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World Buddhism Conference Announces H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Has Come to the World

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WORLD BUDDHISM CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES H.H. DORJE CHANG BUDDHA III HAS COME TO THE WORLD

 

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“The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes…”

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion

The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes…”

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

I, Sangjie Tieba Rinpoche, attest to the following sequence of events that occurred on April 15th, 2018 during the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly, held in Potomac, Maryland.

 

After the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly began, the participants in attendance were told to raise their arms in front of them, allow their hands to hang down and to close their eyes. We were also told not to open our eyes until instructed. Shortly after closing my eyes, my mind began to reflect on the suffering of the world. The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes. I am not sure how much time passed, but all of a sudden I was struck rather hard in the area of my heart, pushing me backward. While I was startled and confused, a female voice said to me “Do not be afraid” in a firm, but compassionate tone, which immediately calmed me down.

 

This woman continually struck the same area of my chest only more gently. After each strike, she told me to “Breath,” which I did. After 8 to 10 strikes in this manner, she stopped. Then as suddenly as she had appeared, she was gone. Feeling drained, I lowered my arms to my side. My mind returned to reflecting on the suffering of the world. Only now I was calmer and more engaged in the emotions that accompanied this reflection.

 

After the ceremony concluded, we were asked to share our experiences. A sister spoke and described a remarkable journey she experienced. She was guided by Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Ultimately, she was told to return to the Dharma Assembly, for she had work to do. It was her, through the guidance of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, who struck me and moved throughout the assembly engaging others as she was told to do.

 

Since the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly, I continually hear the voice instructing me “Do not be afraid” and to “Breath.” I lack the accomplishment to understand the meaning of this message and why I was chosen to hear it. However, the law of cause and effect never errors. If what I have just reported is false, I will descend into the Vajra Hell.

 

Sangjie Tieba

 

 

“The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes…”

 

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion ——Note Written Afterwards to Describe the Most Magnificent Scene at the Site

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion

——Note Written Afterwards to Describe the Most Magnificent Scene at the Site

 (Report No. 8)

 

 

In September this year, I had the good fortune to attend the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Great Compassion and received great empowerment from Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva. The effect was very magnificent. I take this opportunity to share my experience and feelings at that time with my fellow cultivators.

 

 

At the beginning of the dharma assembly, I was a little nervous. I closed my eyes and raised my arms to the horizontal position. I bent my legs slightly. A short while later, I heard the hearty laughter from some people. I wanted very much to know who received the empowerment from Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva so quickly, but I dared not open my eyes.

 

 

I firmly remembered what the presiding master told us and did my best to keep my mind calm and focused. Suddenly, a strong heat flow went from my right shoulder to the left shoulder. My hands then began waving spontaneously to the left and right. I felt heat emitting from my body. Next, I opened my voice to cry and shout. My hand-waving and crying lasted for a while and then gradually came to a stop. At this time, my body felt hot and sweated. I felt rather tired and so sat down on the ground.

 

 

After resting for a while, I stood up with my eyes still closed. I raised my arms again. At this time, I heard someone singing. The voice of singing came closer from far away and in a short while was behind me. Ah, I heard clearly that the song was the Six Character Great Bright Mantra. The ear-pleasing singing changed from the solo singing at the beginning to a chorus with many people. Eventually I heard that the wonderfully pleasant singing also came from the space. I felt that the Bodhisattva was empowering us from the space. I naturally joined the singing. Tears unintentionally flew down from my eyes. That was my gratitude to the kindness received! Meanwhile, my legs started to tremble and my hands were waving again. However, the movement this time was somewhat different from what I did earlier and was like dancing along with the pleasant singing. At that time, my mood was joyful and delighted and my body was very relaxed. In this manner, my hands were waving continuously until the dharma master announced, “Stop.”

 

 

After the dharma assembly concluded perfectly, the relaxed and pleasant feeling remained in my mind. I am extremely grateful!

 

 

After the dharma assembly, I have two beneficial effects from the empowerment. The first is that my shoulder pain has completely disappeared! Shoulder pain was an old illness that plagued me for many years. The second is that I am now much more energetic than before! In the past, when I was practicing the dharma or reading respectfully Buddhist books, I would feel sleepy after half an hour. I am now much more energetic and will not dose off even after two hours.

 

 

I am extremely grateful to the good fortune of attending such a magnificent dharma assembly this time!

 

 

I prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!

