Journeys to the Under-World
|Author||Yang Chan-ru (楊生)|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
Journeys to The Under-World (Chinese: 地獄遊記, pinyin: Dìyù Yóujì, lit. "Hell Story"), also called Voyages to Hell, is a Chinese novel describing what Yangsheng (楊生), a planchette handler, saw and heard when he followed his master Ji Gong (濟公, Jì Gōng) to Hell on the instructions of the Jade Emperor. The story is about the consequences resulting from actions during the life of a person. It contains journeys made by Ji Gong and Yangsheng to each level in hell to warn those in the living world with an evil heart. Each chapter contains detailed descriptions of their observations and interviews with souls being punished in hell.
Author is Yang, Chan-ru (楊贊儒, Yáng Zànrú), he calls himself Yangsheng(楊生) at this books. He became a buddhist monk, naming Mage Sheng-luen (聖輪法師, Shènglún Fǎshī), at 1987.
Accused of sexual assault of his female fellows, The judge at Taiwan ruled that he was guilty and he got ten years in prison in 2011. he has been in jail since 2012.
According the authors, the production of these accounts were painstakingly achieved by the use of a planchette board (Chinese: Fuji) with Ji Gong as the guide and Yangsheng as the medium. The details and conversations of each journey were written in Chinese characters on the planchette board during each Fuji session held in Sheng Xian Tang, a very tedious and time-consuming process. The visits were generally made at night time.
- Voyages to Hell (1978). VoVi: Bangkok, Thailand. ASIN B000F3P88Q
- (English) Voyages to Hell
- (English) The first sites of posting the English text online
- (Chinese) Journeys to the Under-World
- (Chinese) Comics