Chapter 1740: The Monk Xuanzang
In the Expanse of Nirvana, nearly ten thousand immortal buddhas gathered. All their gazes were fixed on the nine huge golden buddha worlds.
Their eyes were full of wors.h.i.+p, desire and madness. To them, the Buddha Above All was the strongest existence. Everything in the Expanse of Nirvana belonged to the Buddha Above All.
Wu Yu also stared intently at the nine huge golden buddha worlds emerging slowly from the golden light. Each golden buddha world was a giant buddha that stood tall!
The nine huge buddha worlds all had different expressions, manner and movements, but each golden giant buddha was majestic and solemn looking. Each of them had a shocking amount of bodhi qi, which made others want to wors.h.i.+p it.
When the nine huge golden buddha worlds appeared, it meant that the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas had finally begun.
All the immortal buddhas became serious. To them, the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas was the most sacred moment. This happened every hundred thousand years and it was only at this time that they could see the Buddha Above All.
Even the Eighteen Arhats under Xuanzang’s command were treated the same and had no special privileges. The only difference between them and the other immortal buddhas was that they were the order keepers of the Expanse of Nirvana, appointed personally by the Buddha Above All. No one could affect their status and position.
Even immortal buddhas at a higher realm compared to Calico Bag Arhat and Longbrowed Arhat Immortal Buddha must treat the Eighteen Arhats with respect at the Expanse of Nirvana.
As the nine huge golden buddha worlds emerged from the golden light, the entire Expanse of Nirvana permeated with a sacred and solemn atmosphere.
Then, countless of immortal buddhas stood there, waiting longingly for the Buddha Above All to appear.
The Buddha Above All was a young monk with white jade skin dressed in white kasaya. Followed closely by the appearance of the nine huge golden buddha worlds, he showed up bathed in golden light.
Within the golden light that covered the Expanse of Nirvana, the other black buddha worlds and immortal buddha trueforms seemed insignificant. They even looked a bit like a rotting piece in a golden field. It was a very strange sight.
The moment Xuanzang appeared, countless immortal buddhas became quiet and serious. They kept away all the ferocity and cruelty that they displayed usually. They did not dare to show any disrespect to the Buddha Above All!
All the immortal buddhas bowed down respectfully at this moment and performed the buddhist rites. As they bathed in the golden glorious light, their spirits seemed to have reached a higher level.
This was the most powerful Buddha Above All in the whole Heavenly Buddha’s Domain!
Wu Yu could hardly see through Xuanzang, that young monk who appeared from within the golden light, and judge how powerful he was.
This was because the gap between them was too big. It was the same when Wu Yu looked at the Jade Emperor and Patriarch Bodhi. He was not able to determine their real strength. Unlike some other immortal buddhas, Wu Yu could still see clearly how powerful the other party was even though they were stronger than him.
That monk Xuanzang remained silent after appearing from within the golden light.
He had no expression on his face. Hence there was no way at all to guess what he was thinking. After all the immortal buddhas finished performing their buddhist rites, he said faintly: “Bring me the divine sarira!”
This was the rule of the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas. Every 100,000 years, the Buddha Above All would collect 10,000 divine sarira.
Compared to how the other immortal buddhas collected divine sarira, the Buddha Above All’s method of collecting divine sarira was much easier. No one would dare to refuse handing over their divine sarira to the Buddha Above All during the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas.
On the contrary, there were many immortal buddhas who rushed to hand over their divine sarira in hopes of getting the chance to stay in the Expanse of Nirvana for 100,000 years.
In this 100,000 years, they could stay safe and cultivate using the golden bodhi qi in the Expanse of Nirvana. They would even have the chance to break through their realm and become stronger.
So there were too many immortal buddhas who wished to get this opportunity. At least they need not worry about their safety outside.
Although it was easy for the Buddha Above All to collect the divine sarira, no immortal buddha dared to say more about it. Instead, they thought that it was natural for the Buddha Above All to do this.
All this was just because the other party was the Buddha Above All, the most powerful existence in the Heavenly Buddha’s Domain. No immortal buddha would dare to disrespect the Buddha Above All.
This was Xuanzang.
The whole Heavenly Buddha’s Domain belonged to Xuanzang. Wu Yu thought that the other immortal buddhas seemed like “tools” to collect divine sarira to Xuanzang.
Of course, now only Wu Yu dared to think this way.
The other immortal buddhas regarded Xuanzang as the Buddha Above All, which was equivalent to being the absolute ruler of the Heavenly Buddha’s Domain.
Therefore, as Xuanzang finished speaking, the immortal buddhas that gathered in the Expanse of Nirvana handed over their divine sarira immediately.
Wu Yu did not dare to act differently from the other immortal buddhas, so he too handed in his divine sarira directly.
He took out a divine sarira from his Apotheosis Realm quietly, pretending that it was taken out from the Calico Bag Arhat’s buddha world. He placed the divine sarira in the center of the Expanse of Nirvana.
All together, there were nearly 10,000 divine sarira handed in by the surrounding immortal buddhas. These divine sarira were devoured by the nine huge golden buddha worlds as they flew up.