I prostrate to the greatly loving and greatly compassionate Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

 

 

Humble Disciple: Hua Yan (Chen, Shuyan)

 

 

 

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Homage to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III – Giving Rise to Correct Thoughts and Do Buddhist Work Seriously

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Homage to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Giving Rise to Correct Thoughts and Do Buddhist Work Seriously

 

 I am not sure whether you have had such experience in your daily life or not, “Well, this is clearly what he should do, but he does not do it and always let me clean up the mess. I am not going to do that either. This is his thing from the beginning.” Or, when people are working together, one may be “in hiding” and cannot be found. One may also use reasons such as having health issues as excuses.
 

 

        Also, when doing Buddhist work, one may only do the things that one regards as having great merit. When releasing living beings from captivity, those who have such mentality want to select the pregnant fish or shrimps to release or pick big ones or scoop more. They think that only doing so will have great merit. When doing things, they measure what they do using the magnitude of merit as the standard.
 

 

        Here, I would like to share a real experience of mine to you all. Because a fellow-sister had to go to another dharma center, her original work assignment was given to me to do for a while. Since her original work assignment was cleaning and sweeping the dining room when I first took it over, I complained while moping the floor, “This floor is so dirty. Hey, it is so disgusting!” Having such thought made things miserable. I became more and more afflicted and upset as I was sweeping. I did not even move the chairs in the right manner. Rather, I just moped across carelessly, making loud noises as the chairs were hit.
 

 

        About a year ago, I began to feel a small swollen lump near my armpit. At first, there was not much feeling from it, with only a little bulging pain near the monthly period. However, six months later, the bulging pain could be felt at normal times and my entire left arm felt the swelling. Therefore, additional afflictions were generated when sweeping the floor.
 

 

        Later, I spoke to a fellow-sister about this small swollen lump near my armpit. She said, “Why don’t you practice the Buddha Speaks of the Sutra on Healing Hemorrhoids and Illnesses?” Hearing what she said, I felt like a “bang” in my mind. “Right, why didn’t I think about that?”
 

 

      Alas, my karmic forces were so severe, and I was completely obstructed. Since then, I continuously practiced according to the Buddha Speaks of the Sutra on Healing Hemorrhoids and Illnesses and at the same time gave rise to correct thoughts. I no longer held the attitude of regarding Buddhist work as having nothing to do with me. Think about that, how great good fortune it is to work at the temple. Isn’t doing the things for myself? Isn’t doing this to remove my negative karma? Hey, I didn’t even have such opportunity before. I am really a big fool. No wonder I am plagued by karmic hindrances!
 

 

        From then on, I was always doing things happily regardless of what I was doing. If something could be done right away, I would just go ahead and do it, without thinking about whether it belonged to me or someone else. Suddenly, one day I found that the swollen lump near my armpit no longer painful. My arm had no swollen feeling either. Wow, that was amazing! I gratefully thank the empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!
 

 

        This incident also strengthens my determination of giving rise to correct thoughts and doing Buddhist work seriously!

 

Amitabha!

 

Admiration for the Chinese Painting of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (Video)

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Admiration for the Chinese Paintings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the only unprecedented Master of Arts in the world. The accomplishments and contribution of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III can be found in many areas. Ever since the history of Buddhism in the world, no Buddhist figure has excelled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in the mastery of the Five Vidyas. For example, in the art of painting, the Chinese paintings or western oil paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III all have reached apex. The art Works of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III fall into many subject matters including figures, landscape, flowers, birds, fish, or insects and various techniques such as meticulous painting, freehand brushwork, splash-ink style, or heavy colors. In all these areas, His Holiness has demonstrated high, magnificent nobility, transcendental character and perfection in art. H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is a true top Master of Art who lives to his name in the world.

 

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Verses of Praise to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III- It is Fortunate to Encounter the Correct Dharma

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Verses of Praise to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

It is Fortunate to Encounter the Correct Dharma

 

Cyclic lives and reincarnations

No end to love and hate

Fortunate for the correct Dharma of Dorje Chang Buddha

Cycles of birth and death are thus cut off

 

By Disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,

Hua Zong

 

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THE PAINTING “ANCIENT VILLAGE AT REMOTE MOUNTAIN SPRING” BY H.H. DORJE CHANG BUDDHA III SOLD FOR MORE THAN US$900,000 PER SQUARE FOOT AT A PUBLIC AUCTION

