JHH V 1-22 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14日,晚上於夢中被金光提起往天上飛,經過重重天門,於半空中見到南無鬬戰勝佛金身。鬬戰勝佛今天穿了一身金盔甲,與弟子前次拜訪天界時的佛身形象略有不同,可是菩薩樣貌依然是莊嚴肅穆。鬬戰勝佛怕弟子在天界無人帶領迷路亂闖,特地前來帶領弟子前往關帝殿。就在弟子分散心思去看天界的重重樓宇美景時(七彩雲層包圍著建築風格各異的宮殿樓宇,每一個宮殿都住著天界不同的菩薩、護法神和天女),鬬戰勝佛用意念告訴弟子如若分心掉下去,他可不管弟子。弟子立刻收念,專心跟著鬬戰勝佛來到關帝殿。

Enquiry:

On the 14th of November 2018, that night, I dreamt that I was enveloped by a golden light, and it took me through the sky, and I passed many gates of heaven. In the air, I saw Victorious-Strife Buddha’s golden form. Victorious-Strife Buddha wore golden armour and looked slightly different to the last time I saw him in the heavenly realm. However, he still looks solemn and dignified. Victorious-Strife Buddha was afraid that I would be lost without a guide in the heavenly realm, so specially came to guide me to the direction of Guandi Bodhisattva’s palace. Just when I was distracted by the beautiful sights and scenery around the heavenly realm (rainbow clouds surround different designed towers and palaces, every palace contains different unique portals to different domains where its associated Bodhisattvas, Dharma protectors and celestial maidens reside), Victorious-Strife Buddha sent me a thought message to remind me that if I got lost because I got distracted, he wouldn’t care. I immediately focused my attention on following Victorious-Strife Buddha, and we arrived at the palace of Guandi Bodhisattva.


今天的關帝殿非常熱鬧,來了很多護法菩薩和天女。關帝殿前有個很大的蓮花池,蓮花池的雲彩隱隱飄浮著人間的景象,護法菩薩在天上監察和護佑在人間修行的諸佛弟子,一旦發現弟子們犯錯立刻稟報關帝菩薩。天上的天女們都很漂亮,穿著不同顏色的輕紗衣裙。

佛陀、濟公活佛、觀世音菩薩、南京菩薩和師父法身都來了。弟子向諸佛菩薩一一合十行禮請安。濟公活佛問弟子:“上次童子遊天界說人心最黑,那麼天下最白是什麼?”弟子回答:“人心是最白的。”濟公活佛笑問:“何以見得呀?”弟子回:“因為人心能造善。”濟公活佛又問:“怎麼人心又黑又白了?豈不自相矛盾?”弟子答:“因為人心被六塵所迷,心生惡法所以黑;拂去外塵見本性,所以人心本善。沒有矛盾之處。”說完,天上諸佛菩薩都笑了,弟子不知答對與否,就跟著傻笑。

That day, the palace of Guandi Bodhisattva was very lively, many Dharma protectors and celestial maidens came. There was an enormous lotus flower pool in front of the entrance, and there were wisps of clouds faintly floating inside the pool that showed images of the human realm. The Dharma protectors in heaven monitor and protect the cultivating disciples in the human realm. Once they discovered that a disciple had committed an unwholesome deed, they would immediately report it to Guandi Bodhisattva. The celestial maidens in heaven were very beautiful and wore many different coloured light gauze dress.

Gautama Buddha, Jigong Bodhisattva, Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Nanjing Bodhisattva and Master’s dharma form were also there. I paid my respects to every Buddha and Bodhisattvas there. Jigong Bodhisattva asked me, “Last time when you journeyed to heaven, you answered that the human mind is the blackest, then what under the heaven is the whitest?” I replied, “The human mind is the whitest.” Jigong Bodhisattva laughed and said, “Why do you say so?” I replied, “It’s because the human mind can create wholesomeness.” Jigong Bodhisattvas questioned again, “So how is it that human mind is both blackest and whitest? Isn’t that a contradiction?” I replied, “It’s because the human mind has been deluded and defiled in the human realm; that’s why it generates unwholesome dharmas and turn black. If one cleans away the defilements on the surface and discovers the inherent mind, one will find that it’s inherently wholesome. So there’s no contradiction.” After I finished, all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas there laughed. I don’t know if my answer was right or wrong, so I foolishly laughed with them.


