Request to distribute article (應扎西卓瑪仁波且的請求,現轉發她拜見旺扎上尊的紀實)

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From: Zhuoma Zhaxi <zhaxiz@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 5:32 PM
Subject: Request to distribute article
To: ibsaoffice@gmail.com
The International Buddhism Sangha Association:

I was most fortunate to have a chance to pay my respects to the noble Wang Zha Shang Zun and receive a most wonderful teaching from him. Because of his great compassion and mercy in giving me his wisdom concerning an important dharma matter, I now have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the dharma that I practice and my cultivation. I would like to share this truth with others. I have already distributed the attached article that I wrote about this event to the readers of the Holy Vajrasana Temple’s Newsletter and to my students whom I could reach by email or WeChat.  I would like to request that IBSA further distribute the attached to their extensive mailing list so that even more people can share the good news and benefit and let more people know the greatness and inconceivable virtue of Wang Zha Shang Zun. Of course, I am not capable of using words to express the supremacy of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who is both Wang Zha Shang Zun’s and my master.

The most holy Wang Zha Shang Zun is truly great. His profound wisdom, humility, and kindness serve as an example for us all!  Amitabha!

Many blessings to all for the coming New Year, Zhaxi Zhuoma.

 

 

 

國際佛教僧尼總會:

我特別幸運地得到了一個拜見高貴的旺扎上尊的機會並受到他的極好的教導,由於他在關於一個重要的法事上給予我他的智慧時的大悲和憐憫,我現在對我修持的佛法有了更深的理解和感激。我想把這事實與他人分享,我已經把我寫的關於此事的文章(見附件)發給我能用電子郵件和微信聯繫的金剛寶座寺通訊的讀者們和我的學生們。我想要請求國際佛教僧尼總會將附件進一步用其範圍更廣泛的通訊錄發佈以使更多人能分享這好消息和獲益並讓更多人知道旺扎上尊的偉大和不可思議的德品。當然,我的能力不足以用言詞來表達旺扎上尊和我的師父南無第三世多杰羌佛的至高無上。

極其偉大的旺扎上尊真是了不起,他的深奧的智慧、謙遜和善良為我們所有人作出了榜樣!阿彌陀佛!

值此新年之際,在此給大家帶上我的許多祝福,扎西卓瑪

 

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This February Newsletter of the Holy Vajrasana Temple & Retreat Center is devoted entirely to Abbot Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche’s personal opportunity to pay respect to Wang Zha Shang Zun after she participated in the Jin Gang Fa Man Ze Jue Dharma Assembly and the precious dharma that she received as a result of that meeting. Because of its importance to both Chinese and English-speaking disciples, this Newsletter will be provided in both English and Chinese.

 

To my disciples and other friends of the Xuanfa Institute:

 

Since the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters (UIWBAH) article recently appeared concerning the September Jin Gang Fa Man Ze Jue Dharma Assembly, many of you have asked me what the most excellent and great holy Wang Zha Shang Zun is like. In addition to successfully conducting this amazing and very high level ceremony to determine who was and who was not an authentic incarnation of a Buddha, he is a most impressive and powerful elder man who is worthy of our respect. I have met many dharma kings of different sects, but no one is like Wang Zha Shang Zun. His power and virtue surpass all of them.

 

After the ceremony, I had the extreme good fortune to meet an attendant of his who speaks English and requested to prostrate to the Shang Zun, which to my surprise, was granted. It is very difficult to meet him. The Assistant told me that, to date, probably less than 100 persons in the U.S. have had the good fortune to meet him privately. The attendant took me to the place where this great mahasattva was staying. I was very excited to be able to see him again. Wang Zha Shang Zun mostly speaks Tibetan, but I am told he can also speak Mandarin Chinese. His voice was as I had remembered from the ceremony. Seeing him up close, I realize that he is probably over six feet tall and in excellent health. I had guessed that he must be at least sixty as I knew he had spent 45 years in seclusion in Tibet, but from his appearance guessed he could be even younger.  His attendant told me that Shang Zun had already turned 93. He is very spirited and looked like and had the energy and bearing of a much younger man. As for his appearance, he has a most remarkable full beard, large kind eyes, bushy eyebrows, a rectangular face, and is bald. I was reminded of images of Bodhidharma, the “barbarian” with such a beard and eyebrows who went to China from India, only Wang Zha Shang Zun is considerably more handsome than the great patriarch of Zen is usually portrayed to be. However, what is most impressive is his incredible modesty and humility. This is what it is like to be in the presence of a great holy being!

