- Touring the Office of “Four Types
- (Third Visit)
- JiGong: When human
beings die, there is much crying and wailing. But when any of the
four types of creatures (animals, fowls, fishes and worms) die,
their death is mainly due to slaughter rather than by sickness. This
slaughtering is generally done by human beings and because these
creatures seem to know that they have no way of escape, they feel
very frightened and cry and scream in their own way. When these
creatures die, their souls are sucked by the energies of Hades into
the Third Tribunal. They cannot be returned to human form until and
unless they have repaid for their previous sins. Human beings must
understand that if they live a very sinful life and maintain an evil
mind, when they die, their souls will be reborn as one of the four
types of creatures, according to the seriousness of their past sins.
Yang Sheng; get ready to go tour again.
- Yang Sheng: Master, at
the present moment, the father of one of our members of Sheng Xian
Tang has died and the member is very sad because his father was a
good and devout man. Why is it that even good people must die so
- JiGong: Every human
being must undergo the four stages of existence, i.e; birth, old
age, sickness and death. Even a king must die one day; why not an
ordinary member of the public? The most important thing when one is
still alive is to understand and do good deeds and be God-fearing so
that when he dies, although the body will decay, the spirit still
lives. In fact wise men are never dead; their spirits still live.
Therefore, please explain to your member not to worry too much over
the death of his father.
- Yang Sheng: It is my
intention to visit Hades and see for myself how my friend’s father
is getting over there. I understand from friends that the old man
had a premonition, two days before his death. I would like to know
how is it that this person could know ahead of his coming death – up
to what level ascetic practice did he reach to be able to acquire
- JiGong: The time is not
ripe yet for you to see this old man. Speaking of the old man’s
ability to foretell his own death, it is mainly due to the fact that
because of his ascetic practices, his sincerity had reached such a
peak that he could communicate with Heaven and Earth to know his own
death. I must explain that the existence of Saints and ghosts is
real and it is possible for one who has reached a high level of
ascetic practice to know what is happening to him and to foretell
his own death. Don’t waste anymore time, let us now proceed with our
- Yang Sheng: Dear Master,
I am securely seated; we can now start.
- JiGong: We have arrived;
- Yang Sheng: Before us
are His Highness and Officers coming to receive us.
- JiGong: Go and pay your
- Yang Sheng: I now pay my
respects to Your Highness and Officers for receiving us.
- Highness: Don’t stand on
ceremony. If you do not object to be among so many creatures, you
are always welcome here. Let us go inside.
- JiGong: Thank you very
much. As we do not have much time, could Your Highness please
arrange for Yang Sheng to have a look inside so that he can
understand better how the four types of creatures are revived.
- Highness: If that is so,
please follow me around….
- Yang Sheng: The
equipment here is more or less like those we have on Earth. Some are
like suction machines; mosquitoes are sucked into them at the
entrance and very soon at the exit of the machines, movable soft
balls like cotton wool balls appear.
- Highness: When
mosquitoes are killed by human beings or are sprayed to death by
mosquitoes sprays, their souls are sucked by the energies of Hades
and are brought here. They are again sucked by the sucking machines;
inside the machines hundreds of souls are collected into soft
movable balls (hundred to a ball). It should be mentioned that the
souls of the mosquitoes are dispersed souls – these dispersed souls
are gathered by the hundreds into a ball and the ball is ejected out
of the sucking machine. When the soft movable ball comes out, at
first it will float but very soon it will drop. When the revival
soup is sprinkle on the ball, the dispersed souls in it will
transform into one human soul.
- Yang Sheng: There is a
very vast collection of these sucking machines here. How did you
manage to arrange them so well? (No reply)
- Highness: The souls of
the mosquitoes which are sucked up by the energies of Hades are very
poor quality and standard. Let us go to another part of the Prison….
- Yang Sheng: This field
contains so many kinds of animals. I have never seen such a varied
collection of animals on Earth. This is like a big zoo having
tigers, lions, practically every kind of animals, fowls, etc very
hard to count. We have now returned to the pavilion but I don’t know
what His Highness has in mind to instruct me.
