Po Shat made a vow countless Kalpas (time) before:-
hell is empty, then I will become a Buddha".
means he will help Sentinel Beings from the Six-realms to happiness and
away from sorrow, except those who have committed:-
deadly offences" (Panchanantarya Karma):-
Killing their parents or others.
Causing Buddha to bleed.
3) Killing Arhat
Pretending to be a monk to con people, causing disruption to unity of
the Monastery, temple or Sangha (monks).
to different bad-deeds, different hells were created. In chapter six,
Di-chong Po Shat Sutra, mentioned some of the hells' names and in what
weakness to enter into.
following are some of the ways he will help Sentinel Beings to happiness
and away from sorrow.
When Sentinel Beings shout out his name "Di-chong Po Shat",
any Buddha's name, Bodhisattva's name, chanting Sutra or Mantra
before entering into the "Three evil destinies" such as the
animals, the hungry ghost and the hells, Di-chong Po Shat will retrieve
them from the "Three evil destinies" to a happy land.
When the virtues of Celestial Beings are running out, the five ugly
appearances gradually appear or will be entering into the "Three
evil destinies" such as the animals, the hungry ghost or the hells,
but if they pay respect to Di-chong Po Shat, their virtues will
increase, and do not have to fall into to the "Three evil
day on the day when people are born or die, this will add good credit to
the newborn and to the dead.
Within 49 days, after a person dies, if their relatives do good-deeds or
charity by using that person's money and chanting Buddha's name,
Di-chong Po Shat name or chanting Sutra on behalf of the dead, this will
help to add virtues to the dead. The virtues will be shared between the
ones who do the virtues for the dead in a ratio of 7:1; the dead will
only receive one part.
5) The most important of all, when a
person is alive, it is better to do more good-deeds, respect all the
Buddhas, Bodhisattvas..etc, then we could pocket all the virtues. If one
has more virtues, then we will not be in "Three evil
destinies" during the next life.
Sentinel Beings will receive 28 different virtues if one does
good-deeds, respect Di-chong Po Shat with flowers, incense, chanting
7) Celestial Beings
will have seven different virtues if one respects Di-chong Po Shat and
chanting this Sutra.
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