 

I had wanted to meet him to express my gratitude for the empowerment I received at the Jin Gang Fa Man Ze Jue Dharma Assembly, but also just to show my respect because I knew that only someone of very high attainment could have performed that dharma. When I offered him prostrations, he would always tell me to prostrate instead to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. His attendant told me that this holder of three gold buttons at a Shang Zun level always carried an image of the Buddha Master with him and did this. When he went back to his living space, the first thing he would do was to put H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s image and Shakyamuni Buddha’s image in a high place and make offerings to them. I again prostrated, but it was just as before. Wang Zha said, “The Buddha Master is here. You should prostrate to the Buddha Master. How can I accept your prostrations?” The other dharma kings I have met always accepted and even arrogantly awaited my prostrations while silently seating on their throne. Wang Zha Shang Zun is certainly the top chief great dharma king among all dharma kings, but he is still so humble. I was very touched. Again I realized how very, very fortunate I am.

 

Wang Zha Shang Zun is very easy to communicate with and very amiable. Every sentence he says with a smile.  He also provided me with hot tea having his assistant serve me using traditional China teacups. I accepted the teacup and put it aside on the table. Wang Zha then told me that “the quality of this tea is not very good. It comes from Tibet and is called Old Eagle Tea”. However, the fragrance of the tea, was so wonderful that it betrayed his humble portrayal.  I requested from Wang Zha Shang Zun how to practice the Green Tara Mirror Altar Dharma (Jing Tan Fa). The Shang Zun said, “First you have to have a good mirror. Then you get the dharma transmitted through holy inner tantric initiation. The most important thing is that you should practice according to the Buddha Master’s teachings, and let all people know that they should do good and cease evil. It is then very easy to succeed with this dharma. But you should decide by yourself if you want to practice this dharma. The Buddha Master proposed that we should cultivate ourselves and opposed the miraculous. I am not telling you to practice this Green Tara Altar Dharma.”

 

The time flew by so quickly. My mouth was dry and I realized I needed to drink the tea, but when I lifted the cup, the cup is so heavy it is as if it were glued to the table.  I couldn’t move it even when I exerted a lot of force. I was so surprised. I put that cup on the table. How can I now not lift it? This time Wang Zha Shang Zun saw what was happening and told me, “It is no use to use force. Force cannot lift it. You have to use your mind to lift it. When your mind is not attached to anything, everything will follow your mind.” Then Wang Zha Shang Zun asked me to lift it again. Very strange. It was as if it was weightless. I easily lifted it and also when I opened the cover of the cup, there is a moving image like a video in the cover. I clearly saw a picture of one of my fellow brothers from the past and a moment when I was in Japan. It was very clear, but it quickly started to disappear. I was really surprised. I used my eyes to follow the cover. After a while it completely disappeared. Then Shang Zun said. “Any object can be used as a mirror.” So I suddenly understood why my mind and my cultivation are so important and cannot be replaced by anything else.

 

I pray that each of you take advantage of this most fortunate fact that the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha is living in this world now and practice the Dharma that you learn. I also pray that you all quickly become accomplished.

 

Namo H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III! Namo Shakyamuni Buddha!

 

A very ashamed and fortunate disciple, Zhaxi Zhuoma prostrates and offers special thanks to Wang Zha Shang Zun for teaching her this important lesson.

