西遊記暗藏佛學妙理:孫悟空能大鬧天宮為何卻跳不出五行山?

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小時候看《西遊記》最喜歡的章節莫過於「孫悟空大鬧天宮」,劇中的孫行者上天入地,隨心隨遇,為所欲為,真真是痛快至極!

 

話說悟空學成功夫回來後,先闖東海龍宮強借金箍棒,又入地府強銷生死簿。龍王、閻君遂上天庭告狀,於是有了後來悟空自封「齊天大聖」,大鬧蟠桃園,被丟進煉丹爐,大鬧天宮等精彩情節。最後玉帝無奈之下請來如來佛祖,才把孫悟空壓在五行山下。

 

其實,《西遊記》所隱含的深意,其實已經遠遠超出了大部分人的認知範疇,我們往往只看到它外表的精彩,而那層深刻內涵,儘管已經被傳頌了幾百年,卻還一直沒有被人真正領會。

 

吳承恩在《西遊記》開篇寫到「欲知造化會元功,須看西游釋厄傳」,意思就是「要想知道人生的真諦,那就必須看西遊記!」

 

當你有一天真正讀懂了《西遊記》,你也就懂得了世間所有苦難的真諦,也就懂得了整個人生的真諦!看似是打妖怪的故事,其實是告訴人們如何戰勝心魔,修煉自己內心的。吳承恩通過西天取經的神話故事,引領我們在人生路上不斷地去克服內心、戰勝心魔,最終取得真經、成就人生。

 

余以為,《西遊記》中孫悟空其實就是指第六意識的「心念」或者「意識」,所謂的「心猿意馬」不就是說我們的心像猴子一樣善變麼?我們的「心」動得厲害,上鬧天宮,下鬧地獄,大鬧龍宮,龍王的定海神針都被他拔走了,結果天上天下一片大亂。

 

孫悟空有七十二變,仔細回想一下,我們「心」是不是也是整天千變萬化,一時一個主意;

 

孫悟空一個筋鬥雲可以十萬八千里,我們的思緒是不是也是可以神馳萬里之外呀!

 

孫悟空大鬧天宮和地府,打了龍宮,我們的心念不正是如此麼?正所謂上窮碧落下落黃泉,亂七八糟的,沒有什麼不敢想的,真真是「神通廣大」呀!

 

我們再看看劇中的孫悟空,不是在忙著打鬥中,就是在上躥下跳,抓耳撓腮中,沒有一刻是安靜的。這正如我們普通人的「心」,每天胡思亂想,沒有一刻是清淨的,你想靜下來,「心」偏偏妄想個不停;你要打坐,它就搗亂;你要靜,它偏要動個不停。

 

孫悟空的法名號悟空,也就是要明白思想念頭生滅無常,本來就抓不住的,像水中撈月,不要我們執著於心的躁動。

 

我們的「心」這麼大的本事上天入地無所不能,可是最終還是被壓在了五行山下。

 

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余以為,五行山即指「色受想行識」之「五蘊」,我們的「心」執著於「五蘊」何以能跳出三界輪回呢?同時暗喻只要「五蘊未空,任你外道多大神通本事都難以從輪回中解脫出去,最終依然受苦。我們現在不就是因為「五蘊未空」而受諸多勞煩嗎?《心經》中所說「照見五蘊皆空,度一切苦厄」就是這個道理。關於何為「五蘊」,何為「空」等般若真諦,在南無第三世多杰羌佛所說法《籍心經說真諦》中有圓滿說法,讀者可恭請此寶書來深入研學必受法益。

 

再說,孫悟空被壓在五行山下五百年,被緊緊禁錮在肉身的壓制之下。後來遇到唐僧,他大喊:「師父快救我!」「我怎麼救你呀?」「山頂最高處有一張咒,是觀音菩薩貼上去的,你揭下來我就出去了。」唐僧爬到山頂一看,原來是六字大明咒「唵嘛呢叭咪吽」,這樣一撕掉,孫悟空就跳出來了!

 

馬上,孫悟空又被套上了緊箍咒,以束縛他狂野的心。那緊箍咒就像佛教的戒律,治理我們殺盜淫妄酒等邪心邪念,起「止惡」之用。

 

孫悟空不是想做自在大王嗎?想要真正的自在就得通過修行和學佛,並積累功德。那就去吧,去護持西天取經的佛行事業,等到功德圓滿,心行修到爐火純青的時候也就能真正自在了。是,唯有這條路才能令「心」自由。

 

所以,學佛不容易呀!要真正修煉降服我們的凡「心」,彷彿西天取經,要經歷九九八十一難的打磨,才能真正飛身脫殼成就。學佛修行實際上就是一個不斷修煉「心」的艱苦過程,為什麼艱苦?正因為我們的「心」就像孫悟空一樣「神通廣大」,不聽管教,桀驁不馴,我們才會在輪回中受苦。所以修煉自己的內心,從建立出離心、堅信心、不動願心、精進心、大乘菩提心開始依次第起修(詳見南無第三世多杰羌佛所說法《什麼叫修行》),才是學佛修行最最關鍵的所在之一。在我們依教奉行之時,若能得到南無第三世多杰羌佛親傳佛法,今生必能解脫成就。

 

