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A quick guide to Buddhism's torture chambers and where to find some of the most grotesque sites of purgatory
By Richard S. Ehrlich

  

Sins such as indulging in massage parlors and drinking will lead to hell, as shown in this picture.

Sins such as indulging in massage parlors and drinking will lead to hell, as shown in this picture.

 


          One of the problems faced the people of today as well as the people of the ancient time is the problem of a world beyond, or strictly speaking, the problem of heaven and hell.

 

 

 

          It may be questioned: is there a world beyond? Are there heavens and hells? Regarding this problem, the Buddha replied to a brahman of Sâla village in Kosala kingdom as:

 

 

 

          Because there is a world beyond, the view of anyone that there is not a world beyond is a false view of his. As there is indeed a world beyond, it is a false conception of his …… . As there is indeed a world beyond, if anyone says that there is not a world beyond, he makes mock of those perfected ones who are knowers of a world beyond.

 

 

 

          One who convinces others that there is not a world beyond, violates the true Dhamma, and exalts himself while disparaging others. “Indeed, before his good morality is got rid of, bad morality is set up. And this false view, false conception, false speech, the mocking of theariyans, the convincing which is against true Dhamma, the exalting of oneself, the disparaging of others- - these are a variety of evil, unskilled states that arise thus because of false view.” One who has such a conception will bring the world to peril, since that conception will make him selfish and do everything as he likes. He will have an idea that after death he will not be born again, and thus seeks for the happiness regardless the misery and trouble of the others.

 

The Yama at Wat Baan Rai in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

The Yama at Wat Baan Rai in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
In East Asian mythology, Yama  is a dharmapala (wrathful god) said to judge the dead and preside over the Narakas ("Hells" or "Purgatories") and the cycle of rebirth.




One of the Hell theme park in Thailand - Wat Phumin, Nan Province, Northern Thailand

One of the Hell theme park in Thailand - Wat Phumin, Nan Province, Northern Thailand

 

 



 

One of the Hell theme park in Thailand - Wat Phumin, Nan Province, Northern Thailand



 

 

Come to Thailand and go straight to hell.

 

Hieronymus Bosch's medieval Garden of Earthly Delights and other paintings include sinners in a Christian hell, but if the Dutch artist is ever reincarnated as a Buddhist, he might be intrigued by Thailand's temple murals and larger-than-life statues of horrific karmic punishments.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Want to copulate in an immoral tryst?  Murder someone? Or violate some other important Buddhist precept?

Buddhism 5 Precepts

1. Refrain from killing and taking life. The first part is easy enough to look at, but the second part refers to kidnapping, imprisonment etc. For this precept the goal here is simply to avoid harming anything.


•Think about this: The important thing to be aware of is choice. You have the ability to both kill it, do nothing, or let it go. Killing is really surprisingly easy, but not killing it means you have care and respect not only for the life of another but for yourself. You have to be aware of your intentions and let go of the ones that will cause you and others harm.

 

 

2. Refrain from taking what is not given. Not stealing is the first meaning, but also there are other aspects such as not taking advantage of other people, or manipulating people to get something etc.


•Here there is something of a caveat. Traditionally thrown away items or cast-offs are allowed to be recycled so intention again - if you know it's stealing or that it might belong to someone, simply refrain from taking it without asking.

 

 

3. Refrain from sexual misconduct. This covers the obvious things like rape, or any form of abuse but also as any indulgent activity. It also covers looking for a relationship with those who are protected by their family, partner, religion or government and using sex or gender as a way to manipulate people, all are seen as misconduct.


•Though the moral standards are different in different countries and in different times, rape, adultery and other abnormal sexual behaviour that involve physical and mental injury to others should be prohibited. It is also a matter of respect for people and personal relationships.

•Sexual desire is one of the main causes of rebirth in the Six Paths. If we wish to end the birth and death cycle, we should not indulge in sexual misconduct or any other abnormal form of sexual relationship.

•The effect of sexual misconduct are having many enemies, always being hated, and union with undesirable wives and husbands.

 

 

4. Refrain from false speech. This is about refraining from lying and even white lies. It's also expanded further to not giving biased or false information.


