Xiang Nan respectfully knelt down opposite the old monk and sighed, "I don't think Master did anything wrong. It's just that you should be punished for injuring your fellow disciples."
"It can only be said that the world is fickle, but the world is too stupid."
This sentence was very touching, because Xiang Nan felt it.
In his previous life, he had been killed by the woman he loved the most, and this old monk had been imprisoned for more than a hundred years for the sake of the woman he loved the most.
The old monk stared straight into Xiang Nan's eyes with his cloudy eyes. His gaze was very strange, as if he was seriously looking at Xiang Nan, but it was more like he was completely ignoring Xiang Nan. His gaze pierced through Xiang Nan and saw the icy wall behind him.
Xiang Nan had never felt this way before. He had once been seen by a high-level expert. It was as if his entire body wasn't wearing a single strand of clothes, and he had been thoroughly seen by others.
However, this old monk didn't feel that uncomfortable looking at him.
While Xiang Nan was at a loss, the old monk took action without warning! He pointed his index finger between Xiang Nan's eyebrows at lightning-fast speed.
An incomparably intense white light suddenly pierced through the space between Xiang Nan's eyebrows and pierced out from the back of his head.
However, strangely enough, Xiang Nan did not have any piercing wounds on his head.
However, Xiang Nan felt a splitting headache and fell to the ground. His entire body was convulsing violently, as if he was suffering from the torment of Hellfire.
Xiang Nan's face turned purple from the pain and he hugged his head in pain. "Big … Master, you … why are you doing this …"
The old monk nodded and said, "You are a chivalrous person, but you have a strong hatred in your heart."
"This finger of mine is self-created. It's called the Demon Subduing Finger. Anyone who harbors the slightest malice towards others in their hearts will only need to receive my Demon Subduing Finger to dissipate."
"Even if it's an ordinary citizen, they still have evil intentions in their hearts. They will die if they receive a finger from me, but you're not dead. This means that you only harbor a single word of kindness towards strangers."
"I saw you being thrown into the dungeon and thought that you were a villain. After chatting with you, I wanted to execute you. Who would have thought that this would be the result?"
"Are you in pain now?"
Xiang Nan's lips trembled from the pain and he said, "It hurts so much …"
The old monk nodded and said, "Although you have good intentions, you still have a deep hatred. This hatred is not evil, that's why you are suffering so much."
"Looks like you are very similar to me when I was young. I don't want you to follow in my footsteps. Come, I'll teach you a part of the Heart Sutra. Remember it well."
"This Heart Sutra can relieve your pain."
As he spoke, the old monk closed his eyes. He clasped his hands together, and his mouth moved gently as he read out obscure and profound scriptures.
Xiang Nan endured the indescribable pain and forced himself to meditate cross-legged. Strangely, when he hadn't cultivated the Heart Sutra yet, the pain had lessened a little when the old monk said it himself.
Afterwards, he followed the Heart Sutra to cultivate, and the pain on his body became fainter and fainter.
After cultivating a large portion of the Heart Sutra, Xiang Nan was surprised to discover that he was no longer in pain and was extremely miraculous.
The old monk clasped his hands together and said, "Go back where you came from. Come back here at this time tomorrow."
Xiang Nan hurriedly clasped his hands respectfully at the old monk, "Junior has gone."
After saying that, Xiang Nan activated the Void Stone and pierced through the cage. This time, he continued to charge upwards, but returned to his cage on the third floor.
Strangely enough, the power of the Void Stone allowed him to walk freely in the dungeon, but no matter how he walked, he would not be able to get out.
Sitting in the dark and damp dungeon, Xiang Nan repeatedly recited the Heart Sutra in his heart and couldn't help but start circulating.
When he circulated the Heart Sutra, he felt that he had a feeling of transcendence. It was as if all the grudges and enmities in the mortal world had just passed by.
Things in the world were unpredictable and chaotic. This rolling mortal world was a great Sea of Bitterness, and a person was a lonely boat that followed the wind and waves in the Sea of Bitterness.
No matter how capable a person was, they could only be able to escape the Sea of Bitterness from the Heavens and Earth, and would never be able to escape the entanglement of the Sea of Bitterness.
Greed, hatred, and idiotism made one unable to extricate themselves from it. Only by jumping out and leaving the seven emotions and six desires could one be at ease.
Xiang Nan suddenly opened his eyes. He didn't know why he suddenly had such a wonderful idea in his heart.
At that moment, he felt that he was isolated from the world.
"This Heart Sutra is very wonderful." Xiang Nan couldn't help but get excited and continue to meditate. His excitement also faded.
For the next three days, Xiang Nan would go to the eighteenth floor every day to look for the old monk, and that old monk would impart a large portion of Xiang Nan's Heart Sutra.
On the fourth day, Xiang Nan was about to continue to go to the eighteenth floor to look for the old monk to study, but footsteps came from the dungeon corridor.
Xiang Nan did not dare to leave, so he obediently waited for the sound of footsteps to pass. Unexpectedly, the sound of footsteps was getting closer and closer. It was actually two monks from the Commandment Academy who walked over with a handsome and delicate man.
"Xiang Bei, someone has come to see you." After saying that, the two little monks took ten steps back and waited quietly not far away.
"Look at me?" Xiang Nan was surprised. He looked at the handsome man's face and inhaled a breath of cold air. "You don't want your life anymore!"
The man lifted his hood and smiled at Xiang Nan. "Good brother, do you miss me?"
Xiang Nan exclaimed, "This is an important Buddhist land. You actually dare to barge in? Aren't you afraid of being killed by the people of Feiyun Temple?"
That man was none other than Dream butterfly, who was disguised as a man.
Meng Die put her index finger on her lips and said, "Shh … they don't know that I'm a woman. I can hide it from everyone with my kung fu."
"Good big brother, Little Die has been waiting for you for a few days. I didn't see you looking for me, so I took the initiative to look for you. Later, I found out that you were captured by the people of Feiyun Temple after many inquiries."
"You must have suffered a lot these past few days. Little butterfly has brought you delicious food."
As she spoke, Dream butterfly picked up the basket from the ground and opened the brocade covering it. Inside was a pile of delicate dishes.
Meng Die pursed her lips and said discontentedly, "There was originally a lot of delicious meat, but those smelly monks didn't let me bring it in."
Xiang Nan didn't know what to say. He could only bring in plates of vegetables from the cracks in the cage and eat as he said, "After I finish eating, hurry up and let them find out that you are a demonic woman. They will definitely kill you! There are many high-ranking monks here. Do you think they won't be able to sense your demonic aura …"
Before he could finish speaking, Xiang Nan slapped his forehead forcefully and thought to himself that he was so stupid.
The Dream butterfly laughed out loud and said, "I told you, don't call me demonic woman all day long. Have you forgotten that I'm human?"
Xiang Nan felt extremely embarrassed.
Meng Die said, "Don't worry, good brother. I will definitely save you. If those stinking monks refuse to let you go, I will definitely bring the Sacred Sect to attack!"
"Don't!" Xiang Nan was instantly shocked and angrily said, "The high monk of Feiyun Temple has done a lot of good deeds for the people of the Western Regions. If you dare attack Feiyun Temple, don't blame me for not seeing you for the rest of my life."