觀世音菩薩告訴弟子:“人間榮華富貴轉眼成空,人們貪戀名利、不修善業,乃至造下種種惡業墮落惡道,嘗盡惡道之苦,就算得生人身也是苦難重重,命歹命歹。地獄不可怕,可怕的是人心造業啊。萬法皆由心所造,此心能善,此心也能惡。今地府審查剛從邪淫地獄調來之罪靈,你領本座旨意前去聽審,回陽世務必儘快書寫發給你師父,讓世間人知道名利財色是蝕骨之刀,不可過於追求,讓世間人警惕。速去吧。”

Guan Yin Bodhisattva told me, “All glory, splendour, wealth and rank in the human realm becomes empty in a blink of an eye. Humans are greedy for fame and wealth; they don’t cultivate wholesome deeds while creating committing many different kinds of unwholesome deeds that lead them to the lower realms and suffer significantly. Even if you attained a human body, you would still suffer hardships, and your life would have its challenges. Hell isn’t scary; what’s scary is the negative karma created by the human mind. All Dharmas are created from the mind; the mind could create wholesomeness and unwholesomeness. Today, a sinned spirit has been transferred from a hell associated with sexual misconduct over to the court of the underworld to be judged. Take this order and join the hearing, then after you return to the human realm, you must hurry and write down what you observed and send it to your master. So that the people of the world understand that fame, wealth and sex are poison, you mustn’t pursue it excessively; you must warn the people in the human realm. Go now.”


說完,金光把弟子送入地府閻王殿。閻王殿前跪著一個男罪靈,在哀哀哭泣。仔細一看,全身有被蟲子嚼咬的傷口痕跡。罪靈開口說話:“我死前是個商人,曾經有一段日子生意做得不錯,我已經有妻室,妻子嫁給我生了孩子後,我嫌她庸俗,身材走樣,再加上自己生意賺錢,和生意合夥人及外面喝酒的朋友跑夜場,娛樂場所叫小姐。妻子沒有經濟能力,看我臉色做人。我死後閻王在銀幕上播放我生前不堪入目的行為,看到妻子傷心,在外面向親朋好友哭訴,我後悔,我妻子在我貧窮時嫁給我,幫我養育孩子,陪我度過艱苦的日子,我沒有好好對待她,我現在知道錯了。希望你告訴那些在陽間的男人,夜場小姐沒有一個真心的,拿你錢財罷了,自己做這麼多的壞事死後是自己承擔的,可憐家中的妻子為我傷心。

Suddenly, a swathe of golden light teleported me to the court of Yama. In front of Yama, there was a male sinned spirit kneeling before him who was weeping and wailing. Looking closer at him, his whole body was covered in bite wounds from small insects. The sinned spirit spoke, “When I was alive, I was a businessperson, there was a period where business was quite successful. I was married. After my spouse gave birth to my child, I disliked and gave her the cold-shoulder, expressing that she was becoming unsightly and her body’s out of shape. Then I would go out with my business partners or friends to night clubs and other places of entertainment to pick up girls. My wife can’t financially support herself, so she had no other choice but to obey my every whim. After I died, Yama summoned a monitor which showed all the unsightly activities that I did, and I saw how heartbroken my wife and how she cried and complained to her family and friends. I regret my actions. My wife married to me when I was very poor, and helped me take care of and educate our child, and we’ve been through all the toughest times together. I haven’t treated her well; I know that I was wrong. I hope that you can tell all the men in the human world, all the girls in the night clubs aren’t sincere, they’re only there for the money. After you die, you will be held responsible for all the bad things that you committed. The most pitiful is my wife and child who’s heartbroken because of me.


