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.
2. The Carvings of Wan Ko Yee, A Master of Art Were Exhibited, Providing People The Opportunity to Appreciate the Highest Form of Art
Unlike All Other Forms Of Art, His Works Cannot be Duplicated
3. His magnificent accomplishments openly serve as a model for others; his many honors stir the world
Master Wan Ko Yee Has Made A Great Contribution To Art
The Organization of American States, Which is Composed of 34 Countries, Including the United States and Canada, Invited Ambassador from Various Countries, as Well as United States Senators and Congresspersons, to Attend the Exhibition of Yun Sculptures.
ON JULY 28th in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, the Organization of American States held the “Master Wan Ko Yee Yun Sculpture Exhibition.” This exhibition was mainly directed at ambassadors from various countries, United States senators and congresspersons, and high-level government officials in the White House. The Organization of American States is a world organization that is composed of 34 countries, including the Unites States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States is selected from the presidents of the various member countries. The present Secretary General Is Cesar Gaviria, President of Columbia. After that organization communicated many times with the Master Yi Yungao International Cultural Institute, and after much effort, the Organization of American States came to have a thorough understanding of Master Wan Ko Yee and came to recognize him.
Because Master Wan Ko is an outstanding Master of saintly wisdom, many world renowned Masters who are highly achieved In saintly wisdom have formally acknowledged him as their Master. The Master has reached great heights in areas such as philosophy, science, sociology, medicine, poetry, calligraphy, painting, and art.
Master Wan Ko Yee was born in China and now resides in the United States where he also is distinguished researcher and university professor. Master’s Yun sculpting is a form of art that he successfully founded in the United States for the benefit of mankind. Through this unprecedented form of art, Master Wan Ko has created carvings that rival the beauty of nature’s creations.
Master Wan Ko Yee’s pioneering sculpture basically deals with the carving of stone material into the form of an oval boulder, which is then carved hollow. Inside this hole is a mysterious and changing world where wondrous mist is constantly circling upward, making the Master the only person who has been able to create mist within this type of carvings. His innovative technique also makes it currently impossible to duplicate his sculptures.
When viewing his Yun sculptures. one experiences a carefree and peaceful feeling that is difficult to describe. No beautiful scenery in any limestone cave in the world can compare with Master Wan Ko’s incredible Yun sculptures, which are inexhaustibly gorgeous. Yun sculptures contain various layers of sights that seem to be constantly changing, offering splendid colors not comparable to anything in the world.
Master Wan Ko was able to create these treasures based upon his high state of realization, profound and extensive knowledge, as well as his understanding of the laws that underlie birth, growth, and transformation of all things in the universe.
Because of the great artistic contributions Master Wan Ko Yee had made for the benefit of the world, and in order to commend the Master, the Organization of American States held a special exhibition of the Master’s Yun sculptures in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. That day, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Dr. Cesar Gaviria, presided over the opening ceremony. Each of the various ambassadors and members of the United States Congress who attended marveled at and praised the sculptures. They thought that creating such sculptures was a great contribution to mankind, that for the first time in the world there are sculptures was a great contribution to mankind, that for the first time in the world there are sculptures that miraculously surpass the beauty of natural creations, that such sculptures reflect the highest and most refined level of art possible, that they are indescribably beautiful, that viewing them is an enjoyable and enrapturing experience, and that they are the essence of art.
THE Organization of American States, conducted on a exhibition of Master Won Ko Yee’s Yun sculptures. The present Secretory General of the Organization of American States, Cesar Gaviria (right), presided over the opening ceremony. Master Yee (second from right), his wife (middle) and his daughter and son attended the opening ceremony.
The Carvings of Wan Ko Yee, A Master of Art Were Exhibited, Providing People The Opportunity to Appreciate the Highest Form of Art
Unlike All Other Forms Of Art, His Works Cannot be Duplicated
A Painting by Master Wan Ko Yee sold for the highest price of any Chinese painting ever sold at an art auction. He has once again started the art world by recently exhibiting in California his superlatively crafted carvings. This exhibition provided people with the opportunity to appreciate the highest form of art. The themes of his carvings are from nature. His carvings are so natural looking that they are free from any traces of conscious artistry. In fact, they even surpass the workings of nature. They truly take one’s breath away. What is even more astonishing to those in art circles is that there is no way to copy any of his carvings. His works cannot be imitated through rubbings, grouting or computer simulation. Such an accomplishment is unprecedented in the history of art. The Master’s carvings have raised the level of art in the world to the highest level, since his workmanship has reached the acme of perfection.