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THE PAINTING “ANCIENT VILLAGE AT REMOTE MOUNTAIN SPRING” BY H.H. DORJE CHANG BUDDHA III SOLD FOR MORE THAN US$900,000 PER SQUARE FOOT AT A PUBLIC AUCTION

 

US$900,000 -2THIS BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST MARKET VALUE  OF ANY CHINESE PAINTING IN HISTORY

 

An art auction was held on January 31st by the Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute. One of the paintings auctioned was a small-scale painting entitled “Ancient Village at Remote Mountain Spring” created and donated by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. That painting is only 5.6 square inches, which is about one fourth the size of the palm of a hand. Forty-seven people began to bid on that painting. The final selling price was US$35,100, which equals US$902,571.42 per square foot. This is a record-breaking market value for any Chinese painting ever sold in history. Another donated painting, “Lotus Charm,” was created by Compassionate Mother Dr. Yuhua. It is a 2.3-square-foot Chinese painting of lotus flowers. The final selling price was US$50,100, which is US$21,782.6 per square foot.

 

On January 31st at the five-star San Gabriel Hilton, the Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute hosted an “Exhibition of National Treasure Level Works of Art by Compassionate Mother Dr. Yuhua and Auction of Small-Scale Art.” The Institute auctioned the paintings “Lotus Charm” and “Ancient Village at Remote Mountain Spring” to enhance the annual Chinese New Year Celebration that the Institute conducts for its members and to raise money for disaster relief in Haiti. Many dignitaries gathered at the crowded auction site. The many government officials who presented certificates  Dr. Yuhua for her artistic achievements also were present to witness the auction. A notary public from a notary public company was present during the auction to perform notarization.

 

COMPASSIONATE MOTHER DR. YUHUA IS THE PRE-EMINENT PAINTER OF LOTUS FLOWERS IN HISTORY; THE PAINTING “LOTUS CHARM” WAS SOLD AT A HIGH PRICE

Art created by Dr. Yuhua was specially exhibited by Congress at the nation’s Capitol. Furthermore, the Congressional Record stated that, “In the history of Chinese art, her lotus flower paintings are unsurpassed…” The Congressional Record also stated that her hand-sculpted and hand-painted faux coral and faux cobblestones are “treasures of the world.”

 

The painting “Lotus Charm” by Dr. Yuhua was, of course, a much sought-after work of art. The market value of an artist’s paintings is calculated on a per square foot basis. The minimum opening bid for the 2.3-square-foot “Lotus Charm” was US$10,000. Forty bidders entered the auction site to bid on that painting. The price was driven up by all of those many bidders, but in the end the winning bid was in the amount of US$50,100, or US$21,782.6 per square foot.

US$900,000 -3The lotus flower paintings by Dr. Yuhua are unsurpassed in the history of Chinese art. Her 2.3-square-foot lotus flower painting called “Lotus Charm” was auctioned for US$50,100

 

THE PAINTING “ANCIENT VILLAGE AT REMOTE MOUNTAIN SPRING” EXPRESSES A LOFTY AND BROAD ARTISTIC CONCEPTION; THE ENERGY OF THE CLOUDY MOUNTAINS IS PALPABLE; SUCH A TINY PAINTING SEEMS TO CONTAIN THOUSANDS OF MOUNTAINS; BUYERS WERE BIDDING FURIOUSLY FOR IT

“Ancient Village at Remote Mountain Spring” is a small-scale painting created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who donated it to be auctioned off. An artist who saw that painting said, “Although ‘Ancient Village at Remote Mountain Spring’ is as small as only one-fourth of the size of the palm of a hand, one can see curling mist, mountains, and cliffs. It truly is a magnificent landscape scene that expresses a lofty and broad artistic conception. The energy of the cloudy mountains is palpable. Such a tiny painting seems to contain thousands of mountains. It is not merely an ink-wash painting. Rather, it is a vivid landscape scene that is brimming with vitality!”

 

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is a master artist who holds the record for the highest market value of any Chinese painting in the history of the world. In 2000, a painting by His Holiness called “Majesty” sold for more than US$2,120,000 at an international auction. Inscribed on that painting of a group of lions were the Chinese characters “Wan Ko.” It also was stamped with the seal His Holiness uses on His calligraphy and paintings. At another international auction, the painting “Venerable Da Li Won” sold for NT$72,000,000, which equals about US$2,220,000. In 2007, the International Buddhism Sangha Association openly sold a lotus flower painting by His Holiness on which the Chinese characters “Wan Ko” were inscribed. That painting, which is called “Two Flowers; One Lotus Capsule; One Dharma Nature,” sold for US$300,000 per square foot. Another painting by His Holiness entitled “Pasture in Spring” was inscribed with the holy Dharma King name “Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu,” contained the fingerprint of His Holiness, and was stamped with a Dharma King seal. A bidder for that painting offered US$540,000 per square foot.

