Excerpt from Master Lu’s Q&A (267), 23 November 2018
On November 2018, I had a dream where my soul and consciousness were whisked off to the Hall of Guan Di Bodhisattva by several rays of golden light. I passed an enormous gate of heaven that was radiating brilliant golden light, and then I arrived at a resplendent and magnificent palace, where the clouds above were iridescent and changed between different colours of the rainbow. It was stunning.
Outside the palace, giant Dharma protectors were guarding the entrance. They were about 3 or 4 storeys high, wearing shiny golden armour. I paid my respects towards the Dharma protectors by putting my palms together as I didn’t know the etiquette in Heaven, so I could only put my palms together and bowed towards the Dharma protectors. A Dharma protector told me to wait for a moment while they convey the message. Not long after, the Dharma protector gave me a signal that I could enter the Hall to meet with Guan Di Bodhisattva.
Inside the Hall of Guan Di Bodhisattva (heaven is really like what the Master described, the heavenly beings do float around), Guan Di Bodhisattva, Zhou Tsang Bodhisattva and Guan Ping Bodhisattva were waiting for me. They were huge; I was as small as a grain of rice in front of them. The three Dharma Protectors looked exactly like the statues we worship at in the Guan Yin Citta Centre, except that they were radiating a brilliant golden light in armour. I stood in front of Guan Di Bodhisattva, waiting for his instructions.
Guan Di Bodhisattva sighed slightly and said, “When you disciples in the Human Realm are sharing the teachings that you have received from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, it’s best that you first send them to the Secretariat of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door to verify. You disciples do not possess your Master’s wisdom-eye and are still ordinary people. Some of you have other spiritual beings and demons occupying your body. You disciples must understand that sometimes, the messages didn’t come from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. If you recklessly share them with others and misguide other sentient beings, that will result in karmic obstacles.
“It is also best that you send messages and mental scenes of hell and heaven to the Secretariat for verification. Some people make up the hell scenes they imagined. You must know that if you continue your spiritual practice like this, you will eventually deviate. If the Buddha is not within you, then it will be the demon that’s interfering with you.
“How many years have you disciples been practising for? You haven’t completely eliminated your selfishness and distracting thoughts yet, nor can you maintain right intention at all times, so how could the Buddha and Bodhisattvas regularly be within you and share their words of wisdom?”
I took these words to heart, as I understand that Guan Di Bodhisattva was also reminding me to be careful with the thought messages I receive.
After he finished, Guan Di Bodhisattva instructed the Dharma-protecting Bodhisattva to escort my soul to the Underworld. Today, the King of Hell would try a case regarding a disciple who is still alive but violated precepts and committed deeds of sexual misconduct. The King of Hell instructed to me go down there to watch the trial.
When I arrived at the court, as normal, I stood to the side and listened. A female soul knelt before the desk of the King of Hell. The king looked stern. He sighed and said, “Why aren’t you disciples of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door regularly mindful of your thoughts and intentions? When you generate a lustful thought it is already considered an offence, yet you also put it into action and had an affair. How can you be worthy of your Master Jung Hong Lu’s expectations?”
The king told me, “This female soul hasn’t died as her lifespan isn’t over yet. She had broken Buddhist precepts and had an affair with a married man. The Dharma protectors of Guan Yin Citta wrote a decree and sent it to the Underworld, to summon her soul down here for trial.”
The king continued, “I now sentence you to be punished in the Hell of Excrement. When dawn breaks in the Human Realm, your soul will return to your body. If you don’t repent and reform, and continue committing wrongdoings, we will record everything that you’ve done day and night. It will be too late for regrets and tears if you return here when you die. The man who you are having an affair with isn’t a good person; the Underworld will have his record. Although there is some karmic affinity between you two in previous life, you shouldn’t allow your feelings and desire to go unchecked. You know what you did was wrong, yet you continue to do it. When the time comes, who goes to hell? When you return to your body, you will find that you have pungent breath when you wake up in the morning (that’s because the pool of excrement is incredibly foul) and you’ll be very depressed and dispirited. That’s the feeling of coming out of hell. If you return and continue to commit wrongdoings, then you will reap what you sow.”
Afterwards, the King of Hell ordered the enforcement officer to take the female soul to the Hell of Excrement.
The king said, “If a Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door practitioner in the Human Realm dares to commit deeds of sexual misconduct, that’s considered breaking precepts knowingly. The Dharma protectors of Guan Yin Citta are extremely strict towards this precept and the punishment is harsh. Whoever has committed wrongdoings or broken their vows in regards to sexual misconduct, must recite the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance 108 times for this misconduct and write a letter of repentance to share among others in the Human Realm so other sentient beings can take a lesson from it. Don’t take your pride seriously; it is worth nothing. Rather, if you see me upon your death, then it is really too late for regrets.”
The King of Hell then signalled me to return to the human world, and my soul was surrounded by a ray of golden light which sent me back.
May the Master verify the scenes I observed.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s reply:
That is truly shocking. When you’re having nightmares, and you were pursued, hit or dropped from the sky, these are all indications that you had been dragged into hell. She went to the Hell of Excrement, so when she wakes up, her morning breath will smell really bad, and her body odour will also stink. She will also feel very dispirited. Many people are like that; after they wake up, they feel unnaturally scared. In reality, they’ve been dragged down. Kids, take my advice and refrain from committing deeds of sexual misconduct. It will be too late if you realise you are sent to hell. Even I won’t be able to save you. That’s why I have constantly told you that you must be upright. Don’t take it lightly. You’re learning Guan Yin Citta Door, as your Master, I will definitely bless you, that’s why I’m shouldering so much karma. But don’t fool around, you can’t afford to bear the consequences.