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請大量轉發:聖德高僧重要答覆和綱要說明

三十五道提問聖德們的答覆已經全部公布完了可是還有人沒有讀明白,甚至是非常嚴重錯誤的理解,把如來正法必須不可欠缺的法規,理解成了是神通,有人還說:「我要學的是佛法,我對神通不感興趣,連H.H.第三世多杰羌佛對你們聖德說神通不感興趣,佛陀重視的是行善去惡,修菩提行利益眾生!」我們只能說,從根本上你就把法規與神通混為一談了,你對神通不感興趣,而卻把法規視作神通了,你已落入了愚癡,完全不懂佛教的大法,必須依法規鑑真假,你不知內密對法規的不可錯謬,不知法規不可缺,缺則落外道,更不懂南無第三世多杰羌佛的佛陀覺境。南無羌佛對我們說的正法法規並不是不感興趣,南無羌佛明確說了:「我不是說你們強調法規不好,而是擔心沒有那麼多的聖德去傳真正的大法」,南無羌佛還說:「當今全世界學佛的人非常得多,要到哪裡去找這麼多的聖者師哦?有幾個大聖德師來教他們呢?」而且南無羌佛還說:「在佛經上釋迦佛陀說的顯聖境相公案,比你們說的多,對佛陀說的話無絲毫質疑,完全尊重世尊。」你們太笨了,連羌佛是誰都還沒有弄清楚,從廣義來說,羌佛是整個佛教的佛陀,從娑婆世界而言,佛陀是整個佛教的教皇,佛陀能偏向某一宗,能只重視某一法門嗎?羌佛是必須按照釋迦佛陀的八萬四千法門平等相應眾生!你們根本沒有認到秤,在此嚴肅告知你們,三十五道答案與神通一點關係也沒有,其中說到內密灌頂的法規等等,不是神通,那是上乘正法大法必須的法規,無論什麼神通,都是完成不了正法特定的法規,法規是鑑別師資聖量必須規定實行的,不管你感不感興趣,你感興趣也好,不感興趣也罷,由不得你,因為這是驗證真假之師的標準,是讓人們觀察認知一個上師是真的懂佛法,還是不懂佛法?是真正的佛教,還是騙子邪道?是冒稱有內功有佛法,還是虛殼身體沒有佛法?是讓人學到真佛法,還是讓人受騙學假佛法?是讓人快捷福慧圓滿成就,還是讓人一輩子學不到佛法而上邪師騙子的當,慘不忍睹,得不到成就解脫,墮入三惡道?有那麼個別邪惡妖師騙子對弟子矇騙說:「我是大菩薩金剛上師,我不承認內密壇場的法規,什麼法規在我面前毫無作用,我輕輕用一根手指就可以把它破了。」你這邪師啊!你已瘋狂愚癡到了神經不正常了,這就等於說有人單手撥起200斤,你不承認他的體力好,認為遠不如你,既然如此那你就表現你的好體力,在你的弟子面前,也來一個單手拿起200多斤證明你超過了他一斤半兩,這才有資格否認他的體力不好不如你,尤其你故意在無意中自居大菩薩,作為菩薩必然神通廣大法力高強,那就用你大菩薩的法力來證明你說的兩大法規是不行的,你就敢於當眾公開上一個金剛三杵「地杵」、「天杵」、「法杵」,送一個菩薩一表給你的信徒們看,證明這不算什麼,如果你做到了,你不承認法規、批判法規是應該的,反之,如果你做不到,甚至只能在弟子前找藉口,連做都不敢做,只能證明你是假的菩薩,凡夫都屬於是體力衰竭邪惡的凡夫,聖者的氣味你一點都不沾,是一個沒有功夫,體力衰竭的虛弱病殼殼身體,是地道的江湖騙子!!!你是假聖者,誰都知道你從骨子裡就是無法做到法規,才只得用誹謗正法法規來遮蓋自己冒充聖人、欺騙眾生的醜惡面目,為什麼要你上三杵驗證?因為你自居大菩薩,大家都知道一個大菩薩,何等道行高深,可是你連上三杵的本事都沒有嗎?依法規一個六十歲左右、體重170斤左右,單手連200磅的「地杵」都提不離地,更不要說提高上供台,單手舉110磅的「天杵」都舉不過肩,這還沒有讓你拿比天、地杵難百倍的「法杵」,你上不了三杵,不是一個凡夫虛殘病殼體,難道是身體健康體力好嗎?告訴你,在凡夫中,都屬於差的虛體,是地道的凡夫冒充聖人,當然你會找藉口跟你的弟子說:「我的手足腰腿受傷了。」那好,「法杵」不傷手足腰腿,只需要見內功金剛力,再給你加上表顯一個內密灌頂,在離金剛丸十米遠處,你讓如綠豆大小、堅硬的金剛丸神變,至於「送菩薩一表」,那比上三杵難上千倍,作為騙子邪師,連想像的資格都沒有。釋見慧法師正式在大殿佛前發下了願:「現在佛陀住世,我有福報隨佛陀受教18年,只要佛陀恩師在加州,幾乎每天都能求學親聞說法,而很多人遠地他方國度,對南無羌佛毫不了解,心生不敬,我今發下寧願捨自己被戒規降罪,也不會捨行人學到正法的願力,從現在起,無論你是什麼等級的人,只要你做到『上金剛三杵』,就由你選擇任何地區的戶外廣闊草地上,我來展顯良馬空行步雲法,升上空中行走,讓你和你的少於一百位的弟子,我另外再選三百位善信佛教徒,現場親自觀看,讓你們看看什麼叫如來正法的真鋼,我非常清楚違背本尊法戒冒然顯道,是犯了該本尊法第七戒條的,會影響到我的成就,但為了眾生,正如地藏王菩薩說:『我不入地獄誰入地獄』,其實我已經展顯過兩次道量,第一次是為了送法章,趕時間的關係,第二次是應隆慧法師之緣,再一次是第三次了,只要你做到『上金剛三杵』,你已經是大聖德了,比我的道行高,完全有權看我亮道,也有權安排你優秀的弟子觀看,我所作的發願,是為眾生的慧命善業去做的,我已發下此願,當如是而實行,絕無絲毫自讚顯揚之意,目的只有一條,讓尋求正法的人們見到真正的佛法,從此徹底行善,遠離諸惡,實修『暇滿殊勝海心髓』,愛國愛民愛眾生,真心誠意修行,做好人行正道,種下菩提聖因成正果。」記住了,高僧聖德們的答覆不是說神通,不是耍神通,與神通無關,而重視的是如來正法、真正內密必須用的法規,法規不是神通,神通操控不了法規的法所以才阿羅漢具六大神通,但在法規上,都只能上供天、地、法三杵,而完不成「送菩薩一表」,因為法規是佛菩薩掌控的規制,阿羅漢的三明六通對「送菩薩一表」毫無作用,原因在於不具資格請大菩薩親臨內密壇場當眾收表。
為了便於大家抓住三十五道答覆的重點,所以特別把每一道答案,作了簡短綱要提示於下,但大家要針對每一道題結合答案原文讀解,才能精確理解。三十五道答覆的綱要將在420公布。

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高蛋白質、低脂肪飲食方式的潛在危害(作者原創)

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Fred. A. Kummerow 博士生前是美國生物化學和食品學家,是伊利諾伊大學的教授。他的大量研究結果促使了美國權威機構 FDA 立法,禁止食品中使用反式脂肪。

 

根據Kummerow 教授的研究,吃蛋白質,例如精瘦肉、純蛋白粉( protein isolates ),應該同時吃脂肪,二者要有一個正確的比例,否則,將直接損傷身體,特別是腎臟

 

蛋白質具有很多功能,除了組成機體的組織和器官以外,機體的各種生命活動所需要的酶(酵素)、有些激素、免疫球蛋白、細胞之間的信息傳遞者都是蛋白質,沒有蛋白質就沒有生命,缺乏蛋白質會影響機體的各項功能,導致疾病。

 

而蛋白質的另一項重要功能是作為載體,它與脂肪結合來運送那些不能單獨在血液中行走的物質,包括膽固醇、維他命 A 、 D 、 E 、 K 和其它脂溶性的營養物質,把它們運送到身體所需要的地方。