 

Prior to January 31st, all of the paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III offered for sale in the international art market were large-scale paintings. January 31st was the first time a small-scale painting by His Holiness was auctioned. As a result, that auction was the focus of much attention. The Chinese characters for “Dorje Chang III” were inscribed on the painting “Ancient Village at Remote Mountain Spring.”  On the back of that painting are the fingerprint and seal of His Holiness. The minimum opening bid for that work of art was US$8,000. After rounds of intense bidding, the final selling price was US$35,100, which is a market value of US$902,571.42 per square foot. This broke the record for the highest market value per square foot of any Chinese painting in history.

 

US$900,000 -4The small-scale painting “Ancient Village at Remote Mountain Spring” is only one fourth the size of the palm of a hand, yet it expresses a lofty and broad artistic conception and seems to contain thousands of mountains. It broke the record for the highest market value per square foot of any Chinese painting in history

 

THERE IS A GREAT POTENTIAL FOR PAINTINGS BY H.H. DORJE CHANG BUDDHA III TO APPRECIATE IN VALUE; COUNTERFEIT PAINTINGS HAVE APPEARED IN THE MARKETPLACE

There are many people in the world today who collect paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (whose secular name is Master Wan Ko Yee). For example, Guoxing Wang, who is ranked seventh among the ten great and famous Chinese painters, collected several dozen paintings by Master Wan Ko Yee. However, according to appraisals made by Chinese artists, many of those paintings are counterfeit but were stamped with genuine seals. In recent times, numerous counterfeit paintings supposedly created by Master Wan Ko Yee have appeared in society. The reason behind this is that long ago various people in society used various means to collect seals previously used by Master Wan Ko Yee on paintings and calligraphic works as well as personal seals previously used by Master Wan Ko Yee. This has resulted in the confusing situation where counterfeit paintings are stamped with genuine seals.

 

It has already been publicly revealed that Master Wan Ko Yee has been recognized by eminent monastics and greatly virtuous people around the world as being the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha III. Works of art created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III now contain His fingerprint. Now, all authentic works of art by His Holiness contain His fingerprint. This fingerprint cannot be counterfeited by anyone. More importantly, information about all of the paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is contained in computer files that can be checked. Anyone who wants to buy a painting by His Holiness should first have that painting authenticated by the Calligraphy and Paintings Authentication Committee jointly established by Superb Art Museum of America, United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters, and International Buddhism Sangha Association. That way, one can avoid being deceived into buying a counterfeit painting.

 

Any authentic painting that contains the fingerprint of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and about which information is contained in a computer file has great potential to appreciate in value. For example, the painting “Majesty” sold for US$66,250 per square foot in 2000. Ten years later, the current market value for a painting by His Holiness is US$902,571 per square foot, which is about a 13.6-fold increase in value. After the true identity of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was revealed to the world, His Holiness has not had time to paint paintings. Therefore, each of His paintings is extremely valuable and difficult to purchase even with a large sum of money. One can imagine how many times more valuable a painting by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III will be ten years from now. Paintings by His Holiness have the potential to appreciate in value at least several dozen times more than the amount they appreciated in value over the past ten years. It is no wonder that so many people furiously bid on one of His Holiness’s paintings.

 

“KING” AND “WHITE JADE TREASURE” ARE HIGEST-GRADE FAUX CORAL WORKS OF ART THAT DR. YUHUA HAND-SCULPTED AND HAND-PAINTED

The following art created by Compassionate Mother Dr. Yuhua was displayed at the exhibition: ten lotus flower paintings and two faux coral sculptures called “Supreme Treasure of the Dragon King’s Palace―King” and “Supreme Treasure of the Dragon King’s Palace―White Jade Treasure” (which includes a matching flower vase called Hong Luo Xiu). The latter two works are hand-sculpted and hand-painted word-class, flawless art of the highest quality that were publicly displayed for the first time at the exhibition. The organization hosting the exhibition stated that all of the exhibits created by Dr. Yuhua were borrowed from Superb Art Museum of America.