•This is where it gets difficult if you are in a position where you lie by omission or tell white lies to protect someone (such as "So and so is in a meeting at the moment and can't take your call"). You should consider ways to re-phrase the message without being deceptive such as simply offering to take a message to pass on instead.


•The simplest solution is if you want to say something but know it doesn't have any benefit and/or it's not the right time or place, then try to find a time when it is appropriate to say it or be discrete.

  

  


5. Refrain from intoxicants. Essentially this is anything that essentially makes you heedless or reckless. Simple examples are alcohol, drugs etc, but anything else that makes you lose control.


•You can be the judge of this of how much is too much, but there are times going teetotal or detox is good for your health. There is apparently some argument to if this covers caffeine, but again you have the choice to have none, a harmless amount (illegal drugs aren't likely to fit in this however), or too much where you can do something you'll regret. You are your own criminal, judge and executioner. As alcohol is not always fully "cooked out" in food (such as adding wine to sauces), it is still seen as containing alcohol, it is wise to refrain from these foods as well.

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

The sculptures   from  Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand depicting naked sinners climbing thorn-covered trees, pecked by birds from above, and attacked from below by hell guards armed with spears.
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You will soon find yourself in the midst of fiendish demons gleefully boiling wide-eyed sinners in hot, bubbling cauldrons. You'll be screaming among men and women who have been stripped naked to maximize the pain when they are shoved onto huge, body-piercing spikes.

 

Naughty individuals are also eaten alive by gigantic pterodactyl-like birds or gnarly, salivating creatures which savor human flesh.

 

Indulging in gambling, drugs, and other popular vices can also result in a trip to Buddhism's torture chambers.

 

To witness all this, simply climb aboard any bus or train to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Udon Thani or many other towns and ask the locals for directions to "narak" (hell).

 

You will be joining an increasing number of artists, writers, photographers, anthropologists, religious scholars and other travelers who are wandering Thailand, clutching maps which lead to some the most grotesque sites of purgatory ever displayed.

 

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 The sculptures   from  Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand depicting naked sinners climbing thorn-covered trees, pecked by birds from above, and attacked from below by hell guards armed with spears.
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A punishment to fit the crime


Buddhism's hell exists to warn people not to degenerate, and punish those who do.

About 2,500 years ago, the Buddha said suffering is caused by lust, discontentment, hunger, desire, sloth, cowardice, doubt, hypocrisy and false fame, according to translations of the ancient Pali-language "Padhana Sutta."

 

But the Buddha never turned hell into a successful tourist attraction.

 

Thailand's theme-park versions of hell are unique, disturbing, amusing, inspiring and often quite gross.

 

They include huge cement-and-plaster statues erected outdoors, and colorful detailed murals on the walls of temples.

 

Buddhism is free of an imaginary "god." But people can suffer while passing through hell after they die, on their way to reincarnation.

 

In Pali language, for example, "apaya-bhumi" can be defined as a "state of deprivation, the four lower levels of existence into which one might be reborn as a result of past unskillful actions," or a consequence of a person's behavior while alive, according to an online Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms.

 

Those four zones include "rebirth" in hell, or elsewhere in the underworld as a "hungry ghost," or "angry demon" or -- if your misdeeds were not so evil -- simply as an animal.

 

If you do get dropped into hell, the good news is you don't have to stay forever.

 

The bad news is you may be stuck down there for thousands, millions or billions of years -- or longer. Buddhists believe you go to hell because of the "cause and effect" of your behavior, a personalized concept of inevitable reward or punishment known as "karma."

 

Thais have a simple phrase to describe this idea --  "Do good, get good. Do bad, get bad" (Tam dee, die dee. Tam chua, die chua) -- which is obviously practical advice.

 

"There are virtually unlimited number of hells in the Buddhist cosmology as there are infinite number of Buddha worlds," according to the Buddha Dharma Education Association.

 

Many Buddhists believe that after you die, you will be hauled in to see Phya Yom, the Death King. His stern assistants scrutinize your dossier to see how many good and bad deeds have been recorded.

 

Then the Death King decides where to send you.

 

Imagine what awaits the fallen in such places as Samjiva's "hell of constant repetition," Kalasutra's "hell of black wire," Raurava's "hell of lamentation" as well as the familiar fire and brimstone of Pratapana's "hell of fiercely scorching heat."

