Grim Reapers – Bailiff, Lawyer/Attorney, Solicitor, and/or Barrister – Get to Know Death before you Die

Last time you visited Thailand and India after a quick stop over in the Byzantine Aerial Toll Houses. Now you get to go to Korea! Don’t worry, you’re going to go to Egypt and Tibet and the Islamic world too! Hell is like a tax office. There’s one in every hamlet, village, town, and city!

If you have not watched Along with the Gods, click on the trailer. It’s one of the best movies EVER made. The sequel is equally outstanding.

One last look at Grim Reapers from the FABULOUS K-Drama ALL TIME FAVORITE, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin)!

The above Korea drama/comedies delve into the “realm” of grim reapers and immortals. Goblin does not show the afterlife trials but the interviews with the grim reaper where there is a bit of a life review are outstanding. The courtroom scenes in series Along with the Gods, are flawless! Each trip via boat or on foot through HELL can be felt vicariously and should! The late Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan taught (Journey to Ixtlan) [My copy is on the bottom shelf of a bookcase behind a row of books so I’m cheating and using a virtual copy!]

“Death is our eternal companion,” don Juan said with a most serious air. “It is always to our left, at an arm’s length. It was watching you when you were watching the white falcon; it whispered in your ear and you felt its chill, as you felt it today. It has always been watching you. It aways will until the day it taps you.”

Whether or not Carlos Castaneda made up everything he ever wrote in his best selling books about a Yaqui sorcerer is still being debating. Regardless, the idea that you are assigned a grim reaper to take you to the other side does appear in many religions. I saw two last July 8, 2021 floating or hovering over two souls and I saw that demon standing next to the left shoulder of the dying nursing home patient so I’m not questioning the veracity of any of these beliefs.

And let us not forget to check out Near Death Experiences!

I donated the book I bought in 2006 to the library but 23 Minutes In Hell: One Man’s Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in that Place of Torment by Bill Wiese was pretty good. A search in Amazon.com yields several first hand accounts of near death experiences where the person finds himself or herself in HELL and not at a lovely family reunion.

In the next post we’re going to swing through the Egyptian Book of the Dead and a masters thesis on the Aerial Toll Houses and finally we’ll get to Tibet. Unless I die first, which I better not. Refraining from joking about any of this is killing me.

A Thai Temple Dancer Goes to Court

The novice nun, Theodora, describes each of the 20 Aerial Toll Houses to a living visitor, the novice monk, Gregory.

In the Tell All Book Never Die with Your Pants Around Your Ankles: The Death of Vegas’ Notorious Doc – A Prescription for Hell, the toll houses are described in detail as the late Harry Leo Duran takes a journey through each.

A similar description of how each SIN has its own punishment is depicted in the incredibly intense Thai series Pit Sawat (Blood and Treasures) that aired on Netflix in 2016. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available on Netflix and I can only find one episode on an Asian site and a trailer.

The main character, Ubon, a temple dancer escorts three mortals to hell to appear before the Lord of Hell for a trial. On the way, Ubon shows them the punishments for each kind of sin. Rats eating the genitals of chained adulterers was pretty gruesome. Like the chained Prometheus who had an eagle eat his liver every day (It grew back.), the condemned in hell have their bodies restored each time a body part is destroyed or devoured or both. This shows up in the series Vighnaharta Ganesh.

Episode 292 uses CGI to depict the incredibly evil asura (demon although an asura is a race of beings and not ALL of them are evil) Gyanari’s journey through all the punishments he merited. Nothing like being hacked to pieces and reassembled or eaten by various carnivores and then reassembled. It’s implied that despite being eaten or dismembered that one’s is conscious the entire time. You can’t DIE in hell (Naraka (नरक)).

In this scene there is a staircase to the throne of Lord Yama. The soul has to TRULY repent and if not, he/she will fall down the stairs and the tortures begin from the beginning.

I highly recommend you watch this episode even if you have no idea what’s going on at all. Lord Yama is seated on the throne. By praying the mantra to Shri Ganesha, the asura Gyanari reached the top of the stairs – even skipped a few steps thanks to Shri Ganesha! There is a court recorder, Chitragupta, who is seated and two Yamadutas (They’re like the grim reapers you will meet next in the Korean version of the afterlife.)

FURTHER READING – BEWARE the ones with pictures

https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/door-to-hell

https://omshivgoraksh.blogspot.com/search?q=hell

THE NETHERWORLD AND HELL WORSE THAN THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES!