At an art auction, Master Wan Ko Yee’s painting entitled “The Venerable Da Li Wang” sold for US$2,207,912. This set a record for the most expensive Chinese painting ever sold. However, compared to his paintings, his carvings are even more difficult to obtain. When art critics view Master Wan Ko Yee’s carvings, they all evince expressions of astonishment, saying such things as, “these works of art could not possibly have been sculpted by man! Their style is vivid. Their scale is large. They are marvelous creations excelling nature. To say that they are superb would be insufficient. It would be accurate to say that the sculptor is a great master of art the likes of whom have never been seen before. It would also be appropriate to say that the sculptor is a beacon in the world of art, that he is a pre-eminent sculptor, and that his carvings surpass even nature itself”.
Master Wan Ko Yee’s carvings fall into four different styles: realistic, abstract, classical and modern. Each style is fascinating and too beautiful to be absorbed all at once. Each style has an alluring and wonderful quality to it, providing the viewer with a unique feeling. The viewer cannot help but acclaim the sculptor as a magnificent master of art.
Take for example, Master Wan Ko Yee’s carving entitled “Limestone Cave”. It has the shape of a natural huge rock formation, with stalactites of differing lengths. When you view the details of this rock formation, you realize that there are wonderful sights within the holes. You cannot help but be dumbfounded, thinking that this rock formation must have been transported from Lu di Rocks in Guilin or from the Wu Ling Garden Limestone Cave or from the Ejian Bi Stalactite Cave in Taiwan. How you ask could this possibly have been made by man? However, when you calmly reflect upon this, you realize that nature does not contain such small stalactites.
When the viewer squats down and carefully looks inside the holes, he will see small pillars of rocks, stalactites, rocks in the form of fungus and hanging rocks in the form of shields. All of these rock formations seem as if they were naturally formed through the constant dripping of water. You cannot see any traces of a chisel or other carving tool even though the carving was made from solid resin. Even nature could not make such a thing. But how could the artist have carved inside the small holes? How could there be so many natural looking stalactites in such a small area? Such exquisite rock formations cannot be found in a real limestone care.
Most works of art cannot be compared with the superlative craftsmanship of nature. However, the artistic level of this work of art not only surpasses the works of other artists, it also surpasses the majesty of natural limestone caves.
There is also the carving called “Wonder of Mysterious Cave,” which is even more phenomenal than the “Limestone Cave.” Master Wan Ko Yee has sculpted this amazing rock formation which appears entirely natural. There are many hole within the rock formation and even hole within the holes. There is a variety of scenes within the holes. Each facet of this carving is exquisite and flawless. Even the rock formations of nature cannot compare with it.
Those who have seen natural caves will marvel at the interplay of lightness and shade and the effects of this interplay over time. Similarly, the shining of light upon this “Wonder of a Mysterious Cave” from different angles will produce various effects of lightness and shade, as well as various color changes. The shapes of the holes are diversified and marvelous. The artistic level of this carving is indescribably high. Its curves and lines flow smoothly, like mellifluous music. Anyone who wants to full appreciate the beauty that this work of art displays will have to spend at least forty minutes viewing it. This sculpture, which is most fascinating, is much more marvelous than a natural cave. This artistic accomplishment portrays something within nature but at the same time surpasses nature. Often, there is only one facet or part of a natural rock formation that is enchanting. The other facets or parts do not display anything wonderful. However, every facet or part of this carving by the Master is enchanting. Thus, the viewer has a deep appreciation for the entire carving. This is an unprecedented accomplishment in the history of art.
What is even more amazing is that there is no way in the world to copy this wonderful rock formation. It cannot be imitated though rubbings, grouting or computer simulation. This is also a great accomplishment that is unprecedented in the history of art.