 

這份金剛寶座寺及閉關中心的二月份通訊全部用來記載本寺主持扎西卓瑪仁波且在她參加金剛法曼擇決法會後親自拜見旺扎上尊的機會以及她在拜見時得到的珍貴的佛法,由於內容對講中文和講英文的弟子們都十分重要,這份通訊同時以英文和中文發表。

 

我的弟子們和宣法會的其他朋友們:

 

從最近聯合國際世界佛教總部關於九月份舉行的金剛法曼擇決法會的文章問世以來,你們中的許多人向我問到最優秀的大聖者旺扎上尊的情況,除了成功地舉行這場了不起和非常高級的決定誰是和誰不是佛陀的真身轉世的儀式外,他是一位值得我們尊敬的非常有威儀和威力的長者。 我遇見過許多不同宗派的法王,但沒有一個是像旺扎上尊那樣的,他的功夫和品德超過他們的所有人。

 

在儀式後,我極其幸運地遇見他的一位講英語的侍者而要求向上尊請示並出乎我意料地得到准許。要見到他是非常難的,侍者告訴我至當時為止在美國有如此幸運而個別見到他的人可能不到100位。這位侍者把我帶到這位大摩訶薩所在的地方,能再次見到他使我非常激動。旺扎上尊大部份講藏語,但我被告知他也會講漢語的普通話,他的嗓音是我記得在儀式上所聽到的。在近距離見到他,我發現他身高超過6英尺,非常健康。因為我知道他曾在西藏閉關45年,我曾經猜想他至少有60歲,但從他的相貌猜想的話,他可能更年輕。他的侍者告訴我上尊已經93歲了,他非常精神而且看上去像一位年輕得多的人和具有與那相符的年齡的能量和氣宇。至於他的相貌,他有一部非常引人注目的鬍鬚、充滿善意的大眼睛、濃密的眉毛、長方臉型和禿頂,使我聯想到那位從印度到中國的具有這樣的鬍鬚和眉毛的“野蠻人”菩提達摩的形象,唯一的分別是旺扎上尊比通常描述中的那位禪宗的大祖師英俊得多。然而, 令人印象最深刻的是他的令人難以置信的虛心和謙遜,這是一位大聖者所在的情形!

 

我要求見他是為了表達對我在金剛法曼擇決受到的加持的感激,並表示我的尊敬,因為我知道只有非常高的成就者才能修那部法。在我向他頂禮時,他總是讓我不要向他而是向第三世多杰羌佛頂禮。他的侍者告訴我這位金釦三段的上尊總是帶着他的佛陀師父的法像並總是這麼做,每當他回到住處時,他做的第一件事是把第三世多杰羌佛和釋迦牟尼佛的法像放到高處並上供。我再次頂禮,但情況還是如前。旺扎說:“佛陀師父在這裡,你應該向佛陀師父頂禮,我怎麼能接受你的頂禮呢?”我遇見的其他法王總是接受甚至坐在法臺上一言不發傲慢地等待我的頂禮,旺扎上尊肯定是所有法王中的頂尖首席大法王,但他還是如此謙虛。我受到了非常大的觸動,也再次體會到我是多麼、多麼地幸運。

 

旺扎上尊是非常容易與其溝通的也十分和藹可親,說每一句話時都帶著微笑,他也為我準備了熱茶並讓他的侍者用傳統的中國茶杯為我倒茶,我接過茶杯放在桌子邊上。然後旺扎上尊告訴我“茶的品質不太好,是西藏的,叫老鷹茶。”但茶的非常芬芳的香味卻以事實背叛了他的謙遜的描述。我向旺扎上尊請示如何修綠度母鏡壇法,上尊說:“首先你要有一面好的鏡子,然後要受到聖義內密灌頂而被傳法,但最重要的是你要按照佛陀師父的教法而修,並讓所有人知道他們應該行善止惡,如果這樣的話這部法是非常容易修成的。但你自己要決定你是否要修這部法,佛陀師父提倡我們修自己的行並反對搞神奇的事跡,我不是讓你來修這部綠度母鏡壇法的人。”

 

