Sunday November 2nd 2014 Tim
Well looks like we had
it all. We had the frost, we had the moan, we had a few
thoughts about Winter Solstice, we had a couple of Fall
Iris popped into a jug of water. As well there was a
brief contemplation of the "at-at-at sound." Which isn't
a "chattering of teeth," I've discovered. A "chattering
of teeth" is all part of the Chattering Teeth Naraka.
And here it might be worth pointing out that not all
thoughts of Hell are of fire and boiling cauldrons.
There are in fact eight cold Hells, I am told. Each one
more horrible than the one before, but although each
Naraka does seem to last quite a long time, none of them
are eternal Hells.
The easiest of the
cold Hells is the Blistering Naraka. You can't wear clothes
and the cold is such that it raises blisters. But like most,
my own interest has always been, how long I would have to
endure such a place. The Blistering Naraka, lasts for as
long as it would take to empty a barrel of Sesame Seeds if
you were only permitted to take out one seed every hundred
years. The Shivering Naraka, which is the third hell, would
last sixty times longer than a Blistering Naraka. And it's
The Shivering Naraka where a person has to deal with the
kind of shivering that causes them to make an "at-at-at
sound with their mouth." And even though I've got no idea
what the "at-at-at sound" is I have to thank God I'm not in
the Chatter Teeth Naraka because that Naraka lasts at least
a hundred times longer than a Blistering Naraka.