強調吃蛋白質,而忽略了脂肪,例如只吃精瘦肉,或補充蛋白粉( protein isolates ),二者之間的就會產生嚴重的不平衡。

由於缺乏脂肪,蛋白質將不能形成運輸工具。在這種情況下,身體將遭受雙重的破壞作用:一方面,膽固醇、脂溶性維他命等這些重要的營養物質不能被運送到身體所需要的部位,使身體的生命功能難以發揮,從而受到損傷;另一方面,這些多餘的蛋白質只能被身體作為能量來利用,而在這個過程中,蛋白質會釋放出氨,氨可直接傷害腎臟。

飲食中高蛋白、低脂肪對身體的損傷,早期的美國探險家的經歷就是一個很好的例子。當時,那些探險家的飲食主要是兔子肉(兔子肉中脂肪很少,主要是蛋白質),這種飲食讓其中的很多人喪失了性命。後來,在他們的飲食中添加了牛肉餅(即有蛋白又有脂肪),探險家們才得以生存下來。

因此,吃精瘦肉、或蛋白粉的人(很多人出於減肥或增長肌肉的目的補充蛋白粉)應該注意增加脂肪的攝入量。Kummerow 教授的研究表明,可以增加任何天然形式的脂肪,例如:

  • 飽和脂肪,包括豬油、牛油、羊油、奶油和椰子油(素食者可選擇椰子油)。
  • 單不飽和脂肪,包括橄欖油、花生油和牛油果油。
  • 多不飽和脂肪,包括色拉油、芝麻油、大豆油、玉米油、葡萄籽油、葵花籽油和芥花子油。(對於這一類的脂肪,最好直接吃種子,例如芝麻、核桃、南瓜子、葵花籽等,或用傳統的方式來榨取,這樣所攝入的脂肪是好的。但現代技術的榨油方式是高溫和化學物質的提取,在這個過程中脂肪已經產生了變性,而變性的脂肪對身體有害。另外,還要注意 omega-3 和 omega-6 之間的平衡,前面提到的多不飽和脂肪(油)主要成分是 omega-6 ,缺少 omega-3 ,解決這一問題可在飲食中添加亞麻籽或深水、冷水魚或補充這樣的魚油。

 

儘管蛋白質對身體非常重要,但保持各種營養物質之間的平衡更重要。因此,吃全食品是非常明智的選擇,大自然所造就的營養比例永遠都是最好的。吃肉要有肥有瘦,雞蛋要蛋黃、蛋白一起吃,喝全脂牛奶,它們不僅僅具有最佳的蛋白 / 脂肪比例,而且還含有脂溶性的維他命 A 、 D 、 E 、 K 和抗氧化劑。

大量的研究表明,健康脂肪(包括飽和脂肪)具有保護心血管3,4 、保護大腦、抗炎和減肥的作用,對身體健康非常有利5,6 

事實上,動物蛋白質是高級食品,它是全蛋白,含有人體所需要的所有的必需氨基酸,而且最容易被人體所利用。根據 Kummerow 教授的報告,雞蛋的蛋白利用率最高,達 94% ;牛排中蛋白的利用率為 75% ,其中的脂肪對於蛋白質在體內的利用起到了重要的作用

相比之下,機體對植物蛋白的利用率就低了很多,大豆為 66% ,全麥為 53% ,而豆類食品最少,只有 34% 。另外,植物蛋白都不是全蛋白,即缺少 1 或 2 種人體所需要的必需氨基酸。因此,如果只吃植物蛋白,即使吃的很多,仍然不能保證得到足夠的必需氨基酸,結果將與缺乏蛋白質相同

 

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作者:石英,加拿大註冊營養師;營養師培訓教師

繪畫作者:魯卉

 

參考資料:

  1. Book “ Cholesterol won’t kill you, but trans fat could ”, Author: Freed A. Kummerow with Jean M. Kummerow
  2. Book “ Fat that kill, fat that heal ” Author: Erasmus Udo
  3. www.lewrockwell.com . Enjoy saturated fats, they’re good for you. By Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD or you tube “Enjoy saturated fats, they’re good for you”.
  4. Am J Clin Nutr Nov. 2004 Vol.80 No. 5 1102-1103. Robert H Knopp and Barbara M Retziaff. Saturated fat prevents coronary artery disease? An American paradox
  5. Book “ Grain Brain ”, Author: David Perlmutter, MD with Kristin Loberg
  6. Book “ The Rosedale Diet ”, Author: Ron Rosedale MD and Carol Colman

BUDDHA-DHARMA FOR ATTAINING ACCOMPLISHMENT AT THE FASTEST SPEED MUST BE OBTAINED USING ONE’S PURE AND UPRIGHT MIND AND CONDUCT

The true dharma of the Tathagata astounded me and all others!

 

I gratefully thank Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for opening my eyes to the holy dharma. That is worthy of my devoting the current life to becoming a bhiksuni!

 

On the eve of 2018 lunar New Year, we were joyfully waiting for the three great virtuous ones, Gelan Deqian Shile Yu Zun, Wang Zha Shang Zun, and Venerable Mo Zhi, to come and celebrate the New Year with us. Unexpectedly, the karmic condition suddenly changed at that time. A tremendously great, broad, and profound cause with the dharma even emerged from the originally planned New Year celebration with the holy virtuous ones. That let we Buddhist disciples present have a supremely magnificent eyesight.The supreme and magnificent state truly opened the eyes of all the Buddhist disciples at the scene.  The circumstance was truly “difficult to encounter even in millions of eons!”

 

On that day, there were nearly one hundred Buddhist disciples with deep good roots present. Suddenly, one of the fellow sisters raised her hand to speak. Her voice was not loud, but was filled with sincerity. She said, “It is New Year now. I must present my offering to the tremendous holy virtuous one. I will present all my assets, including all my money in the bank, as an offering without leaving a cent behind!”

 

The tremendous holy virtuous one said, “If you offer everything, what do you have for eating and living?” She was stunned for a moment and then regained her sense and replied, “Then I will keep 20,000 dollars as my living expense.”

 

The tremendous holy virtuous one said, “You absolutely cannot do that. You have to have sufficient resource of good fortune for cultivation.” She said, “My business will have money come in. Please do not worry about me. If, at the time of New Year, I do not even have this mindset of offering, I would not be a Buddhist disciple and would not be as good as a pig or a dog. Then, how could I become accomplished?” She stated very firmly.

 

The tremendous holy virtuous one said, “I will not accept even a cent of your offering.” But she was very stubborn and insisted on making the offering. Her entire body was trembling due to excitement. My heart was also moved by her sincerity and piousness and was in continuous upheaval.

 

Since the stalemate could not end, the tremendous holy virtuous one could only persuade her that she could present the offering to the Ancient Buddha Temple and the merit of doing that is also very great, but she did not agree, saying, “My vow and action is to present the offering to the tremendous holy virtuous one.”

 

Since she could not be convinced to listen no matter what, the tremendous holy virtuous one could only say, “If you continue to insist on this, I will not teach you. In short, I absolutely will not accept a cent from your offering.” So, she had no choice and finally agreed to make an offering to the Ancient Buddha Temple.