Of those carvings by Master Wan Ko Yee that were exhibited in California, the smallest was about three feet tall and the largest was about ten feet high and twenty feet long. The feeling one gets when viewing his carvings is that each of them must have taken three, four, or five years to complete. Some of his works leave one with the impression that the artist must have spent a few dozen years just carving that one work of art. More important, each of the Master’s carvings seem more real and majestic than the creations of nature. The viewer is both visually and mentally amazed at such sights. The inimitable nature of the Master’s carvings makes each of them unique and priceless. The Master has made an enormous contribution to the world of sculpture.
His magnificent accomplishments openly serve as a model for others; his many honors stir the world
His magnificent accomplishments openly serve as a model for others; his many honors stir the world.
THE GOVERNMENT of the State of California and the government of the City of San Francisco each declared March 8th as Master Wan Ko Yee Day. On March 13th the government of the City of San Francisco again expressed its highest respects for Master Wan Ko Yee’s special accomplishments by conferring upon him more honors. These newest honors were conferred based upon the Master’s position as the foremost Buddhist Master in the entire world and his tremendous achievements in the areas of art, ethics, scholarship and science.
In 1994 the Master was awarded the title of “Distinguished International Master” by the World Poets and Culture Congress, an organization composed of members from forty-eight different countries and regions. This title is conferred upon only one person in the world and is on the same level of honor as a head of state. The Distinguished International Master Certificate was signed by Juan Antonio Samaranch, the then President of the International Olympic Committee. The formal resolution conferring upon the Master such title was announced in Hungary on September 15,1994 and formal written notification was sent to the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and other government organs.
The central government of China built a museum in honor of the Master in the Master’s hometown. In the entire history of China, this was the first museum ever built in the government of China in honor of someone who is still alive. The Master Wan Ko Yee Museum is a huge structure similar to an imperial palace and is divided into seven different sections.
The Master is extraordinarily accomplished in Chinese painting and calligraphy and has laid the groundwork for bringing Chinese paintings to the international forum. He has won the highest respect of the Chinese and American people for having raised the level of culture and morality in the world, for his efforts in philosophy, for his contributions in advancing the cultural exchange between China and the United States, and for being a model of ethical conduct.
Thus, after the head of the City Council of San Francisco and ten City Council members held a meeting, they decided to jointly sign and confer upon Master Wan Ko Yee a certificate of honor for his special accomplishments. The city government of San Francisco also declared the Master an honorary citizen of San Francisco in order to express their great admiration for him.
What is most unusual is that Master Wan Ko Yee is not in the United States to accept these distinctive honors. Nevertheless, his great learning, high ethics and magnificent accomplishments cannot be covered up. He has been repeatedly honored by various organizations throughout the United States such as the world Buddhism Association, the Tibetan Buddhism Association of America, the World Buddhism Jenn Fa Association Assembly, and the American League of Colleges and Universities which is composed of more than eighty colleges and universities.
All of this shows that Master Wan Ko Yee is a man of tremendous virtue, the likes of whom are rarely seen in the history of mankind. People all over the world admire and emulate him.
What Type of Expert Is He? The Selling Price of His Painting “Majesty” Has Shocked the World
Some people say that Master Wan Ko Yee is an expert in Buddhism. Some say that he is a great painter or a great singer. There are those who say that he is a great medical expert or a great ethicist. There are also those who say that he is a scientist. On May 28th, Unique Art Collections International Co., Ltd. auctioned Master Wan Ko Yee’s painting entitled “Majesty.” An art collector purchased this painting by way of competitive bid for a price of NT$64,950,000 (this equals U.S.$2,125,327.) People all over the world were shocked to hear of this purchase price.
Some people think that the paintings of Master Wan Ko Yee are Buddhist paintings and for this reason command such an extraordinarily high price. This viewpoint, which has been expressed to the media by certain people who do not understand art, is totally erroneous. In fact, Mr. Wan Ko Yee is a great artist whose paintings cannot be matched by anyone in this day and age. Eleven of his paintings were exhibited by China in an international art exhibition which took place in Philadelphia in 1978. The mainland Chinese government even built a huge art museum, the first of its kind in the history of China, in order to display more than two hundred of his paintings.
