The Explanation of the Buddha’s Title – “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III”
On April 3, 2008, a solemn and dignified first-publishing ceremony of a fact-recording book entitled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, which published jointly by the World Buddhism Publishing LLC and the World Dharma Voice, Inc., was held at the Library of the Congress of the United States. The book was also formally accepted into the collection of the Library of the Congress of the United States. Only since that time, did people in the world know that Master Wan Ko Yee, who had been broadly respected by the great masses and who had also been known as Great Dharma King Yangwo Yeshe Norbu, had been recognized by the world’s leaders, regent dharma kings, and great rinpoches of Buddhism through official documents as the third incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, who is the primordial Sambhogakaya Buddha of the universe. The Buddha’s name is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Since then, people began to address His Holiness the Buddha by “Namo Dorje Chang Buddha III.” This is similar to the situation that Sakyamuni Buddha’s name was Prince Siddhartha Gotama before attaining Buddhahood. However, after Sakyamuni Buddha had attained Buddhahood, His title changed to “Namo Sakyamuni Buddha.” That is why we now address His Holiness the Buddha as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.”
In particular, on December 12, 2012, the Senate Resolution No. 614 of the United States Congress officially used “His Holiness” in the name addressing Dorje Chang Buddha III (That is to say, “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.”) Since then, the title and status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been definitive by nature. And, as a matter of fact, “Dorje Chang Buddha III” is a name used legally in governmental and official legislative documents. Therefore, the previously used respected name and titles such as “Wan Ko Yee,” Great Master, and Great Dharma King no longer exist.
However, the news below was published before the Buddha’s title of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was publicly announced. At that time, people did not know about the true status of His Holiness the Buddha. Therefore, to respect the true history, we still kept the names used before the title of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was legitimately determined in republishing this news. However, all must clearly know that the only legitimate name of His Holiness the Buddha is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and all other names used before the legitimate determination no longer exist.
The Treasure Book
In 2006 a manuscript copy of the book A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma documenting a few of the accomplishments of H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu (Master Wan Ko Yee) was distributed to the leading Buddhist practitioners of various sects. These were incarnated Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who are greatly accomplished themselves. After reviewing the book, they were shocked. A number of them entered into a deep samadhi state and traveled to the dharma realms to investigate just who H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu really is while others came to the same conclusion just from reading the book. This book reveals what they found and includes the certificates of recognition and congratulatory letters from many who responded. Never in the history of Buddhism has anyone received such a large number of recognitions and written congratulations from great dharma kings and rinpoches of the highest order in the world.
What they found was that H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is the second incarnation of the famous layman Venerable Vimalakirti who was actually the second incarnation of the great Sambhogakaya Buddha Dorje Chang. H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is Dorje Chang the Third–the leader of all Buddhas and the highest and greatest Buddha in the dharma realm. All dharma originated with Dorje Chang! No wonder the Buddha Master was able to accomplish so much in so short a time! No wonder the Buddha’s discourses can be considered sutras! They are sutras because this holy being is a Buddha–in fact, the primordial Buddha. Dorje Chang Buddha has come to this world for the third time to help restore the correct dharma as taught by Shakyamuni Buddha and to give us dharma methods that are suitable for our age and place. Shakyamuni Buddha only taught 30% of the Buddha-dharma that He possessed while He lived in this world. He taught Ananda additional and higher dharma so that Ananda could, in turn, teach Guru Padmasambhava, who brought the highest dharma to Tibet. Generally speaking, this world was simply not ready for the higher dharmas at that time.
