JHH V 1-7 Hells of Biting Cold (Hell of Snow Mountains, Hell of Icicles, Hell of Iron Mountains)

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9月30日,弟子在拜佛結束時見到觀世音菩薩聖像閃閃發光,不久菩薩傳意念於我:“帶你觀看地獄景象,讓世間眾生知因懂果報,不要去做那污穢不堪的事。淫欲生諸惡,現今男女為那私欲享樂,縱欲墮落,將來往生惡道,悔之晚矣。”

Enquiry:

On the 30th of September 2018, after I finished paying respects to the Buddha, the portrait of Guan Yin Bodhisattva radiated a brilliant light. Not long after, the Bodhisattva transmitted a thought message me, “I will take you to observe the scenes of hell so that the sentient beings of the human realm would know what the karmic effect will be by understanding the karmic cause. Do not do those filthy acts. Sexual desires give birth to unwholesomeness. Nowadays, men and women are gradually becoming depraved in their pursuit of satisfying their lust, and in the future, they will be reborn in the lower realms. It would be too late for regrets.”


寒冰地獄(雪山地獄):懲戒邪淫、出軌、淫亂的男女。

漫天飛雪,寒冷的空氣(是凍到零下幾度的冷),冷冽的狂風一陣陣呼嘯,這裡有兩三座很巨大的雪山分散在這個地獄,雪山下積雪深厚,不遠處有官差拿鞭追趕一隊罪靈。男男女女手腳被拷上鐵鍊,沒穿衣服,由前頭的官差硬扯著往前走。有罪靈走到累極不願意往前走的,會被一旁看守的執鞭官差用鞭抽打。這個地獄是很冷的,可以把你的皮膚吹到裂開,罪靈全部凍得全身哆嗦,嘴唇也是凍到裂口子。雪是積到腿膝蓋那麼高,步步難行,又冷,而且雪山很大,這些罪靈要走很久直到一座橋前。橋前有看守的官差,刑罰完畢的罪靈會被放出地獄。

Hells of biting cold (Hell of snow mountains) – it’s used to punish men and women who committed deeds of sexual misconduct, those who derailed in their relationships and those who were promiscuous.

Snow danced in the sky while the air was extremely chilly (the temperature felt like it was in the minus degrees) and the icy-cold wind bellowed and howled. Here, there were two or three massive snow mountains distributed in this hell. A very thick pile of snow had accumulated on the ground, and in the distance, I saw an executioner who was holding a whip following a group of sinned spirits. The men and women had their hands and feet cuffed with iron chains, and they were naked. There was another executor at the front of the group who forcefully dragged them to move forward. When a tired sinned spirit was unwilling to walk any further, the executioner at the back will use their whip to lash them. This hell was very cold, cold enough to make your skin split. All the sinned spirits were trembling profusely; their lips were cracked from the cold. The height of the settled snow on the ground had reached to the level of their knee, so it was very difficult for them to walk through the blistering cold. Also, the snow mountain was very big; the sinned spirits had to walk a very long distance before they reached a bridge. There was a guard stationed at the entrance of the bridge. When their punishment is over, the sinned spirits will be let out from this hell.


如果罪靈刑罰未滿又會被官差帶走,繼續在雪山行走直到刑罰完畢。橋前,官差意念傳來:“前面這個女罪靈外遇出軌幾次;那個男罪靈結婚前淫亂,和好幾個人發生關係;另一個女罪靈幾分姿色亂交男朋友,不惜自己的身體,死後全部投生此獄。再嚴重一些的邪淫罪可是要進那大地獄(糞池、銅柱、鐵床地獄)的。現在的人完全沒有廉恥觀念,以為潮流、新時代觀念,將來都不知道要收多少罪靈進來這裡,陽間的人太亂來了。”