 

Extremely cold hells include Arbuda's "hell of swelling," Nirarbuda's "hell of shrinking," Hahava's "hell of shivering tongue," and Utpala's "hell of blue lotus-colored patches on the skin."

 

When you finish Buddhism's rehab in hell, you can eventually become a human again, countless times, and work on your karma some more until you achieve enlightenment.

 

Sound like fun for the whole family? Some of Thailand's best hellish places are where Thai parents bring their young children, to try and shock them into never behaving badly.

 

These gory displays are scattered throughout the country, but some favorite "outdoor gardens" include the following.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

The sculptures   from  Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand depicting naked sinners climbing thorn-covered trees, pecked by birds from above, and attacked from below by hell guards armed with spears.
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Wat Ban Waeng, also known as Wat Luang Pho Nahk


This Buddhist temple is about 50 kilometers northwest of Udon Thani, and offers a sexy display of pleasurable lures accompanied by lurking painful retribution.

 

Seemingly happy, plump, nude "damsels" dangle from the branches of a tree, like chubby female mannequins waiting to be plucked and played with.

 


Wat Baan Waeng (also known as Pho Chair Sri) is an absolute gem of an attraction, and one that is constantly being overlooked, perhaps because it is not all that well publicized (until now that is). Wat Baan Waeng is basically heaven and hell on Earth, in the eyes of Thai Buddhism, and has a range of larger than life statues and sculptures in depicted scenes to bear out the the polar extremes.

 

Wat Baan Waeng

As you enter the Wat or Temple, what awaits you is far from obvious, and you could easily think you are in the wrong place. To help you be sure you are in the right place, the first image is the first thing you will see on entering the compound. It is a really pretty Wat, although rather small, and perhaps spoilt a little with the flat tin roof that extends from the traditional steep roof sections, and an ugly concrete post in the corner which supports a number of strip lights. Ignoring those two minor blemishes, Wat Bann Waeng is a lovely and deceiving location. It is deceiving because the only other things you can see from the car park is a handful of stalls selling trinkets and spiritual items, and a well, which is reported to have simply appeared (that is, is was never constructed by man). You can look in to the well if you wish, but will not see a great deal as the water level is normally very high. However, if you do want to look inside, take of your shoes before walking on to the surrounding low level plinth area.

 

If you head to the left of the temple, passing the well, and keep following the pathway to the left, you will see a straight section of path which is lined with Buddha statues, all on plinths. These are beautifully presented, although everything is currently only written in Thai. Even at this point, it is still not obvious as to what the main attraction here actually is. However, after strolling along for another 30m or so, you begin to see colourful statues, hiding behind the trees and shrubs.

 

The first section depicts what heaven is like for Thai Buddhists, with beautifully manicured gardens, music playing, good food and drink, and generally everything nice and cosy. When you move along for a bit and see the next section, the difference could not be more obvious, and this is hell, for Thai Buddhists. A horrible, uninviting location where people are tortured in a number of somewhat callous ways, such as being forced to drink boiling water, being boiled in water, crucified, having your tongue cut off for lying etc, and generally being put through eternal misery. The 'Hell' section is actually divided in to more than one area, so you need to keep wondering around the compound a little to see everything. While you can get some pleasure from this temple and its grounds on your own, having a Thai who can speak to you will be very beneficial, as is the case in most instances.

 

Wat Baan Waeng is an attraction we visit often, just for ourselves, and one of the reasons other than it is just so impressive, is that it is still developing. The temple compound has a large area inside its walls, and more statues from both sides of the spectrum are sure to follow over the coming years.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

 

The White Temple, at Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is an unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  

Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is an unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

  


A modern creation, near Chiang Rai, by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.

Dazzling, psychedelic, detailed statuary portrays gargoyle-style creatures, disembodied human hands and other intense imagery.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 


Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Wang Saen Suk


About 90 minutes' drive from Bangkok on the way to Pattaya, these statues are typical of hells elsewhere but conveniently located if you are heading to the coast.

 

The Wang Saen Suk Monastery Garden (also known as Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park) is a wat (monastery temple) garden in Thailand. A popular tourist attraction, it is meant to describe and depict Naraka (Buddhist hell).

