V 2-22 Journey to the Palace of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva; Attendance to a hearing at the Court
Updated: Aug 29, 2019
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That night on the 14th of December 2018, I had a dream where my spirit was enveloped by a golden light and was taken into the heavenly realm. After going through many layers of mist, I arrived at a large open space with a few temples and structures. There was a horizontal plaque by the entrance that wrote ‘Palace of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva’. Upon receipt of the Dharma protector’s approval, I flew passed the rainbow coloured terrace into the centre of the pavilion. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and Victorious-Strife Buddha were present and discussing affairs about the Dharma. I paid my respects to the two Buddha and Bodhisattva and waited by the side.
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva spoke, “I heard that you have been travelling to the courts of the underworld, let me ask you, all the sins that sentient beings committed about of ignorance, where did the sin come from? And how should one deal with it?” I replied, “Sin is created from the mind. All things stem from the mind, and through our conduct, speech and thought, these things are realised. Sentient beings are obsessed with the superficial images and forms of unwholesome affairs. If one’s mind is unmoved and does not become deluded by the forms, then one’s mind will not change according to the environment, and sin will not be brought.
My Buddhist scripture ‘The Original Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra’ was formed from my great vows. Practitioners of Guan Yin Citta should properly use their Buddhist Scripture combination (Little Houses) to help the spirits of the deceased to ascend. Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s great power of vows can liberate the sentient beings of the six realms from suffering. Soon, there will be a hearing in the court of Yama. My dharma-form consciousness will go down to the court together with you.”
Afterwards, me and Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva flew into the portal that goes directly to the court of Yama. Inside the palace of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, there is a special portal that goes straight to the underworld. When we arrived, the senior Yama and junior Yama saw Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and immediately stood up from their seats and paid respects to him. I also paid my respects to the Yamas and then stood at the side to observe.
Senior Yama, “[Name of sinned spirit], speak for yourself. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is here, don’t lie or misbehave; otherwise, I will transfer you back to hell to continue your punishment immediately!” The senior Yama told me that in the underworld, if there are any major cases that the junior Yamas and senior Yamas can’t deal with, then they will get advice from Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, and will act according to the Bodhisattvas’ orders. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is the Bodhisattva who’s in charge of the entire underworld. Him, Guan Yin Bodhisattvas and Gautama Buddha are known as the ‘Three Sages of the Saha world’. These three sages use their different dharma-forms in the underworld to propagate the Dharma to the sentient beings who have an affinity and try to awaken them and save them spiritually.
Sinned spirit A said, “My name is [Name], I’m from [City Name] in [Country Name]. My mum learned about Guan Yin Citta due to trying to find a solution to my depression. At the time, a middle-aged lady told my mum that Guan Yin Citta could save me. My mum had been in a lot of hardships over the years due to my illness, and after getting in touch with the people from Guan Yin Citta and knowing about its miraculous effects, she immediately recited Buddhist scriptures. After she learnt Buddhism, she was diligent in reciting sutras and offered a lot of Little Houses to my karmic creditors. I gradually took less medicine until I stopped, and from her influence, I also started learning Buddhism, reciting sutras, offering Little Houses and reading ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’.
My mum managed to make a Totem enquiry with Master before to check me, and he said that there was a greater spirit in my head, and it was an animal. Also, our family indeed had committed deeds of killing, and our ancestors had hunted before. There was once when I met Master with my mum before; he directly said that I was proudful and also, I mustn’t be vain and that in the future, I would overly emotional on one of my relationships. Also, when I propagate the dharma, I must listen to my mum and not too close to other men; otherwise, I will lose out. Although I was slightly unhappy about it because I am an extrovert and fond of going out, but I promised Master that I'd be obedient.
I regret that I didn’t regard his advice too highly. When I was propagating the Dharma, I met a guy, and he added my contact details. He regularly pretended that he wanted to know about Buddhism and my experiences, and we privately met up. After my mum knew about it, she tried to persuade me to stop, but I didn’t listen to her. My obstinate and willful nature had ruined me! That guy started to date me, and I was deluded within the relationship. He came from a wealthy background, and he took me to travel to different places, and he bought me many expensive gifts. Gradually I stopped reciting sutras. Master has mentioned many times that girls should cherish their body. If they take other people’s goods, they would have to pay the price. Now I know. That guy started to take our relationship to another closer level; I was foolish. I devoted myself completely to him, but he was just playing around.
Afterwards, I became pregnant, and I informed him. He told me to abort the child. I cried, yet he was indifferent. So, in the end, I aborted the child. Not long after, our relationship changed, and he broke up with me. I couldn’t bear with the mental torment, and my depression reoccurred. I would frequently be absent-minded. One day, when my mum was out of the house, I committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. After my death, Yama told me that because of what happened to me, my mum suffered a great shock and started to doubt the Buddha-Dharma and Guan Yin Citta. Eventually, she retreated and no longer cultivated. Furthermore, she has committed deeds of verbal misconduct. So now, there’s nobody to help me spiritually ascend. I have ruined myself; I have ruined my mum. It’s all my fault! If I weren’t willful, then I wouldn’t be like this.
You must believe that hell truly exists. After I died, I was sentenced to be punished in the hell for abortions and hell of biting cold. I didn’t tell my mum that before I learned Buddhism, I had sexual relationships with many men. I’ve already vowed not to commit deeds of sexual misconduct, yet I’ve violated my vow. I had substantial contact with [Name of the guy], and I’ve also aborted. The people in [City Name] knows about my business. People of the living, you must believe, hell is an insufferable place! Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, please have mercy on me, let my testimonial serve as a warning to the people of the living, don’t commit deeds of sexual misconduct, Hell truly exists!” She cried.
The senior Yama turned on the floating monitor, and it showed that when she was alive, she had several infant spirits and one animal spirit occupying her body that made absent-minded and in a trance. Originally when she made a vow about the number of Little Houses she will offer, the big animal spirit left her body and waited to be ascended in the courts and made an application to be reincarnated to the human realm. However, she retreated and stopped her activities and offering to help it spiritually ascend, so the animal spirit returned to the realm of the living and started taking revenge. Before she jumped, the occupying spirit created hallucinations in her mind, so she then committed suicide and jumped. After the resentful spirit had taken its revenge, it returned to the court, where it waited for one of the Yamas to deal with its case.
The senior Yama said, “One has vowed to practise celibacy and then violated that vow, then, also, aborted a child and ruined a life. I had no choice but to allow your karmic creditor to return to the realm of the living. Now you shall continue to be punished in hell. We will wait for further orders from Guan Yin Bodhisattva where we might summon you here again to warn other sentient beings about the karmic retribution of being punished in the hell of biting cold and hell of iron mountains. May it serve as a warning to all young men and women, sexual promiscuity will lead one to hell!”
After he finished, I was permitted to return to the realm of the living. Then I woke up, and it had just passed 4 am. I’m grateful Master.
14th of December 2018
I have already said this to you; it’s all real, don’t fool around. Many people are pitiful. Let nature take its course, if you believe it, then properly reform. Don’t wait until after you die and then begin to have regrets.