Mutated Tao – Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion

Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion

Jingxin was different from anyone he had encountered up until nowshe looked very terrifying, but she was very amiable.

But Li Huowang would rather this huge, fat woman just rip off her facade like the others and attack him instead of chuckling as she looked at him, almost as if she knew that everything she said was true. At least, that would make him feel better.

Is all that really true?

Li Huowang started to panic, his thoughts becoming more muddled, and his expression growing more agonized. The air around him seemed to be pressing in on him, almost as though it was heavy, making breathing rather unbearable.

Various images flashed through Li Huowangs mind constantly. When he remembered Yang Na passing him those examination papers, he seemed to have come to a realization.

No! Thats not right! A person may be able to imagine an entire world, but they definitely cannot just imagine knowledge! muttered Li Huowang.

At that moment, all the knowledge that he had learned in high school quickly flashed through his mind.pTodated ovls on o(v)l()bin(.)cm

A look of pity appeared on Abbess Jingxins face as she looked at the youth muttering to himself while clutching his head. Poor thing.

However, regardless of what she thought, Li Huowang quickly came to his senses. He seemed tired, but his eyes were once again filled with determination.

I am Li Huowang! I transmigrated here, and theres no doubt about that! I am not some lunatic from this world, I am a transmigrator! Definitely!

Looks like youve thought it through? So do you believe what I said or not? asked Jingxin.

Abbess Jingxin, lets not talk about your son anymore. Lets get to the point; tell me what a Strayed One is, asked Li Huowang, trying to regain control of the topic.

A fat finger with a cracked nail trembled as it pointed at Li Huowangs chest. You are a Strayed One. The sense of doubt, confusion and the karmic obstacles in your heart, as well as the karma on your body. Based on the scent of those things that are behind you, you must have killed quite a few people before this, right? So you cant be considered a complete outsider either, and you should know some of the matters about the formless arts of cultivation. Aside from foreign objects, the most important thing in any cultivation sect is your state of mind. The sense of doubt, confusion and the karmic obstacles that Strayed Ones have are much purer and more stable than those of the ordinary folks. In order to stabilize their own state of mind, some sects require a Strayed Ones sense of doubt and confusion. And, even if they dont need it for themselves, they can sell a Strayed One to those who do need it, and make a big profit.

State of mind? Emotions?

Li Huowang immediately thought of the intense amounts of pain and suffering needed to use the red bamboo slip, as well as the monks from the Righteous Monastery who had an obsession with beasts, flesh-and-blood creatures, as well as illicit affairs between the same sex.

From the looks of it, they all followed some sort of rules in everything they did. This was the first time that Li Huowang was getting a preliminary understanding of the supernatural powers of this world.

Some people might capture you for other purposes as well, but the biggest reason will always be the sense of doubt and confusion that you possess. The only ones who always have this sense of doubt and confusion in their hearts are the Strayed Onesnormal people do not have that sense of doubt and confusion, explained Jingxin.

Through this conversation, Li Huowang came to understand that in this world, human emotions were not intangible. Here, they were objects that could be made tangible and could affect reality.

Human emotions could even be used as a form of currency.

Li Huowang decisively said, The sense of doubt and confusion, as well as the emotions in my heart can actually be used to help others cultivate? But, at this point Im no longer confused nowI am sure that that side is a hallucination, and that this is reality. Even if I sink into a hallucination once again, I definitely wouldnt mistake that side for reality.

Hearing this, Jingxin looked at Li Huowang, and smiled faintly. Really? Alright, I will believe it if you say so; I cant be bothered to argue about it with you. You can take your leave.


Li Huowang immediately realized that he had not yet completed his main objective for visiting here. He hadnt come here this time to understand what a Strayed One was.

Abbess Jingxin, I came here this time to ask for your help in exorcizing an evil spirit, said Li Huowang.

Based on the current situation, Dan Yangzi was a far more dangerous problem, and the reason for his visit this time around had been to get rid of him.

The first thing he had to do was to survive; he could worry about whether or not he would turn mad after that. After all, if his body ended up getting occupied by Dan Yangzi, then there would be no need for him to consider what happens after that.

Ah? So youre not here to ask about the way to resolve your situation as a Strayed One? Then why were you babbling about useless things earlier? Dont you know how to get straight to the point? Abbess Jingxin was a little displeased.

After apologizing, Li Huowang explained the situation to Jingxin.

Became Immortal? There are actually still people trying to become Immortal these days? remarked Jingxin.

Jingxin mumbled to herself, then retrieved two cow-horn shaped hexagrams from under her nun cap and began divining out loud.

After a long time of divining, she started to carefully study Li Huowangs face with her eyes.

Just as Li Huowang was starting to feel uncomfortable, Jingxin suddenly spoke, On the day he attained Immortality, did you eat your Master?

Huh? Li Huowang was puzzled. How could I eat him? If I had a way to get rid of Dan Yangzi, then I wouldnt have made a plan that would end with me dying with him.

Hmm Jingxin did not rebut and only nodded silently.

Then, with a flick of her right hand, Li Huowang suddenly felt something extremely greasy all over his body, making him feel very uncomfortable. At the same time, he felt as though something was moving beneath his skin.

