Diyu, the Traditional Chinese Hell, based on Buddhism concept of Naraka, is an underground maze with various levels and chambers, to which souls are taken after death to atone for the sins they committed when they were alive.
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- 1 Diyu, the Traditional Chinese Hell, based on Buddhism concept of Naraka, is an underground maze with various levels and chambers, to which souls are taken after death to atone for the sins they committed when they were alive.
- 1.1 The East Hell
- 1.2 WEST HELL
Some Chinese legends speak of eighteen levels of Hell.
The East Hell
Chamber of Tongue Ripping
In the first layer, those who stir up troubles by gossiping will find their tongues being ripped out.
Chamber of Scissors
Second layer. Those who break the marriage of others will have their fingers cut off.
Chamber of Iron Cycads
Those who cause discords among family members of others will be hung on Iron trees.
Chamber of Mirror
To those who managed to escape the punishment for their crimes during earthly life will be shown their true shape.
Chamber of Steamer
Hypocrites and troublemakers will find their punishment in a steamer.
Forest of Copper Column
Arsonists for retaliation will be bound to columns of glowing copper.
Mountain of Knifes
Those who kill sentient beings with knife without a reason or for pleasure will find themselves climbing a hill of knifes. Sinners are made to shed blood by climbing a mountain with sharp blades sticking out.
Hill of Ice
Schemers, deceivers of elders (including parents) and adulterers will be left naked in freezing cold.
Cauldron of Boiling Oil
Rapists, thieves, abusers, false accusers will be boiled in fried oil.
Chamber of Ox
Those who abuse animals will find themselves being bullied by animals.
Chamber of Rock
Those who abandon or kill babies will hold a heavy rock (and eventually crashed) and will be surrounded by putrid water.
Chamber of Pounding
Pool of Blood
Those who do not respect others will find themselves soaked in blood.
Town of Suicide
People who commit suicide will find themselves wandering in the city . The wind of sorrow and the rain of pain lash day and night this desolate place. They are those who have voluntarily altered the karmic course of the Incarnation.
Chamber of Dismemberment
Tomb raiders will find their body being torn into pieces.
Mountain of Flames
Thieves, robbers and corrupt will be thrown into the flames in a hellish volcano.
Yard of Stone Mill
Those who subdue the weak, abuse their power and oppress the people will be crushed and pulverized in a stone mill.
Chamber of Saw
Those who exploit the loopholes in the law and engage in unfair practices in business will be sawn into half by demons.
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