JHH V 1-19 Journey to the Palace of Guandi Bodhisattva; Attendance to a hearing at the Court of Yama

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Disclaimer: My translations are not official nor endorsed by 2OR, so please just treat it as a ‘fan-based’ translation. Please enjoy, and I hope it serves as a good filler until the official English version comes out.


問:

2018年11月7日,弟子於夢中魂體意識被數道金光帶去關帝殿,經過一個非常巨大、金光閃閃的天門,來到一處金碧輝煌的宮殿,天上雲層呈七彩色,非常美麗。宮殿門前有高大的護法神守著,大概三四層樓高,穿著盔甲,金光閃閃,弟子在殿前向護法神合十禮拜(弟子不懂天上禮儀,只好向護法合十禮拜),護法神叫我微等片刻,等待通傳。不久,護法神示意弟子可以進去殿內覲見關帝菩薩。

Enquiry:

On the 7th of November 2018, I had a dream where my spirit and consciousness was summoned through a golden light stream to the palace of Guandi Bodhisattva. I passed an enormous gate of heaven that was radiating brilliant golden light, and then I arrived at a resplendent and magnificent palace, where the clouds above were iridescent and changing to different colours of the rainbow. It looked very beautiful. Outside the palace, two giant Dharma protectors were guarding the entrance, they were about 3 or 4 storeys high, wearing shiny golden armour. In front of the palace, I paid my respects towards the Dharma protectors by putting my hands together (I didn’t know the rules and etiquette in Heaven, so I only put my hands together and bowed towards the Dharma protectors). The Dharma protector told me to wait a moment and wait for the order. Not long after, the Dharma protector gave me a signal that I could enter inside the palace to meet with Guandi Bodhisattva.


關帝殿內(天上真的像師父所說,天人都是飄來飄去),關帝菩薩、周倉菩薩、關平菩薩在殿內等候弟子,非常高大,弟子在菩薩面前好像米粒這麼小。三位護法菩薩和我們平時在觀音堂供奉的菩薩聖像一模一樣,只是菩薩們身穿盔甲,全身金光閃閃。弟子站在關帝菩薩案前,等候菩薩開示。關帝菩薩微歎口氣,說:“你們人間的弟子在發諸佛菩薩給的意念開示,最好經過東方台秘書處確認。你們在世弟子不具備你師父的慧眼,還是凡人肉胎,有些人還有仙、魔在身,可知道有時候不是諸佛菩薩給予的意念,胡亂轉發誤導眾生也會有業障。關於地獄及聖境的意念景象,也最好轉發給東方台確認。有些人的地獄景象是自己臆想出來,可知這樣下去修行會出偏差。若佛不在身,是魔來侵擾。你們修行才幾年光景?私心雜念都尚未除盡,時時都不能正念現前,豈能佛時時刻刻在身上給予開示?”

Inside the palace of Guandi Bodhisattva (heaven is really what Master described, the citizens of the heaven realm do float around). Guandi Bodhisattva, Zhoucang Bodhisattva and Guanping Bodhisattva were waiting for me inside the palace. They were huge, in front of them, I was as small as a grain of rice. The three Dharma Protectors looked exactly like the statues we worshipped at the Guan Yin Temple, except that their armour and their whole body was radiating a brilliant golden light. I stood in front of Guandi Bodhisattva, waiting for what he had to say. “When you disciples in the human realm are sharing thought messages of teachings that you received from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, it’s best that you first send it to the Guan Yin Tang Culture Centre secretariat to confirm. You disciples do not possess your master’s wisdom-eye and are still ordinary people. Also, some of you have other spiritual beings and demons occupying your body. You must understand that sometimes, the thought messages didn’t come from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. If you recklessly share with others and misguide other sentient beings, you’ll create negative karma. Regarding the thought messages and mental scenes of hell and heaven, it’s also best that you share it with the Guan Yin Tang Culture Centre secretariat to confirm. Some people made up the hell scenes they imagined they saw. You must know that if you continue your cultivation like this, you would eventually deviate. If the Buddha is not within you, then it’s the demon that’s interfering with you. You have only cultivated for a few years, is it not? Your selfishness and distracting thoughts have not completely ceased yet. You couldn’t use your right mindfulness to confront your troubles, so how could the Buddha and Bodhisattvas regularly be within you and share their words of wisdom?”


弟子暗記在心,因為弟子明白關帝菩薩也是在提醒弟子要小心自己接收到的意念。

說罷,關帝菩薩命護法菩薩把弟子魂體送往地府,今天閻王要審判一個在世犯邪淫戒律的弟子,讓我下去聽審。

來到閻王殿前,弟子如往常一般站在一旁聽審。今天跪在閻王案前的是一個女靈體。閻王一臉嚴肅,歎了口氣,“你們修心靈法門的在世佛弟子,為何不時時刻刻注意自己的起心動念,發一個邪念都已經是罪,還要行為出軌,可對得起你們師父盧軍宏台長?”

I have taken everything to heart; it’s because I understand that Guandi Bodhisattva is reminding me to be careful about the thought messages I receive.

After he finished, Guandi Bodhisattva instructed the Dharma protectors to escort my spirit to the court of the underworld. Today, Yama will give his sentence to the spirit of a disciple, who is still alive, but has committed deeds of sexual misconduct and violated the disciplinary rules and instructed to me go down to be there for the court hearing.

