The Monk That Wanted To Renounce Asceticism Chapter 1272
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The ceremony was extremely complicated. Fangzheng did a rough calculation. All the steps numbered a total of forty-nine steps! The time needed for all of them, even for the faster ones, took nearly an hour to complete!
If one was more serious, it would need ninety minutes to two hours!
And this was only the pre-ceremony before the prayers. Praying was not just closing the eyes and clasping the palms together. There was also a set of matching movements and tone to use. The words said were not sentences, but the songs he sang. Although the song was very unpleasant
Moreover, this song seemed to have an inkling of the Beijing opera. Often, a word could be dragged out for very long until one was out of breath.
There were not many words to say in the prayer, but it took about half an hour to sing it.
In other words, the entire prayer process took about two hours!
Although the female assistant taught abridged versions of the prayers, they were for emergencies.
Even so, it still took about half an hour.
Fangzheng did the math. Waking up at five in the morning, one had to begin the ceremony and pray. It ended at seven.
This was just the prayer after waking up. There were prayers before and after lunch. Even if one prayed the abridged version, taking half an hour each, together with the meal taking half an hour, that would be 90 minutes. It would be 8:30 in the morning by the time all was done.
If one went to work at half past eight in the morning, or did something, they could only work for three hours at most. After all, they had to pray at 11 a.m. before having lunch and praying again, ending at 1 in the afternoon. There wasnt any time for an afternoon nap because that would mean praying too. It took two hours to do the prayers and nap. In the evening, there was another one to two hours to cultivate the Constellation Transmission Art.
With this math, one didnt have much time for themselves in a day.
What was even more frightening was that it was just the simple addition of time. If something were to happen in between, coupled with the preparation work and cleaning up work before and after the ceremony, one only had three to four hours of time to themselves a day!
In these three to four hours, due to the fatigue from praying, one wouldnt have the energy to do anything else. In the end, one would have dedicated the entire day to praying
The most terrifying thing was that if one continued to persevere, it would mean that one would be using their life for prayer and become a tool for prayer. Such a person would not be able to be productive or do anything
Fangzheng immediately felt his scalp tingle when he imagined everyone doing that. The whole world would probably return to the stone ages.
Although there were many official religions now, and they had previously requested believers to stay separate from the world, abide by the rules and regulations, and read the scriptures at a monastery, the direction of religious research was not material science, but spiritual science. To be precise, they were a group of people studying philosophy. Many philosophical masters had appeared in the religious world. Therefore, it was not without benefit for the progress of human society.
However, Master Hairwood just made people sing an essay that was useless! It was completely meaningless!
"Master, I really cant tell whats the use of this crappy thing. Also, isnt this so-called cultivation technique from a Buddhisms three vessels and seven chakras? This fellow plagiarized it and dared to sell it openly. Isnt he too shameless?"
Fangzheng nodded slightly but he didnt say a word. Although he already knew most of the answers, there were still questions. He needed to continue searching for answers.
It was almost evening by the time the lesson ended. After everyone left, the female assistant began to arrange for the old students to bring the new students around.
Fangzheng had an idea. With A Golden Millet Dreams misdirection, Chen Long and his friend became the Fangzheng and Red Boys guide. Soon, Fangzheng realized that Chen Long and his friend separated. Chen Longs friend led Fangzheng while Chen Long led Red Boy. Each person led a person as they walked elsewhere
"Master?" Red Boy sent a voice transmission.
Fangzheng thought to himself, "Its fine. Just act according to the circumstances. Ill return you your divine powers. Try not to cause trouble."
Red Boy chuckled. "Dont worry, Master."
"Junior, the place ahead is where youll live. You Eh? Junior?" As Chen Long was saying this, he turned around and realized his junior was lost
"My name is Cheng Hao. In the future, I will bring you around to familiarize you with everything here. Actually, its nothing much. Youll just mainly learn to pray. We pray most of the time," Cheng Hao said.
Fangzheng said, "Patron, do you really think that the Pleiadians exist?"
Cheng Hao stamped his foot and stood where he was. He suddenly turned his head and stared at Fangzheng with a crazy look. He enunciated each and every word clearly. "You are not allowed to doubt anything about the Pleiadians! This is the first and last time. If there is a next time, I will kill you!"
Looking at Cheng Haos fierce eyes, Fangzheng knew that he wasnt joking.
If it were any ordinary person, they would definitely be frightened, but Fangzheng
"Are you possessed?"
Cheng Hao reached out to grab Fangzhengs neck. Fangzheng raised his hand as though he was striking a watermelon. With a thud, Cheng Hao fainted.
Then, he pushed open the door and threw Cheng Hao onto the bed. He sized up the room.
There were two beds in one room, and there were anti-theft windows installed at the windows. There was a layer of curtains outside, so one could not see what was happening inside. However, there was another layer of anti-theft window inside that was nailed shut without any gaps.
The beds and walls were filled with all sorts of slogans that praised the Pleiadians. As long as one opened their eyes, these slogans would enter their line of sight and no one could hide from them.
"Repeated bombardment for 24 hours and slogans everywhere. Anyone who stays here for too long will be brainwashed into the most devout believers of the Pleiadians. From the looks of it, these people are using the excuse of science to do evil deeds of a cult. They dont charge anything?" Fangzheng chuckled.
At the same time, Jiang Yumeng followed a woman into a room. When she entered, she felt that something was amiss. Everything here did not look like a school, but a prison!
Therefore, Jiang Yumeng stood at the door and said, "Senior, that I have something I left at home. Ill go back to get it."
With that said, Jiang Yumeng was about to leave when she was pulled back by the senior the moment she stepped out of the door.
Jiang Yumeng was so frightened that her entire body trembled. Then, she heard the senior say, "Once you get the book and enter the dorm, you are one of us. From today onwards, you have nothing to do with the outside world."
Jiang Yumeng panicked when she heard this. Just as she was thinking of how to escape, she suddenly heard a cold voice from behind her. "The Pleiadians are not to be fooled. Once you enter this door, you have to stay. Otherwise"
Jiang Yumeng suddenly turned her head and saw a man holding a kitchen knife standing behind her!