Fire Jar Hell

  • Type: Hell
  • Origin: Richard Parks’ short story ‘A Garden in Hell’, published in On the Banks of the River of Heaven
  • Admission: those who have held untrue beliefs about love

Fire Jar Hell is a Hell appearing in some Buddhist cosmologies. It is an illusion, as all Hells are in Buddhism, and only by realizing and piercing that illusion can one ever hope to get free from it.

As interpreted by Richard Parks, it is a place of darkness and heat, but one where pain and torture are endurable, even, after a while, boring. Indeed, it is only by becoming accustomed to such pains that one can hope to see their illusory nature.