If the term of the punishment weren’t over for the sinned spirit, they would be taken away by the executioner, and forced to continue walking through the snow mountain until their time is over. At the front of the bridge, the guard transmitted a thought message to me, “The female sinned spirit in the front had an affair and derailed many times. That male sinned spirit was promiscuous before he married and had sexual relationships with a handful of people. The other female sinned spirit took advantage of her charms and acted promiscuously with other men, not showing concern with her body. When they died, they were all transferred to this hell. The more severe cases of sexual misconduct would be transferred to the other great hells (hell of excrement, hell of embrace, hell of iron beds). The modern-day men and women no longer have a sense of shame. They think that it’s trendy and they are the values to strive for in the modern age. I can’t even imagine how many more sinned spirits would be transferred here in the future. The people in the human realm are too reckless.”


寒冰地獄(冰錐地獄):懲戒邪淫、出軌、淫亂的女子。

一樣是刺骨寒冷的空氣,在一個大山洞裡,腳下有一根根的冰錐從地底冒出,長度3~5cm(公分)大小不等,無數根分散在各處,我看到很多女罪靈跪在地上,一臉痛苦,雙手被綁在身後。“這裡是冰錐地獄,是專懲在世淫亂的罪靈。”說完,官差叫一個女罪靈從地上站起來。我看了嚇了一跳,這個女罪靈下體血淋淋的,膝蓋也是多處傷痕,她剛才跪著受罰的地方竟然是一根冰錐,剛才她就是這樣下體插入冰錐跪著受罰,地上又有細小的冰刺刺入她的膝蓋,難怪罪靈一臉痛苦。這裡的女罪靈在世淫亂(愛搞一夜情,常去娛樂場所喝酒淫亂),死後投生這裡就是這樣活活跪著受罰,直到刑滿出獄。

Hells of biting cold (Hell of icicles) – it’s used to punish women who committed deeds of sexual misconduct, those who derailed in their relationships and those who were promiscuous.

The air here was also extremely chilly and piercing. Inside a large cavern, there were icicles formed growing upwards from the ground, the length of it was around 3-5 cm, and there were a countless number of it dispersed everywhere around the cavern. I saw many female sinned spirits who were kneeling on the ground while their faces were twisted in pain and their hands tied behind their backs. An executioner said to me, “This is the hell of icicles, it’s primarily used to punish sinned spirits who acted promiscuously in the human realm.” Then it ordered a female sinned spirit to stand up. When I saw her, it made me jump in fright. The lower body of the female sinned spirit was completely covered in blood, and her knees were inflicted with many opened wounds. The place where she knelt was actually on top of the icicles. So when she knelt as punishment, her entire lower body and knees was pierced by the numerous jagged icicles. No wonder her face looked like she was in immense pain. All of the female sinned spirits here acted promiscuously (fond of doing one-night stands or regularly go to nightclubs to get drunk and behaving promiscuously). After they die, they will be transferred here for punishment until they have served the full term of their sentence, where they will be released.


鐵山地獄:專懲邪淫、墮胎的女子,及在世淫亂、教唆女子墮胎的男子。

環境很黑暗,數座大鐵山豎立在這個地獄。很多嬰靈的哭嚎聲響起,我看過去嚇了一跳,四周實在太多嬰靈的魂體在飄蕩,全部怨氣十足,可見現在陽間打胎的男女實在很多。山上佈滿鐵樹,地上生出很多細小的鐵刺,這些樹身周圍都有細小的尖刺。官差拿著鞭子追打這些罪靈逼他們上鐵山,罪靈哀嚎著,腳掌下血淋淋的,被地上的尖刺刺破,有些罪靈實在疼得受不了就去扶著鐵樹,又被鐵樹的尖刺刺得雙手流血。就這樣一步步地被趕上山,又從山上趕下山去,實在慘不忍睹。

Hell of Iron Mountains – it’s used to punish women who committed deeds of sexual misconduct and performed abortions, and men who acted promiscuously or instigated other women to perform abortions.

