After answering this question, the tiger demon and the ghost puppet outside of the temple were full of anxiety, while the temple’s occupants were stunned for a long time, so there was a moment of silence.
Ji Yuan once again calmed down, thinking about how to communicate harmoniously with the tiger demon who eats people without blinking.
When the tiger outside the temple starting to get impatient, the prolonged words had finally emerged.
“Lu Shanjun is very courageous. I’m afraid that if you were a demon, how many people would be deceived by you ah, but this didn’t make me belittle you!”
The scholar ghost couldn’t help clenching his fists in his sleeve, and the fierce tiger demon Lu Shanjun was also secretly delighted.
“Men are the spirit of all things. Maybe that’s why some demons think human flesh is the most nourishing. What does Lu Shanjun think?”
Ji Yuan didn’t wait for the tiger demon to speak and directly asked again.
In addition to letting the thing outside dispel the idea of eating people, he was basically delaying the time so that he could think of suitable words to deal with. After all, if he couldn’t fool him in the end, it would be over if the other party became angry.
But the simple question, the tiger and ghost puppet outside were in a hurry again.
Lu Shanjun’s huge head was just staring at the ghost. He himself doesn’t know how to answer. He felt that saying “yes” was absolutely wrong, and saying “no” was too simple. What should he do…
The scholar walked around in a hurry, and he felt like there’s a teacher who was strict in his studies was testing his knowledge by his side.
“Did you think of anything, did you think of anything?”
“Don’t worry, don’t worry Shanjun…..I got it!”
“Speak quickly, speak quickly!!!”
The scholar subconsciously raised his sleeves to wipe off the sweat that didn’t exist, and answered in a low voice.
“The answer to this question is naturally not agreeing with the foreword. The key is how to explain the disagreement without refuting Shanjun’s foreword. After all, Shanjun has eaten fifty-three people… Shanjun needs to say this…”
The expression on Lu Shanjun’s tiger head changed from annoyed to frowning to relaxed.
“Are you saying that no matter how we answer, we must be wrong, we just need to be in line with our heart and not refute ourselves?”
“Of course, Lord Shanjun, please trust me!”
The tiger nodded slightly, and opened his mouth.
“Sir, I have been thinking hard about the question for a long time. Since I have lived here for a long time, I have attained wisdom and rarely see any other demons around here. I don’t know what they think. For me, it is true that humans are nourishing, but I realized this answer is inappropriate. Please teach me sir!”
He threw the question back.
But this was exactly what Ji Yuan wanted. As a young man who has experienced the era of the Internet explosion, he had seen an indescribably rich amount of information and knowledge. As long as he did not panic to the point of being dazed, it was actually not difficult to make something profound and reasonable, he can even make the chicken soup gimmick.
This time, he didn’t make Lu Shanjun and the ghost wait long, and answered the question directly.
“It is often said that men are the spirit of all things. The spirit of plants, animals, and beasts are naturally attracted to the spirit of men, but men are also the most complex creatures in the world. Resentment and causality are intertwined. Demons are easily addicted to human flesh after eating for a long time. They think that they are nourishing their cultivation, but they have long been poisoned by resentment. They eventually become vicious, to the point of madness…This way leads to self-destruction.”
Lu Shanjun, this big fierce tiger, swallowed his saliva when he heard it, and the hair all over his body stood up slightly
No one had ever said this. Although the books that the Scholar ghost had read to him often persuade people to be kind, they also said a lot of ridiculous, pedantic words. Now his words made him break out in a cold sweat.
Because he, Lu Shanjun, really had the urge to eat more and more humans. He had also been stuck in his cultivation for a long time. The man in the temple should not be aware of this, so he naturally believed in this truth.
At this moment, Lu Shanjun had even forgotten the question he wanted to ask, but urgently asked another question to the temple.
“Sir, is there a remedy??”
Hearing this, Ji Yuan carefully let out a sigh of relief, most of the big stone in his heart was gone, this was very crucial!