 

The first reaction that many had when viewing “Supreme Treasure of the Dragon King’s Palace―King” was, “How is this possible?” They were amazed that there is such huge “coral” in the world. No coral can be found in any of the world’s oceans that is as magnificent, gorgeous, and elegant as this faux coral. It indeed deserves to be called “Supreme Treasure of the Dragon King’s Palace―King.”

 

The other faux coral sculpture, “Supreme Treasure of the Dragon King’s Palace―White Jade Treasure,” conveys a sense of natural excellence and soft gracefulness that can spring only from the creativity of a remarkable artist. It is a marvelous creation that excels nature’s coral. All who viewed it were amazed. Although all of the faux coral of this sculpture is white, there are many variations of white. Its natural appearance is inexhaustibly beautiful. Most importantly, it provides the viewer with a feeling of comfort and beauty. An expert art critic said, “This is not like ocean coral. It was created from scratch with special material. It is a masterful work of art that was hand-sculpted, painted with oil colors, and polished. It has ample variations of hues and is as lustrous as jade or pearls. Its texture is genuine-looking. Not only does it appear no different from real coral, it even looks much more ancient, elegant, and beautiful than real coral. It is clear that Dr. Yuhua’s painting skills are truly amazing. Having such skills requires cultivation, knowledge, and talent. Having only knowledge and talent is not enough. A high level of concentration is also required. Otherwise, one’s inner-creativity will not emerge in the process of painting. These Chinese paintings and sculptures of hers can truly be called works that embody the highest artistic skills in the world!”

 

Lotus flower paintings and landscape paintings by other famous Chinese artists were also displayed at the exhibition. By contrast, the lotus flower paintings by Compassionate Mother Dr. Yuhua were vivid, smooth, vigorous, and lively. Her paintings lack even the slightest trace of mediocrity. There is no way that anyone can copy them. It is no wonder that the United States Congressional Record stated her lotus flower paintings are unsurpassed in the history of Chinese art.

 

According to the estimate of a person affiliated with Superb Art Museum of America, the faux coral works “King” and “White Jade Treasure” are each worth between US$7,000,000 and US$9,000,000. However, those two works have already been given to Superb Art Museum of America, a non-profit public charity organization, and therefore are not for sale.

 

MANY DIGNITARIES ATTENDED THIS EVENT; FEDERAL AND LOCAL OFFICIALS PRESENTED CERTIFICATES COMMENDING DR. YUHUA FOR HER ACHEIVEMENTS

Many dignitaries or their representatives attended the exhibition and presented certificates to honor the achievements of Dr. Yuhua or to congratulate her. Among those dignitaries who attended in person or through their representatives were Congresswoman Dianne Watson, Congressman Adam Schiff, Congresswoman Judy Chu, California State Assemblymen, the California State Controller, the five supervisors of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the mayor of Pomona, the mayor of Cerritos, the Vice-Mayor of Alhambra, the mayor of Monterey Park, the mayor of South Pasadena, the mayor of Redondo Beach, the Sherriff of Los Angeles County, and others. There was a continuous flow of people who attended the exhibition, making a very grand occasion indeed.

 

THE PAINTING “ANCIENT VILLAGE AT REMOTE MOUNTAIN SPRING” BY H.H. DORJE CHANG BUDDHA IIISOLD FOR MORE THAN US$900,000 PER SQUARE FOOT AT A PUBLIC AUCTION

 

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My Dog Becomes a Buddhist

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My Dog Becomes a Buddhist

Hua Zang Si is a temple in the United States that propagates the dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. I have been a disciple at Hua Zang Si since I was in middle school. As a young adult, I gained valuable wisdom and experience attending temple with my family. The blessings I have received are innumerable and I am always grateful for everything I learn from the true Buddha dharma.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, my dog was able to take refuge with Hua Zang Si temple in San Francisco under Qupei Rinpoche after attending a one hour fish release dharma assembly. I adopted Pansy, in October 2016 from the San Francisco SPCA Mission branch. Pansy is now two and a half years old, but still very boisterous and energetic like a puppy. She is very playful and likes to jump on people. She also barks and runs a lot when there are many people and dogs around her and she wants their attention on her. I was worried about Pansy taking refuge during the fish release because she is often very vocal and difficult to control in crowds.