Wu Yu felt very strange and disturbed as he witnessed the nine huge golden buddha worlds, the huge buddha statues with different expressions opened their mouths and devoured the divine sarira continuously.
In Wu Yu’s eyes, there was something wrong with this Buddha Above All, but now he could not pinpoint it.
So much so that he did not dare to make any eye contact with Xuanzang. Otherwise he might be exposed by the other party. After all, Xuanzang looked unfathomable now, and no one knew what kind of ability he had.
Hence Wu Yu kept a low profile as the Calico Bag Arhat. He did not want to stir up any unnecessary trouble now.
In the whole Expanse of Nirvana, more than 9000 immortal buddhas had handed in their divine sarira.
Many immortal buddhas who used to have the Insignia of Nirvana knew clearly the benefits of staying in the Expanse of Nirvana, so they would try their best to s.n.a.t.c.h divine sarira from others and get at least one divine sarira to remain qualified to stay in the Expanse of Nirvana.
However, there were still over a hundred of immortal buddhas who were not able to hand in any divine sarira. These hundred of immortal buddhas would only be expelled.
Of course, some immortal buddhas who failed to s.n.a.t.c.h any divine sarira had already left before the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas. Otherwise, their outcome would only be worse if the Buddha Above All had to expel them personally.
“The Expanse of Nirvana is open now. A total of 381 people can bring their divine sarira and enter.”
When more than 9000 divine sarira were devoured by the nine huge golden buddha worlds, the Buddha Above All Xuanzang finally announced again.
The whole golden Expanse of Nirvana finally opened up as Xuanzang announced emotionlessly.
At this moment, countless immortal buddhas who were originally outside the Expanse of Nirvana started fighting to enter the Expanse of Nirvana. An extremely fierce fight broke out just outside the Expanse of Nirvana!
In order to compete for the opportunity to enter the Expanse of Nirvana, many immortal buddhas used all means. They were even willing to die for it.
In a short period of time, 381 immortal buddhas had already entered the Expanse of Nirvana and it closed up again.
But also within the same time period, the number of immortal buddhas who died outside the Expanse of Nirvana had reached several hundred. All kinds of broken and shattered buddha worlds drifted out into the endless starry sky, forming a pile of remains.
Under the fierce compet.i.tion, only 381 immortal buddhas had the chance to stay in the Expanse of Nirvana.
These immortal buddhas were either powerful or lucky but they all had one thing in common, that was, their speed was relatively fast. Otherwise they would not be able to squeeze into the Expanse of Nirvana in that instant.
Another 381 divine sarira were devoured by the nine huge bolden buddha worlds.
After devouring so many divine sarira, Wu Yu could hardly feel the change of the nine huge golden buddha worlds. He only felt that the aura of the nine huge buddha worlds seemed to have become more powerful.
“If this has always been the case for millions of years, this nine huge buddha worlds would have swallowed up at least 100,000 divine sarira……I wonder how powerful it had become? I’m afraid every buddha world already has the power to surpa.s.s everything?”
Wu Yu thought to himself as he watched the golden buddha world devour the divine sarira. Witnessing this with his own eyes brought tremendous shock to him.
Now, as long as Wu Yu devoured a small amount of divine sarira, he could break through to the next realm.
And Xuanzang had devoured at least 100,000 divine sarira. What realm would he be at now?
It was hard for Wu Yu to imagine.
The whole process of the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas was basically just the process of the Buddha Above All Xuanzang collecting divine sarira from the other immortal buddhas.
By this time, 10,000 immortal buddhas had already occupied the s.p.a.ce in the Expanse of Nirvana. The rest of the immortal buddhas that failed to enter the Expanse of Nirvana could only wait for the next chance.
When the nine huge golden buddha worlds finished devouring all the divine sarira offered by the other immortal buddhas, the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas naturally came to an end.
Whether it was from the Longbrowed Arhat Immortal Buddha or Calico Bag Arhat’s memories, this was basically the entire process of the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas.
Next, the Buddha Above All Xuanzang would retreat into the golden light. The nine huge golden buddha worlds would also disappear and not reappear until 100,000 years later.
This time, however, seemed a little different from before.
Just when all the immortal buddhas thought that Xuanzang was going to leave, this young monk suddenly started scanning through the crowds.
And his serene and deep buddha voice immediately spread throughout the Expanse of Nirvana: “Wukong, I see you.”
This buddha voice reverberated through the Expanse of Nirvana, shocking all the immortal buddhas present.
At this moment, the Buddha Above All exuded an extremely terrifying aura, which seemed to be able to suppress all existences in the world!
“Who is Wukong?”
All the immortal buddhas in the Expanse of Nirvana, including Wu Yu, were at a loss.
They had no idea who was the “Wukong” Xuanzang mentioned.
Is there an immortal buddha called Wukong in the Expanse of Nirvana?
No one knew the truth! However, the atmosphere of the whole Expanse of Nirvana suddenly became extremely suppressed.
Xuanzang’s aura emitted an indescribable sense of terror, which made all the immortal buddha tremble with fear.