 

The tremendous holy virtuous one said, “Since I came to this world, I have not met any disciple in this lifetime who treated me so sincerely. You are the first one who is selfless and pious to present all your assets as an offering to me without leaving a cent behind. That is so pure. You made me so moved. Since you treat me so seriously and present such a great gift to me, although I do not accept a cent from you, I and all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have accepted your mindset and action. According to the stipulation of the dharma, I must give you a holy gift in return. My holy gift is: Tonight, between 1am to 5am after midnight, the yidam who is a Bodhisattva will come to meet you in person!” A round of exclamation of excitement came from the astounded crowd.

 

Next, a petition was written before the crowd, which was laid on a table before the disciples to let everyone take turns to view respectfully. The tremendous holy virtuous one said, “After you all have looked at it, this written petition will be burnt. Tonight, the Bodhisattva will restore it and return it to you. You bring it here tomorrow to let everyone see whether it is this written petition. This written petition is a treasure. With it, you can learn whatever great dharma.”

 

Hearing that, I simply could not understand. Others seemed to have the same feeling. A written petition that has already been burnt will be restored by a Bodhisattva and sent back in its original form. How could that be possible?! Therefore, all looked at the written petition especially carefully, paying attention to observe its characteristic of hand writing, so that one can make sure whether it is restored to the same written petition.

 

After we all had looked at it carefully with respect, the tremendous holy virtuous one took the written petition from the table and burnt it before everyone’s eyes. The tremendous holy virtuous one returned from the crowd of disciples to His dharma seat and said, “Tonight, the Bodhisattva yidam will come to you in person and return this burnt written petition to you.”

 

The next day, we the same group of people came back. That fellow sister also came to the Buddha hall early. I believed that everyone was like me and wanted very much to know whether she had received the written petition or not, but also feared for causing disrespect and thus dared not ask.

 

It was until about an hour later that the tremendous holy virtuous one pushed the door of the Buddha hall open. We all rose to pay respect. The tremendous holy virtuous one asked her, “Did you receive it?” She said, “Yes, I did.” Then, the tremendous holy virtuous one told her to take it out and place on the same spot on the table where it has been placed the day before and let us all take turns to view respectfully. What else could be said now? This written petition which had been burnt before our eyes a day ago now was lively placed before our eyes again. Other than the astounded exclamation and admiration for the subtle, marvelous, and inconceivable holy feat, we simply could not control the excitement in our heart!

 

At this time, the tremendous holy virtuous one said, “You tell everyone how it was received.” She said that, after returning home yesterday, she entered her room a little after 11pm to sit in meditation with the light turned off and wait for the Bodhisattva’s arrival. As she waited until after 1am, the Bodhisattva did not come. At 2am, the Bodhisattva did not come. At 3am, the Bodhisattva still did not come. She was somewhat worried, “Why has the Bodhisattva still  not come yet? Does this mean it will not be sent back?” It was until after 4am in the morning, she simply could not continue and was dazed to fall asleep. She said that at that time she did not know clearly whether she fell asleep or not. Anyway, it was just such a situation. Suddenly, she heard a yell, “So-and-so, I come to deliver the written petition to you!”

 

Her mind was somewhat slow then and she did not know how to respond. Then, she heard another yell, “So-and-so, I come to deliver the written petition to you!” She opened her eyes and saw that the room was fully filled with flashy and shining golden light! The golden-colored majestic yidam was in the space, standing before her! She joyfully listened to the Bodhisattva speaking to her. After a while, she somehow was activated to wake up from the dream. As she opened her eyes, the golden light was still tremblingly flashing in the room. She turned on the light and looked at her hand, which was holding the burnt written petition!!! She was so excited while holding the written petition in both hands and did not know what to do. She did not feel safe for placing it at any place. She said that she was afraid that the written petition might fly away! She carefully wrapped it with another sheet of white paper and put it near her chest under her clothing. After coming to the Buddha hall that evening, only after seeing the tremendous holy virtuous one, did she dare to take it out before everyone.

 

What great and magnificent Buddha-dharma this is! Her deep good root and her piousness and purity toward Buddha-dharma enabled her to receive the highest or first-class initiation of the “Initiation of Dharma Affinity with the Yidam.” This is to first burn a written petition which has been written before everyone to send it to the yidam and then the yidam restores the written petition and send it back in person to the disciple receiving the initiation. This is the step that this fellow sister received. This is the first step of the first-class Initiation of Dharma Affinity with the Yidam. The next step is Presenting a Petition to a Bodhisattva. This written petition will again be transformed into a rainbow in front of the crowd to be taken away by the Bodhisattva. At that time, utmost precious nectar will be bestowed to confer her the initiation. The yidam will manifest with her beseeching. She will become a holy one right away!!! As long as she can strictly abide by the precepts, she will not recede from the accomplishment!

 

This is the most powerful Buddha-dharma that I have seen since I became a monastic. I am truly moved and excited with all kinds of feelings. Very profound Buddha-dharma that can enable one to expediently and quickly attain accomplishment is truly possessed and upheld by the tremendous holy virtuous one and great holy virtuous ones for anyone to receive. However, the key is: how pious are we really? Anything in the world can be bought with money and wealth, regardless of how precious and expensive it is. However, true Buddha-dharma cannot be bought and can only be exchanged with one’s thoroughly pure mind and conduct!

 

 

Buddhist Disciple, Shi Liao Zheng

I Dare to Guarantee What Is Merit and What Is Sin, and Buddha-Bestowed Nectar

Great holy virtuous ones elucidated, “The effect of an inner-tantric initiation is to invite the yidam (a Buddha or a Bodhisattva) to come to the mandala to accept the disciple receiving the initiation. As long as the disciple cultivates and practices according to the dharma, his/her ending of birth and death is one-hundred-percent guaranteed!! The requirement of receiving an inner-tantric initiation is that one must have made real contribution to the true undertaking carried out by the Buddha and have created great merit. Examples are doing good deeds, relieving disasters, propagating the true dharma, practicing good karmas, abstaining from practicing evil dogmas, and contributing to temples with the genuinely true dharma of the Tathagatas.”

