I was on the list of gods at the start - Chapter 237
“Jin Chanzi has completed his tenth rebirth. Is the story of Journey to the West finally about to begin?” After
breaking through the late quasi-sage stage, Li Xuan returned to the prehistoric. Two months passed in a blink of an eye. On this day, Li Xuan felt a little bit of his heart. It was discovered that Jin Chanzi had completed his tenth reincarnation, and the story of Journey to the West was finally about to begin.
Li Xuan did not intend to intervene in the matter of learning from the west. As long as things that would damage the power of the sky do not happen, Li Xuan would be too lazy to care, after all, it has nothing to do with him.
“It’s a pity that the little guy is unwilling to help…”
The old lady of Tossing Palace opened his eyes almost at the same time, apparently also aware that the Westward Journey was about to begin, but due to the original promise, Daomen could not stop the Westward Journey.
Originally, the old gentleman wanted to ask Li Xuan to take action, and even used Hongmeng Ziqi as a bait, but he didn’t know that Li Xuan was not fooled at all, and even the temptation of Hongmeng Ziqi could be resisted.
“Venerable Guanyin, the time has come, and it is up to you to guide the golden cicada to go west.” In the
Pure Land of Xitian Paradise, the Buddhas in the Daleiyin Temple gathered, I saw the Tathagata sitting on the lotus platform, and he was giving a lecture to the Buddhas. , But in the middle of the talk, the Tathagata suddenly stopped talking.
“Follow the decree of the world-honored decree!”
Guanyin Bodhisattva took the order happily. She didn’t expect this good thing to fall on her. All the Buddhas were envied by this. Journey to the west is about Buddhism. Who doesn’t want to get involved? Who doesn’t want to get a piece of the pie?
But thinking of the identity of Guanyin, the Buddhas dare not say anything. Don’t think that Guanyin is only the bodhisattva status, but it has a special status in Buddhism, and its status is still above the Buddhas.
Besides, Guanyin was originally one of the twelve golden immortals of the interpretation and teaching. It was a great golden immortal in itself. It was only one step away from the corpse cutting and breaking through the quasi-sage. Normal people with such great magical powers really dare not offend.
However, it is said that Jin Chanzi was demoted to the world and reincarnated in Dongsheng Shenzhou. He worshipped Buddhism in every life, and went west to learn the scriptures in every life. Unfortunately, the ninth consecutive life was unfavorable, and all of them broke and settled in the Liusha River.
The monster in the Liusha River was exactly the former general of the rolling curtain, and later the monk Sand. The Buddha beads on the monk’s neck were made by the head of the ninth reincarnation body of Jin Chanzi.
Hundreds of years have passed since Jin Chanzi was demoted to the world, and now it is the tenth reincarnation of Jin Chanzi, and the failure of the previous ninth century to learn the scriptures of the west has deepened Jin Chanzi’s obsession.
In this life, Jin Chanzi had a good fetus. His biological father was Chen Guangrui, the No. 1 scholar in the new division of the dynasty. The identity of his mother, Wen Jiao, was also not simple. He was the only daughter of Yin Kaishan, the prime minister of the dynasty.
But I did not expect that misfortunes will never come singly. Not long after Chen Guangrui and Wen Jiao got married, they were unfortunately murdered by gangsters Liu Hong and Li Biao on their way to work in Jiangzhou.
Chen Guangrui was killed by Liu Hong and Li Biao. Jiangzhou’s official position was also replaced by Liu Hong. His mother Wen Jiao was taken over by Liu Hong. Because she was pregnant, Wen Jiao secretly gave birth to the golden cicada.
Fearing that Liu Hong would find out that it would be unfavorable to his children, Wen Jiao desperately put the newly born golden cicadas into the wooden basin and flowed down the river south.
Fortunately, Jin Chanzi was lucky enough to be found by the elder Faming of Jinshan Temple who happened to be washing his hands by the river, and he took him back to the temple to raise him. The elder Faming named him Xuanzang after his surname.
