Her soul fluttered with him entering her mind with an indiscernible yet wonderful feeling. She felt naked as her seal has been opened by him as if he could see through her completely.
Not to mention an assassin, even an ordinary cultivator knew just how taboo it was to let someone else read your memories. She wanted to resist but Li Qiye’s charisma possessed her like a moth running for the flame. This sense of willingness couldn’t be described with words.
She did feel slightly embarrassed with this intrusion because everything about her was lying bare before him.
Finally, he let go of her. Her wits returned as well as an incredible astonishment. She took several steps back in fear and stared at him as if he was a ghost.
“You, you know some demonic arts!” This was simply inconceivable in her mind. Because of her steady mind and dao heart along with cultivation, she wouldn’t be awed so easily. However, she was captivated by his charisma and became seemingly possessed, unable to resist him. He was actually able to open her sealed domain! This was simply impossible and her sea of memories should have exploded into nothingness!
Alas, he opened it so easily as if her domain didn’t guard against him. What made she feel even more scared was that deep inside, she might be enjoying this feeling from this feeling. Him opening the sealed domain was the same to opening her Godslaying Dao’s palace entrance, as if he could go there and hand the keys towards its secrets to her.
In this instant, she felt as if she was willingly letting go of all resistance towards him so that he could grant her everything. He was the light on her path towards the grand dao, illuminating her life. While basking in this warm and splendid radiance, she could see her future.
Li Qiye said plainly: “Welcome back. This is the real Godslaying Dao. Your previous perception of assassins was misguided. They are not just killing machines without emotions and feelings. It looks like the person who taught you the dao had a slanted understanding of it. Your comprehension of this dao was stopped at a relatively shallow level.”
She looked at him in fear. After hearing his statement, she suddenly realized something. A light flashed before her eyes and gave her a warm feeling. Countless feelings raged in her heart as if she has returned to the past; her sealed heart had it layers unwrapped one by one.
Sima Yujian and Bai Jianzhen were different. Jianzhen started on the ultimate heartless sword dao at a young age. Because of this, her coldness was a murderous sword dao formed in a natural manner.
As for Sima Yujian, she didn’t used to be so emotionless back then. Arrogance and pride were present but not so cold and heartless.
However, after failing in the competition for the sect master’s position against the Swiftdao God, her fate changed as she embarked on the path of the Godslaying Dao. This changed her from a pampered daughter to an assassin. During her training, she was as cold as ice like the sword in her hand. She became a weapon in order to kill!
However, she felt a return to the olden days and felt her heart jumping as if she was no longer an assassin!
Li Qiye saw her expression. He was too familiar with this process and gently shook his head: “This is something everyone need to experience. In the beginning, many think the the Godslaying Dao is an art of subterfuge, a ruthless weapon for kill. However, even a tool for killing doesn’t need to be cold and emotionless. An assassin is himself first before being a weapon. If you aren’t even a person, how can you achieve a grand dao?”
She wanted to speak but silence was the better answer.
“I know what you want to say.” He read her like an open book: “That’s right, an assassin has no need for a wavering heart especially during the hunt; they need to be emotionless! However, this created some erroneous interpretations for many people.”
“Do you know where the problem lies?” He continued seriously: “It is not about removing emotional fluctuation completely. Think of it as cultivation. Is your dao heart so easily shaken? With a strong one, your will will be as firm as a rock. However, this doesn’t mean that you are an emotionless weapon.”
She listened attentively to his preaching.
Li Qiye noticed this and continued slowly: “The Godslaying Dao and the night corps. As an assassin, you can consider yourself as a monarch drifting through the night. However, just because you lurk in the shadows doesn’t mean you are darkness. You are searching for your own light in the darkness or even the light of this world.”
“What is light?” After a while, she asked.
“We won’t talk about anything grand such as defending the nine worlds or saving everyone, this type of moralistic beliefs and righteousness.” He smiled and said: We’ll focus on ourselves, or you in particular. As the success of the Godslaying Dao, what is your light? Is it only to kill?”
She couldn’t formulate an answer in a short time.
He continued: “Or perhaps your light is one day in the future, you will be able to surpass your junior brother, the Swiftdao God?”
This question from him spoke directly to her heart. In the beginning, she chose this path in order to reach the apex and overtake her brother. She wanted to prove that she could be stronger than him.
However, the farther she went, the more confused she became because the Godslaying Dao seemed to be different from her pursuit. It was two completely different paths!
“I can only say the whole thing is absurd!” Li Qiye shook his head: “If it is only to kill or to surpass your brother, picking the Godslaying Dao is a complete mistake. If you don’t think this through, you will never be able to surpass this inner demon and will never be able to control the Coiling Dragon Sword.”
“I…” Countless words existed yet she didn’t know where to start and became even less articulate.
“It looks like your master has tried his best in teaching you cultivation but failed to enlighten your perspective in life.” He shook his head once more: “He only taught you merit laws and techniques, not comprehension on the dao. I can only say that he is a responsible master, not a good one.”
“I won’t let you say so!” Yujian immediately retorted with a cold tone. She had the utmost respect for her master because when her life hit rock bottom, he was the one who pulled her up.
“I am simply telling the truth.” Li Qiye said flatly: “The Godslaying Dao is not a merit law or an assassination art. It is a grand dao at heart and a supreme one at that. Otherwise, why would dao be part of its name? Might as well name it 3,860 killing techniques then.”
This was something he rarely done, carefully imparting his knowledge to her: “The most important thing to start the path towards a grand dao is to have a dao heart, an inquisitive one. A dao heart is essential before obtaining a grand dao. If you consider yourself as a weapon of murder, an emotionless sword, then you won’t even have a heart, let alone seeking the dao.”
“When people say that the grand dao is heartless, it doesn’t mean that the seekers should be as well, that’s just the nature of the grand dao itself.” He explained: “On the godslaying path, both murdering people and hunting beasts, regardless of traps and skills, all of this for the Godslaying Dao is only a means towards self-sharpening so that the user could go further and further before reaching the apex.”
“In fact, becoming an assassin is no different from cultivation. As you grow stronger, you can kill those even stronger than you or you can use your assasination arts to achieve your objectives. This is simply a process for you to become a supreme, not to become something as superficial as a weapon.”
“It’s like practicing an ice technique. Once successful, you could freeze the eight directions and imprison the myriad realms. Then does that mean the goal in this particular path is to become an ice woman? No, that’s not the case. It is so that the user could become an Immortal Emperor or another expert standing at the pinnacle. This is a true grand dao. If this isn’t your aspiration in your training, then it would just be learning techniques and tricks, and those alone will never allow you to reach the peak!” He preached wholeheartedly about the grand dao to another person.
He had no thought about taking in a disciple. However, Yujian was indeed gifted in this particular aspect while he had always worried about the Godslaying Night Corps. Thus, his patience today was to repay the night corpses and to fulfill one of his own wishes.
“So, if you want to surpass yourself and reach the top of the Godslaying Dao, first, you need to stop being an emotionless weapon. Secondly, you’re not on this path only to surpass your junior brother. You need to treat it as a supreme grand dao, something worth pondering. This is how you will cultivate yourself to the apex!” Li Qiye seriously articulated.