 

Yesterday, someone told me that some people thought that, since she had contributed a lot of funds to support and build temples, install Buddha statues, and visit famous mountains to pay homage to the Buddha, what she did is establishing great merit. Actually this is not correct. It could be merit, but could also be sin or negative karma. The reason is that you have to look at whether the temple is practicing the genuinely true dharma of the Tathagatas or not and whether the abbot of the temple is an ordinary person or a holy virtuous one at a certain level. If the abbot is a holy virtuous one, you will have merit to speak of. If, on the contrary, the temple’s abbot is an amateur to Buddhism or a master of evil teachings, the temple will transmit false Buddha-dharma and practice evil views from generation to generation and may even engage in forecasting based on word analysis, fortune telling, and spreading superstitious belief to heretics, strange or paranormal phenomena, evil deities, or spiritual manifestations. Such a temple will become a site of defrauding living beings and generating sin and negative karma, and people who make offerings to build this type of temples will definitely be sinful and malicious accomplices. We understand that people who intend to do Buddhist work absolutely want to know making offerings to which temple and doing what Buddhist work are creating truly permanent merit, but we can only say “that is unclear.” The reason is that you must see whether what the temple advocates and spread belongs to the true dharma of the Tathagatas or not and whether the temple’s abbot is a holy eminent monastic or not. If the abbot is not a holy eminent monastic and is an amateur to Buddhism, there exists no cause of planting merit and there is no way to know whether the successor of the next generation will be evil or upright.

 

Great holy virtuous ones said, “Exactly because we do not know about the temples you made donations to, we dare not make conclusive statements in response to your inquiries regarding upright or evil and good or bad. In short, if the temple does not have a holy one as the abbot, there is no way to know what it will be in the future as a result of incidents and changes as history evolves.” The real situation is exactly as the great holy virtuous ones said. For example, Beijing has a very huge temple called the Tanzhe Temple. After the changes occurred through history, not only the temple has no eminent monastic now, there is not even a monastic stationed at the temple. The temple only has non-monastic staff personnel maintaining the cultural relics there. You all can think and recall the fact. How could be such situation existing only in the Tanzhe Temple? There are so many declined temples, closed temples, and temples used by heretics to deceive people. The number is in many thousands and is not what anyone can count.

 

Venerable Mozhi said, “I can guarantee that the Ancient Buddha Temple to be built by our World Buddhism Association Headquarters will be led by an abbot who is a great holy virtuous one with a one-hundred-percent certainty and the lineage will be succeeded by holy virtuous ones from generation to generation. If you sincerely make your best effort to donate to this temple, you are a person who establishes great merit!!! Remember, what we say here is that making donations to the Ancient Buddha Temple sincerely with the best effort is great merit. One who causally follows the formality to make a donation or who does not do so wholeheartedly with the best effort has no great merit. The key is in the word ‘sincerity.’ Receiving what initiation and learning what dharma based on the donor’s merit will be determined from the process of decision by selection. The yidam will look at what vow you have made and how great your merit is and decide. Why do we make such a guarantee? For specifics, please read the details of Announcement No. 20180102 from the World Buddhism Association Headquarters. Then you will know why we dare make such a guarantee.”

 

There is a Ms. “Dongfang” who has no knowledge about Buddhism. She baselessly wrote slandering words without learning about the locality and situation of the Ancient Buddha Temple. She even directly slandered the fundamental teachings and Buddha-dharma of Sakyamuni Buddha and slandered the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. She wanted to deny the law of cause and effect and slandered the Buddha. Doing so is truly an act of sin and dark karma! Related to her slandering, today I looked at the related documents and materials at the World Buddhism Association Headquarters (WBAH), including the schematic drawing from the geological report and the planning diagram. There is not any false word from what WBAH said. The Holy Heavenly Lake truly exists. Under the ground there is truly a big lake of crystal deposit. It is true that a big underground river flows through under the ground of the Holy Heavenly Lake. It is true that the local council passed a legislation to approve the land at the Holy Heavenly Lake as a religious site. It is true that the World Buddhism Association Headquarters decided to build the main Buddha hall of the temple as the tallest Buddhist grand hall in the world. Moreover, the diagrams of the Buddhist Center (the Buddhist City) and the Ancient Buddha Temple have already been drawn.

 

Dharma King Gar Tongstan, WBAH’s chairman, said, “The Holy Heavenly Lake is a very good holy site, unless an even better treasure site can be found to benefit even more people. In short, we guarantee that the tallest Buddhist grand hall in the world will definitely be built!!! Furthermore, we guarantee that, during the month of laying the foundation for the temple, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will be invited to come in person to the ceremony of presenting a petition to a Bodhisattva. At the grand ceremony to consecrate the temple, Buddhas will be invited to bestow nectar to empower the holders of great merit in contributing to the construction of the temple and the merit holders who sincerely contributed to the temple!”

 

“What I say today does not have any word that is remotely untrue. I, as a person who will soon attain accomplishment, dare not say any false word to add a slightest bit of dark karma. It will be terrible if such dark karma forms an obstacle blocking the path toward nirvana. I am not that ignorant and stupid! Some people said over the phone that our WBAH’s building the Ancient Buddha Temple is for the wish of me, Gar Tongstan, to serve as the abbot of the Ancient Buddha Temple. Today, I tell Buddhist disciples and kind people: I, Gar Tongstan Ciren Gyatso, simply have no qualification to serve as the abbot of the Ancient Buddha Temple. As one who is at the level of Golden Button Grade 2 and does not even have the accomplished practice to establish an inner-tantric mandala, I do not even have the qualification to serve as the prior of the Ancient Buddha Temple. Additionally, I do not have the karmic condition to respectfully view and pay homage to the Ancient Buddha Temple. So, today is the last time that I speak from my heart as the chairman of the World Buddhism Association Headquarters. After today, WBAH’s chairman will be served by Venerable Mozhi. I once again congratulate that such a good venerable one will serve as the chairman. This is the good fortune for living beings. Although I am confident for my freedom from birth and death, I am not quite confident about returning to the human world after arriving at the Buddha-land. This is because I do not know whether Amitabha Buddha will approve me to return to the human world to pay respect to the Buddha or not, unless H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, my beneficent Master, summons me.”

 

Even until now, you still have doubts about where the true dharma of Buddhism is. Why don’t you think about the fact that Chairman Gar Tongstan knows clearly about his karmic conditions. In a letter dated July 16, 2016 that he wrote to the planning and preparation committee of the Juexing Temple in Taiwan, a forecast was already made. Why did Dharma King Gar Tongstan reply in writing that he could not serve as the abbot of the Juexing Temple in Taiwan? This was because he does not have such a karmic condition. Dharma King Gar Tongstan is able to clearly know the arising and generation of the karmic conditions related to his accomplishment regarding birth and death. Doesn’t this prove that he is an accomplished one in the true dharma of the Tathagata? People who have doubt such as you are so silly and ignorant and so pitiable!!! Demons have almost exterminated your seed for accomplishment and liberation that you have after the millions of eons. They tried to deceive and mislead you into not believing the World Buddhism Association Headquarters and slandered Buddha-bestowed nectar as “scheme plus magic.” Great holy virtuous ones hope that a last-ditch effort can rescue those pitiable living beings such as you and have made the decision to make an exception to cultivated Buddha-bestowed nectar! There can be two scenarios as stated in the following:

 

One, we will wash the bowl clean and then put the cover on the bowl. That “Dongfang” can put the bowl at any place to play the “scheme plus magic,” but we will guard and watch the bowl. If she can apply the “scheme plus magic” to cause nectar which is not in the form of any substance in the world to descend into the bowl, I will lead the crowd to respect her as our master.