This most extraordinary book detailing thirty categories of accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the recognition the Buddha has received from the most highly realized Buddhist Masters and leaders in the world today was published and released in April 2008 as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and formally presented to members of Congress and their staffs, ambassadors, and other dignitaries at a special event sponsored by the the Library of Congress, the Organization of American States, and the International Buddhism Sangha Association. This book is now available for the general public. The book reveals the true identity of this Buddha and how and why the Buddha came to this world.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III also contains the translation of a discourse by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III entitled “What Is Cultivation?” This is such a special transmission of dharma that when this discourse was being given, great holy beings from the dharma realms came to the mandala and blessed those present. This event as well as many other holy occurrences or miracles relating to the Buddha are also documented in the book and on this web site. Examples include turning ordinary water into Bodhi Holy Water that can heal and perform miracles; the bestowal of true holy nectar from the sky by the Buddhas; precious holy pills that chant, dance, fly, and increase; the appearance of magnificent Dharma Protectors; rainbow body states; and other evidence of enlightened activity. Many of this Buddha’s disciples are incarnations of great ancient virtuous ones.
The names of some of the leading Buddhists who provided testimonials about H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III along with brief biographies and pictures of who these living Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are can be found in Sixty Dharma Kings, et al.
The book demonstrates the outstanding, unprecedented, and complete mastery of exoteric Buddhism (the Tripitaka), esoteric Buddhism, and the Five Vidyas attained by H.H. Dorje Chang III.
Although the Five Vidyas are simplistically defined as the Healing, Craftsmanship (art and technology), Sound, Causality (logic), and Inner-Realization, they really represent all that is good in the universe—the original or true nature of everything. Very briefly, they include fixing that which is broken, incomplete, or inferior; creating beauty or joy; all forms of communication by sentient and non-sentient beings or things; the relationship between cause and effect; and supernormal powers. The Five Vidyas are the manifestation of the powers and wisdoms of holy beings. These vidyas represent the realization of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas — they are the result of what holy beings do. They encompass everything seen and unseen, animate and inanimate in the universe that is beneficial to living beings. Everything in the universe can be classified into five aspects of brightness and darkness. That is the real meaning of the Five Vidyas. To develop everything that is good in the universe and that benefits living beings is classified as “bright,” while that which confuses and is evil is classified as “dark.”
The accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang III are not limited to the human realm or even to sentient beings. Animals and beings from other realms have taken refuge in the Buddha and come to listen to the Buddha’s discourses. The Buddha also takes mist from the air with His hand, puts it inside a hole in a sculpted boulder, and makes it stay there. Those who see this incredible holy work are amazed and blessed by it.
The book also explains the role that supernormal powers play in Buddhism and why Shakyamuni Buddha both manifested such powers and spoke against them. The book gives many examples of the use of supernormal powers by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, by His disciples, as well as by the other incarnations of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who are mentioned in the book. Their brief biographies and the incarnated identities of some of them are also included in the book. This book is a treasure never before seen in the past several thousand years. It proves that the true Buddha-dharma expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha and this ancient Buddha does still exist in this world and that it is possible to obtain by all who want to learn it.
In this Dharma-Ending Age of such gross commercialism within religious institutions, one of the most amazing statements in the book is The Buddha’s personal vow that He will only benefit living beings and not accept any offerings. This Buddha actually supports many philanthropic causes as well as His disciples and temples through His own creative endeavors in art, businesses, innovations, etc. and not the reverse. His state of unselfishness is beyond imagination.
Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche, a close disciple of the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, represented the International Buddhism Sangha Association, in leading a group of lamas and laypersons on a tour of the U.S.A. to introduce to the West this Buddha and the treasures contained in this precious book. They also made offerings at stupas and holy sites across the land in honor of this most wonderful and auspicious event and prayed for world peace, the good fortune of all Americans, and the prosperity of the country. This tour and many of the teachings given by the Buddha are documented in the book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Is Living in America.
Reincarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha Is Revealed
Washington, DC (March 26, 2008) — H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee, an international master of Buddhism, is the actual reincarnation of the primordial Buddha according to leaders from all major sects of Buddhism worldwide. It is the second time in more than 2,500 years that Dorje Chang Buddha has manifested himself in human form and the third time that Dorje Chang Buddha has manifested in the universe. Master Wan Ko Yee’s identity as Dorje Chang Buddha III is revealed and authenticated through evidence contained in a book recently published and kept secret until today.