Eighteen years have passed in a blink of an eye, and Tang Xuanzang has grown up. Perhaps due to the reincarnation of Jin Chanzi, Tang Xuanzang’s understanding of Buddhism far exceeds that of ordinary people. The Hinayana Buddhist scriptures came in hand and gradually gained fame in the Tang Dynasty.
But what really made Tang Xuanzang’s fame was to start with the water and land law meeting a few days ago. The water and land law meeting is called the Holy Fan Water and Land Pudu Da Zhai Sheng Hui in the Dharma Realm. It is a grand and grand Buddhist ritual in Han Buddhism. .
At that time hundreds of eminent monks gathered together, each with their own understanding and their own opinions, but Tang Sanzang was one of the best, overwhelming many eminent monks. It is precisely because of this water and land ceremony that Tang Xuanzang became famous and was respected as a holy monk. .
“Here is the order of Emperor Taizong to participate in Zen and teach the Dharma, so as to help all living beings in the sea of suffering, and open the door to convenience…” On
this day, Tang Xuanzang was teaching the Fa at Huasheng Temple. In addition to a crowd of monks, there were thousands of believers around, but it was here. At that time, an old monk in plain clothes came outside the temple.
“Goods sell robes and tin rods. Those who know this treasure will not get a penny, and those who do not know this treasure will not sell it for ten thousand dollars!” When
Tang Xuanzang was talking about it, the old monk suddenly yelled, which immediately attracted everyone’s attention, and saw the old monk strolling around. , Holding a tin stick in one hand and a robes in the other.
“Monk, how much do you ask for the robes?”
Some believers in the crowd couldn’t help but ask curiously, because the robes and tin rods in the hands of the old monk knew at first glance that they were not ordinary things.
“The cassock is five thousand gold, the tin stick is five thousand gold, and it counts ten thousand gold.”
Hearing the old monk said that the price was ten thousand gold, everyone was in an uproar. It is really too expensive for the robes and tin sticks. A thousand taels of gold is equivalent to one hundred thousand taels of silver, enough for a family of five. Life has been carefree for hundreds of years.
“What are the benefits of your robed tin rod?”
There is a saying that is worthwhile. Since this old monk is asking for ten thousand gold, there must be something extraordinary about this robed tin rod.
“This brocade robe is made of ice silkworm silk, woven by the hand of Tiangong Xian’e. There are various treasures such as gold and silver, glass, glass, clam, red beads, agate, etc. Wearing my robe, there is that God and Buddha protect the body, the pilgrimage of the Ten Thousand Saints, do not fall into hell, do not fall into obscurity….”
The old monk talked freely, and he praised the robes and the tin rod to the sky. Everyone was surprised when they heard it, but most people were still a little skeptical. , After all, who knows if this old monk is making up?
“Dare to ask the holy monk, what I just talked about is the Hinayana teachings? I wonder if the holy
monks can teach the Mahayana teachings?” The old monk looked at Tang Xuanzang, suddenly changed his conversation and talked about the Dharma.
“Dare to ask the master, what is Mahayana Buddhism?” The Dharma sutras
circulated in the Tang Dynasty are all Hinayana Buddhism. Interest is coming.
“Your Hinayana teachings can only help yourself, but you can’t save others. I have the Mahayana Buddhism Tripitaka. Those who can surpass the dead ascend to heaven, can overcome the sufferings of the people, can solve all the world’s karma, and can eliminate the unreasonable disasters.”
The old monk explained the various benefits of Mahayana Buddhism, and Tang Xuanzang was dazzled and shaken.
“I don’t know where to learn Mahayana Buddhism?”
Tang Xuanzang looked respectful. He was not a fool, and he couldn’t tell now. The old monk in front of him must be of extraordinary origin. Maybe it was a Buddha who descended to the world. It is not impossible.
“The Mahayana Buddhism Tripitaka, at Daleiyin Temple on Tianling Mountain, the place where my Buddha came from is one hundred and eight thousand miles away.”
Hearing what the old monk said, everyone suddenly talked about it. The distance of one hundred and eight thousand miles, the whole Most people in the Tang Dynasty had never traveled this far in their lives.
“The little monk is willing to go to the west to obtain the Mahayana Sutra!”
Tang Xuanzang said with a firm expression.