不要去犯邪淫,邪淫不會給你帶來什麼好處,還要下地獄,我們男人傻呀,以為這種事情威風。我留戀女體美色犯下很多邪淫罪業,我生前不懂佛法,不知道死後這些行為要下邪淫地獄。我死後閻王叫鬼差帶我去電眼地獄,我隨著鬼差走在暗暗黑黑的小路上,到了一個很大很空曠的地方,鬼差把我交給負責這個地獄的執法鬼差就走了。電眼地獄的鬼差硬推著我進去,外面有看守地獄的鬼差守著,不讓我們這些罪靈逃跑。我全身發抖,因為不知道是怎麼樣的懲罰,所以害怕。

Don’t commit deeds of sexual misconduct; it won’t give you any benefit; it will only lead you down to hell. Us men are foolish. We think that these kinds of things are something to be proud of. I was obsessed with women’s beauty and body and committed many sins. I didn’t know about the Buddha-Dharma when I was alive; I didn’t know then when I die, these kinds of actions will take me to the hells associated with sexual misconduct. After I died, Yama ordered the executioners to take me to the hell of eye shock. I followed the executioners through a dark and narrow path and arrived a very large and very spacious place. The executioners handed me to the executioners in charge of this hell and then left. The executioners then dragged me and pushed me into a large enclosed area. On the outside, many other executioners were guarding the place who made sure that we sinned spirits do not escape. I was shivering all over because I didn’t what kind of punishing was waiting for me, so I was fearful.


周圍很暗,很多罪靈,一直有電光亮起,過不久就會出現痛苦的叫喊聲。我走了一會兒,站住不敢動,突然頭上有亮光照著我頭頂,我望上去,我生前邪淫叫小姐和不同女人淫欲的畫面在我腦海播放,生前看色情影片的片段不斷出現,大概不到一分鐘,兩道很強的電流直接射入我的雙眼,電得我全身不能動,‘嗞嗞’的電流聲響起,皮膚都被電到發黑冒煙——痛呀,沒被電過你們不知道疼。生前認為自己是個硬漢子,沒想到地獄的懲戒讓我如此痛不欲生,我忍不住大喊大叫。電流一直持續不知道是十多分鐘還是半個小時,我卻覺得一年這麼長,太痛了,嗚嗚嗚嗚……”(罪靈哭泣聲)

The surrounding environment was dark and gloomy. There were many sinned spirits, and there were constant flashes of light. Not long after, I suddenly heard a painful cry out of the blue. After I walked a short distance, I halted, not daring to move further. Suddenly a light was shining on the top of my head. When I looked up, I saw clips showing all the different women I had intimate relationships with and also all the pornographic videos I watched being played inside my mind. In approximately less than a minute, two intense electric currents shot straight into my eyes, which coursed through my whole body thoroughly, making me unable to move. Buzzing sounds emitted out of me, my skin was also being burnt black, and smoke came out of it – it was very painful. If you haven’t been electrocuted before, you wouldn’t understand the pain. When I was alive, I thought that I was a tough guy. I couldn’t imagine that the punishment from hell was so excruciating. I can’t control myself from crying and screaming. The electric current continually coursed through me for I don’t know how long, 10 minutes or 30 minutes, but I felt that it was as long as a year, it’s too painful.” He then wept.


罪靈哭了一會兒又接著說:“我在這個地獄待了大概幾天還是一個星期我也不記得了,意識被電暈了又醒過來,醒過來又被電暈。有鬼差在上方喊我名字,電流停止,我被鬼差帶出去。鬼差領著我走向另一條小路,彎彎拐拐走了一陣子,把我交給另外兩個鬼差就離開了。我嗅到很臭的味道,像糞屎味,心裡極不情願跟著走。鬼差很高壯,硬扯著我,來到一個大山洞裡,裡面有一個糞池,真的是人間我們所看到的化糞池,很多人浸在裡面,男男女女都有,看不到臉孔,因為全身都被糞蓋住了,哭喊聲一直響起。我害怕,發抖,被鬼差硬推下去糞池,我忍著惡臭,差點被熏暈在糞池裡。

After a brief moment, he continued, “I don’t even remember how long I’ve been inside that hell, it could be a few days or a week. After I fainted due to the electric shock, I would wake back up and endure the same punishment over and over again. Then an executioner yelled my name and the electric current ceased. I was then dragged out of that hell and escorted on another narrow and crooked path. After we walked for a while, I was handed over to another pair of executioners, and I followed them. At a distance, I began to smell something foul like the scent of excrement. I was extremely unwilling to take a step further, but the executioners were tall and strong, and forcefully dragged me into a large cavern. Inside, there was a gigantic pool of excrement; it looked exactly like the huge cesspool we have in the human realm. There were many people immersed in it, there were men and women, and you couldn’t distinguish their faces because they were entirely covered in faeces. They were constantly wailing. I was shivering profusely with fear, and I was thrown into the pool of excrement. I tried to endure the foul, pungent stench, which almost made me faint inside the pool of excrement.