Dont rub it; endure that feeling, said Jingxin.

Finally, after maintaining that posture for two incense sticks worth of time, Jingxin spoke, I do have a way to deal with your Master, but it would require using quite a few Buddhist artifacts and merits. So, why should I help you?

Li Huowang was stunned but quickly regained his composure. This was simply about giving some benefits. Since she was being so straightforward about her conditions, he felt that she was way more reliable than the Righteous Monastery.

He took out the sacred text, the gourd storing the lifespan pills, and the red bamboo slip before placing them on the ground. As long as you are able to get rid of Dan Yangzi, you can choose any of these items.

However, he hadnt expected that even after taking out all these items, he would be met with utter contempt from Jingxin.

What kind of trash is all this? Take them all away! Especially the Profound Records. Bring that thing as far away as you can; dont taint the the Benevolent Nunnerys locale! shouted Jingxin.

She seemed extremely repulsed by the red bamboo slips. It was also at this moment that Li Huowang learnt of its name.

At that moment, there was a look of greed on her old face, I can smell gold on you.

Li Huowang immediately understood. No problem, I will offer gold pieces to the Benevolent Nunnerys Bodhisattva later.

As soon as money was mentioned, Jingxins attitude seemed to change completely. It was no longer as kindly as before; she seemed a lot more calculative now.

Right, silver as well. I smell silver on you too. I want that as well. Besides that, I need you to help me find some items, said Jingxin.

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

For those who don't want to think too much, eh it's fine to just cruise through the chapter on autopilot.

Basically in this world everything can be a currency, including intangible and abstract stuffs like emotions, karma, and lifespan. Strayed Ones are just more valuable than regular people because they have a special sense of doubt and confusion, just like how people with O negative blood is very rare and hospitals actually keep track of them

Chapter end

Chapter 1: The Master
Chapter 2: Li Huowang
Chapter 3: Jade Pendant
Chapter 4: Black Cauldron
Chapter 5: Pills
Chapter 6: Worth
Chapter 7: Zephyr Temple
Chapter 8: Rewriting the Script
Chapter 9: Black Taisui
Chapter 10: Steamed Buns
Chapter 11: Xuan Yuan
Chapter 12: Pill Recipe
Chapter 13: Refining Pills
Chapter 14: Ally
Chapter 15: Zheng Kun
Chapter 16: Head
Chapter 17: Found It!
Chapter 18: The Method To Become An Immortal?
Chapter 19: Superstitious
Chapter 20: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 21: Attaining Immortality
Chapter 22: Exit
Chapter 23: Home
Chapter 24: Plunder
Chapter 25: Path in the Forests
Chapter 26: Frightening
Chapter 27: Evil
Chapter 28: Lu Family
Chapter 29: Stage
Chapter 30: Performance
Chapter 31: A Wandering God
Chapter 32: Hu’s Family Ancestral Hall
Chapter 33: Continue The Performance!
Chapter 34: The God of Happiness
Chapter 35: Confused
Chapter 36: Donkey Cart
Chapter 37: The Nine Classes
Chapter 38: Jianye Town
Chapter 39: Wild
Chapter 40: Midnight
Chapter 41: Monk
Chapter 42: Monastery
Chapter 43: Buddha
Chapter 44: Righteous Monastery
Chapter 45: Buddha Statue
Chapter 46: Xin Hui
Chapter 47: Placing the Incense Sticks
Chapter 48: Escape
Chapter 49: Strayed One
Chapter 50: Buddha
Chapter 51: Negotiation
Chapter 52: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 53: Ponder
Chapter 54: Wandering God
Chapter 55: Healed
Chapter 56: Beyond the Border
Chapter 57: Shaman
Chapter 58: Li Zhi
Chapter 59: Chosen Apprentice
Chapter 60: Shaman
Chapter 61: Second Deity
Chapter 62: Night Visit
Chapter 63: Red Veil
Chapter 64: Drum
Chapter 65: Let’s See How You Beat The Drum Now!
Chapter 66: A Virtuous Person
Chapter 67: Parcel
Chapter 68: Festival
Chapter 69: Meal
Chapter 70: Lake
Chapter 71: Water Bandits
Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village
Chapter 73: Murder
Chapter 74: Death
Chapter 75: Warehouse
Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips
Chapter 77: Ba-Hui
Chapter 78: The Aftermath
Chapter 79: Market
Chapter 80: Nun
Chapter 81: The Benevolent Nunnery
Chapter 82: Abbess Jingxin
Chapter 83: Strayed One
Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion
Chapter 85: Descent
Chapter 86: Departure
Chapter 87: Forest
Chapter 88: Rules
Chapter 89: Wu Family
Chapter 90: Girl
Chapter 91: Li Huowang
Chapter 94: Bewilderment
Chapter 92: The Eighteenth Lunar
Chapter 93: Red
Chapter 96: Ba-Hui’s Descent
Chapter 98: Backtrack
Chapter 95: Pain
Chapter 97: Doctor Li
Chapter 99: Night Visit
Chapter 100: Yang Xiaohai
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