We’re fine with it being the same as resident complex 52.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Senior Brother, do you really want the exact same? Aren’t you afraid that people would laugh at you for copying?”
Dao Shu waved his hand and said, “If they want to laugh, then they can laugh. I don’t care. It’s my house. The important thing is I’m comfortable.”
Hearing Dao Shu, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. Then he closed his eyes for a long time as he pondered. Although Dao Shu’s words sounded ordinary, those who can truly embody it were very few.
In any world, very few people chose to do what they want to do. This was because people tend to pay attention to how other people view them. They would change themselves to win the approval of other people. It was rare for someone to not care about what other people were thinking about them.
Even Zhao Hai, who had a great handle on his perception, would still care about how other people viewed him. One of the reasons for this was so that people wouldn’t know about the Space. But at the same time, he doesn’t want other people to look at him strangely. He couldn’t be as free and easygoing as Dao Shu and the others.
Dao Shu’s words caused Zhao Hai’s mind to be cleared. Zhao Hai became aware of how much he cared about how other people see him. And this wasn’t a good thing for his cultivation.
Dao Shu and the others were looking at Zhao Hai in confusion. They don’t know what was going on. But being cultivators, they could see that Zhao Hai seems to have reached a state of enlightenment. Therefore, they didn’t disturb him. Conversely, they became Zhao Hai’s dao protectors.
Zhao Hai felt his mind going through a transformation. His thoughts seem to become clearer. It was a wonderful feeling. It seems like invisible shackles were being removed from his mind.
This process doesn’t include Zhao Hai’s heart’s demon. Caring about what others view you wasn’t a heart’s demon. However, it had the effect of closing your mind to other paths. Now that Zhao Hai discovered this point, he was able to remove this blockade, making his mind more spacious and clear.
After some time. Zhao Hai let out a long breath. When he opened his eyes, he noticed Dao Shu and the others protecting him in the center. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be touched. Dao Shu also noticed Zhao Hai waking up, he immediately asked, “Little Hai, how are you feeling? Are you alright?”
Zhao Hai let out a long breath, then he smiled faintly and said, “I’m fine. Thanks a lot, Senior Brother Dao. Your words have enlightened me.”
Hearing this, Dao Shu couldn’t help but ask, “My words enlightened you? Which words?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “You said that you don’t care what the house looks like because it’s your house in the end. But let’s forget about this, I’ll send Little Tie over to your courtyard with the robots to rebuild it. You can live here in the meantime. You can also use this time to understand the defensive formation of the residence. Since you want to rebuild your residence in the same way as mine, you will know how to control it when it’s done rebuilding.”
As soon as they heard Zhao Hai, Dao Shu and the others became excited. Dao Shu immediately replied, “Brother, I won’t say useless things. But remember that we’ll be your brothers forever.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright, I’ll remember that. Senior Brothers, let’s go eat a meal. You don’t need to worry about your residence, the robots will take care of it. In the next few days, once the other inner disciples move over, I really want to see their expressions when they see your mountain.”
Dao Shu laughed and said, “Hahaha. When the time comes, I want to see the envy on their faces.” Zhao Hai smiled at everyone and didn’t say anything. Then he led everyone to the dining room and ate breakfast. The food was already prepared a long time ago, and it was Qiu Tie who commanded the robots to make it. Although Qiu Tie was focused on his cultivation recently, he didn’t slack on his duties as a servant. But instead of doing housework himself, he has the robots to command. This gave him a lot of free time.