The book records and verifies H.H. Master Yee’s spiritual enlightenment and his many accomplishments as a world-class Yun sculptor, artist, poet, calligrapher, philosopher, painter, and medical expert in healing illnesses. More than twenty holy leaders of Buddhism have formally determined and affirmed through personal attestations and written proclamations that H.H. Master Yee is the holy and most honored leader of Buddhism and the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha — that is, Dorje Chang Buddha III.
“H.H. Master Yee’s accomplishments outshine the accomplishments of all others, both ancient and modern. His Holiness is a paragon of enlightenment,” said H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, the supreme leader of the Jonang sect, one of the most evolved Buddhist Masters whose testimony appears in the book. “H.H. Master Yee comprehends the supreme and profound Buddha-Dharma (teachings). He is the Buddhist equivalent of the Pope.”
The book will be presented to the Library of Congress on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Copies will be distributed to all public libraries and to Buddhist temples. Revered leaders of most of the 360 million adherents of Buddhism worldwide (of which six million reside in the United States), the President of the International Buddhism Sangha Association, the Chairman of the World United Buddhism Federation, and sixteen Dharma Kings and Rinpoches from around the world will also attend the presentation of the book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III .
H.H. Master Yee was born in Sichuan, China. Like many other individuals, religious freedom drew His Holiness to the United States and in 1999 he arrived with his wife, Yuhua Wang, and his two children, Hang Kung Yee and Pui Chu Yee. H.H. Master Yee is a permanent resident and resides in both Pasadena and Oakland, California.
Buddhism is a body of religious traditions, philosophies, and teachings all in pursuit of enlightenment and truth. The religion was founded approximately in the 5th Century BCE by Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince who renounced his throne to dedicate his life to teaching his insights (dharma) on the nature of the universe and the alleviation of suffering in the world. Having attained enlightenment (bodhi), he was known as Buddha, or “Enlightened One.” The many traditions that make up the worldwide Buddhist Sangha, or society, maintain his legacy by preserving and teaching his philosophy. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
Master Wan Ko Yee Recognized as the True Incarnation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III
April 09, 2008
The following was released by the International Buddhism Sangha Association:
At a special ceremony held April 3 at the Library of Congress of The United States, the International Buddhism Sangha Association (IBSA) presented to the American people the newly-published precious Buddhist book called H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
Dr. Judy S. Lu, Director of the Asian Branch of the Library of Congress accepted the book from the Venerable Dharma Teacher Long Hui, president of the IBSA. According to the Venerable Long Hui, the publication of this precious book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III announces to the entire world the news that a true Buddha has descended into the world. This incarnated Buddha is Dorje Chang Buddha (aka Buddha Vajradhara), who is the primordial and highest Buddha according to the lineage charts of all Buddhist sects. The entire name of this Buddha is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Holiest Tathagata Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu. More than fifty of the world’s highest great dharma kings, rinpoches, and other persons of holy virtue have recognized or congratulated His Holiness as being the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha. Those recognitions were made in accordance with the standard rituals of Buddhism by which such an identity is recognized. No other person in history has received so many recognitions from people of such high status.
The publication of this book reveals that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Holiest Tathagata Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee, who now resides in the United States. People around the world know H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee as a Buddhist Master who is completely proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and who has perfect mastery of the Five Vidyas. Before His Holiness was recognized as the incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha according to the rituals of Buddhism, Buddhists called him a great Dharma King because of his vast talents. They never imagined at that time that His Holiness is the true incarnation of a Buddha in this world. Actually, the status of His Holiness was already entered into the Congressional Record earlier.
H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee has been teaching and edifying people for several decades. In the past, His Holiness used the names “Anonymous Practitioner,” “Ordinary Cultivator,” and “Servant of Living Beings” to refer to himself. His Holiness has never called himself a Buddha. His Holiness has severely dealt with those so-called “eminent monastics and greatly virtuous ones” who claimed to have attained realization when in fact they had not. His Holiness has even more severely berated those disciples who are ordinary people yet claimed to be holy ones. Great karmic conditions have now matured in Buddhism that are of benefit to living beings. In accordance with these karmic conditions, holy and virtuous dharma kings, regent dharma kings, and great rinpoches of various Buddhist sects have announced the true identity of His Holiness.