 

Two, conversely, for the sake of having the presence of “Dongfang” to prove the dharma and thus save Buddhists, we will let “Dongfang” wash the bowl clean. She can then place the bowl anywhere as she wishes and guard and watch the bowl herself. The tremendously great holy virtuous one will, from a distance of several dozen meters to bestow nectar from the space to the bowl placed before and guarded and watched by her! If Buddhas do not bestow nectar, I, Chen Yigu, will cut off my right arm by myself and burn it as an offering to Buddhas, as the warning and punishment to me! This is because I irresponsibly speak nonsense and should meet malicious retribution! On the other hand, once nectar is bestowed, my condition is that “Dongfang” must write to the public to repent her sin of slandering Buddha, dharma, sangha, and nectar and, from then on, correct the evil and pursue kindness, benefit mankind, learn and practice true Buddha-dharma, and be a good person!!!

 

Why do I dare to guarantee so adamantly and definitively? This is because I followed H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for 23 years. I know so well that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is a true Buddha! I saw Buddha-bestowed nectar with my own eyes. I saw that Buddhas arrived in the sky and then bestowed nectar into the dharma bowl so vividly. 20 years ago, when I spoke to Great Geshe Luosang Zhenzhu, he said that great holy virtuous ones could not even compare to a finger of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. He mentioned that the difference between Buddha-dharma in Tibet and Buddha-dharma held by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was as big as the separation between the ground and the sky. Who could invite Green Tara to manifest for me to see? Only H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did that. Dharma kings in Tibet were unable to! I, Chen Yigu, saw in person that the 32 major marks of a Buddha appeared from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. That was when I and several other people went to pay respect to the tremendously great holy virtuous one. His servant led us into a room on the 18th floor with only one door to wait inside. Once we got in, all we saw was the empty room and the blue sky and white clouds outside the window. Suddenly, the tremendously great holy virtuous one appeared in the sky outside the window and penetrated the glass to enter the room, but the glass was still perfect without any damage. At this time, a solemn and majestic mandala emerged inside the room and manifested itself! After being scared into screaming, all we had was the excitement and joy while our faces were covered by tears! As a person who experienced true Buddha-dharma, why don’t I dare to make such a guarantee?!!!

 

Buddhist Disciple, Chen Yigu
February 3, 2018

 

I Dare to Guarantee What Is Merit and What Is Sin, and Buddha-Bestowed Nectar

 

「佛教故事」貴婦連喪七女的因果緣由

話說有位貴婦,人到中年喜得嬌女,生來乖巧可愛,深得貴婦疼愛。然而才活了一歲就死了。後來貴婦又接連生六女,一個比一個長得端莊姣好,可都短命而終。

最後一個女兒活得最長,長到十四歲,出嫁的當天夜里便突然間去世。致使貴婦終日啼哭不止、憂傷悲惱欲絕。

家中婢女竊竊私語,紛紛議論肯定是家宅有邪氣。有的婢女怕受連累,偷偷離去了。

有一位得道比丘得知此事,便觀其因緣,得知度化貴婦的時機已到,於是便前往貴婦家中。

貴婦命令婢女盛一缽飯供養得道比丘,比丘不肯取用,並告訴婢女,希望見到她的女主人。貴婦說:“我如此狼狽,何顏面見高僧呢?”便命婢女將衣服飲食供養給得道比丘,妄圖打發他,而比丘非見不可。婢女來回數次,比丘說,他知道婦人喪女的根由。貴婦終日憂愁悲傷,不明喪女之因,今日一聽之下,便讓婢女恭請得道比丘。

得道比丘問貴婦:“您為何如此不堪?”貴婦實言相告:“我前後生了七個女兒,都非常聰慧可愛,最終卻一個個死去。高僧啊,難道我家宅院風水有問題?”

得道比丘說:“一切唯因果,與風水無關。過去您家有位小婦是為何而死的?” 貴婦人聽到此話非常震驚,似乎是戳到了她的痛處,她緘默不語,回憶起早年的往事……

毒婦下狠手小兒慘死

原來,這家男子娶了兩個婦人為妻,大婦人也就是這位貴婦沒有生小孩,小婦人生了一位容貌端正、模樣可愛的兒子,因而討得丈夫的寵愛。大婦人內心百般嫉妒,但卻故意表現出疼愛小男孩甚於己出。

在小男孩約一歲左右時,大婦人心生歹念,用針刺入小男孩的腦門,並將針深埋入顱內的皮肉。小男孩被針所刺,疼痛難耐,終日啼哭哀叫、呼喊不已,經過七日痛苦的掙扎以後便死去。大婦人佯裝錐心痛哭。小婦人更因喪子之痛而晝夜傷心欲絕、肝腸寸斷,無心飲食,終致生命垂危……

小婦後來知道兒子之死是大婦所害,便尋思報仇。由於小婦人慘受喪子之痛,加上有強烈的未報怨氣,以此氣憤填膺的惡毒作意熏染,所以在受完八關齋戒七天后便死去了…….

得道觀因緣道破天機

內心滿懷怨恨而死的小婦人,為報殺子之仇,死後便連續七次投胎,生為大婦人的女兒幼年而死,以此百般折磨大婦人。

而來到大婦人家的這位高僧是位得道的大阿羅漢,便以此因緣,意欲度脫大、小婦二人之纏結糾葛。

阿羅漢說:”你殺了小婦人的兒子,令小婦人悲愁憂怨、懊惱致死,因此小婦人前後七次往返來做你的女兒,所生女兒是你的怨家,意圖以牙還牙,讓你同樣受憂苦之毒而悲慟憂傷致死。你現在不妨前往探視棺材中死去的女兒,就知道屍身是否如你先前所看的完好如初?“ 大婦人心懷疑惑,故此前往觀看。果然看到屍身已經壞爛、惡臭難聞,令人難以靠近。

阿羅漢問大婦人:”屍身既然已經爛臭不堪,為何還要依依不捨地繫念如此不淨的腐屍呢?“ 大婦人聽後覺得相當有理,十分慚愧,於是立刻將屍體收拾埋藏了。大婦人同時向阿羅漢求皈依受戒,阿羅漢則告知大婦次日到寺中受戒。

得道比丘賜化解良方

小婦人最後一次投胎為大婦人的女兒,死後便化作毒蛇。身為毒蛇的小婦人知道大婦人要前往寺中受戒皈依,就在路途中等待,想要咬死

第二天,毒蛇便攔住道路,大婦人極度恐怖,不敢前行。阿羅漢早就知道會這樣,便及時趕來。大婦人看見阿羅漢出現,心中非常歡喜,便向前恭敬作禮。

阿羅漢對毒蛇說:“在世時,身為小婦人的您,為了報大婦人殺子的仇恨,已經前後七次投生作大婦人的女兒,七世為女皆猝死,以此殘酷手法令大婦人傷心欲絕,七世的冤冤相報無有窮盡。儘管如此,你前後七次故做人女而猝死,令大婦肝腸寸斷,所造的憎毒之過惡都還可以度脫。而現在大婦人想要前往皈依受戒,你卻障礙阻撓,此種惡報將讓你墮入’泥犁地獄’中,難有出期啊!你現在因憎毒所感而得蛇身,與大婦人先前狠毒心行,又有什麼不同呢?”

