Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Day I Went To Hell

It has been quite a few decades since anyone has told me to “go to hell!’ But some time ago I actually went there on my own accord.  My brother who lives in France, his family and I, were travelling through Provence and we ended up in Val d’Enfer, the Valley of Hell. It is not just the strangely-shaped rocks in the vicinity that gives this place its creepy name but also the vast, labyrinthal underground quarry which has been mined since Roman times. Where the light penetrates, the great halls appear white giving  the impression of ice, an impression reinforced by the subterranean cold. In other places it is all darkness and shadows.  Away from the first several halls where most of the visitors are it is dead quiet and solitary – everything you would need for hell except heat. On the Buddhist concept of hell see http://www.buddhisma2z.com/content.php?id=328

6 comments:

brahmavihara said...

Fantastique!

milonem said...

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j d said...

Buddhist monk Jason Chan has been wandering the east coast of Australia since 2011 barefoot and carrying nothing but his robe and alms bowl.
The Buddha said celebrity 'is poison to wisdom'
So the monk Chan, won't let himself be photographed or his voice recorded.

Gui Do said...

Dear Bhante, as you have mentioned Ajanta before, let me just give you this interesting link here:
http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Unseen-Ajanta/292587

reflective pen said...

good day bhante, I've got no idea on how to contact you. I came across one proselytizing article http://kurauking.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-do-you-call-dharma-in-islam.html

perhaps you may want to enlighten the blogger on what Dhamma as in the Buddhist sense really mean. His articles on Buddhism is really misleading.

Shravasti Dhammika said...

Dear Reflective Pen you can contact me at pitijoy@yahoo.com