Excerpt from Master Lu’s Q&A (265), 17 November 2018
On the night of 29 October 2018, I was in a daze and gradually entered into a deep slumber. Guan Ping Bodhisattva instructed me to bring along the communication device given to me. I was asked to deliver some documents to the high-ranking official in the Underworld—the king of hell. I took the scroll and my soul was whisked off by a golden light to the office of the Underworld.
The king of hell was sitting at his desk. Having paid my respect and told him the purpose of my visit, I handed over the scroll to him. He opened it up and told me to stand to the side. After he finished reading, he told me that Heaven had given him an order to convey a few matters regarding the Underworld to the human world.
“As there exist different religious practices between Heaven and Earth, there are corresponding places of worship that appear in the Human Realm with the purpose of spiritually awakening sentient beings. However, the ins and outs of them couldn’t be fathomed by anyone without an in-depth and advanced level of cultivation. For practitioners of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, I can tell you now, if you violate the precepts, break your vows, cheat the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, show disrespect to your Master, or commit serious deeds of verbal misconduct, then the great Dharma protector of your Dharma Door— Guan Di Bodhisattva –will order the other Dharma protectors under his banner to punish you severely, especially the disciples.
“As for those who have initiated great repentance to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas while they are still alive, their cases will be reviewed at the discretion of the related authorities, judging from the severity of their unwholesome deeds. For those who have plenty of negative karma, a formal document will be written and delivered from Heaven to the Underworld, which will enforce the law.
“To prevent Buddhists from committing all kinds of offences due to ignorance of the punishment in hell, the Bodhisattvas of your Dharma Door have led your soul to visit the Hell Realm several times so that you could share what you witness with people in the human world.
“Next, let me tell you how Little Houses (the energy of the Buddhist scriptures) cleanse souls of their negative karma and help them ascend to higher realms. The Little House is formed from the energy of four different Buddhist texts combined. When mortals commit evil deeds, the negative karma forms into dark energy that enshrouds their spiritual body (that’s the dark energy and karmic obstacles that the Master mentions in his Totem readings). According to the degree of negative karma created by the person, the energy of their spiritual body generally has the following colours: light grey, dark grey, or black. The colour black is only found on people who have committed very grave offences, and majority of them will fall into the Hell Realm.” During my last visit to the Underworld, the king of hell explained the weighing of souls.
Then the king told me to watch a display. It showed a spirit receiving a Little House that was offered by their living relatives. With the blessings of the Bodhisattva, the Little House was constantly glistening. As the energy of the four Buddhist scriptures from the Little House turned into a golden light and entered into the spirit’s body, the dark grey coloured energy surrounding the spirit became a shade lighter.
“This spirit didn’t commit many evil deeds when he was alive, that’s why he doesn’t need too many Little Houses. There are some beings who had performed no wholesome deeds all their lives, and they descended to the Hungry Ghost Realm after they died. If their living relatives practise Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and offer Little Houses to help them ascend to a higher realm, then they could exchange the Little Houses for the Underworld currency and improve their living conditions. Those who don’t wish to be reborn in the Human Realm or if their time hasn’t come yet, they can continue to live in the Underworld. The Underworld and the Human realm look exactly the same, just that one is for the dead, while the other is for the living.
“By the way, I have a few words for you practitioners. If you’re still eating meat when you’re reciting Buddhist scriptures, the energy of your recitation is weakened. The energy of the combination of scriptures will only emit a weak golden light. For practitioners who eat meat and continue committing deeds of killing (killing live creatures), I can tell you now, their recitation has absolutely no energy. Some practitioners have a low level of spirituality and can’t abstain from eating meat. In such as a case, they must recite a large number of Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra to help the animal spirits occupying their body ascend to a higher realm. For those who have committed deeds of killing but have ceased their killing and become a permanent vegetarian, even if they have helped animal spirits occupying their body ascend to a higher realm, the negative karma created before would still form dark energy and envelop their spiritual body. They must do a lot of meritorious deeds and work hard in their Buddhist practice to atone for the deeds of killing.”
Afterwards, the king of hell pressed the communication device. I took the device and returned to the human world under the protection of a golden light.