My Dog Becomes a Buddhist-2My Dog, Pansy

As the fish release dharma assembly began, being near five other dogs in attendance should have driven her into a frenzy, yet she remained calm and simply paced around. Pansy only barked two times during the whole ceremony. It was a shock to me that she was not barking and crying nonstop the whole time. When the master came over to bless Pansy with holy water, she sat still and regarded everything with a calm disposition. She didn’t bark at Qupei Rinpoche or jump on her. She was very well behaved. As I went down to the dock to release fish, Pansy sat down next to my mom and waited patiently for me to return.

My Dog Becomes a Buddhist-3Pansy met the five other dogs and they were now Buddhist brothers and sisters.

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After the ceremony was complete, Pansy met the five other dogs and they were now Buddhist brothers and sisters. It was a beautiful day filled with a lot of happiness. All the monastics gave Pansy water to drink and pet her. I could tell Pansy was content and happy by the way her tail wagged and her trot around me. I want to give thanks to the sangha, the master, and the Buddha for allowing her to gui yi (taking refuge in Chinese). I hope in the future, Pansy can receive more blessings and have a chance to meet H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. In the future, my wish is for Pansy to reincarnate to the human realm to cultivate and study Buddhism to get out of the cycle of birth and death.

 

Amitabha

Regina Chang

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After Generating Great Compassion in Mind, Master Asanga Was Able to Meet Maitreya Bodhisattva

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After Generating Great Compassion in Mind,

Master Asanga Was Able to Meet Maitreya Bodhisattva

 

Master Asanga was born with uniquely deep talent and wisdom from his past lifetimes. When studying sutras and commentaries, he was able to understand the meaning with a quick reading. Later, he practiced meditative concentration and became free of desires. He repeatedly thought about the “meaning of emptiness” but was unable to deeply understand and explain it. He was quite unhappy for that. An Arhat named Pindola-Bharadvaja heard about his difficulty and came to him to teach “the Small-Vehicle (Hinayana) School’s view of emptiness.” Then, he practiced contemplation according to the teaching and achieved a deep understanding. However, Master Asanga was still not satisfied after learning the Small-Vehicle School’s view of emptiness because he still did not have perfect answers for many doubts and questions he had.

 

At that time, the teaching of Mahayana Buddhism (the Large Vehicle) was available from Maitreya Bodhisattva. However, to receive Maitreya Bodhisattva’s teaching in person, one must successfully enter into the state of concentration. Due to his urge to quest for the dharma, Master Asanga longed for the opportunity to meet Maitreya Bodhisattva in person to be taught with the dharma. Therefore, he chose a mountain cave in a sparsely populated area and began practicing cessation and contemplation diligently.

 

As time was flowing away continuously, six years elapsed. Master Asanga still was unable to see Maitreya Bodhisattva while practicing concentration in the cave. A thought came up in his mind, “If it is impossible to see Maitreya Bodhisattva, I should just give up!” Thus, he decided to take a break from cultivating and practicing in the cave. He put on his regular clothing and walked out of the cave. On his way of coming down from the mountain, he saw a white-haired elder lady, who held an iron stick and was laboriously grinding it on a flab of stone. The scene caught Master Asanga’s attention.

 

“Elder lady. May I ask what you are doing?” Master Asanga asked.

 

“Oh, I am grinding this iron stick into a thin needle.”

 

“You are grinding it into a thin needle?” Master Asanga was very much astonished and also greatly moved. He thought, “This elder lady was willing to grind it day after day with a seemingly silly movement. In contrast, as a cultivator, I could not adhere to practicing true Buddha-dharma to pursue wisdom.” The arising of this extremely precious thought caused Master Asanga to introspect himself and generate humility in mind. Then, he returned to the cave to devote himself into the difficult and hard cultivation and practice once again.

 

During the next three years, Master Asanga still did not make any achievement. Another thought rose in his mind, “Why should I waste time? It is simply impossible to see Maitreya Bodhisattva!” So he again broke his practice in retreat and went down the mountain. This time, he met a person, who was using a feather to scrub an enormously big rock. Master Asanga asked that person what he was doing. That person said, “This big rock blocks sunlight. I am grinding it to make it smaller, so that sunlight can shine into my room.” Upon hearing that, Asanga was alerted and began to introspect himself, “This person can be so unyielding in doing such a ridiculous thing. Comparing to him, I am so ashamed. I receded from my determination just because of a small setback!” With regret he again returned to his retreat chamber in the mountain.