The book presentation ceremony took place in the Member’s Room of the Library of Congress, which is reserved for the use of congresspersons, at the request of the late chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, Hon. Tom Lantos. The ceremony was hosted by the Library of Congress and the International Buddhism Sangha Association. Among the honored guests who attended were congressional representatives, including Republican Congresswoman Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, ranking member of Foreign Affairs Committee, ambassadors from the United Nations, ambassadors from the Americas diplomatic corps, and the Chief of Protocol of the Organization of American States. Also in attendance were dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma teachers from around the world who belong to a wide variety of Buddhist sects, such as the Sakya, Nyingma, Geluk, Kagyu, Kadampa, Jonang, Chod, exoteric, Zen, and Pure Land sects.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did not attend that grand ceremony. H.E. Denma Tsemang Great Dedengba II Longzhi Tanpe Nyima Rinoche, who is the person responsible for arranging audiences with H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, said that His Holiness was in retreat praying for world peace and for the safety and well-being of all living beings. That is why His Holiness was unable to attend that grand ceremony.
Famous incarnations of extremely holy Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, all of whom are of the highest order in Buddhism today, have recognized or congratulated H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata as being the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, the primordial sambhogakaya Buddha. Those who issued recognitions or congratulations include H.H. Dharma King Sakya Trizin, the supreme leader of the Sakya sect; H.H. Dharma King Dodrupchen IV, the sole holder of the complete Longchen Nying-thik dharma; H.H. Dharma King Penor, the third person to hold the position of supreme dharma king of the Nyingma sect; H.H. Dharma King Omniscience Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen of the Nyingma sect; H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje, the supreme leader of the Jonang sect; H.H. Dharma King Taklung Tsetrul of the Northern Treasure lineage within the Nyingma sect; H.E. Dharma King Trulshik, who is a personal master of H.H. Dalai Lama; H.H. Dharma King Jigdal Dagchen of the Sakya sect; H.E. Dharma King Tsharpa of the Sakya sect, who was also a personal master of the Dalai Lama; H.E. Regent Dharma King Shamarpa of the Kagyu sect; H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche of the Kagyu sect, a regent dharma king and National Master; H.E. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo of the Jonang sect; H.E. Dharma King Xiazhu Qiuyang of the Geluk sect; H.E. Dharma King Rabjam of the Shechen Monasteries; H.E. Dzogchen Dharma Kings of the Dzogchen Monasteries; H.E. Dharma King Renzeng Nima, the master of Nian Long Rinpoche and dakini Dari Lamao; H.E. Urgyen Xirao Woxiu, the incarnation of Urgyen Lingpa, who was a great Dedengba; Venerable Yundeng Jiangcuo Rinpoche, the incarnation of Patriarch Milarepa; H.E. Khenchen Rinpoche of the Mindrolling Monastery; H.E. Khandro Rinpoche, the incarnation of holy mother Yeshe Tsogyal; H.E. Ganor Rinpoche; H.E. Dharma King Renqing Rongbo Barongbo, an eastern Tibetan dharma king; H.E. Green Jewel Crown Karmapa Dharma King; H.E. Tangtong Gyalpo Rinpoche, a famous figure of great holiness and virtue in Tibetan esoteric Buddhism; the Qinghai Kumbum Monastery, which was the monastery of Master Tsongkhapa; the Mindrolling Monastery of the Nyingma sect; and many others. All of these highest-level dharma kings, rinpoches, and monasteries of various Buddhist sects have recognized or congratulated H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee for being the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, for being H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, and for having a level of realization and accomplishment unmatched by anyone else in history.