If you read the last blog post and clicked on Ced Yong’s outstanding article, then you are prepped so to speak to read further.

In the 1987 Cult Classic “A Chinese Ghost Story” (倩女幽魂) a haplass Tax Collector falls in love with a ghost. He is helped by a Daoist/Taoist monk who uses talismen and the Buddhist Heart Sutra to battle demons. The monk does not know Sanskrit but he has internalized the essence of the sutra. I watched it first on Amazon Prime but you can watch it on YouTube in segments with English subtitles.

In the film, there are a few elements that are misunderstood. They appear in a lot of Wuxia (武俠 [ù.ɕjǎ]) films. They are important for understanding the common themes between the Eastern Orthodox Twenty Aerial Toll Houses, presented in Never Die With Your Pants Around Your Ankles: The Death of Vegas’ Notorious Doc, A Prescription for Hell . The Chinese Ten Courtrooms has a Judge who presides over a court for each set of SINS. We will see something similar in a way in the Hindu realm ruled over by Lord Yama.

In A Chinese Ghost Story, we do not see the courtrooms. What we do see is a battle between the living duo who have crossed into the Netherworld to rescue the soul of the murdered young woman from a forced marriage to a demon. In the film you see the use of blood magick to create talismen, a magical sword (My guess this is the Sword of Manjushri but that is MY guess), and the mantra which is nothing more than the title of the sutra (pretty funny if you like Buddhist humor).

The subtitles in the Amazon Prime version use the transliteration (Paó-yen Pao-Io-mi) for the mantra the monk teaches the Tax Collector. The monk has no idea what it means. It is the literally the cover title of the sutra – Prajñāpāramitā!

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Click on the Sutra to watch a short Playlist to see the scenes play out.

This film has a long backstory. A MUST read is a long critique by the OUTSTANDING film critic, Roderick Heath. He doesn’t mention discuss the significance of the sutra nor the Daoist talismen but the rest is flawless writing!

The backstory and an excellent history of such films was written in A Weird History by Gene Ching.

The subtitles translates the monk’s instructions to the “hero” saying the Diamond Sutra defeats evil. This is odd since it’s the Heart Sutra; but I went searching to see if the Diamond Sutra is used as an amulet, voila, I found the above webpage. I can write about sutras another time. What I want to get at is the strange story the late Harry Leo Duran told me. He called me one day in a dead panic from his condo on the 22nd floor of the Ogden in the heart of downtown Vegas. He was screaming that none other than the 1,000 armed bodhisattva  Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर) aka Chenrezig. aka  Guanyin (觀音) had shown up out of the blue and was showing him all the suffering on the planet and next in all realms. He was hysterical. I tried to get him to listen to Guanyin’s cries and use his medical training as a physician to heal those in pain but he just kept on ranting about how awful it all was. I got disgusted.

How ironic that the physical collection of palm leaves with the Sanskrit text of the Prajna Paramita is depicted as the ultimate weapon against a 1,000 year old TREE demon! How ironic that the sutra’s first line begins with “Avalokiteśvara”. HAD Harry Leo Duran LISTENED that day, MAYBE he would not have ended up in Hell!

 GREAT WISDOM BEYOND WISDOM HEART SUTRA 

Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, when practicing deeply the Prajna Paramita, 
perceived that all five skandhas are empty and was saved from all suffering and distress. 

“Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness emptiness does not differ from form. 

That which is form is emptiness that which is emptiness form. 

The same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses, consciousness. 

Shariputra, all dharmas are marked with emptiness they do not appear nor disappear are not tainted nor pure do not increase nor decrease. 

Therefore in emptiness no form, no feelings, perceptions, impulses, consciousness; no eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; 
no color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no object of mind; no realm of eyes and so forth until no realm of mind-consciousness; 
no ignorance and also no extinction of it, and so forth until 
no old age and death and also no extinction of them; 
no suffering, no origination, no stopping, no path, 
no cognition, also no attainment. 

With nothing to attain the Bodhisattva depends on Prajna Paramita and mind is no hindrance. 

Without any hindrance no fears exist. 

Far apart from every inverted view, one dwells in Nirvana. 

In the three worlds all Buddhas depend on Prajna Paramita and attain unsurpassed, complete, perfect enlightenment. 

Therefore know the Prajna Paramita is the great transcendent mantra, is the great bright mantra, is the utmost mantra, is the supreme mantra which is able to relieve all suffering and is true, not false. 

So proclaim the Prajna Paramita mantra, proclaim the mantra that says: 

Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate! Bodhi! Svaha!” 