阿羅漢繼續勸導說:”你二人須知萬法皆無常,一切唯因果,汝等彼此憎毒對方而冤冤相報,無有了時。要改變這種宿世的業緣,應從此解冤釋結,不再互為仇敵,諸惡莫作,眾善奉行,學習如來正法而得解脫,方為正道。”二人聽此良言相勸,恍然大悟,於是彼此至誠懺悔改過,發誓永不為敵,願學佛解脫。

結局

小婦人因得阿羅漢教化至心懺悔,以此功德,隨即命終捨去蛇的業報身而投生於人道中。大婦人當時受阿羅漢教化,心生法喜。不再憎恨造惡業,即得心開意解,信受奉行,而得證初果須陀洹。

一位老總去世後:一個觸目驚心的因果輪迴故事!

2003年秋,這一天晴空萬里,微風舞動,我和老伴聞名來到河北省元氏縣蟠龍寺院,燒香禮佛後,就在寺裡走走看看,這時迎面走來一位年輕師父,她和藹可親,面帶微笑,老伴上前行禮搭話:“師父,我們是遠道而來的居士​​,能否與您交談?”師父忙說:“阿彌陀佛!可以可以。”這時我問:“師父,看您很年輕,為什麼要出家?”於是她認真的把親身經歷的一段觸目驚心的事實,講給我們聽。下面就是她的親身經歷:

我出生在東北某城市一個乾部家庭,家中生活富裕。從小上學讀書,直至財經大學本科畢業。畢業後在機關乾了十幾年,後又轉到銀行工作。丈夫在政府機關工作。兒子上了高中。我一直感到生活幸福,有愛我的父母和親人、有和睦的家庭,家中什麼也不愁,一切順順利利。但三年前在我的生活中遇到了大變故,使我的人生道路來一個大轉折。

三年前我在銀行上班,同時兼一個房地產公司的財務負責人。該公司老總46歲,年富力強。過去搞糧油,後來又搞房地產,他的公司擁有億萬資產,建設居住住宅區一年可建成兩三個小區,很有實力。那一年他炒期貨,一個多星期天天賠,這一天在15分鐘內一下賠進去了470多萬元,他承受不了這麼大的打擊,得腦溢血去世了。

從他死後,他的神識一直跟在我身邊,他活著時身高一米八四,他出現在我面前的身高僅有一米左右,皮膚是土色,其形貌完全與活著時一樣,一看就是老總。那時無論我到哪,他就跟到哪。我不能閉眼,一閉眼頭疼難忍,就是閉了眼照樣能看到他。家里人感到我不正常,就派人整天守護我。而我看到的情況,他們誰也看不到。從我口裡說出來的情況,他們又不得不信。我想躲開他都躲不掉,我坐飛機到北京、去青島他都跟著。

這樣折磨整整持續了100天。更可怕的是,從他死後,七天為一個週期,每過一個七天,在我眼前就呈現出他在地獄受到的淒慘恐怖之苦。第一七時,我看到幾個人連拉帶拽的把他的雙手塞到一個似烤箱裡,只聽到他一聲聲慘叫;等手拿出後,看到的是像燒紅的鐵絲一樣彎彎曲曲,人也一下縮的又小又瘦;到第二七時,呈現在眼前的是燒腳地獄;第三七時,我看到他光著腳踩在刀刃上,血淋淋的,接著四七、五七下去,又看到了刀破肚子、挖眼睛,鋸腿,真是慘不忍睹。我也聽到他大聲呼叫、求我救救他。

可是我當時不懂佛法,不知該怎麼救他。在整整第100天時,勝境現前,觀音菩薩!忽見觀音菩薩腳踏粉紅色蓮花,身穿白衣,相貌莊嚴,無比殊勝。望著觀音菩薩慈悲清淨的神態,我眼前一片光明,立刻感覺身心清爽、精神百倍。唯聽觀音菩薩親切的說:“你要念佛呀”!復見觀音菩薩輕輕拂動袖子,剎那消失了。我趕忙喚醒陪伴,向她述說觀音菩薩顯靈的勝境。於是我們一同出去請了香、香爐和觀音菩薩塑像。當我燒第一炷香時,又復見觀音菩薩瞬間她與那尊觀音塑像合成一體。聆聽她老人家說:“去寶華寺吧!”

於是朋友陪我到寶華寺,寺裡的法師好像知道我要來,見我就說:“我可等你好久了”。並說:“你該剃度了。”到6月19日,法師為老總做了超度。當時,我感到大地在顫動,並看到老總從地獄救拔上來;還看到從地底下伸出無數隻手,好像求救一樣。超度後,法師對我說:“老總已從地獄裡救拔上來了,投了畜生道。”

一年後,又是6月19日這一天,我在附近的街道上看到一頭驢,它看到我就不走了,老叫喚還流淚,我不明白是怎麼一回事。回到寺院請教法師,他說:“這頭驢就是你們的老總。”於是親戚朋友都到處尋找這頭驢,但沒有找到。時過一年,在次年4月28日那一天,這頭驢掙脫了韁繩跑到寺院門口,任人怎麼拽它,打它,它都不走。當時法師正在禪靜中,但他還是喊了我:XX居士,外面有頭驢找你。”我趕忙奔到寺院大門口,這頭驢看我跑過來就開始叫喚流淚。我對它說:“你是XXX老總嗎?如果是你就點點頭。”它聽懂了我的話,就直點頭。

然後我說:“我給你做皈依,你好好聽著。”我就照著師父教給我的方法給它做了三皈依。做完後我又說:“現在你把我帶到你的主人家去”。驢點點頭。它在前面走,我跟在後面。看它走路的樣子跟老總在世一樣。到家後,驢看看我又看看主人,好像告訴我這就是它的主人。我問主人這頭驢是什麼時候生的,主人講的日子和時辰,正好是給老總做超度的時間。當下我就確信它就是由地獄超度到畜生道的老總。以後呢,老總的家人認領了這頭驢,並放生在寺院裡。

這件事發生的前前後後,強烈的震撼了許多人的心靈。該公司原從銀行貸了七千萬大宗款額後,老總生前企圖不再還貸的;從這場觸目驚心事件發生後,該公司原副老總便主動向銀行還清全額貸款。而後,該公司仍有大額盈餘。我身邊的親人朋友同事有許多人也皈依的佛門。由於我是這場事件親身經歷者,深感六道輪迴真實不虛;因果報應絲毫不爽。

縱然你有億萬資產,死後也是一分帶不去。正如古人所言:萬般皆不去,唯有業隨身。我從小生長在這樣一個富裕而又有地位的家庭,天上飛的、地上走的、水里遊的,無所不吃。造作的罪業太重。將來我和父母家人如果墮了地獄,誰能救拔呢?於是我下定決心,義無反顧的走出家修行之路證無上道。

她講完故事後,深深地嘆了口氣。我們被她的故事深深打動,心靈受到強烈的震撼,以前所知道的六道輪迴、因果報應的事實都是從書本上看到的,好像離自己很遙遠,但眼前這位師父講出的實情,就發生在21世紀!