During his speech, H.E. Denma Tsemang II Longzhi Tanpe Nyima Rinpoche offered silk scarves to the precious book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. He in essence said the following in part of his speech: The founder of Buddhism in our earthly world is Sakyamuni Buddha. Dorje Chang Buddha is the first sambhogakaya Buddha in the universe with form and is the highest leader of Buddhism in the universe. Amitabha Buddha, who people know of, was a disciple of Dorje Chang Buddha. Dorje Chang Buddha also transformed into Dipamkara Buddha, who taught Buddha-dharma to Sakyamuni Buddha. Thus, Dorje Chang Buddha is called the primordial sambhogakaya Buddha in the universe. If Dorje Chang Buddha did not exist in the universe, there would be no Buddha-dharma, there would be no Buddhas, and of course there would be no Buddhism or Buddhist disciples. Thus, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is naturally the highest leader of Buddhism. The book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the most complete and magnificent Buddhist book in the recorded history of earth.
Master Long Hui of the International Buddhism Sangha Association said during her speech: Because H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is the true incarnation of the primordial Buddha, the wisdom of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is higher than that of any other Buddha. His Holiness has the same status in Buddhism as the Pope has in Catholicism. The accomplishment of His Holiness in the dharma is higher than that of all others in the universe. That is why the accomplishments that His Holiness manifests in this world are unique. The book uses pictures and text to record numerous magnificent accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. These accomplishments are backed up by irrefutable facts. The contents of the book will benefit countless living beings. Because the level of enlightenment of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is higher than that of any other Buddha, His Holiness can transmit a Buddha-dharma that causes the disciple who receives it to attain enlightenment and liberation within two hours. It is the fastest Buddha-dharma practice whereby a disciple can enter and leave a Buddha-land at will.
Those Buddhists of holy virtue who were fortunate to have attended the book presentation ceremony were very astounded and moved at what they heard about this Buddha who has descended into the world.
Who Is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III? By Zhaxi Zhuoma
May 1, 2013
Someone recently asked on “YAHOO! ANSWERS” a question concerning who the Buddha is of the current era and just who is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III? I was too late to post a response and could not have done an adequate job with only 300 characters anyhow. I did provide a link to this article as a comment. Most of the responses were correct–the Buddha for the current era is Shakyamuni Buddha, but that does not explain the relationship of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to Shakyamuni Buddha.
I follow H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and have ever since I first encountered His writings in an unusual little book titled True Stories About a Holy Monk thirteen years ago. Prior to that I studied and practiced Zen Buddhism and the shamanic arts for over fifteen years.
Although I knew this was an extraordinary teacher and holy person, none of us who followed this holy being knew who He was until a draft manuscript of a book about His accomplishments in this life was published and distributed to many of the leading Buddhist living in the world at that time. This happened around 2007. Many of the most highest accomplished Buddhist (not all were the most well known) recognized that this was a very special incarnation and wrote letters stating that fact which were included in the final version of the book that was published and presented to the Library of Congress and the world in a grand ceremony in April, 2008. Later that year and the next, I and a group of monks, nuns, and laypeople voluntarily traveled to all 50 states presenting the book to governors, librarians, tribal chiefs, and others and giving a talk on just who H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is and why He had come to America. You can read more about all these events on this website.
Many of the current Buddhist sects hold that Dorje Chang Buddha or Vajradhara Buddha was the originator of Buddhism as such. This is especially true in the vajrayana traditions. You will see this dark blue Buddha at the top of their lineage trees. Dorje Chang Buddha was the first samboghakaya manifestation of the formless Dharmakaya Buddha and was the teacher of all dharma to all the other buddhas in the ten directions including Shakyamuni Buddha. Only one other time did Dorje Chang Buddha incarnate in this world and that was at the time of Shakyamuni Buddha to help teach Shakyamuni Buddha’s disciples. That was as the great holy venerable one, Honorable Vimalakirti. At that time, Shakyamuni Buddha praised Honorable Vimalakirti in the Vimalakirti-Nirdesa Sutra, ”People who make offerings to this person should know that they are making offerings to a Buddha. One who transcribes and learns this sutra should know that a Tathagata is right with him in the same room.” This statement means that, in addition to Shakyamuni Buddha, there was another Tathagata in this world at that time. Shakyamuni Buddha was not the only Buddha. You can read the teachings of Ven. Vimalakirti in the well-known sutra bearing His name. However, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III gave us this discourse, “The dharma I transmit is absolutely the dharma taught by the Buddha. However, I am not a Buddha. Neither am I a master. I am just a humble one propagating the true dharma of Tathagata, without distinguishing sects or schools. Any cultivator who has correct knowledge and views, even a very ordinary cultivator, is better than me. I should learn from them all. Therefore, my body, speech, and mind are just a humble structure.”