When I arrived at the court of Yama, as normal, I stood at the side and listened. Today, for this case, there was a female spirit kneeling in front of Yama. Yama’s visage was serious. He sighed and said, “You disciples who cultivate Guan Yin Citta, why aren’t you regularly mindful of your induced thoughts and intentions? When you generate a lustful thought, that’s already considered a sin, yet you had also put it into action and had an affair. Do you think you can still face your Master Jun Hong Lu?”


閻王告訴我:“這個女靈體不是亡靈,還未壽終,只是犯了佛門戒律,與有婦之夫關係匪淺,心靈法門護法菩薩書寫聖旨到地府,押她魂體下來審判。”

閻王過後又說道:“我現在判你入糞池地獄懲戒,人間天明放你魂體回去陽世,再不知悔改,繼續犯錯,我地府可是日夜給你記帳,不要死後下地府才在我案前哭訴。與你交往的那個男人也不是什麼好東西,地府也自會給他記錄在案。雖是你前世緣分,可你也不能不克制自己的欲望情感,明知有錯還要繼續執迷不悟,到時是誰入地獄?你魂體回陽世後,早晨醒來口腔會奇臭無比(因為在糞池地獄的糞水是很臭的),情緒會鬱悶不振,精神頹廢,這個就是從地獄出來的感受。回去還要再犯錯,那麼惡果就自己受。”

Yama told me, “This female spirit isn’t a deceased one, her lifespan isn’t over yet. It’s that she had violated the disciplinary rules of the Buddha and had a deviant relationship with a married guy. The Dharma protectors of Guan Yin Citta had written and sent a command to our court to summon her spirit down here to receive judgement.”

Afterwards, Yama faced the female spirit and said, “I will now sentence you to be punished in the hell of excrement. When dawn breaks in the human realm, your spirit will return to your body. If you don’t repent and reform, and continue to commit wrongdoings, then the court will record everything that you’ve done day and night. It will be too late for regrets if you return here when you die. The man who you’re in a relationship with isn’t a good person; the court will also record him on file. Although there is some karmic affinity between you passed down from the previous life, you aren’t able to restrain your feelings of desire. You know what you did was wrong, yet you continue to do it. When the time comes, who goes to hell? When you return to your body, in the morning your mouth will give off a pungent and nasty breath (that’s because the pool of excrement is incredibly foul) and you’ll be very depressed and dispirited. That’s the feeling of coming out of hell. If you return and continue to commit wrongdoings, then you will reap what you sow.”


閻王隨後叫鬼差把犯錯的女靈體帶去糞池地獄。“只要修學心靈法門的在世陽人犯邪淫罪,是屬於知法犯法,你們心靈法門護法菩薩對此懲戒極為嚴厲,但凡犯錯違願邪淫,108遍《禮佛大懺悔文》不說,還要趁在世書寫懺悔文讓眾生以此為戒,沒有什麼面子不面子,死後見我閻王才真的是追悔莫及。”

弟子在閻王示意可以回陽世時,魂體被金光送回陽間。

請師父確認以上場景是否屬實。

Afterwards, Yama ordered the executioner to take the female spirit to the hell of excrement. “If a person cultivating Guan Yin Citta in the human realm dares to commit deeds of sexual misconduct, that’s considered violating the disciplinary rules knowingly. The Dharma protectors of Guan Yin Citta are extremely strict towards this disciplinary rule. Whoever has committed any wrongdoings or broken their vows in regards to sexual misconduct, not to mention one must recite the ‘Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance’ for this misconduct, one must also write a letter of repentance to share among others in the human realm so other sentient beings will be wary about this disciplinary rule. One’s pride is beside the point; if you see me again after you die, then all is too late for regrets.”

Yama then allowed me to return to the human realm, and my spirit was surrounded by a stream of golden light, which then sent me back.

Please, may I ask Master to confirm whether the scenes I observed were true?


答:真的震撼很大,你們做惡夢的時候,被別人追趕,被別人打,從上面掉下去,這些就是拉到地獄去了。她去了糞池地獄,醒過來嘴巴很臭,渾身發臭,而且萎靡不振。很多人就是這樣,醒過來之後還覺得好害怕,實際上就是拉下去了。千萬不要邪淫啊,孩子們,你們要聽師父話啊,不要等到下去才可憐,來不及了,師父也救不了你們。所以師父天天和你們講一定要正。不要不當回事,你們現在學心靈法門,師父不給你們加持?一日為師,師父一定會加持你們的,所以我背太多了。不要玩啊,命玩不起的。

Master’s reply:

That is truly shocking. When you’re having nightmares, and you were pursued, hit or dropped from the sky, these are all indications that you had been dragged into hell. She went to the hell of excrement, so after she wakes up, her morning breath would smell really bad, and her body odour would also stink. Also, she would feel very dispirited. Many people are like that; after they wake up, they would feel unnaturally scared. In reality, they’ve been dragged down. Children, please don’t commit deeds of sexual misconduct; you must heed Master’s words. Don’t wait until you’ve descended and then realise and cry about it; it will be too late, Master wouldn’t be able to save you. That’s why Master has constantly told you guys that you must be upright. Don’t ignore it, when you’re learning Guan Yin Citta, doesn’t Master bless you? As one’s Master, I will definitely bless you, that’s why I’m shouldering too much karma. Don’t fool around; you can’t afford to bear with the consequences.


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