VISIT TO THE MEMORY HALL WITH THE MIRROR REVELATOR OF PAST CRIMES WHERE SINFUL SOULS RE-APPEAR IN THEIR EARTHLY FORMS
Buddha Tse Kong who manifested on 6th second August 1976. Leap year of the Dragon (1976)
Buddha Tse Kong: Itís time for us to depart for hell. Are you ready, Yang Tsíien?
Yang Tsíien: I am ready, Master. Letís set off...
TK: We have arrived. Letís get down.
YT: May I ask you what place this is? Why is that crowd over there being led up to that high platform by the guards of hell?
This is the Memory Hall with its Mirror Revelator of Past Crimes.
These are the souls of a group of people who didnít submit to moral
laws. They gave themselves up to vices, and committed dishonest acts in
their life on earth. At present, they become culpable demons who must
come to the First Palace for declaration formalities. Then they are led
to the magic mirror. Here, they witness the projection of living images
relevant to the crimes they commited in their lifetime. Once their sins
are exposed, they canít go beyond the penal code of hell. Nearly all
of the demon-souls tremble to the depth of their hearts when being led
to this platform, because their unveiled vices could be a laughing-stock
for all the attendants. Letís follow them onto the platform.
Yes, letís observe the situation more closely.
General: You are welcome,
living Buddha Tse Kong and Mr. Yang Tsíien of the Temple of the Sages
in Tai Chu.
Our greetings, General. Obeying the order of the Celestial
Emperor, we pay successive visits to hell for the preparation of a book.
Today, we visit your Memory Hall. I would appreciate your permission to
let Yang Tsíien have a closer look at the Mirror.
Dear Master, please accompany me. I donít feel comfortable with
all those strangers in an old place like this.
All right. Letís follow the General up to the platform. Weíll
stay on this side to watch better.
Look there! An old man is being dragged to the mirror by the
infernal guards. My! The old man suddenly seems transformed into a youth
who, in the middle of the night, scales the wall and breaks into the
house of someone. He is bending his back...pulling the bolt of the
window. Now, he jumps into the room of an elderly couple. They are
sleeping soundly. The young man is a professional burglar, experienced
in opening locks. While he is busy looking for something, the husband
suddenly awakens. Seized by terror, he screams out. The burglar
unsheathes his dagger, springs upon the victim and stabs him. Oh dear!
Red blood is gushing out in streams. I dare not look at the scene!
General: Take it easy,
Mr. Yang Tsíien. These are only visual images as the Mirror reflects a
wicked karma. When this old man was a young, he scaled the wall and
broke into a house for burglary. Being caught in his act, he took out
his jacknife, thrust it in the victimís body and killed him. Now, he
must look at himself in the Mirror which faithfully reflects all of his
actions relating to his crime.
I wonder how this mirror could be made? Itís simply miraculous!
This mirror is made by the synthesis of the two divine forces of
heaven and earth called ďKíiĒ. When the criminalís soul stands
before it, his real nature is completely unveiled. In reality, this
mirror isnít extraordinary nor is it miraculous. We should know that
throughout a lifetime, from childhood to adolescence, a person creates a
lot of bad karma, which stack up from day to day. The mind makes one
conscious of all their deeds. Look, our conscience is similar to a
camera which imprints our every act on film. Thatís the mirror of the
conscience. We may possibly ignore some immortal act an individual is
doing in the dark. But it is certain that the guilty one must have
consulted his conscience many times, weighing the proís and conís
with care. He has therefore obeyed the dictates of his conscience. In
this way, his sub consciousness tacitly records every single one of his
acts, whether important or not. The Mirror Revelator of Past Crimes is
made up of a combination of the two polar principles, Yin and Yang.
These vital forces, when meeting the soul and astral body of a man,
produce the crossing of two magnetic currents which enable the mirror to
reflect accurately all the registered images of his existence.
Consequently, no one is allowed to conceal even what he considers the
most profound thought or most secret action of his life. When standing
in front of the mirror, every act of wickedness is laid open. ďAll
precepts of morality stem up from the heartĒ as the Buddhist
scriptures relate. This truth also lies in the above principles.
Now, I understand. If Iím not mistaken, this mirror has no
effect on virtuous men.
General: The souls of
honest people do not have to stand before the mirror. Donít you see
that inscription: ďNo honest souls on the platform of the Mirror
Revelator?Ē After his death, the honest manís soul is translucent
before the mirror. An immaculate white prevails in it, in the way a film
is fogged by a flash of light. He sees nothing of his genuine nature,
because his heart is hiding no dark thoughts and memory. His aureole is
more brilliant as his merits are more numerous. His soul will either
rise straight to paradise or will be sent to the palaces of hell for a
special investigation of his merits and his wrongs, if any. This is why
he doesnít have to come here. The Mirror Revelator of Past Crimes is
also called ďMirror of KarmaĒ. Every time a man creates a bad karma,
he sees it appear in the mirror. Mr. Yang Tsíien, would you like to
have another look?
I certainly would. Now, I see a girl being escorted by the guards
to the platform. Seized by a great panic, she refuses to move forward;
she groans and writhes terribly. Her situation is really sorrowful. Far
from handling gently so fragile a creature as they should do a blossom
or a pearl, the infernal guards shove her savagely ahead with their
harpoons, just as if they would treat one deserving blame. Also, I see
over there, at some distances, a house where many men come in and out.
It is decorated with rosy paper-lanterns, and its door is painted green,
the perfect description of a brothel in the terrestrial world.
Thatís just it. Observe it attentively.
Inside, in the various rooms, young girls are seen entertaining
their clients, chuckling, gossiping, their voices resounding like the
chirpings of orioles and swallows. This is really a bewitching den that
drowns men in an ecstatic delight. I just canít watch all this any
longer. How about going home, Gracious Master?
If you feel uneasy at that sight, it is because youíre endowed
with great virtues such as respect for rites, sense of duty, integrity,
purity and fear of disgrace. Really, you shouldnít be ashamed of being
my favorite disciple. Now, that girl was a prostitute who dealt in the
business of the flesh. She charmed the male sex for the sake of taking
their money. With boorish speech and dark thoughts, she destroyed her
femininity. Her sins were grave. Attacked by venereal diseases, she died
a premature death. Now that her soul comes to hell, it is impossible for
her to avoid punishment. I advise women on earth to respect and take
care of their bodies. They should not allow themselves to fall in
perdition by selling their chastity, using their jadelike arms for
pillows for the heads of numberless ruffians who scorn and insult them.
They will commit many sins, simply to satisfy their greed for money. The
men who are passionately fond of unhealthy diversions are also
considered lascivious. It is hopeful they will change.
We must be gone now.
Itís too bad you canít stay a little while longer.
I have learned how efficient this Mirror Revelator of Past Crimes
works. Now, I dare not watch it any longer. The vices of sinful souls
are neatly unveiled in it, and as a profane fellow from the living
world, I shouldnít stay longer, for fear of worsening their shame. I
ask to take leave.
General, we greatly appreciate your information. Now, we have to
return to the Temple. Another time we will visit the ďCenter for
Complementary Teaching of Canonical ScripturesĒ. Yang Tsíien, the
dais is this way.
It was a dreadful scene, Master. It made my flesh creep.
TK: Dreadful, did you say? Well, just try to behave correctly, and you wonít have to come here with a hideous face. Here we are! Get down from the lotus dais quickly, and let your soul be reincorporated in your body.