 

The hell garden is located at Sai 2, Soi 19, Saen Suk, close to Thailand's Bang Saen Beach. Near the garden is a Thai hotel resort.

 

At the start of the garden trial sits a giant "fat Buddha" statue. Numerous cement-and-plaster statues depicting life in a Buddhist hell can be found throughout the garden. After a series of relatively peaceful, spiritual scenes, the visitor turns a corner to see a diorama depicting Buddhist hell. Two large figures named 'Nai Ngean' and 'Nang Thong' stand high above the tortured souls of the garden; their emaciated appearance, long necks and distended bellies seems to mark them as Preta, the 'hungry ghosts' of Thai folklore. 

 

Signs beckon: "Welcome to Hell!" and "If you meet the Devil in this life, don't postpone merit-making which will help you to defeat him in the next life."

 

The central area of Wang Saen Suk, featuring the Pretas and tortured souls 

The central area of Wang Saen Suk, featuring the Pretas and tortured souls

 

 

 Hell theme park in Thailand - Wang Saen Suk

 

 

The entrance to the Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, just south of Bangkok. 

The entrance to the Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, just south of Bangkok.

 

 

The central area of Wang Saen Suk at night, featuring the Pretas and tortured souls

The central area of Wang Saen Suk at night, featuring the Pretas and tortured souls

 

 

Every detail of buddhist hell is represented in statues. Most of the suffering is inflicted by these demonic elves in red nappies.  

Every detail of buddhist hell is represented in statues. Most of the suffering is inflicted by these demonic elves in red nappies.

 

 

This is an entire tree sculpted out of concrete and plaster - every thorn and leaf depicted.  

This is an entire tree sculpted out of concrete and plaster - every thorn and leaf depicted.

 

 

For different sins people are to be changed into different animals, before hell's helpers get to work on them.  

For different sins people are to be changed into different animals, before hell's helpers get to work on them.

 

 

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park 

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park

 

Donation boxes located next to each scene encourage penance through charity. They also detail the sins likely to incur the depicted torture; these range from a woman being crushed in a vice for committing aborticide, to a man having his head savagely knocked off for undermining Buddhism.

 

 

 

 

 

 This was the punishment for having an abortion. There are fundies in Buddhism too.

This was the punishment for having an abortion. There are fundies in Buddhism too.

 

 

 

 

"Ones who undermine the authority of others are named as the spirit of the tortoises."

 

 

 

 

People take their kids to this place.

People take their kids to this place.

 

 

 

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park 

 

 

 

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park

 

 

 Ones who destroy the wilderness are punished in the hell, they are named as the spirits of the dears.

 Ones who destroy the wilderness are punished in the hell, they are named as the spirits of the dears.

 

 

 

Ones who sell the habit-performing drugs are punished in the hell, they are named as the spirits of the cows.

Ones who sell the habit-performing drugs are punished in the hell, they are named as the spirits of the cows.

 

 

 

 Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden and Thailand Hell Horror Park

 

 

Praying for salvation in front of a big statue of the Buddha.

Praying for salvation in front of a big statue of the Buddha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Wat Phai Rong Wua


Also close to Bangkok, the temple includes a gigantic Buddha more than 50 meters tall which can be seen from the highway.


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The "hell being community" at Wat Phai Rong Wua, Suphanburi Province, Thailand

 

Wat Phai Rong Wua, Song Phi Nong District, Suphanburi Province, Thailand 

Here's a 'stalk of thorns' which is used, so I am told, to punish adulterers. Those big thorns must not feel very good on one's more tender parts.

 

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Wat Mae Kaet


About 14 kilometers from Chiang Mai in Ban Mae Kaet village. 

Some of its outdoor statues can be considered cute, but others may become your worst nightmares.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

The sculptures from  Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand depicting Hell guards throwing sinners into a cauldron and fry them in oil.   Sinners are fried in a large oil cauldron.
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Heaven and Hell Tapan Cave


Phang Nga town offers a unique site of fierce attacks, including orifice abuse, decapitation, whipping, lynching, amputations and other assaults amid tropical greenery.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

The sculptures from  Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand depicting Hell guards throwing sinners into a cauldron and fry them in oil.  Sinners are fried in a large oil cauldron.
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Wat Phumin, Nan Province, Northern Thailand

A heaven of earthly delights and a celestial cannibalistic hell display vivid revelations in northern Thailand's deceptively tranquil town of Nan. On the grounds of a fabled Buddhist temple, Wat Phumin, doors provide an entrance to either zone.