 

Thus, another three years passed. Master Asanga was still unable to see Maitreya Bodhisattva appearing. At last, he receded from his determination once more. With discouragement, he left the retreat chamber again. On the way of coming down from the mountain, he saw a dying old dog, whose body had already begun to rot. The wounds were totally covered by maggots that were diffusing an awful stench. Compassion rose in Master Asanga toward this dog. He cut off a piece of flesh from his own body to feed the dog and also intended to remove the many maggots from the dog’s wounds. At that time, Master Asanga thought, “These maggots have very tender and fragile bodies. If I use my coarse fingers to move them, they will definitely be harmed.” Therefore, he decided to use his tongue to carefully lick up the maggots to move them to an inhabitable place for them. However, those maggots really looked very terrible. Master Asanga had to kneel on the ground and close his eyes. He then lowered his body to lick the maggots with his tongue.

 

As he was lowering his body, Master Asanga actually felt that his tongue was touching the ground. He opened his eyes and saw that the dog was no longer there. The solemn and majestic Maitreya Bodhisattva was standing in front of him. After the moment of excitement, Master Asanga asked Maitreya Bodhisattva, “I wholeheartedly prayed and beseeched you, revered Bodhisattva, to manifest before me for the last twelve years. Why didn’t you?”

 

Maitreya Bodhisattva replied, “Starting from the first day when you entered the retreat and began to pray, I was with you and next to you at every moment. However, due to the obstruction by your karmic forces, you were never able to see me. Through your diligent cultivation and practice during these twelve years, most of the karmic hindrance has been purified. Additionally, you generated great compassion in the occasion that just passed. Now all your karmic hindrance has been removed. That is why you can see me now! If you do not believe what I said, you can carry me on your shoulder and walk around at the market to see if people can see me.”

 

Thus, Master Asanga carried Maitreya Bodhisattva on his shoulder and walked to the market. While walking, he yelled to people, “What do you see that is on my shoulder?” People all thought that he had mental problems. They laughed and said, “There is nothing!” Only one old lady said that he was carrying a dog with scabies. Thus, Master Asanga was totally convinced and free of any doubt. Uncommon respect and faith rose in him toward Maitreya Bodhisattva.

 

After meeting Maitreya Bodhisattva, Master Asanga politely sought teaching from the Bodhisattva. Maitreya Bodhisattva asked, “What do you want to learn?” Master Asanga said, “My wish is to propagate the Mahayana Dharma.” Maitreya Bodhisattva was delighted to hear that and brought him to the pure land within the Tusita Heaven. Maitreya Bodhisattva expounded to him the precious views of Mahayana Buddhism and the “Five Shastras (Commentaries) by Maitreya.” The teachings enlightened Master Asanga like pushing away clouds to see the Sun. Many doubts that he had had before were completely removed. Since then, he followed Maitreya Bodhisattva’s teaching to dedicate himself to study “the View of Emptiness of Mahayana Buddhism.” Maitreya Bodhisattva gave him a series of discourses and also explained the essence of the Mahayana sutras to him in detail. Master Asanga was enlightened from listening to the teachings and basically gained the understanding and proficiency in the sutras and shastras of Mahayana Buddhism. Later, Master Asanga also practiced the Dharma of Sunlight Samadhi. Through learning and practicing diligently, he eventually attained holy accomplishment. From then on, he was able to understand what he could not before and could forever remember all Buddhist scriptures he read. Later, he built a big lecture hall and dedicated himself to expound all Mahayana sutras to the great masses.

 

Master Asanga lived in the world for 150 years and made great contributions to the undertaking of widely propagating the teachings and dharmas of Mahayana Buddhism. He benefited countless living beings.

 

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The Magnificent Process That I Witnessed in Person When Layperson Zhao Yusheng Passed Away Perfectly

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The Magnificent Process That I Witnessed in Person When

 

The Magnificent Process That I Witnessed in Person When Layperson Zhao Yusheng Passed Away Perfectly

 

Amitabha! Dharma masters, rinpoches, and kind virtuous ones, my name is Bee Bee Moh. I will now talk about the magnificent process occurred when Layperson Zhao Yusheng passed away perfectly. To avoid missing something when I talk, I wrote my speech down earlier.

