Oh no! A pile of homework as high as a mountain was toppling on him! He quickly rushed to one side and saw a long tunneling cave.
No, no, no! If he entered the cave, he would become a snake! That is terrible!
A pile of dark cloud swooped down from the sky; it was made up of numbers and arithmetic formulas! With a rumbling sound, down came all the numbers and formulas falling on him like rain, it really hurt! He saw a building and wondered, “I suppose this place is safe?”
Oh! Must not enter! He remembered, if he entered the building, he would become a shell.
He was tired and thirsty, how he wished he could sit down and take a good rest.
A ship appeared then, there was a swimming pool in it, lots of people eating and drinking, even lots of sweets and tidbits!
But, no, if he hid on the ship, he would become a fish.
He turned around and saw Wang Yong Quan.
Wang waved at him and said, “Come Daibao, let’s go and catch tadpoles.”
He was happy, but as he was walking towards Wang, he suddenly remembered he was told that Wang drowned last week while playing in water, how could he possibly be here?
No! Must not follow him! Daibao hurriedly ran away.
The sky was getting dark; Daibao missed his mother very much.
“Sob, sob…” He started crying. He wanted to go home.
He heard mother’s voice; mother was chanting the Guru Mantra --- “OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM, OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM, OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM…”
He thought of Grand Master, and started to chant together with his mother, “OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM, OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM, OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM…”
“OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM, OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM, OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM…” As Daibao was chanting and chanting, he felt much better.
A rainbow light shone on him, suddenly Grand Master appeared!
“Grand Master! Grand Master!” Daibao cried and ran into Grand Master’s arms.
“Daibao, how come you are out to play? Your mother is so worried.”
“Please help me, Grand Master! OM GURU LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM! I want to go home!”
“You are a good boy, you remembered all that I’ve taught you.”
Grand Master smiled. Daibao smiled too, he was not afraid any more.
“I suppose you are not scared anymore? Let me test you, ok?”
“OK! With Grand Master here, I’m not scared any more!”
“Great, look in front of you.”
Daibao saw six round lights. There was a dull white light, dull yellow light, dull green light, dull smoke-colored light, dull red light and dull blue light.
“Daibao, can you tell me what lights these are? And where do they lead to?”
“I know! The dull white light is the light of the deva or heavenly realm, once entered, one would become an angle; the dull yellow light is the light of the human realm, once entered, one would be born as a human; the dull green light is the light of the asura realm, asuras have great power, but they love to fight; the dull smoke-colored light is the light of the hell realm, if one did some bad deeds, one would be punished there… Grand Master, will I be punished?”
Grand Master shook his head and smiled, “When you return, you must behave yourself, keep on chanting, be a filial child, always do good deeds, don’t be mischievous, learn and practice Buddhism properly, and always have Buddha in your heart, understand?”
“Thank you Grand Master! Also, the dull red light is the light of the hungry ghost realm, the dull blue light is the light of the animal realm.”