Master Wan Ko Yee is not only a famous and great artist, he is also a leader in the world of art. When he was twenty years old, he was the head of the Chinese Painting Research Division of the China Education, Science and Culture Organization. This is a high level organization within art circles in China and its leaders include people such as Chou Ying-Nan, Wu Zhang-Shu, Qian Jun-Tao, Xie Zhi-Liao, Liang Shu-Ming, Wan Lai-Ming and Cang Ke-Jia.
In the entire history of Chinese painting, no other painter was able to master the amount of artistic skills, the variety of different styles and the diversity of subject matter which Master Wan Ko Yee has mastered. Other painters could only exhibit two or three different artistic skills at the most. For example, Zhang, Da-Qian exhibited three different artistic skills: line painting, traditional painting and splash ink painting. However, Master Wan Ko Yee has completely mastered a few dozen different artistic skills. Master Wan Ko Yee can paint landscapes, people and other objects, animals, flowers, birds, fish and insects by using the meticulous brushwork style or by using the freehand brushword style. Whichever style he uses, his paintings are always elegant, grand, and full of life. One can get a glimpse of his artistic skills by looking through the huge book which contains a collection of his paintings.
In 1995, the Sichuan Daily News and the Chengdu Evening News each printed an advertisement on behalf of an auction house. This auction house wanted to buy the Master’s paintings for a price of R.M.B. 1,700 yuan per square inch. Master Wan Ko Yee’s skills have reached the highest level in the world when it comes to ink and wash paintings. Thus, in 1991, the World Poets and Culture Congress conferred upon him the title of “The world’s only Distinguished International Master.” This is the highest position possible and is on the same level of honor as a head of state.
Of course, the Master is also an ethicist. His books included Selected Philosophical Saying of Master Wan Ko Yee. He is a singer. There are fourteen tapes and CD’s containing his songs. The famous singer Zhang Huw-You is his student. He is a scientist. He developed two green teas called “Ba Wang Chun” and “Bi Yu Chun.” These are the best quality teas in the world. He is a medical expert who has cured countless people of a variety of different diseases. There were times when in one day, more than three hundred people had appointments to see the Master for treatment. The Master invented many new treatments for diseases, such as an extremely effective different experts? Why is it that this one person Master Wan Ko Yee, has combined skills of several different experts? The main reason is that he is a Great Dharma King Master of Buddhism. He has truly mastered the Five Knowledges spoken if in Buddhism. All of his skills mentioned above cover only part of the Five Knowledges which he has mastered. Instead of trying to describe what type of the expert he is, it would be better simply to say that he surpasses the word “expert.” He is a precious treasure who is a benefit to humanity. He is a Dharma King Master who is a rare gem in this world.
The Organization of American States Held The Master Wan Ko Yee Yun Sculpture Exhibition
The Organization of American States Is Composed of Thirty-Four Countries, Including the United States and Canada. The Secretary General of that Organization, Cesar Gaviria, Presided Over the Opening Ceremony. Ambassadors from Various Countries and Members of the United States Congress Attended
ON JULY 28th in the capital of the United States, Washington D.C., the Organization of American States held the “Master Wan Ko Yee Yun Sculpture Exhibition.” The Organization of American States is composed of 34 countries, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This exhibition was mainly directed at ambassadors from various countries, as well as United States senators and congresspersons. The former President of Columbia and the present Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Cesar Gaviria, personally presided over the exhibition. All of the attendees were astounded by what they saw. They highly praised Master Wan Ko Yee for bringing to this world for the first time such incomparably beautiful Yun sculptures. These sculptures surpass the beauty of natural creations and are truly divine craftsmanship. For the first time in the history of mankind, a form of art has appeared that is impossible to duplicate.
What everybody was earnestly hoping for happened. The Chief of Protocol for the Organization of American States, Ana O’Brien, led into the exhibition room Master Wan Ko Yee and the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Cesar Gaviria. The two of them were standing side by side, Master Yee’s wife, Professor Wang Yu-Hua, and their son and daughter, all walked into the room right behind Master Yee. A round of applause immediately resounded throughout the room. The limelight began to rise and fall. Reporters from all over the world began to congregate before the speaking platform.
In its introduction, the Organization of American States pointed out that Master Wan Ko Yee was born in China and now resides in the United States. He is a distinguished researcher and university professor. Master Wan Ko Yee’s Yun sculpting is a form of art that he successfully founded in the United States for the benefit of mankind. Through this unprecedented form of art, Master Wan Ko has created carvings that rival the beauty of nature’s beauty.
