Wang Saen Suk Monastery

Bang Saen, Chonburi Province

Welcome to Buddhist Hell

Slideshow (Flickr)

Also known as the Hell Garden, hidden away a few blocks from Bang Saen Beach You walk past some typical Buddhism type statues, then get confronted with this... "Do not commit the bad action be not being of the hell punishment. In the future you should be as such. Do not complain whenever you face." Wise words...
Preta
Translation = hungry ghosts
Circling their feet are different animals that you'll be reincarnated as if you commit certain sins Looks like something out of Pan's Labyrinth
Beating up a cow This was one of the tamer scenes "Ones who violate the first one of the Five Precepts "Killing and the mind without the loving-kindness" receive the results of the bad action in the hell as shown in this picture."
"The penalty for injection, aborticide, birth control." What the fuck... "Ones who violate the second one of the Five Precepts "Stealing, Cheating, or destroying the others' Properties" receive the results of the bad action as shown in this picture."
That must suck There were families with little kids walking around this place Spear to the chest
One of the monks at the monastery "The penalty for killing husband who as good as father." No mention of what the penalty is for killing a bad father...
"Ones who commit the bad action snatching and stealing whatever small they are will be the departed spirits as shown in this picture." "Ones who undermine Buddhism will be the departed spirits after their death as shown in this picture." He looks too happy
"Ones who violate the fourth one of the Five Precepts "Telling a lie, deceiving the others" receive the results of the bad action as shown in this picture." Another punishment for lying/deceiving Apparently lying is bad
"The penalty for killing baby in ovum." Abortion punishment "Ones who violate the fifth one of the Five Precepts "Drinking the intoxicants until not to control their mindfulness" receive the results of the bad action as shown in this picture."
"Ones who get involved with partaking the intoxicants and mistake bad for good will be the departed spirits as shown in this picture." Say no to intoxicants! "Ones who live without the clemency and donation and not to preserve the Five Precepts and not to know bad or good action will be the departed spirits after their deaths shown in this picture."
"Ones who kill animals with poisons will be the departed spirits as shown in this picture." Those are some emaciated spirits... Spear to the neck
"The penalty for sexual misconduct, to commit the crime of raping." Looks painful "Ones who make a corruption are punished in the hell. They are named as the spirits of the pigs."
Nai Ngean & Nang Thong "The ghost named Nai Ngean was a man who did some mistakes of the Five Precepts, like a vice disorderly conduct after dead he became this ghost." "The ghost named Nang Thong was a woman who did some mistakes of sexual intercourse, misconduct, mind without morality after dead she became this ghost."
I guess if you're going to hell, going there as a crocodile is probably the way to go. "Ones who are employed to put fire on the others properties are punished in the hell. They are named as the spirits of the snakes." "Ones who get involved with the habit-performing drugs and the intoxicants are punished in the hell. They are named as the crustaceans."
"Ones who violate the third one of the Five Precepts "Infringing the sexual intercourse, being paramour with the others' wives or husbands" receive the results of the bad action as shown in this picture." Being attacked by the dogs of Hell Another intoxicant punishment
"The penalty for dishonest to the duty." Punishment for killing animals with poison More animal killers
Boiling in a cauldron Destroying the wilderness gets you sent to hell as a stag This would be the guy that judges you and determines your punishment
"Ones who sell the habit-performing drugs are punished in the hell. They are named as the spirits of the cows." Awaiting sentencing Female hungry ghost
"The penalty for hurting parents, teachers, drinking alcohol and do not pray his prayer will become the devil when they die." Not sure what's going on here Violating the First Precept
"The penalty for cheating and overreach." Those blue boxes all over the place are donation boxes. So I guess if you're guilty of any of these things, just toss a hundred baht in and problem solved! What happens when you don't donate money
That's what you get for violating one of the Five Precepts "Ones who destroy the reserved wilderness are punished in the hell. They are named as the spirits of the elephants." Female hungry ghost
Boiling cauldron "Rev. Malaya went to the nether world to save all the hell-beings from the sin and came back to tell their relatives to make merit in order to donate the offerings dedicated to the deceased." Praying for forgiveness
Punishment for hurting parents and teachers Praying for forgiveness Ride the monkey!
Seems like a dick move... All hail the toad king! Kinda sadistic...
Yaksha
(basically a giant demon)
Creepy multi-faced old dude Buddha
One of the scenes on the approach to the Hell Garden

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