TO THE CENTER OF PERFECTION THE SERVICE OF REMUNERATION FOR GOOD ACTIONS
THE SERVICE OF PUNISHMENT FOR BAD ACTIONS
Tse Kong who manifested on June 16th, 1978. Year of the Horse
I am ready, Master.
Here we are. Disembark!
The Center of Perfection is there, before us. It has the
appearance of a school. The outside is pretty clean with ornamental
plants and beds of flowers. A striking difference from the dismal
prisons of hell.
The function of this center is to train our personnel, the genii
and saints in their sacred tasks.
The door is open. The dignitaries are standing in line for our
The Mandarin-Administrator and his personnel are coming. Come
quickly to meet them.
My respectful salutation to his Excellency and to the
wish you welcomed, Buddha Tse Kong and Mr. Yang Ts’ien. For a long
time, we have been longing for your visit. Please, come inside for
Thank you, Excellency. We are here to get the information
concerning your center.
pleasure. Here it is. This Center of Perfection is one for the
propagation of virtues. Humans, whose merits are considerable but who
have not yet attained the criterion of enlightenment for access to
paradise, have to come here to further their spiritual studies, so they
can evolve to a higher astral plane or return to the terrestrial world
to assume the function of geniuses to salvage mankind.
Look! That’s Mr. Tchouang Kien An, if I am not mistaken. He was
a former disciple of our temple.
That’s him all right. We have good luck to meet him.
He seems greatly disturbed upon seeing me. Tears are in his eyes.
on, Mr. Tchouang! Don’t act unhappy! I have arranged especially for
your co-religionists to have this face-to-face encounter. Mr. Yang
Ts’ien, you can tell him how things have been going on earth since his
I am really touched to see you here. Words fail me and I can
hardly control my tears. I was a disciple of the Temple of the Sages in
my life. I received many favors from our benevolent
president, Mr. Kouan, also much sympathy from my brethren who encouraged
me to do good actions. I came daily to the office of editor of “the
Sages” to reply to the readers’ correspondence. I had thought my
merits would enable me to reach paradise. Unfortunately, I was later
involved in a love affair. Though after my death I was escorted by the
Gracious Genius and protected by our master-benefactor, my sins were
still numerous, and I was not qualified to ascend to heaven. When I was
alive, our master counted greatly upon me. He often tried to encourage
and give me precious pieces of advice. But I was too slow minded to
understand and put his teachings into practice. Consequently, my heart
failed to master my body and I haven’t reached the goal of controlling
myself yet. As I was sincere, I was guided by our master-benefactor to
this place of repentance for a thorough understanding of things before
being able to go to the Center of Perfection for further regeneration.
On my burial day, I was greatly touched at seeing my brethren light
joss-sticks before my coffin and follow the hearse to the grave. Will
you please convey to them my sincere thanks for their kindness. Here, I
am daily taught literature and the tenets of the Tao, and have to take
regular tests. The students have to exchange experience and opinions,
develop a merciful heart, and learn to combat greed and to remain
insensitive to feminine beauty. For every subject, our score must be
above the average. We are constantly tested by the Immortals with their
divine powers. For instance, they check to see whether we are still
greedy when seeing gold or precious treasures on the roadside, or
whether pretty girls seduce us. If we succumb to temptation, then we
will have to learn the lessons again. God and Buddha come regularly to
the center to teach us the dogmas of the Tao. We have never been
punished, but I admit that it is hard for us to assimilate the lessons,
to learn and to pass the exams.
Center has the responsibility of training the souls for the functions of
genii or saints, or replacing the acting genii that are still weak in
the knowledge of the Tao. For this reason, the scholars have to take
frequent tests. We only let those graduat who complete the compulsory
spiritual level. Upon completion of their studies, some of them who have
predestined attachments with a divine master will be taken by him to
paradise for further spiritual perfection. Others will return to the
human world to undertake the functions of genii.
My dear Yang, I ask to do me a favor. Please advise my children
to regenerate and to devote themselves to the studies of the Tao. They
are well-educated and sincere boys. It would be deplorable if they
didn’t accomplish great achievements. I hope my brethren in the Temple
will notice their qualifications and provide them assistance. I remember
many times this sentence: “If I could accompany Yang Ts’ien to visit
hell, it would be wonderful”. This wish of mine, like a prophecy, now
comes true. I wish to serve the Temple of the Sages in its good works,
but here I am, my body is lost, and I am devoid of means to do so.
We now know the situation of the Center of Perfection. We still
have to visit the Services of Remuneration and Punishment. Goodbye,
Farewell, dear Tchouang. Take care of yourself. Don’t worry
about our temple.
Order the dignitaries to muster for the salute to our visitors.
On board, Yang Ts’ien. We are to visit another place.
I’m aboard, Master.
We come to the Service of Remuneration for good actions.
Indeed. I see a sign with such words.
The Mandarin Service-Chief: Welcome to you, Buddha Tse Kong and Mr. Yang
Master and disciple, we have come to pay you a visit in order to
learn about the activities of your service.
The souls arriving here are led by the Gracious Genius. They seem
totally free and are neither escorted nor maltreated.
certain number of humans who have more merits than sins come here after
death, to wait for judgment. They enjoy complete liberty. They may drink
tea, talk at leisure all day long or play chess for amusement. Our place
serves as a temporary resting-place for honest souls. After a temporary
stay they will be transferred to the Center of Training for Perfection
or to the places for investigation and decision on their fates.
That’s how things are! I understand now.
Our time is quite limited. We must visit the service of
punishment for bad actions. May we take leave?
Personnel mustering for the salute.
Embark, Yang. It’s quite a short distance from here. Well, we
How different this place is, compared to the Remuneration
Service. The souls are being escorted by infernal guards, like the
guilty under arrest. At the entrance door is a placard bearing the name
of the service.
Our salutations, Masters. We are greatly honored by your visit in
person. Your book will be very precious.
We are deeply touched by your words. As our time is restricted,
may we ask you to give us essential information about your service?
my service is named Punishment for Bad Actions. The dishonest humans who
do harm to other people and infringe upon the divine law are closely
watched by the genii of the Three Worlds. The latter are patrolling day
and night and they send their reports to hell. Our warning to the very
wicked people consists of seizing and leading their souls to hell for
punishment. Living people whose souls are being punished in hell are
haunted by a vague nuisance, which tortures them terribly. They feel
strangely sick, with splitting headaches and discomfort all over their
bodies. They only know that they are not well. They are out of sorts,
irritable and they are completely unaware that some kind of exorcism is
tormenting them. As soon as we release their souls back to their bodies,
all of these symptoms disappear and they return to normal. Look at those
folks passing by whose souls are being captured and punished. Our first
job is to warn them about their bad actions while they are still alive.
Our second job consists of punishing humans after their death. The very
heavy sinners are sent to our service for preliminary punishment while
waiting to be transferred to their respective prisons, after a thorough
investigation. Their stay in our service is but transient.
I fully understand your explanation and thank you very much.
TK: Let’s return to the temple, Yang Ts’ien.
Muster your men for the salute.
The dais, Yang Ts’ien.
I’m settled, Master.