The oval boulders that Master Wan Ko Yee creates have a hole inside them. Inside this hole is a mysterious and changing world that is too beautiful to be absorbed at one time. Additionally, there is auspicious mist circling upward. This is inexhaustibly wondrous mist. Master Yee is the only person in history who has been able to create mist through his carvings. Because of the Master’s great sculpting skills, nobody in the world today can duplicate his sculptures.
Viewing the Master’s carvings gives one a feeling of relaxation and happiness that is difficult to describe. The limestone caves in China’s Guangxi Province, the Ludi caves, the Grand Canyon, and the limestone caves in Columbia, cannot match with marvelous and exquisite Yun sculptures of Master Wan Ko Yee. The seemingly ever-changing layers of scenes, the splendid and majestic colors, and the natural-looking formations all make these Yun sculptures more beautiful than the works of nature itself. No other sculptures like them can be found in the world.
Master Yee was able to create these unique treasures because of his high state of realization, profound and extensive knowledge, and penetration of the laws of the universe governing birth, growth, and change of all things.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States is selected from the presidents of the various member countries. The present Secretary General, Cesar Gaviria, now leads the Organization of American States. Because Master Wan Ko Yee has made a great contribution to the field of art for the benefit of mankind, the Organization of American States conducted this exhibition of the Master’s Yun sculptures in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Dr. Cesar Gaviria, presided over the opening ceremony. There were two main categories of displayed items. The first category consisted of three Yun sculptures entitled “Mysterious Mist Inside a Stone,” “Gao Shi Tu” (The State of Realization of a Saint) and “Tang Huang Kuai Shi Xi” (A Majestic and Splendid Stone Suggestive of Poetry Song and Painting.) The second category consisted of 26 photographs of Yun sculptures.
In his speech, Cesar Gaviria said that Master Wan Ko Yee is a distinguished Master of saintly wisdom, many world-renowned Masters who are highly achieved in saintly wisdom have formally acknowledged him as their Master. The Master has reached great heights in areas such as philosophy, science, etc. Because of the utmost proficiency, Master Yee has reached such a high state of realization in arts and brings such beauty for mankind to appreciate. He has made great artistic contribution to mankind. They are honored to have the opportunity to host Master Wan Ko Yee’s Yun Sculpture Exhibition. On behalf of the Organization of American States, Dr. Gaviria would like to thank Master Wan Ko Yee for honoring them with the Master’s presence and sharing with them his distinct and renowned sculpture.
The ambassador Marina Valere from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago praised the Master’s works, saying, “Dr. Yee’s exhibition was an almost unrealistic experience. His inspiration must have come from a supreme force which helped to guide that hand to create such almost indescribable works of art. A marvelous experience!”
Some of the honored guests who attended the exhibition included Ambassador Carlos Holguin from Columbia, Ambassador Michael King from Barbados, Ambassador Antoine from Grenada, and ambassador Chase from Paraguay. Many ambassadors from various countries were enraptured by the sculptures on display They walked back and forth in the exhibition room, continually uttering words of praise.
Additionally, when United States Congressman Hanrahan walked in front of the sculpture entitled “Tang Huang Kuai Shi Xi” (A Majestic and Splendid Stone Suggestive of Poetry, Song and Painting), he continuously nodded his head, saying to himself, “Amazing!”
The Chief of Protocol for the Organization of American States, Ana O’Brien, said, “Stunning!”
The President of White House President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Dr. John Tsu said that it is the superlative craftsmanship. It surpasses nature. Nobody in history has created such works of art. Nobody can duplicate them. He also said that after former President Bush saw Yun sculptures, he lavishly praised them.
The Advisor of Prime Minister of Belize said that many people have come here today. Each of them has praised the sculptures and was amazed at them. I have not seen one person who did not praised them.
A great number of people attended the exhibition, and it was a grand occasion. Many people surrounded the Yun sculptures on display and uttered words of admiration. They said that the exhibition was too short and that a longer exhibition should be held to give people around the world the opportunity to appreciate such inexhaustibly beautiful carvings.
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