 

Zhao Yusheng was a disciple of Chen Baosheng and had learned the evil teaching from Chen Baosheng before. Every day, he chanted “supreme vajra master” and that one’s accomplishment all depends on the master and relies on the joy and pleasure of the master. Zhao Yusheng said that he helped Chen Baosheng hide the truth and create false information while working at the tile company. That caused the company to lose more than 800,000 yuan just last year. He said, “I also helped him make false propaganda to deceive people. My situation became worse and worse as I was learning from Chen Baosheng. I am bounded by sin and bad karmas. My body now has cancer and is in great pain and suffering.” Zhao Yusheng realized that he had been harmed by Chen Baosheng’s demonic dharma. He was able to meet H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III after his cancer had reached the terminal stage. When Zhao Yusheng saw His Holiness, the Buddha, he piously repented before the Buddha Master. The Buddha Master said that repenting or not is not important and it is important that one should cultivate oneself well and truly correct the evil and pursue goodness to benefit society and living beings. Zhao Yusheng repented wholeheartedly. He no longer wanted to be a rinpoche and completely stopped learning the evil teaching. He did not fear death and only wished to be reborn in the Buddha-land. He made the greatest vow. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIsaw his sincerity and the maturing of his karmic condition and transmitted the dharma to him. Amitabha Buddha was invited to manifest in person to touch his head and transmit the dharma to him. Brother Zhao Yusheng was also able to see the main gate of the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss at that time. Amitabha Buddha told the Brother that Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva would come to receive him to go to a place in the 5th lotus stage in the Pure Land. After receiving the dharma transmission from Amitabha Buddha and returning to San Francisco, the Brother practiced the dharma all the time every day and did not want to talk much. Sister Zhao Chen, who is the Brother’s daughter and I waited day by day. We did not know which day Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva would come to receive the Brother. I have a company at Washington DC to run, but I also wanted to see the Brother attaining accomplishment. That created a contradiction in my mind. Well, a day spent was like a year to me! Eventually I had to call to beseech instructions from the Buddha Master. The Buddha Master said, “He will not be reborn there for the time being. For Zhao Yusheng’s physical condition, the decisions from the doctors and nurses should always be followed.”

 

On the day before Brother Zhao’s perfect passing away, he and I sat on a bench outside. He told me, “Chen Baosheng is a demonic devil, demonic evildoer, person of sin, criminal of fraud, and swindler. Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva wanted me to expose his sinful acts and said that He will come tomorrow to receive me. I was told to manifest the dharma to let people know when I am received to leave. However, I am worried that I may be drowsy and forget to expose him when Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva comes to receive me tomorrow.” I told the Brother, “Don’t worry. You don’t worry. Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva will definitely come to receive you, and you will not be drowsy.”

 

At about 2:30pm in the afternoon on August 24 in American time, I was taking a nap at the time. After going outside to the restroom by himself, Brother Zhao came in to wake me up. He told us that he was about to leave and we should sincerely learn the dharma from the Buddha Master so we will meet again in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. He was going to take a bath. At that time, we felt quite sad. Is this person who is alive now truly going to leave? We help him take out the clothing prepared for him earlier. After putting on his clothing, we smelled a kind of special fragrant scent from Brother Zhao’s body. Then, the Brother said, “I will now use my freedom from birth and death to prove that the Buddha-dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the holiest. Chen Baosheng is a demonic devil and demonic evildoer! He is an evil master, big swindler, and a person of sin!” He also said, “The true dharma of the Tathagata is at where our great Buddha Master, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, is. Okay, okay, I will stop now. Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva has come to receive me!” After finishing speaking, Brother Zhao emitted light from his entire body. I saw the extremely tall and great Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva, radiating strong and intense white light everywhere from His body. Surrounded by five-colored light, Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva was extremely solemn and majestic, standing above the top of Brother Zhao’s head. At that time, I saw that Brother Zhao’s spiritual consciousness rushed out from the top of his head toward Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva and left in the sky! While watching, I suddenly was unable to see Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva and Brother Zhao. I hurriedly ran into the courtyard. At this time, my phone rang. I raised my head and saw that Brother Zhao left in the sky while stepping on white clouds and following Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva. I also saw that fragrant nectar was coming down from the trees in the yard! Dharma masters from Hua Zang Sicame right at that time. When they arrived, they also saw that nectar was descending from the trees. The dharma masters also recorded the scene by video. This nectar was strange. It disappeared before touching the ground. I was not the only one seeing the event. An elder lady who is 92 years old and from Malaysia also saw that Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva received Brother Zhao Yusheng and brought him away! This holy manifestation is difficult to hear even in millions of kalpas.

 

I am grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

I am grateful to Namo Amitabha Buddha.

I am grateful to Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva.

 

Thank you all.

 

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