☯ ISSTH Chapter 716 ☯

Quick note about something that happened in a previous chapter. Just in case there are people on the front page who would consider it a spoiler, I’ll put it after the jump.

Chapter 716. Translator: Deathblade, also available on Twitter, Pinterest, and Patreon. Translation Checker: anonpuffs. Chinese Grammar Consultant: Madam Deathblade. Proofreader: Lingson, Courtrecords and GNE Meme Archives: joeljbright. Memes: Azusky. Master of Cuteness: Baby Deathblade. Sponsor: Jusaz

This release marks 4/10 guaranteed chapters and 5 sponsored chapters, for a total of 9 chapters this week!

I can’t believe I didn’t pick up on this, and maybe someone else pointed it out. In the chapter regarding Xu Qing being refined into a pill, it was mentioned that they needed 49 days, that no one could hold out longer than that. Guess what, in Journey to the West, when the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) is being refined into a pill, he emerges after 49 days! Coincidence? I think not!

15 thoughts on “☯ ISSTH Chapter 716 ☯” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. 49 days has a symbolical meaning in a lot of Eurasian civilizations. Is it because from Roma, ancient Greece, Babylonia, Persia, Judaism, Gupta India to Tang China they had 7 days in a week, and that 7 weeks of 7 days → 49 days?

    At least it is also often linked with the Buddhist concept of bardo (intermediate state : for example the ghost-like state between death and rebirth) and thus propagated from India to the rest of asia.
    It’s also said to be the length of the meditation of Gautama Buddha before he attained Enlightenment.
    It’s even the duration between Easter and Pentecost or between the Exodus and the Ten Commandments.

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