ARRIVAL UPON MOUNT of HEART-SUMMIT VISIT TO HELLíS GROTTO
Buddha Tse Kong who manifested on August 16th, 1976, leap year of the Dragon (1976) gave this quatrain:
Buddha Tse Kong: Tell
me, Yang Tísien, you are going to take a trip with me to hell.
How do you feel about that?
I thank Heaven and Buddhas for having granted me this
opportunity to visit hell. Iím really delighted.
The Temple of the Sages belongs to the Southern Sector of
Celestial Kingdom. Its disciples should be devoted to cultivating
virtues, saving those people drowning in perdition in the harbor of
illusions, disseminating books and sutras for preaching good to fill
the whole universe with a religious spirit. The Celestial Emperor
has ordered that a narrative of the ďVoyages to HellĒ be
published in a book. Since this is your first time to visit such an
important place, you will relate in detail all that you have seen to
help people understand clearly what hell is like. You can do this
because you will have known every road in hell. While you make use
of your mediumnistic brush-pen, I have taught you many things. A
bond has therefore been created between master
and disciple that are strong and lasting. Now, our
Almighty Lord in the Heavenly Kingdom has arranged for us to visit
the kingdom of darkness in order to write a book. It is a great joy
for me, because this is a chance for us to express our ardent and
sincere desire to awaken and educate people. Day by day, they will
probably show improvement. Letís get going!
Venerable master, I thank you for the teachings youíve just
given me. But Iím told that for a descent to hell, there must be a
prodigy steed or a lotus flower. How could we get going? Do you mean
we go on foot?
Yang Tsíien, how naive of you! How can people go down to
hell on foot? Do you suppose weíll have to walk on clouds or fly
on smoke? In this society of advanced science, people travel by cars
and other mechanized vehicles. Do you think we can depend on such
means of transport? In reality, hell is without a door. Everyone has
to enter by himself. To do otherwise is pure imagination. It
requires patience and completion of the long path of regeneration
before one can reach paradise.
It seems to me youíve been drinking tonight, Master.
True! Iíve had some alcohol for Iím struck with fright at
the moral conduct of human beings. Their morals and customs give me
horror. To salvage them from loss is too difficult. An immense
sadness invades my heart. I had to turn to alcohol to drown my
sorrows. I know you are fond of alcoholic beverages, too. A little
inebriety would help us arrive in hell with lesser pain.
Iím not used to drinking, as you know, Master. I pray you
not to ridicule me!
Oh, I see. Well, time is pressing. Iím going to have a
flower of lotus appear, and weíll make a dais of it for our
Your Buddha dharma is really miraculous and boundless. No
sooner said than done, a white lotus- flower is in sight. But my
feet are not clean; I dare not step on this magnificent dais of
Your heart as well as your speech are pure. Thatís enough.
Even though, your feet may be dirty, it doesnít matter. There is a
proverb about the lotus: ďGrowing in mud, but never get
impregnated with the bad odor of mud.Ē
Since you permit me, I may now try to get on this flower of
lotus. Iím settled, Master. Which direction are we going?
Close your eyes. Iíll show you. Weíll arrive in no time.
YT: At your request.
Now, you may open your eyes.
Say, Master! What place is this? I see a high mountain and on
the slope I read three golden words ďMount of HEART-SUMMITĒ with
glitter that dazzles my eyes.
This mount is named ďHeart-SummitĒ. On the top of it, is
the door that leads to paradise.
Looking down from the top, youíll see a dark, bottomless
grotto. Itís the grotto of hell. After his death, the soul of a
man who has led an upright, honest life will come up to the top of
the mountain and proceed to paradise. For those who did evil in
their lives, when arriving at the top, they will be struck by
vertigo, will lose consciousness and tumble down into the bottom of
the grotto of hell. It is for this reason that the sages of old
times have taught the following: ďoneís heart is capable of
creating paradise, or creating hellĒ.
In other words, paradise and hell are the actual creation of
man. This explains the existence of immortals and of demons as well.
We donít have much time left tonight. Letís stop here and
get ready for the return to the Temple. Get quickly on the dais of
Iím seated, Master.
TK: Make sure your eyes are closed tightly. If you do open them, they canít resist the winds that blast from the world of darkness.
How true, how true! Itís blowing like a gale. I can hardly
TK: Here we are, at the Temple. Young man, just alight and your soul will be reinstated in your body.