In 2008, I had the good fortune to have an interview in upstate New York with H.H. Penor Rinpoche, who had been the third supreme leader of the Nyingma Sect. He was one of the leaders who recognized H.H. Dorje Chang III. He told me that this was a very high being, much higher than he (Penor) was and it was very good that such a being should incarnate at this time in these dharma ending days and that He should reveal many miracles so that people would believe that the dharma still existed in this world. He also said that Dorje Chang had never before incarnated in Tibet and other wonderful things.
The fact is that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s mind practice is different from that of all other dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters in the world. For example, He is truly completely proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and possesses perfect mastery of the five vidyas, while essentially no other people were able to accomplish that through history. More importantly, He is the only one who only benefits and helps all others and does not accept money or properties from other people. He has even announced that He would never accept offerings and would solely benefit others. Consequently, this fact causes other dharma kings, rinpoches, and great dharma masters of Buddhism to feel very embarrassed and depressed, because all these dharma kings, rinpoches, and dharma masters have to collect and accept offerings. Compared to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s deed of not accepting offerings, it became clear that they are at lower levels and are greedy for offerings from living beings. Therefore, they are very angry because H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s deed makes them unable to explain their acts.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did NOT proclaim himself to be a Buddha. However, He was recognized by many others as such and He did not deny the fact. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has stated repeatedly that this is the era of Shakyamuni Buddha and that Shakyamuni Buddha is the supreme leader of Buddhism in the world today. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III only came to correct many of the mistranslations and erroneous views held by Buddhists and about Buddhism that exist in the world today. If you can visit the website of the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (www.hhdcb3office.org), you will truly find out that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is a truly great Buddha. He has demonstrated countless accomplishments in all five of the vidyas–the only way that a buddha can be known. The five vidyas is an ancient concept that most Buddhist do not understand–I know I did not and it took me a long time to fully realize what was meant by the term.
I could write much more and have on this website. I must note that this is not an official website nor has it ever been reviewed or approved by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and probably contains errors, but it represents the best of my understanding of just who H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha is and what amazing and often unbelievable events have surrounded His incarnation in this world. If you want to understand the basic message of this holy being, read What Is Cultivation? also found on this website. In addition, you should also read Contemplating the Magnificence of Perfect Prerequisite Oceanic Mind Essence and the Most Magnificent Bodhi Dakini Oceanic Mind Essence of the Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation that have already been published on the internet [in Chinese]. And, yes, based on what I have seen and experienced, I do believe H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is a nirmanakaya Buddha. Please allow me to make a statement from the bottom of my heart that bears my responsibility to the law of cause and effect: From what I have learned from books and what I have ever seen in my current lifetime, I have never been aware of or seen anyone who surpassed the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
Who Is His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III? By Steven Meyers
Buddhism is among the largest religions in this world. The original founder of Buddhism and the religion’s highest spiritual leader in the universe is Dorje Chang Buddha. He is worshiped by all major sects and schools of Buddhism as the earliest primordial Buddha.
Buddhists belong to a religious belief that understands the universe’s nature of no-birth and no-annihilation and human beings’ original nature of true such-ness are one and the same. They believe in the cycle of transmigration driven by the law of cause and effect. They believe that after one’s biological death, the spirit or soul will incarnate and be reborn into a new being. In the case of the primordial Buddha, He has now incarnated to this world for the third time as His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III. The highest spiritual leader in Buddhism alive today currently lives in the United States of America.
His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III is not one who seeks publicity. Even when awarded the Presidential Gold Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Award for International Service and Leadership, and many other prestigious prizes, He did not attend the award ceremonies to receive the prizes in person. He is well known for loving-kindness and compassion, and has made a vow of only helping others and never accepting any offerings from anyone.
