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Yun Yanli shook his head in disapproval. “No, the heavenly laws can take hundreds of thousands of embodiments, not only the four men you saw.”
Gu Xijiu was obviously confused. Yun Yanli had to explain to her everything that he knew about it. “According to the legend, the heavenly laws has created everything in the world. At the beginning of the universe, all beings knew nothing about good and evil. They coexisted, but fought in mutual slaughter, plunging the world into an abyss of misery. The world gradually became an evil place. Pestilence filled the world like an epidemic, turning it into a mess. The heavenly law had mercy on the world by creating an order, a rule for everything in the world to follow. Slowly, all six worlds were formed. The heavenly law will take many forms and linger in different bounds to experience different lives in order to improve the rules.”
Gu Xijiu was perplexed. Was the heavenly law the creator of the world?
From what she knew, Pangu was the one who created the world by separating the sky from the earth. His body then dissolved to create everything in the world by forming the mountains and the rivers, including the flowers, plants, and trees, and even the animals. He made everything but human beings. Nuwa Empress added life by shaping the figurines by hand, thus creating the human civilization and societal institution. Some regarded the Nuwa Empress as the mother of life and the creator of the world.
Was the Nuwa Empress the heavenly law? She could not be. Pangu was the one who created the world and added the primitive elements of life to it. Pangu was the emperor who presided over heaven.
Nuwa Empress had only created a human civilization, but the legend stated that the heavenly law ruled heaven as well. Was Pangu the heavenly law, then? Or perhaps, the heavenly law was only a law, which had nothing to do with Pangu or the Nuwa Empress.
Gu Xijiu was still confused. She continued to discuss the topic with Yun Yanli.
“Those are only legends from the earth. There are hundreds of thousands of different worlds below heaven. The heavenly law has created an order for the six worlds – the Divine Kingdom, the Celestial Kingdom, the Devil Kingdom, the Monster Kingdom, Hell, and the mortal world. The earth consists of mortal beings and a small number of monsters. Whereas heaven contains divine beings, celestial beings, devils and even monsters. It is said that the divine beings are the most powerful ones. They carry out the heavenly laws and control between life and death among all beings of all kingdoms. The divine beings can live eternally and carry no mundane sentiments, implacable even among themselves. However, they are said to have disappeared, as they have immortalized in order to protect the six worlds. The Celestial Kingdom is now known as the Saha World,” Yun Yanli explained patiently.
He continued to talk with ease and confidence about the origin of the six worlds and the heavenly law. In the six worlds, each kingdom had its own ruler. The guardian of the Celestial Kingdom was the Emperor Immortal. The guardian of the Devil Kingdom was Emperor Devil. The Monster Kingdom was guarded and ruled by Monster King.
All members of the six worlds worshiped the ultimate guardian of all beings – the Divine Lord. They also built the temple to constitute a formal expression of reverence for the heavenly law. The temple only existed in heaven, but all beings across the six worlds were obliged to follow the heavenly laws and order.
As the prince of the Celestial Kingdom, Yun Yanli certainly knew many things. However, he had only heard about the legends, which were mostly very ancient.
After his long explanation, Gu Xijiu finally grasped the concept. The heavenly law was a law made by the creator of the world who was an independent body. The heavenly law constituted the law and order for all six worlds. Occasionally, the creator would take different forms and embodiments to wander in different worlds. All beings had probably witnessed his embodiment before, only in different forms.
Gu Xijiu recalled the voice in her head that proclaimed itself as the messenger of the heavenly law. She took another look at the Firmament Stone. It seemed like the messenger of the heavenly law as well, only of a lower rank. In fact, it did not sound quite the same as the unknown voice in her head. That one seemed to be more superior. It was a shame that she could not communicate with that voice right now. She had so many questions.