我生前會游泳,在糞池裡游著,不遠處有鬼差看著我們,其實根本也游不到岸上,我們全身都是糞,爬不上去岸邊。游了一陣子,糞池的糞水開始讓我全身奇癢無比,我仔細一看,非常惶恐,糞池裡很多小蟲子,爬到罪靈身上咬我們這些罪靈,鑽心地疼,又癢又疼。我生前一直認為自己很吃得苦頭,沒想到地獄的這些小蟲子讓我這麼一個大男人忍不住在糞池地獄大哭大喊。就這樣,沒人理我們這些罪靈,讓我們在糞池裡待著。悔不當初。已經太晚了。”

When I was alive, I was good at swimming. When I was swimming inside the pool of excrement, the executioners nearby just looked at me. In reality, it was impossible to pull yourself out of it and get on to the shore. Our body was completely covered in faeces so we were slippery and couldn’t get a grip. After swimming for a while, the liquid of the pool of excrement gradually made me feel extremely itchy. When I looked closely, I was terrified; there were many small bugs inside the pool which latched on to our body and bit us and that pain shook me right into my core. It was very itchy and painful. When I was alive, I thought that I was very capable of enduring hardships. I never imagined that these small bugs in this hell could make a tough guy like me cry and wail inside the pool of excrement. Like that, nobody cared about us sinned spirits and just left us floating inside the pool of excrement. It was too late for regrets.”


閻王告訴罪靈:“生前不克制自己的欲望,縱欲傷身,淫亂放蕩,你可知道原本你極有福報,前世布施所得錢財足以讓你這一世衣食無憂,生意還能讓你子孫傳承下去。可惜你不懂惜福,縱欲揮霍你的福報,又不懂讓後世子孫積德積善,又喜吃活物(罪靈生前常在餐館、家中吃活物,鱉、活魚等活海鮮,活殺兔子招待親友貴客,在銀幕上一一播放),可知這些活物靈體死後怨氣十足附在你肉身上,在你談生意時,常在你身上干擾你意念讓你做錯決定,造成你生意損失。也怨不得牠們,你取牠們之命,牠們怨恨報復實屬正常,畜生道眾生本就是你們這些犯重重罪業的罪靈投胎變成陽間不同形態的六道眾生。你們不懂眾生形態,本王也不多說。

Yama said to the sinned spirit, “When you were alive, you didn’t control your desires. Excess indulgence leads to one’s deterioration of health, and you were behaving promiscuously. Did you know that originally you were supposed to receive extremely great worldly blessings? In your previous life, you regularly donated and gave away money to the unfortunate, which would’ve caused your wealth in your present life to be sufficient with no worries, and your business would’ve flourished so that your future generations would also enjoy the fruits of your labour. But it’s a pity that you didn’t cherish your blessings. Instead, you became intoxicated within your desires and squandered your blessings, and you didn’t set an example to your children in performing wholesome and meritorious deeds. You were also fond of eating freshly killed food (the sinned spirit regularly ate freshly killed seafood in restaurants and at home, also freshly killed rabbits to serve his family, friends and important guests). You must know that their spirits are filled with resentment when they die, and they occupy your body after death. When you were negotiating business, they frequently interfere with your thoughts inside your body so that you make the wrong decision, which causes you to suffer losses in your business. You can’t really blame them, you took away their lives, so it’s normal for them to take revenge. Sentient beings of the animal realm are originally sinned spirits who had committed many unwholesome deeds and was sentenced to be reincarnated into the different life forms of the animal realm. You don’t have any knowledge of the state of the sentient beings, so I won’t mention any further.


你又愛跑那夜場陰氣極重之地,可知那些女人氣場極差,你看她們美貌無比,你可知道她們以後死後樣子是極其難看的女靈(因為這些小姐犯累累罪業,死後在地獄被懲罰時樣子是很恐怖的,弟子參觀地獄時已經見過無數生前貌美但是死後入地獄時被折磨到面貌損壞的樣子),人間美貌在本王看來就是一具空殼。這些女人都是來自貧苦落後之地,為錢財而下海任人魚肉,本身就沒有什麼福報,你又常與她們摻和縱欲,導致自己腦海正念全無,只懂享樂,頭腦發昏,在生意理財上才接二連三出問題。