時間過得非常快,我感到口乾而覺得要喝那杯茶,當我要拿起杯子時,杯子重得好像被膠粘在桌子上一樣。我用了很大的力還無法移動它,十分吃驚,杯子是我放在桌子上的,怎麼我現在拿不起了?這時旺扎上尊見狀對我說:“用力是沒有用的,力量不能拿起它,你一定要用你的心去拿。當你的心不執著於任何事時,任何東西都會隨你的心行動。”然後旺扎上尊讓我再拿一次,非常奇怪,它好像沒有重量一樣,我很容易地拿起了它,而且當我揭開茶杯的蓋子時,蓋子裡有一個好像是錄像一樣的動畫,并清楚地看到了我過去的一位師兄的圖像和我曾在日本的一刻它非常清楚,但很快開始消失。我實在太驚奇了,並用眼睛盯著蓋子看,過了一會它完全消失了。上尊說:“任何東西都能當作一面鏡子用。”於是我突然理解到我的心、我的修行為什麼是那麼重要而不能被任何東西所代替。

 

我祈禱你們每人都充分利用第三世多杰羌佛現在住在這世界這一最幸運的事實並修習你們學的法,我也祈禱你們都快速得到成就。

 

南無第三世多杰羌佛!南無釋迦牟尼佛!

 

非常慚愧和幸運的弟子扎西卓瑪頂禮感謝旺扎上尊給我上的這重要的一課。

 

聯合國際世界佛教總部諮詢回覆 (第20160101號)

聯合國際世界佛教總部諮詢回覆 (第20160101號)

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聯合國際世界佛教總部收到佛弟子來信,原文提問:

 

答覆以上的提問:

第一、聯合國際世界佛教總部本不該為之解答這些問題。

第二、因為這是個很簡單的問題,只要是認真聽聞南無第三世多杰羌佛所說法音的人,本身就所獲解答。

原因是南無第三世多杰羌佛法音和辦公室的公告都清清楚楚有準確的依據答案,就拿128條知見來鑑別上師就能一目了然,鑑別出真假正邪,還需要什麼答案呢?如果還不清楚的話,就請直接見證他的師資袍裝是幾段幾釦,這是做不了假的。至於是否退道,那更不用解釋,袍裝會為你說話。是聖是凡不是憑個人冒稱的,是必須要經七聖十師嚴格考試印證,得出結果後發給證書和段位袍裝。

至於佛菩薩的目的是為了利益眾生、渡脫眾生,除此之外,沒有爭權奪利、為了個人的私利拉幫結派,因為學佛不是做生意,為自己賺勢力,而是希望眾生學的更好,只有幫助他人。一個好的上師不可以去挖已經在學習正法的人,而應該化育那些還沒有學佛修行的人,除非某人看出他的上師不如法,要另處求學,這是才應該接受善導。修行人確實不能跟違背128條知見的所謂上師學,要選擇良好的上師學。行人能找到一位佛菩薩級的上師,是每一位良師都會為學人高興的事情,凡是好的上師都是為他人的利益著想,怎樣能利益眾生就怎樣做,我們應該從內心生起為他祝福。

但切記不要忘了,要以聽聞南無第三世多杰羌佛的法音為學佛的指南,除此,其他上師所說的話,只要不符合南無羌佛的教導都是錯誤的。旺扎上尊說:「千萬不要聽非真正大聖德講的所謂開示,這一次來自西藏、中國漢地、印度、尼泊爾、錫金、不丹、台灣等地的法王、活佛、上師、法師們,考筆試百題的答卷,我只能說,根本沒有資格講法,完全不具講開示的學識。徹底說明了如果同意這些人說法,只有四個字『誤害眾生』。」最後再次提醒佛教徒,認真聽聞南無第三世多杰羌佛的法音,才是真正的正道。

 

聯合國際世界佛教總部

2016年2月4日

Who Is His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III?

by Steven Meyers

Five Key Points about the Buddhist Spiritual Leader

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:

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1. 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 Casuality, 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.”

5. 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.

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