- Highness: Here I now
have a case to tackle. In front of us is a Cock who has come to
plead before me. I will let you see his personal file. Before he was
reborn a Cock, this fellow was a rich man’s son and he lived in the
North of Taiwan. Very often, because of his wealth, he used to rape
young girls and also used his money to buy teenage girls so that he
could sleep with them in order to retain his vigour and vitality and
be happy. He had therefore committed a series of sins. After death,
as punishment, he was sentenced to be reborn a Cock for five
generations. His sentence is about to come to an end. He is now
pleading to be reincarnated.
- Yang Sheng: This is very
frightening. This Cock was formerly a human being. So if one eats
the flesh of a fowl is it a sin?
- Highness: Every creature
has a living soul but of different types and shapes. Their
spirituality is exactly like a human being’s spirituality. Human
beings like to eat meat because meat contains proteins and fats
which help to build up the body; but they do not stop to think that
all the four types of creatures are originated from human beings.
Inside the bodies of these creatures one type of poisonous impurity
is present. When an animal, fowl or fish (when still alive) is about
to be slaughtered, this creature gets frightened and struggled thus
making the blood circulate faster and become abnormal thus causing
the release of this poisonous impurity into the blood streams and to
stick to the flesh. When the flesh is cooked and eaten, human beings
also absorb this poisonous impurity. Let us take the case of human
being. When a person gets worried or frightened, the blood in his
heart changes in quality, the accumulation of these many worries and
fears will usually lead to sickness. Now, to return to the subject
of meat eating, as mentioned earlier, meat contains proteins and
fats which are good for body building; it also contains the
poisonous impurities, therefore there are good points as well as bad
points. However, present day scientists advocate the eating of more
vegetables and less meat. To those who follow ascetic practices it
is advisable to also eat less meat and more vegetables to reduce the
poisonous impurities in the body. Otherwise it will be rather
difficult to succeed in their attempt. You asked earlier if it is a
sin to eat fowl flesh, after what I have just said, it is therefore
up to you to decide.
- Yang Sheng: Your
Highness, what you have just said fits in very well with the
original principles of science. May I ask Your Highness; before us
come an ape and a parrot – the ape walks and behaves like a human
being while the parrot imitates human being’s speaking – do they
belong to a higher stratum of creatures?
- Highness: The ape moves
like a human being and his brain is smart. In a previous life he was
a human being but was too smart, in the negative sense, resulting in
damaging himself and committing sins. So, on rebirth, he becomes an
animal whilst retaining his human qualities. Regarding the parrot,
he now imitates human beings speaking. When he was a human being he
was very talkative and talked too much and boastfully, often
speaking to cause families to quarrel and breakup. Now, being reborn
to a parrot he is imprisoned in a cage and has to listen to people
speaking and on his part trying to imitate what is spoken and what
he hears. Therefore, human beings who are in the habit of making
trouble, breaking up families, talking too much, going against the
laws of society, etc, when they die, they will be reborn as one of
the four types of creatures.
- JiGong: As our time is
limited and as we have seen the Office of Four Stages of
Reincarnation we now know that this Office only handles all aspects
of reincarnation after which the souls are sent to the Tenth
Tribunal, if necessary; and if all souls have been duly punished,
they are returned here to be reincarnated. Yang Sheng; get ready to
- Yang Sheng: Thank you,
Your Highness and Officers for giving me the instructions. As time
is running out we have to return. I now say goodbye.
- Highness: Please pardon
us in case we have failed in any way to entertain you properly.
General, please escort JiGong and Yang Sheng out.
- JiGong: We are now
outside the pavilion; quickly step on the lotus flower platform.
- Yang Sheng: I am
securely seated; we can now start…
- JiGong: We have reached
Sheng Xian Tang. Yang Sheng, get down. Soul, return to your body.
- End of Journey No 21