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.
On the 3rd of December 2018, I received the orders of Guanping Bodhisattva to descend to Yama’s court. In court, three different Yamas waited for me, and I paid my respects to each of them. Then, as usual, I stood at the side to listen to the hearing. Kneeling before them were two sinned spirits that looked burnt and black, they were transferred there from the hell of iron beds.
Yama A (who governs country A) pointed at the quivering sinned spirit at the back and said, “When you were alive, you were a princeling, you were promiscuous and had sexual relationships with many women from clubs and also famous artists, you drank alcohol and smoked heavily, you took drugs and went to brothels, and never acted like an upright governmental official. After death, you still behaved as if you were in the human realm, and willfully threw a tantrum in front of me and acted unreasonably. All sentient beings, whether they’re famous or not, rich or not, powerful or not, they all follow the same laws of heaven and earth and are rewarded and punished accordingly. Now could you give a testimony of your punishment in the hell of iron beds, so that our guest could write it out and warn others in the human realm? You were endowed with great worldly blessings, and as such, you became a governmental official, and you should have served your citizens dutifully. If you committed unwholesome deeds and broke the law, you would be punished in hell like all the others. If anybody in the living realm commits harsh speech, lie or slander against virtuous governmental officials, keep in mind that it’s considered a severe deed of verbal misconduct. The courts will keep track of it all, and sentence different punishments according to the severity of the deeds of verbal misconduct.”
Sinned spirit A said, “After I died, I was taken away by the executioners. Their strength was great, when I was alive, I was a strong man, but I wasn’t even able to resist them. I went along a shadowy path, and the surrounding was eerily quiet. Not long after, I heard many woeful cries coming from the distance. I then bewilderingly followed them to an ancient and tall city gate. Another executioner who was waiting at the front of the gate opened it and dragged me through. When I entered, I realised that it was the hell of iron beds, which was specialised at punishing promiscuous sinned spirits.
When I was taken to an iron bed, I thought that it shouldn’t be considered a bed since there were no mattresses. It was a solid iron bed with many large and sharp spikes protruding out of the surface. In front of the bed was a label that had my name, nationality and place of birth written on it. I struggled with all my might as I was unwilling to lay on top of the iron bed. Then an ill-tempered executioner forcefully pressed me on top of the iron bed, and the excruciating pain made me cry. In an instant, hundreds of iron spikes stabbed straight into my back. I was spoiled when I was alive; how could I endure this hardship? I then cried and wailed. I thought that was the punishment, but after some time while I was lying down, many distracting sexual thoughts appeared in my head, and I saw the scenes of my promiscuous acts. Suddenly a blaze ignited under the bed, and the spikes that were inserted into my back became red hot. I cried loudly and wished badly that I could just become unconscious permanently so that I wouldn’t have to suffer from this kind of punishment, I was unable to move a muscle on the iron bed, and the spikes were plunged inches deep inside my flesh and were burning red hot. I regret it completely! If I knew that hell existed, I would not act promiscuously with other women. Hell really is a place of extreme suffering!” (The sinned spirit cried continuously.)
Yama B (who governs country B) pointed at the sinned spirit standing at the front and said, “Why do you take drugs? You’re a man, so why do you act promiscuously with other men, and a large number, in fact? What you did was an absolute disgrace. Do you know that homosexual acts, like men with men and women with women, violates the natural laws? The courts would record it as improper sexual misconduct and are incredibly strict with these kinds of deeds. From the ancient past, males are considered as ‘yang’ while females are considered as ‘yin’. Nowadays, you people in the human realm are thoughtless. Even sexual misconduct carries with it a punishment, not to mention your kind of deeds! The courts do not tolerate it. The sentence of the punishment for this kind of deed is usually 100% longer than normal sentences for sexual misconduct. We’ve transferred you here so that our guest could warn the sentient beings in the human realm that homosexual acts are not tolerated.”