 

Hellish misery lurks inside an isolated, amusing, circular building which squats under a cake-like topping of Naga serpents descending from a dome. Inside the white and gold structure, more than a dozen life-sized, weirdly comical statues are frozen in a horror show of blood-soaked sadistic torture. Two rooster-headed humans, squatting on their haunches, appear as mutant slaves who feed bones into a fire to cook three pleading victims.

 

Next door to this so-called "Hell Dome" is elegant Wat Phumin, with entrance balustrades adorned by two thick Naga serpents. Built at the end of the 16th century as a royal temple, Wat Phumin was renovated in the late 1800s when most of its murals -- depicting aspects of existence in heaven and on earth -- were painted. Details portray religious stories, including Jataka tales of Buddha's reincarnation, which are interwoven with scenes of secular, everyday life in Nan at that time.

 

Here, we take you on a photographic journey to heaven and hell.

  

 A diorama of torture appears inside the

 A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

A black-haired man, along with a white pig-headed human and another chicken-headed person are all being cooked alive in a huge wok, perched on three large skulls.

 

 

  A diorama of torture appears inside the

 A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 A diorama of torture appears inside the  

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand 

 

 

 

 A diorama of torture appears inside the

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the  

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the  

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the

A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the

  A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

A diorama of torture appears inside the

 A diorama of torture appears inside the "Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin in Nan Province, Thailand

 

  

 

Hellish misery lurks inside an isolated, amusing, circular building which squats under a cake-like topping of Naga serpents descending a dome.

  


In Nan, a room-sized "Hell Dome" contains a life-sized diorama of torture.

 

Diorama of Buddhist hell
A circular building shaped like a dome contains a life size diorama of scenes from Buddhist hell, which is not very suitable for small children. Rather gruesome depictions of hell and the punishments received by those who go there can be viewed inside, like a man getting hot oil poured over him and people getting cooked in a large cooking pot over a fire. Next to the temple is a large open area with a long boat, used for boat races on the Nan river.

 

 

"Hell Dome" at Wat Phumin, Nan Province, Thailand

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

 

Other 'hellish' hotspots

Hell is also depicted on some temples as bas relief, which are much less dramatic but a few of the tiny creations decorating Chiang Mai's tranquil Wat Chai Mongkol, near the Ping river, are quite nice.

 

Each the size of a person's hand, some of the golden figures against a blood-red background show a man being sawed in half, plus other violence.

 

Nearby, a snow-white background highlights gold-colored people falling into a boiling pot, while the Buddha serenely meditates.

 

Further north, at Chiang Khan's Wat Si Khun Meuang along the Mekong river, an evocative wall painting portrays the boiling of humans, with an ox-headed man adding to the misery, though most of the temple's paintings avoid pictures of punishment.

 

In Bangkok and other cities, Buddhist supply shops sell prayer books, posters, and spiritual lectures on DVDs, and also stock cartoon-like illustrations showing how various sins lead to punishment in hell.

 

Some portray a man in a massage parlor, or snorting drugs next to a squat toilet, or trying to steal, despite the proximity of the dreaded Death King. Printed on cardboard, these colorful, inexpensive drawings are suitable for framing.

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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• In Buddhism, Porn Addiction can be considered to be a sin. Sins such as indulging in porn consumption will lead to hell, as shown in this picture.  The eye of people watching too much pornography   will be pecked by Birds after their death.

 

• An unhealthy example of porn consumption would be someone who puts his family at risk, performs poorly at work or school because of energy devoted to porn, or someone who feels compelled to watch porn in inappropriate situations (like at work or school, or in other public places).


 
• Religious involvement can help some people overcome problems like this one. You can try getting more involved in your preferred religious institution if you want to.
 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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This temple is really different from others. It’s located in Non Thai district, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.