In searching for details about the film, I stumbled upon an “action figure”! Who knew?

I use the 1987 film to introduce the reader of the Notorious Doc‘s Journey through the Aerial Toll Houses because we can’t be ABSOLUTELY certain that he was sentenced to any of the punishments you will see depicted in the 2016 Thai series  Pitsawat. Get ready because in the next blog post, we will visit Thailand.

If You’re Going Through Hell, Bring Your Merit Badges

In the Tell All Book, Never Die With Your Pants Around Your Ankles: The Death of Vegas’ Notorious Doc – A Prescription for Hell, the Notorious Doc travels through the Twenty (20) Aerial Toll Houses.

The above is an excerpt from the 1,112 page masterpiece of scholarship on the Eastern Orthodox and early Christian church belief that when you die, angels and demons escort you through a life review. They didn’t call it that back then. As “scientists” decide to “study” Near Death Experiences, the life review MIGHT get more people’s attention.

Alicia Young, was interviewed by Raymond A. Moody Jr, Ph.D., MD. about her book,

The idea that you will be met on the other side and made to relive your entire life both through your own “eyes” and through the “eyes” and “ears” of everyone you ever met, and possibly have every thought uttered aloud is found in other religions as well. And in each case, there are WITNESSES to every thought, word, and deed! AND a price to pay.

Ced Young has a FANTASTIC article about the Chinese Gods of Hell published on January 6, 2022 sixty (60) days after Harry Leo Duran, the Notorious Doc’s soul entered the Bardo names each judge and his role. Pay Attention!

Qinguang Wang (秦广王): does not sentence punishments but instead separates the virtuous from the sinful.

Chujiang Wang (楚江王): is responsible for punishing swindlers and violent criminals.

Songdi Wang (宋帝王):  is responsible for punishing the disrespectful, the untrustworthy, and the seditious.

Wuguan Wang (五官王): is responsible for punishing tax and rent evaders, and those who were dishonest in business dealings.

Yanluo Wang (阎罗王):  is responsible for punishing those who have obstructed generosity or who have slandered the monastic community.

Biancheng Wang (卞城王): is responsible for punishing the resentful and those who were disrespectful to heaven.

Taishan Wang (泰山王):  is responsible for punishing rumormongers, those responsible for the separation of families, and alchemists who used corpses to make elixirs.

Dushi Wang (都市王): is responsible for punishing those who did not honor their parents and families.

Pingdeng Wang (平等王):  is responsible for punishing sinners who have committed the gravest crimes.

Zhuanlun Wang (转轮王): does not sentence punishments but instead, oversees reincarnation.

In my next blog post, I’ll elaborate on an excerpt from Never Die with Your Pants Around Your Ankles about the Hindu depiction of what happens to sinners on the other side. Stay tuned. If this didn’t scare you to DEATH, the next trip will!

FURTHER READING

WORDPRESS is either acting up or the DEVIL really doesn’t want the links to work.

Adding links to the photos for the 3rd time, this time praying!

The AUTHOR PHOTO – Does that Mountain Make Me Look Fat?

I NEVER let anyone take my photo. I used to be VERY VERY beautiful and VERY photogenic. Model level. Older folks gushed about how pretty I was yada yada but when you are too intense to be around, being pretty only makes it worse. Now that I’m well, SEASONED, and overweight, damn If don’t get guys, young, old, hot, not hot, women, old young, little kids, just want to get to know me.

So, I’ve decided to lose weight. A lot of weight. Regenerate and freak everyone out. I liked the old me.

I was fearless. I studied ballet, and I taught figure skating. I went horse back riding on Malcom Forbes’s estate! I had an inflatable boat and went rowing on the Cranford River – with my dad or alone. I went hiking alone. I drove all over Texas ALONE. Today, when this photo was taken, I was afraid to step over the railroad tie because the lumbar 5 operation damaged the signal for my leg to lift more than 3 inches.

BUT If I can heal people remotely, as I did today with my friend in Australia by doing a visualization and well, projecting myself to Australia for 3 minutes, then my the GODDESS, I’ll heal my spine and be awesome. So awesome, people will leave me alone in the supermarket!

4:32 a.m., Pacific Time, Monday, May 30, 2022 New Moon Spring Creek, Nevada

Problem was it was Memorial Day so the energy was all focused on remembering FALLEN HEROES. Not a good day to submit a book proposal about a dead fiend from hell!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2.3% Waxing Crescent Submitting Proposal to Hay House in the hopes of being awarded a $10,000 advance and a book contract.