“You also like to go to night clubs and other places that have extreme yin energy; you must understand that those women working at those premises have really dreadful auras. You only see their beauty on the surface, but you don’t know that after they die, they will become very ugly looking spirits (that’s because these misses have committed a numerous and accumulating amount of sins, so when they descend to hell and get punished after death, their looks will be distorted by horror. When I observed hell, I already saw numerous scarred and defiled-looking people who were originally beautiful). Beauty in the human realm is nothing but an empty shell in my eyes. All these women came from a very poor and impoverished background and had to sell their body to make money. So they originally lacked worldly blessings. Yet you continue to mix in with them to satisfy your lust, inducing your mind to become devoid of right mindfulness, only caring about indulging yourself so your mind became dull, which caused your business and wealth management skills to decline, and you ran into a chain of problems.


“在陰間,我們地府除了按你所犯淫欲罪業扣除你本身前世福報所得錢財,死後還要放入地獄懲戒,業盡才能投胎(閻王告訴弟子大部分從地獄放出來的都是投畜生道)。你前世有修,與觀世音菩薩有緣,因為這一點佛緣,調你靈體讓童子回陽世書寫告知陽間眾人地獄實況,以此功德讓你還能得人身。現在下去把該受之罪消完才能投胎,不必求我,自身所犯之罪是自己承擔。”

In the underworld, other than discounting the worldly blessings and money that you cultivated in the previous life spending on the deeds of sexual misconduct you committed, you would also go to hell as punishment. Only after your negative karma has been exhausted to a certain level, would you reincarnate again (Yama told me that a majority of those released from hell would reincarnate in the animal realm). You have cultivated in the previous life and have some karmic affinity with Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and it’s because of this little affinity with Buddhism, were you selected to give your testimonial to this disciple so that she could write and share about it with others in the human realm so that they understand about the situation in hell. With this meritorious deed, you could still obtain a human body. You must now go back down and experience the rest of your deserved punishment so that you can reincarnate. Don’t beg me; you bear full responsibility for the sins you committed.”


說完,鬼差把罪靈帶走。閻王歎一口氣,“這個罪靈生前被家鄉之人邀請去參加你師父盧軍宏台長在馬XXX舉辦的法會,可惜不修,如果懂因果也不至於如此。太有錢財福報導致聽不進佛法,不懂得去修習佛道、守五戒十善,前一世是個未能得道的修佛人,輪迴轉世後在人間得大富貴,又在這一世迷惑造業,現在下地獄。唉,自古名利一場空,可是輪迴是隨著你們所造之業,不管是善業還是惡業,輪轉不止啊!”

弟子被金光送回陽世後感歎連連,人間的榮華富貴真的是讓人癡迷在其中,死後下地獄時在閻王面前哭喊的景象真的讓弟子感觸良多。

Afterwards, the executioners took the sinned spirit away. Yama sighed, “This sinned spirit was invited to attend Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma convention in [Name of the country] by some friends from his hometown. It’s a pity that he didn’t cultivate, if he understood about karma, then he wouldn’t be in this position. People who are too endowed with wealth and worldly blessings generally take no heed to the Buddha-Dharma and do not know how to cultivate by observing the five precepts and cultivating the ten wholesome deeds. In their previous life, they were Buddhist whose cultivation didn’t reach fruition. Thus they reincarnated back into the human realm with great worldly blessings, yet in that same life, they become deluded and sin. Now he’s in hell. Sigh, from ancient past, fame and fortune is a bubble, but your destiny in reincarnation is dependent on your deeds, whether its wholesome or unwholesome deeds, they will continue to reincarnate!”

I was then enveloped in a golden light, and I was sent back to the human realm. When I woke up, I was sighful. All glory, splendour, wealth and rank in the human realm makes one deluded. Observing the scenes of people crying in front of Yama after they were sent to hell when they died really stirred me.


答:好色、犯邪淫,下去。做夢像不像真的?以後下去就像做夢一樣。你們過去已經犯了很多邪淫,現在還犯,死無葬身之地,只有徹底改變。

Master’s reply:

People who are lecherous and commit sexual misconduct all descend. When you dream, doesn’t it seem real? In the future, when you go down, it will be like a dream. In the past, you have already committed many deeds of sexual misconduct. If you continue, you will not rest in peace. You must reform yourself completely.


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