The main attraction of this temple is to show you vision of hell and heaven. It is said that people don’t really believe until they see. So, you will see it there! Some parents take their children at that temple to teach them “right from wrong”. But I’m not sure that the images here are really for children!


This temple is huge. You can walk around and there are dozens or hundred of scenes.

If you want to see something different, and sure kids will love it, try Wat Pa Lak Roi. It’s only about 20-30 km from Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Korat).

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 


The sculptures  from Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.  The unclothed spirits of the dead are brought before Yama for judgement.
Some say, it is also about life in heaven and hell, the what-might-become-of-you in your next life according to how you lived this life: reward in heaven and punishment in hell.
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Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand


The sculptures  from Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.  The unclothed spirits of the dead are brought before Yama for judgement.
Some say, it is also about life in heaven and hell, the what-might-become-of-you in your next life according to how you lived this life: reward in heaven and punishment in hell.
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 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

Is there really hell or heaven after life?

 

 Is there really hell or heaven after life?

 

Hell and heaven are already here in this life and also in the after life.   When we feel good after having done something good, this is heaven already.  It’s all in the mind.  When we do something bad, we feel bad, this is hell already, right in this life.  In Buddhism, heaven and hell also exist after we die, depending on our karma, what we have done. 

 

For instance, when we die and it’s time for our bad deeds to bear fruit, then we’ll have to go to hell.  If it’s time for our good deeds to bear fruit, then we’ll go to heaven.  But heaven or hell is not a place or a location.  It’s a state of mind. 

 

The nature of the mind is very difficult to grasp.  We all have the mind.  Without the mind, we will not be conscious, be able to feel or to know.  The mind is the consciousness, “the one who knows,” the seed of our emotion, suffering and happiness, resulting from what we do, say and especially what we think. 

 

When we think good, we feel good.  We are already in heaven at that moment.  Whatever we do,  good or bad, will accumulate and become a habit that will compel us to do it again and again. 

 

Heaven and hell are inside the mind that cannot be perceived with the naked eyes.  The only way to perceive the mind, to get to know the mind is through meditation whereby we focus our attention on one particular mental object, such as the in-and-out breathing until the mind converges and rests in peace and calmness.  That’s when we will get to see the mind because during that time the mind is temporarily detached from the body and all the sensual objects like sight, sound, smell, taste, and tactile objects that come through the corresponding sense doors of eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body.  There, we’ll see the mind in its pure form and will know that heaven and hell are in the mind itself. 

 


Because when the body breaks up, the mind doesn’t break up with the body.  The mind will continue on with the state of mind we have developed.  If we have consistently done good,  good mental states like heaven and nirvana will appear.  In nirvana the mind is totally free from all forms of suffering because the three defilements of greed, hate and delusion have been completely eliminated.  If we have consistently done bad, woeful state of mind like stress, worry and anxiety will consume the mind.  This is hell.

 

So, to answer your question whether hell and heaven really exist.  The answer is yes.   It’s not a place or a location though, but a state of mind at the time of the dissolution of the body and can last for a long time, but will eventually disappear and a new state of mind will take over.  If it is a happy state of mind, it is heaven   If it is a state of mind consumed by the fire of suffering, anxiety, worry, hate and fear, it is hell that will remain for a while and will eventually be supplanted by another state of mind that goes on and on, driven by the karmas that we have committed previously until reaping the state of mind of a human being.  We will then take a human birth again.  If it is a state of mind of an animal, then we will be born as an animal. 

 

 

The thing that separates humans from animals is the observance of the five precepts.  If we can keep the five precepts, then we are creating the state of mind of a human being.  But if we keep breaking the five precepts, then we are creating the state of mind of animals.  It’s good and bad karmas that make us humans or animals, that send us to heaven or hell.

 

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand





Part  1


 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 





Part 2

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand 

 

 







Part 3 (End)

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

The sculptures from  Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand depicting Hell guards throwing sinners into a cauldron and fry them in oil.  Sinners are fried in a large oil cauldron.
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Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 

Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

 Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

 

You can see the pictures of hell  at Wat Pa Lak Roi, Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand at

http://www.visitwallpapers.com/gallery_new/main.php?g2_itemId=169758

 


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