However, His accomplishments and accolades are widely-reported. The following are five of the most interesting things that you may not have known about His Holiness the Buddha:
- Buddhism classifies all material and spiritual matters and knowledge in the universe into five aspects. Complete mastery of these five aspects is called having realized the Five Vidyas (vidya is a Sanskrit word meaning brightness). Buddhas and Bodhisattvas must possess the Five Vidyas. The Five Vidyas include: the Vidya of Causality, the Vidya of Healing, the Vidya of Sound, the Vidya of Craftsmanship, and the Vidya of Inner Realization. Looking through the entire history of Buddhism, His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III is the first holy one to perfectly manifest real accomplishments in the Five Vidyas, meeting the highest standard of Buddhism. For this reason and more, His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III is the one and only individual in history to receive recognitions and corroborating recognitions from over 60 of the highest present-day dharma kings and regent dharma kings from various Buddhist sects.
- His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III was awarded the Top Honor Prize during the World Peace Prize Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 14, 2011. The World Peace Prize is an initiative to promote world peace and understanding between different nations, ethnicities, cultures and religions.His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III was recognized for receiving this Top Honor Prize by the 112th Congress in U.S. Senate Res. 614, commending His Holiness the Buddha for his role in advancing peace, justice and inter-religious collaboration.
- His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III has long been an internationally renowned artist. His paintings are not limited by subject or themes and are of many types, from water-ink paintings to oil paintings. Specifically, the subject matters include human figures, animals, flowers and birds, mountain and water scenes, fish, insects, and so on. Within the wide range of styles, there is fine brushwork, drawing with lines and strings, splash-ink, bold freehand brushwork, small freehand brushwork, and others. Altogether, He created 16 unique painting styles or schools, representing an unprecedented pioneering achievement in the history of art. His paintings are on permanent exhibition at the International Art Museum of America in San Francisco, the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum in Los Angeles County, and other art museums. His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III’s paintings are extremely valuable and rare. As early as in 2000, His artworks were sold for more than two million U.S. dollars each. He became the artist whose paintings commanded the highest prices compared to the prices for paintings created by all ancient and modern Chinese artists. Last March, an ink painting of His was sold at the New York Spring Auction for $16.5 million, which was the highest price realized at the 2015 Spring Auction of all artworks by ancient and modern artists worldwide. He is the world’s first inventor to create a class of artworks that cannot be duplicated by anyone or with any method — Yun Sculpture. Only after that, the world now has un-duplicable artworks. Experts predict that His paintings will become increasingly valuable as His Holiness plans to focus solely on Buddhist activities.
- In 2011, the then Mayor of Washington, D.C., Vincent Gray, proclaimed January 19th as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Day.” The mayor called on D.C. residents to join him in saluting “His selfless and exceptional work to spread the word of peace to all those in His presence.” The Unites States Postal Service also issued a commemorative cover in celebration of “His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III Day.”
- His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha is a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts, making Him the first internationally distinguished artist appointed to a Fellowship in the Academy’s history of more than 200 years. The title of Fellow was awarded by the Academy’s President, Phillip King, at a ceremony in the British Embassy in Washington.
Unless you are an astute follower of Buddhism, you may not have known that His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III has been recognized as the third incarnation of the original Buddha. His accomplishments clearly transcend religion, healing, art, philosophy, and literature. He continues to devote His time to a wide scope of cultural, religious, and various other domains directed at helping people in communities across the globe. His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III has made the following vow: “I will bear all of the karmic offenses committed by living beings, and I will give everyone all of the good karma and merit that I plant.” His Holiness the Buddha has been executing it exactly as is.
Steven Meyers received his bachelor’s degree in Chinese language from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. After graduating, Mr. Meyers spent a year at the Stanford Center in Taiwan furthering his study of the Chinese language. Later, he received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan and is now an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He has been providing legal advice to California non-profit corporations since 1996. His current focus is translating Buddhist material from Chinese into English.
The Buddhist Tribune
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