Of Buddhism’s six alternately wretched and blissful realms, only ours offers a shot at complete liberation.
Most children expect a day of carefree fun and enjoyment when visiting a theme park. Singapore’s Haw Par Villa, however, aims to educate its visitors. That is, through grotesque and terrifying 3D displays of Buddhist hells. The brainchild of Tiger Balm brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the “Buddhist amusement park” is loosely […]
Move over, Dante. The cruel, gratuitously layered tortures of the Narakas, or “hell realms,” rival those of any Abrahamic tradition. Unlike the latter, though, those Buddhist hells don’t last for an eternity—some only have durations of billions of years. Phew. —Eds. The Intense Heating HellThe beings in this hell are trapped inside blazing metal houses, […]