The environment here was very dark; many enormous iron mountains were erected in this hell. I heard the cries of infants from afar, and when I got closer to the source, the sight made me jump. The sky was filled with a countless number of baby spirits floating around; all of them were filled with resentment. You could tell that the practice of abortion is common in the human realm. The mountains were also covered in many iron trees, while many tiny iron spikes covered the ground. The iron trees also had many sharp spikes grown out of it. I saw an executioner pursuing a group of sinned spirits while continually lashing at them with the whip it’s holding and forcing them up the iron mountain. The sinned spirits were wailing as the bottom of their feet were pierced by the sharp spikes and covered in blood. There were also some sinned spirits who couldn’t stand anymore due to the pain and tried to hold on to a tree for support, only to be pierced by the spikes that were grown out of the tree, so their hands became bloodied. Just like that, they were forced up the mountain a step at a time and then forced back down the mountain. It was unbearable to watch.


官差對這些罪靈是毫不客氣,只要你不走,立刻揮鞭抽打。如此上上下下地在鐵山跑直到刑滿出獄。為何墮胎刑罰如此之大(尤其是有意墮胎者)?那是因為被墮胎的嬰靈死後不得已附身在母體上(自己的媽媽),讓在世父母受諸多苦(婦科病、憂鬱症、折壽),母親壽終後,依各自的因緣,有些父母投生人道、畜生道、地獄,這些嬰靈無人超度,又在這鐵山地獄日夜嚎哭、徘徊,直到地府安排發放出去投胎。所以,對這些邪淫、墮胎的罪靈懲戒是很嚴格的。如果這些罪靈生前有念佛懺悔,雖然在世消不完所作之惡業,投生地獄受刑完畢尚可得人身。這裡的罪靈絕大部分都是受刑完畢墮落畜生道。

請問師父,這些地獄景象是真的嗎?

The executioners were uncivil towards the sinned spirits. If they didn’t move, they would immediately lash them violently. Like so, they had to run up and down the iron mountain until they have served the full term of their sentence, and then they could leave this hell. Why is the punishment for abortion so great (especially those who had the intention to abort)? That’s because the spirit of the baby has no other choice but to occupy their mother’s body after they are aborted, which leads to the suffering of their parents (they would suffer gynaecological diseases, depression and shortening of their lifespan). When their mother dies, they will each go their separate ways according to their karmic conditions. Some parents are reincarnated in the human realm, the animal realm or the hell realm, while these baby spirits have nobody to help them spiritually ascend. So they are transferred to the hell of iron mountains, where they’re left to roam around and cry until the courts of the underworld have finally arranged them to reincarnate. That’s why the punishment towards those who commit sexual misconduct and abortions are so strict. If these sinned spirits recited the Buddha’s name and sincerely repented while they were still alive, although the negative karma that they had created would not be completely eliminated, after they have completed the full term of their sentence, they would be able to reincarnate into a human. A majority of the sinned spirits here would reincarnate in the animal realm when their time is up.

May I ask Master whether these scenes of hell are real?


答:都是真的。師父看見現在的人,男男女女做畜生事,師父真的心裡很難過。真的要告訴他們。過去有一部電影《祥林嫂》,一個女的結婚三次就要去地府捐門檻,這都是真的事情。淫邪真的不能玩,萬惡淫為首。夢裡被別人追趕,害怕嗎?夢裡被折磨,痛嗎?死後就和做夢一樣,很痛苦的。如果學佛之後還這樣,真的是不想活了。

Master’s reply:

They are all real. When Master sees people nowadays where men and women behave like animals, I become very upset. You really must inform them. In the past, there was a movie called ‘Mistress Xiang Lin’ that was about a woman who married three times who in the end, suffered a great tragedy and died. That’s all true; sexual misconduct is like playing with fire. Sexual misconduct is the worst of all unwholesome deeds. When you’re being chased inside your dream, don’t you feel scared? When you’re being tortured inside your dream, does it hurt? After you die, your consciousness will be in a dream-like state, and if you are transferred to hell, it will be very painful. If you’re still not willing to reform your ways after learning Buddhism, you’re really asking for it.



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