Excerpt from Master Lu’s Q&A (265), 17 November 2018
On 28 October 2018, an Underworld officer appeared in my dream and said to me that a high-ranking Underworld official (Dharma Door) had ordered me to go to him, and reminded me to bring my communication device. The device is the key to touring the Underworld, and it’s kept by Guan Ping Bodhisattva of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. He told me that I must keep it with me whenever I journey to the Underworld because the landscape is very complicated and navigation is difficult.
Not long after, I arrived at the king of hell’s office in the Underworld. That day, there was a major reshuffle of the Underworld personnel. As Guan Yin Bodhisattva is a newly established practice here, and many things had to be dealt with (there are many people practising Guan Yin Citta in the country I live in), many Underworld officials were transferred to deal with the tasks associated with Guan Yin Citta. This time, the ‘the king of hell’ seated at the desk looked more solemn and sterner than the previous one.
The king of hell beckoned me to sit and said, “Today, the Underworld is very busy. For a few reasons, I’ve been transferred here from another court. From now on, I will be responsible for dealing with matters related to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in this country. Today, I have a few words that I wish you to share with people in the human world.
“From ancient times to the present, it has been passed down that the good will be rewarded, and the evil will be punished. A person’s karma is created by themselves. The same applies to all regardless of what religious practices or faiths they follow. All beings are equal before the law of karma. When people die and get escorted down here, they have no idea how karma works because they don’t practise Buddhism, nor do they have any religious faith. And they even try to argue with our Underworld officials using the ideas and principles of the Human Realm.
“Kid, now that you have this opportunity to visit the Underworld, I wish that you could tell the followers of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door that as long as they practise it diligently, behave according to your Master’s teachings, and refrain from committing unwholesome deeds, when they pass away, the Bodhisattvas of your religious practice (Guan Yin Bodhisattva) will take them to Buddha’s Pure Land. If they are just average practitioners, and refrain from committing unwholesome deeds, they could be reborn into a very good family. But if they don’t perform any benevolent deeds and continue to commit unwholesome deeds, kid, let me tell you, regardless of which religious practices they follow or which faiths they belong to, they will all be sent to hells for punishment according to their offences.”
Then, an enforcement officer (in police uniform) escorted a soul to the court. The king of hell ordered the officer to bring an instrument over (it kind of looks like a weighing scale) and ordered the soul to step on it. A number showed on the screen of the instrument. The king of hell gave it a glance and said, “He shall be reborn in the Human Realm.” Then the soul was taken elsewhere.
The king told me, “This instrument is used to measure the weight of the soul. Those who commit unwholesome deeds will naturally be covered in a patch of dark energy, while those who have done small acts of wholesome and unwholesome deeds will be covered in a light grey energy. Those who are very heavy will be taken to the Hell Realm. If the weighing scale shows that they have exceeded 100%, which is the maximum, then they will be taken to a series of different hells to be punished. Once their sentence is over, they will be thrown into the cauldron of boiling oil, and their souls will be fried and scattered.
“Many a time, when those who have recently passed away realise that they will be sent to hells or reborn as animals, they become recalcitrant. They will continue to debate and argue with me at the court. We have a special mirror here. I will ask them to stand in front of it and have their consciousness (the Alaya consciousness) checked. The mirror will then reflect all of the wholesome and unwholesome deeds they have done, and they will be dumbstruck.
“Still there are evil souls who continue to argue and bicker. They think that they’re still in the Human Realm and can act like a lord. When I encounter these people, I order the enforcement officers to beat them. Enforcement officers and the officers who escort the souls are different. The enforcement officers are much bigger than the souls and look more intimidating. Usually, the souls are beaten brutally and violently before being escorted to the Hell Realm. It’s miserable.
“When your Master performs Totem Reading and says he can see white or black energy, he simply reveals the facts about the spirit world, how can that be described as nonsense? The Underworld is fair in meting out punishment. Do you people in the human world know how big the Underworld is? The complexity of the landscape isn’t something that you can fathom. Even if you’re a spiritual practitioner (including practitioners of all religious practices, whether you are a monastic or a layperson), you don’t know enough given your level of cultivation. Just this Earth is already beyond your knowledge. Only those who possess great supranormal powers and have attained Buddhahood could know about the matters of Heaven and the Underworld. Do you think all practitioners have attained Buddhahood? It is with the grace and kindness of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that they are able to practise Buddhism. Those who are arrogant are, using the language of the human world, destroying their future and their cultivation will be in vain.
We are currently arresting those who slander and defame the Right Dharma. For those who have benefitted from the Buddha’s grace and kindness, and yet speak ill of Buddhism, should they fail to sincerely reform and repent to the Buddhas, Guan Yin Citta’s great Dharma-protecting Bodhisattvas and Guan Yin Bodhisattva while they are still alive, then they will undergo the consequences they deserve.”
May Master verify the above conversation.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s reply:
If you don’t listen to my advice, then it will be too late when you pass away. You must never do unwholesome deeds; you must take my advice and don’t speak irresponsibly. I have never permitted any of you to criticise other religious practices. It is serious verbal misconduct to criticise religions; just mind your own business.