Question Chinese Cultivation Stages

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  1. Wenhui

    Wenhui One Who Kidnaps Chapters

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    Can someone help me name (or direct me to someone who has named) these cultivation stages?

    化神

    大乘

    渡劫
     
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    I thought it supposed to be strong, stronger, and strongest.
     
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    化神, means "into" god/spirit, so godhood or ascendence or deity? maybe? you could check coiling dragon, since it does use this term.

    大乘, Mahayana, a branch of buddism also called The great vechile, the term used in World of culitvation, heres a link to the outdated glossary, just go to the culitvation section, by the way its in pinying so don't know if its what your looking for. but you can get some ideas from that or just go to read world of culitvation where ever it is

    渡劫 = heavenly tribunal, read this webpage https://baike.baidu.com/item/渡劫/10973646, and though it might fit
     
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    Wenhui One Who Kidnaps Chapters

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    Thanks. I think CD uses the term Demigod? But I don't think it really fits? Maybe if I run out of options...
     
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    Maybe 'Grand Achievement' for 大乘? I think I saw that somewhere... And 渡劫 is something to do with tribulations?
     
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    There is a precedent for these stages. Here is the raw:

    修士的等级分为炼气期、筑基期、金丹期、元婴期、化神期、合体期、大乘期、渡劫期。炼气期一般分为九层,其他都分为初期、中期、后期。穆辰迈向仙途仅仅百年,即使修为已经到了化神初期,在其他修士眼里,的确是个小家伙。

    Here is @SnowTime 's translation:

    The Cultivation Levels were divided into the Qi Condensation Stage, Foundation Establishment Stage, Core Formation Stage, Nascent Soul Stage, Demigod Stage, Synthesis Stage, Immortalization Stage, and the Ascension Stage.

    from http://snowycodex.com/translations/novels/dtpmdftds/chapter-1/
     
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    大乘: I thought this is the last stage before ascension to the upper world?
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    渡劫: means you getting hit by 9 lightning strikes?
     
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    Wenhui One Who Kidnaps Chapters

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    Thanks for the replies. I also found similar results on baidu/baike but couldn't find the English translations anywhere so thanks.
     
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    RozenKristal NUF gender bender Emperor -> Queen

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    Well yea, dont think too much about it. There are also stages made up by authors. I read in 1 that jump from a lower world to upper world, prob total 18 stages. Some went for 21 or 22.... LOL.
     
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    (y) We have to be creative and try to think up some really cool names for all of these terms.

    Edit: I just found my notes for that, lol. Here is my input but these are more of coined English terms. I mean, they aren't the literal translation. Two different possible translations I was thinking over at the time:

    筑基 Qi Refining
    金丹 Core Formation
    元婴 Nascent Soul
    化神 Demigod/Immortalization
    合体 Synthesis/Power Boosting
    大乘 Mahayana/Path to Godhood
    渡劫 Ascension

    Qi Training Stage Level 1-9
    Basics Stage
    Golden Stage
    Purification Stage
    Power Boosting Stage
    Immortalization Stage
    Ascension Stage
     
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    Fortunately, author-sama was nice enough to leave out 合体...
     
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    Incredible. I just found a novel that transliterated the cultivation stages:

    It starts from Qi Refining Stage followed by these 9 different Cultivation Stages: Foundation Building Stage, Core Bearing Stage, Golden Core Stage, Original Infant Stage , Infant Transformation Stage, Void Training Stage, Body Unity Stage, Crossing Calamity Stage, and Mahayana, the Great Vehicle Stage.

    ~ from Ultimate Scheming System

    So I guess you can, if you want to, use the actual literal translation. I do prefer the "cool" sounding names but it seems this is an option.
     
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    HELP ME TL

    这股真气为淡淡的黄,是黄阶才有的特征。

    I tried TL and i vaguely felt its meaning is
    Only those with the traits of yellow ranks, have this faint thread of yellow spiritual energy.