“I have listened to what Lu Shanjun said before, you eat humans like humans eat birds and beasts. You don’t kill indiscriminately. You don’t eat when full, nor in the day, not eating the old and the young, sick and disabled, which is very precious among demons. Hehehe. It’s no wonder Lu Shan-jun didn’t touch me, this rotten beggar, because he’s upholding this principle!”
“Shanjun dare not to have offend you Sir”
Lu Shanjun was in a panic again, and hurriedly explained. In fact this was actually the case at first, but later he gradually felt that this beggar might not be simple, but it was only a suspicion. Today, he had confirmed it.
Ji Yuan also dared not go further, but continued in a slow voice.
“The remedy isn’t as simple as saying stop eating humans, after all, the fundamental truth is not that profound. To cultivate is to have an upright heart, body and spirit.”
Ji Yuan paused, feeling that this sentence might not be enough to quell the tiger demon, and immediately added another sentence.
“The way of heaven, it is to take the abundance to replenish the scarcity. The way of man, it is taking from the scarcity to add to the abundance. Before this, you asked me the cause, then you asked me for a solution, they’re all the same……Lu Shanjun, it is fate that you and Ji Yuan had met. I have said enough!”
After Ji Yuan finished saying this, he nervously waited for the reaction from outside.
The fierce tiger demon outside frowned and stretched, stretched and then clenched, and after thinking hard, he seemed to have come to a realization and had a profound meaning, his heart was more at ease.
The silence inside the temple and outside lasted for a few minutes. These few minutes could further torment Ji Yuan, but surprisingly, he did not panicked too much.
As the wind swayed, Lu Shanjun, after thinking hard, started to slowly move his limbs towards the mountain temple.
His every step, it sounded like the claws reaching the edge of Ji Yuan’s heart, and the cold sweat started to seep back again, and he cried out in his heart: I’m going to die, I’m going to die!! I seem to have overdone it, and now I’m getting myself killed!
On the contrary, Zhang Shilin and other merchants have a better mentality. Although they are also nervous, they can’t hear the tiger demon’s footsteps. They have already determined that there was an expert nearby, and their hearts were much more stable.
In a few breaths of time, Lu Shanjun had already arrived at the entrance of the temple.
Then, amid the horror of Ji Yuan and a group of merchants, an eye-catching tiger with a huge head and a body length of nearly four meters slowly stepped into the temple gate, followed by the ghost puppet, scholar Lu.
With golden fur and black stripes, the word “王” on his forehead, his eyes ominously glow, but he was not angry.
The merchants couldn’t even hold the weapons in their hands, they were all paralyzed with fear, and Ji Yuan didn’t even dare to move.
The tiger demon did not look at anyone else but at the beggar sitting next to the broken statue of a mountain god. His face was covered in dirt, a pair of eyes seemingly open and closed, currently peering at the door.
“Lu Shanjun will never forget the kindness of Sir’s guidance!”
The tiger actually standed up, his forelimbs intersected, and he bowed three times towards Ji Yuan.
Then he went back to all fours, the tiger spirit turned to the ghost, and with a breath, a burst of white gas was sucked into the body of the tiger from the ghost.
“I promised you that if you could help me, I would let you go. Now you are free!”
The scholar ghost was pleasantly surprised, and bowed to Lu Shanjun, then knelt down directly facing Ji Yuan, kowtowing several times. He then kowtowed several times before the merchants. Without saying anything, he turned into smoke and floated away. The smoke has dissipated and disappeared before leaving the temple gate.
After the Scholar ghost left, Lu Shanjun looked at the few merchants, and in their fearful eyes, he spat out the ghost Wang Dong, and again, sent him away as well.
When Ji Yuan saw this, he smiled stiffly, finally he was not scared to death.
“Don’t dare to disturb Sir rest, Lu Shanjun shall retire!”
After doing all this and leaving these words, the terrifying tiger slowly left the mountain temple, and the surrounding wind gradually calmed down.
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