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.
The scenes of hell (people who committed deeds of sexual misconduct, deeds of killing and deeds of harsh speech will descend into this hell):
This hell is kind of like the hell of burning flames, the sky is burning red, but it’s not actually hot. The number of sinned spirits were countless; some of them laid on the ground weeping while waiting for the sinned spirits on the columns to finish their punishment before it’s their turn. The Bodhisattva said that there are not many people of the human realm who abide by the disciplinary rules of the Buddha-Dharma, that’s why they create a lot of negative karma. The executioners of the hell realm are so busy, every day they must punish countless sinned spirits. Let’s firstly talk about this hell; there are many columns planted on the ground. I roughly estimated that there were approximately 400-500 columns. Below the ground of this hell was molten hot lava, that’s why the surface soil on the ground felt hot when you tread on it.
The surface of the column had many holes that contain a large and sharp spike in each one. The executioners forcefully tied the sinned spirit on to the column. Beside the column was a hand wheel. When the executioner turned the hand wheel, the column would spin, and the spikes inside the column would protrude out of the holes and pierce into the flesh of the sinned spirit until their entire body had spikes protruded out of them. The sinned spirit shrieked in immense pain and unable to escape because they’re tied to it. Their innards and blood slowly oozed out of their wounds. When I saw this, it became unbearable for me to watch anymore; it made me recall all the bloody scenes that I saw in the butcher market.
The executioners just let the sinned spirit cry on top of the column, when the punishment time is up, they would free the sinned spirit and chuck him on the ground (like chucking a chicken). Then it would be another sinned spirit’s turn to receive their punishment. Here, the sinned spirit would receive this punishment once per day until their imprisonment has expired, where they will then be released from hell and sent to reincarnate.
People who have committed countless deeds of killings and sexual misconduct will descend into this hell. Here, the deeds of killing include abortion (because it’s considered as murder, especially when the embryo has formed into a fetus and already in the womb for 2-3 months) and the killing of animals. People who commit harsh speech and slander also descend into this hell.
The hell of embrace (in Chinese it’s called embracing of pillars) - it’s to punish people who committed sexual misconduct:
In this hell, the air was hot and humid. There were many black iron pillars planted on the ground; I see that there were more than 7000 of them. The air also has a foul stench of burnt flesh, and there was constant screaming that could be heard from afar.
A male sinned spirit was led by two executioners towards the direction of the pillars. It was strange; in this hell, the sinned spirits didn’t show any signs of resistance. Their visage shows signs of them being in a dream-like state, so I was curious. The Bodhisattva revealed the sinned spirit’s foundational consciousness (the eighth consciousness) to me, and I realised that from his perception, the two incredibly ugly and aggressive-looking executioners looked like two beautiful naked girls. It was a delusion stemmed from the sinned spirit’s deeds of misconduct that resided in his foundational consciousness. Furthermore, the iron pillars looked like beds to him. When I witnessed this, I was dumbfounded, that was because the executioners looked extremely hideous.
The male sinned spirit just gladly followed the executioners and ready to embrace the iron pillar. I could see that the black iron pillar was actually an iron pillar that was burnt to an extremely hot temperature until it blackened. When the sinned spirit finally embraced the pillar, he cried in extreme agony and pain. His skin was burnt to a crisp in an instant that it made contact with the iron pillar and became stuck to it. His red blood mixed in with his roasted flesh, and I could hear crackling sounds that made me recall the images of barbeque in the human realm. But this was a living and breathing person (spirit) who was being barbequed. The sight was completely horrendous!
Afterwards, the Bodhisattva took me to observe another hell.
The hell of iron beds - it’s to punish people who committed sexual misconduct, who lead a promiscuous life, and performed abortions:
In this hell, it contained many iron beds, approximately over 5000. There were many differently designed iron beds like modern-looking beds, traditional-looking beds, and there were some that were inspired by European and American designs. Every man and woman were completely naked and laid on the bed to receive their punishment. The sinned spirits were of different races and colour, and there was an ID attached to each bed.
The executioner led me to another iron bed. A female sinned spirit was bearing with the agonising pain on top of the iron bed. Her hair was in a mess, and from her facial features, I could deduce that she was beautiful, unlike the other male sinned spirit, who because he was recently transferred from the hell of excrement, was black all over with many bite wounds from the worms. (Previously I have shared my observation in the hell of excrement, the pool of excrement emitted a putrid smell and there were many unknown worms and organisms in the pool that bites the sinned spirits).
When the mind of the sinned spirit’s creates a thought of lust, it will trigger the flame underneath the iron bed to burn it red hot, so that the sharp spikes on the surface of the bed becomes red hot. The sinned spirit is then left to lay on the bed to suffer. When the thought of lust disappears from their mind, the flame will extinguish. When their punishment time is over, they will be released from hell and wait to be reincarnated. This female sinned spirit will reincarnate into a human born in an impoverished country upon release. That’s because her deeds of sexual misconduct were relatively little; it was an extramarital affair with only one other man.
People who have excessive sexual appetites, who live a promiscuous life and casually have affairs in the human realm will reincarnate into an animal.
At this point, the Bodhisattva asked the executioner to lead me to the elevator. The executioner pressed the number ‘1’, and the lift ascended. When the lift door opened, I was pushed out by the executioner. My consciousness then gradually returned to me from a deep slumber.
Lust is an animal-like behavior conducted by humans, in their end, they will transform into an animal. This kind of description (of hell) was recorded very early on in the history of mankind, many books and religions talked about it. Different religions have their own spiritual psychics who went down, and after their observation, they returned to describe how it was. Why is it the same? That’s because hell is still the same as it is. Why must we cultivate our mind properly? Why must we behave like animals? All of it is true, when you’re having a nightmare and couldn’t wait up from it, doesn’t the experience seem real? When you’re in the hell realm as a sinned spirit, the experience of being punished will feel the same. When somebody slashed you with a blade in your dream, doesn’t the sensation feel real? The pain makes you scream and then you wake up from it. People who commit sexual misconduct… just having one extramarital affair would cause one to suffer such a punishment. How many affairs do you have right now? You’re already sinning and creating negative karma. Why should you cultivate your mind properly? When you have sincerely made a great vow, all the sins and negative karma sowed in the past will gradually be eliminated. Why is Master so desperate and anxious? Do you want to descend and become a sinned spirit? It’s so filthy down there. Which animal wear clothes? Do you wear clothes when you’re behaving like animals? People who have committed sexual misconduct with more than three people must properly repent. You must repent for the wrongdoing you did in the past, otherwise, prepare to descend! That includes people who slander. When we’re learning Buddhism, we must strictly observe the precepts and adhere to the disciplinary rules. Then constantly cultivate one’s mind, recite the sutras and remain diligent. When you do all of this, you could truly eliminate all the negative karma that you created in the past. Otherwise, in which life do you think you could eliminate all of it?