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Chapter 141: Are the sentiments of my Sword Immortal so worthless?
“Is there actually more?” The Sword Immortal was astonished.
You see, for him, reaching the Swordless Realm was already the strongest state in the path of the sword!
Unrestricted by objects, unrestricted by the sword, everything in the world can become a sword!
When the person and the sword become one, oneself becomes the sharpest sword!
Because he himself is that sword, he surpasses swords without a sword, and he surpasses techniques without techniques!
This is a terrifying level of swordsmanship that may require him to exhaust his entire life, and still might not have the opportunity to reach such a realm!
But the young man before him said that on top of this invincible sword, there is another sword!
“Of course, there is!” Lin Beifan calmly said, “You should know that learning has no limits, and martial arts also have no limits! So why can’t there be a stronger realm above the Swordless Realm?”
“What kind of sword is this?” The Sword Immortal anxiously asked.
Mo Rushuang and Guo Shaoshuai listened intently, not wanting to miss out on such a great opportunity.
“The Swordless Realm we just talked about means that we can have no sword in our hand, but there is a sword in our heart. We ourselves are that sword. So even without a physical sword, we are still invincible in the world. Does what I say make sense?”
“That’s right! The Swordless Realm can also be summarized as having no sword in hand but a sword in the heart!” The Sword Immortal nodded repeatedly.
“But this sword still has flaws,” Lin Beifan said.
The Sword Immortal was puzzled, “How can there be flaws? If you don’t have a sword in your hand, there is no way to decipher it. Without a way to decipher it, how can you defeat him? What a perfect sword this is!”
“Because he has a sword in his heart,” Lin Beifan explained.
“A sword in his heart?” The Sword Immortal was puzzled.
“If there is a sword in his heart, he can’t let it go!”
Lin Beifan passionately declared, “No matter what moves he makes, he cannot escape the realm of swordsmanship! No matter who he encounters, he will use the sword to deal with them! No matter what troubles he faces, the only solution is swordsmanship! Throughout his life, his pursuit is nothing but the path of the sword! But you must understand that there are countless martial arts, and swordsmanship is just one of them!”
Everyone couldn’t help but nod in agreement, saying, “That makes a lot of sense!”
The Sword Immortal humbly asked, “Young man, what is this sixth sword?”
Lin Beifan shouted loudly, “The sixth sword I mentioned is… having no sword in hand and no sword in the heart!”
The Sword Immortal seemed to comprehend something, “No sword in hand and no sword in the heart?”
“No sword in hand, but a sword in the heart! You will still be burdened by the sword in your heart and unable to transcend it! Only when you achieve having no sword in hand and no sword in the heart can you be unrestricted by objects and thoughts, following your own desires!”
“At this point, the sword is no longer just a sword! It can be a knife, a spear, or even an axe. As long as it can kill the enemy, anything is possible! Nothing can restrict or limit you!”
“This is a legendary realm. I call this realm…”
Lin Beifan carefully said, “The Realm of No-No Boundaries!”
“The Realm of No-No Boundaries! What an incredible realm!”
The Sword Immortal clapped his hands and cheered, extremely excited, “This is indeed another realm above the Swordless Realm! By reaching this realm, one is no longer confined to the path of the sword! It can be the path of the knife, the path of the spear, or any path that directly leads to the essence of martial arts!”
“That’s right! There are countless paths, but they all converge in the end!” Lin Beifan summarized.
“You’re absolutely right! At this moment, everything becomes clear!” The Sword Immortal was filled with excitement.
He immediately poured wine for Lin Beifan and then poured wine for himself.
Before Lin Beifan could even pick up his glass, the Sword Immortal clinked his own glass and took a sip.
Then he poured two more glasses for himself and drank them in one gulp.
“Cheers! Hahaha… And you two, have a drink as well!”
“At this moment, it would be a shame not to drink!”
He personally poured a glass of wine for Mu Rushuang and Guo Shaoshuai.
Mu Roushuang and Guo Shaoshuai exchanged glances and then looked at Lin Beifan. He nodded, and only then did they drink.
At this point, the Sword Immortal, who had already had a few drinks, was still very excited.
Like a rascal, he lazily lay down, his face filled with a satisfied smile. “Today, I have truly broadened my horizons! I knew about the four major swordsmanship realms: Qinggang Sharp Sword, Ziwei Flexible Sword, Xuantie Heavy Sword, and Wooden Sword. I also knew about the Swordless Realm and the Realm of No-No Boundaries above these four realms. Haha!”
“I have dedicated my life to sword practice, thinking that I have reached the pinnacle of the sword. I never expected there was still such a long road ahead. The heavens have truly blessed me! This journey to the east was the right choice, haha!”
“Come, young man, let’s have another drink! Today, we won’t return until we’re drunk, haha!”
He enthusiastically poured more wine for Lin Beifan.
It seemed as if the roles of the two had been reversed.
Lin Beifan calmly picked up the wine glass and chuckled, “Is that enough for you? Do you know that above the Realm of No-No Boundaries, there is another level?”
The Sword Immortal, who was drinking at the moment, spurted out the wine with a snort.
His eyes widened, and he exclaimed, “How is that possible?”
Even Mu Rushuang and the others couldn’t sit still and exclaimed in surprise.
“How is that possible? Isn’t the Realm of No-No Boundaries the strongest?”
“What kind of divine realm is that?”
Looking at the shocked expressions of everyone, Lin Beifan waved his hand calmly, “Never mind, forget it! Let’s just drink! Drink!”
“Young man, how can you not tell us? Hurry up and tell us!” The Sword Immortal was extremely anxious, his heart itching like a monkey.
Mu Rushuang and Guo Shaoshuai looked at Lin Beifan with resentment.
They hated it when someone spoke halfway, leaving things hanging in the air. It was particularly uncomfortable!
“What’s the use of saying it? Anyway, that realm is something you’ll never reach in your lifetime. Talking about it only adds to our troubles! So let’s be practical, isn’t it more enjoyable to drink and eat?”
Now it was Lin Beifan’s turn to pour wine for the other party.
However, the Sword Immortal couldn’t drink, still anxiously looking at Lin Beifan. “Oh, you’re killing me with suspense! We’ve come this far, how can you not say it? Come on, tell us! Consider it a favor owed to you by me, okay?”
Lin Beifan sneered, “Tch! What’s your favor worth? It’s useless to ask for it.”
The Sword Immortal was dumbfounded!
Someone actually looked down on his favor?
You see, he was an invincible grandmaster, and moreover, a grandmaster of swordsmanship—one of the world’s top-tier powerhouses!
Countless people desired his favor but couldn’t obtain it!
And yet, you dare to be picky?
At this moment, Lin Beifan calmly raised three fingers. “How can one favor be enough? You should give me at least three!”
The Sword Immortal: “What the hell!”
He actually haggled with him, demanding two more favors!
Didn’t he know how precious my favor is?
Impatiently waving his hand, he said, “Fine, fine, fine! Three favors it is. Hurry up and speak! But if you can’t convince me, don’t expect three favors from me. I’ll beat you up so badly that you’ll be left bruised and battered. You deal with that!”
“You won’t be disappointed!”
After taking a sip of wine, Lin Beifan spoke slowly, “The realm of ‘No-No Boundaries’ can be said to have reached the pinnacle of cultivation! Not only do you master the way of the sword, but you also master other paths. It can be said that you know everything and understand everything! Ordinary people can at most reach this realm after exhausting their entire lives, and they can be called gods among men!”
The Sword Immortal, Mu Roushuang, and others nodded in agreement…
“But, no matter how strong you are, can you surpass the heavens?”
“You see, the paths you have comprehended are derived from the heavenly Dao! The opportunity for you to comprehend the Dao is also given to you by the heavens! Your strength comes from the spiritual energy of the heavens and earth, from the nurturing of the heavens and earth. It is also bestowed upon you by the heavens! If the heavens don’t give it, what chance do you have to comprehend the Dao and become stronger?”
The Sword Immortal was speechless. “This…”
“The heavens can grant you everything, but they can also take everything away from you!”
“In the end, you are human, not a god!”
Lin Beifan declared, “The heavens are merciless, treating all things as mere fodder! Don’t think that becoming a god among men is extraordinary. In the face of the heavenly Dao, you are nothing more than a powerful ant that can be crushed at any moment!”
“Your struggles are futile!”
The Sword Immortal was drenched in cold sweat, frightened.
He looked up at the sky, as if he could see a pair of immense and majestic eyes coldly watching him.
Suddenly, a thunderclap sounded in the empty air!
It seemed to carry a warning!
The Sword Immortal and the other two were startled.
Looking up, they saw a dark cloud forming not far away, seemingly brewing a thunderous punishment.
Punishment for those who disrespect the heavens and the earth!
However, Lin Beifan remained as calm as ever.
“At this realm, you are truly invincible! Because you are the heavens themselves, you are the embodiment of the Dao, and the entire universe revolves around you! You can do whatever you want, and no one can harm you!”
“Without you, the heavens and the earth cannot exist!”
“In this situation, who can defeat the heavens, overcome the heavenly Dao, or defeat you? Isn’t that right?”
“Yes, yes! You are absolutely right!” The Sword Immortal wiped off a cold sweat secretly.
He felt that this person was audacious and dared to speak such blasphemous words! Isn’t he afraid that the heavens will strike him with lightning and reduce him to ashes?
But what he said does make a lot of sense!
If one truly becomes the heavenly Dao, becomes the heavens themselves, then they would be invincible!
No one could defeat them!
“I call this realm… the Dao Realm,” Lin Beifan smiled faintly. “Do you think what I said makes sense?”
“It makes perfect sense, but it’s impossible for a person to cultivate to this realm!” The Sword Immortal smiled wryly.
“I already said it’s impossible, but you insisted on hearing it!” Lin Beifan laughed. “And even if it were possible, it shouldn’t be done! All living beings are nurtured by the heavens, and humans have nothing to repay the heavens with! We have taken so much from the heavens, and we haven’t even had time to repay it. Why would we want to replace them? How is that any different from killing our parents? Only beasts would do such things!”
Lin Beifan lifted his glass and raised it towards the sky. “So, it’s better for us to have more awe and reverence for the heavens and nature! Otherwise, we will only bring destruction upon ourselves!”
It seemed that the heavens heard Lin Beifan’s words as the dark cloud gradually dispersed.
Bright sunlight shone down.