BRIEF BUDDHIST LINEAGE REFUGE TREE


H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

      In our world, Buddhism can be divided into Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana based upon the differing aspirations behind cultivation as well as the magnitude and speed of accomplishment in the dharma. Further divisions can be made based upon sects or schools. Tibetan esoteric Buddhism can be divided into twelve sects, such as Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Geluk, and Jonang sects. There are also many branch sects. Within Buddhism there is also esoteric Buddhism taught by Sakyamuni Buddha contained in the Tripitaka, the Shingon sect, and exoteric Buddhism, which includes Zen Buddhism, the Pure Land school, and the Vinaya school, and many other schools.
      However, whether it is Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana, or any of the aforementioned sects or schools, they have all received their lineage from Dorje Chang Buddha. With respect to all of Buddhism in the dharma realm, Dorje Chang Buddha is the true primordial ancestor with form. Without Dorje Chang Buddha, there would be no Buddhism, no Buddha-dharma, no Buddhist studies, no Buddhas, no Bodhisattvas, no dharma kings, no rinpoches, no dharma teachers, and no Buddhists. There would only be the concept of the absolute truth of the universe that is not born and does not perish. This is the formless dharmakaya Buddha known as Samantabhadra Tathagata or Adharma Buddha. The dharmakaya has no form. It has no sound and does not speak. This dhamakaya is called Buddha-nature, which is not Buddhism. It abides in perfect stillness. With the dharmakaya, there is no subject who can expound the dharma.
    The dharmakaya of Samantabhadra Tathagata generated the sambhogakaya Dorje Chang Buddha with form. Dorje Chang Buddha originated Buddhism in the dharmadhatu and began to spread the teachings of Buddhism in the three spheres of existence. Dorje Chang Buddha has come to this world twice. The first time was in the form of the holy and venerable Vimalakirti, who was Dorje Chang Buddha II. The second time was in the form ofH.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, who is Dorje Chang Buddha III. The original leader of all of the sects within all of Buddhism, whether esoteric or exoteric, is Dorje Chang Buddha. No matter what Buddha dharma it may be, it was originally transmitted by Dorje Chang Buddhabecause Dorje Chang Buddha is the only primordial ancestor of Buddhism. Dorje Chang Buddha transformed into the ancient Buddha Dipankara, Vajrasattva, and others. The ancient Buddha Dipankara taught dharma to Sakyamuni Buddha. Sakyamuni Buddha was the first to teach the dharma in the earthly realm. However, the source of all Buddha-dharma is the original ancestor of Buddhism, Dorje Chang Buddha. If you cross-reference the names and numbers on the list with the numbers on the lineage refuge tree, you will have a rough understanding of this. Thus, the three primordial Buddhas in the dharmadhatu are called dharmakaya-Buddha Samantabhadra Tathagata ( Adi Buddha aka Adharma Buddha), sambhogakaya-Buddha Dorje Chang Buddha (Buddha Vajradhara), and the nirmanakaya Vajrasattva.
      For more than two thousand years, different Buddhist sects have mixed together and have originated from one another. Patriarchs have taught dharma to one another and have learned from one another during these more than two thousand years. This has caused the network of lineages within all of Buddhism to become extremely large and complex. Such a lineage refuge tree surely cannot be clearly depicted in just a few pages. Because of space limitations, it was not possible to include in this lineage refuge tree all of the Buddhist sects, all of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and all of the great patriarchs. Thus, this lineage refuge tree only includes a few percent of them in a representative capacity. Nonetheless, everything stated above regarding lineages is accurate and unbiased.

International Buddhism Sangha Association

BRIEF BUDDHIST LINEAGE REFUGE TREE

 

Listening to the Buddha Dharma by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III  has helped me to cultivate as a true Buddhist disciple

Listening to the Buddha Dharma by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has helped me to cultivate as a true Buddhist disciple

 

Listening to the Buddha Dharma by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III  has helped me to cultivate as a true Buddhist disciple

 

Time passed so fast! It has been 7 years since I first came to Hua Zang Si.

 

I am greatly humbled by what I have learned so far. I feel I can do a lot more and grow a lot faster spiritually. When I look back at the time before I came to Hua Zang Si, I did not know much about Buddhism and cultivation. I had wasted a lot of time in housework, watching TV and going to restaurants. Decades past, now I am in my 70s and wonder how many decades there are for me to live. I know the impermanence soon will come, so I remind myself about the urgency to cultivate myself and do the right things.

 

When I reached retirement, I was lucky to get to live in a government senior housing project on 21st Street in San Francisco. I lived there for several years without knowing I was right behind Hua Zang Si and had to travel to faraway City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to pray. In 2009, when my neighbor asked me to go with her to a temple to worship and eat a vegetarian meal, I thought we were going to travel far away, but my neighbor said it was that temple with pointed roofs on 22nd street! How come I never knew it was this close!

 

Then I realized that it must be Guanyin Bodhisattva who had come to lead me, because, that year, I somehow started to chant silently Guanyin Bodhisattva’s name whenever I was walking, driving, or by myself. I did not know anything about Buddhism. I just chanted like others. I would even talk to myself and be very grateful to Guanyin Bodhisattva for being able to live in government housing and have everything I need. I started to look for Buddhist followers. Finally, my neighbor brought me to Hua Zang Si.

 

The first time I came to Hua Zang Si with my husband, there was a Dharma Assembly. The statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas at Hua Zang Si are so solemn and majestic. My husband said he felt very peaceful and comfortable there. So I said to him, ” From now on let’s come here to learn Buddhism. It is close and convenient.” At home, I have a chanting player, which was gifted by a friend. I usually leave it on all day, but I can never understand what is chanted. However, after the first visit to Hua Zang Si, strangely, I can understand clearly if it is chanting the holy names of Guanyin Bodhisattva, Amitabha, or other holy names, From then on, we both go to Hua Zang Si every Sunday for the group cultivations and I also started to listen to the recorded Dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

 

Hua Zang Si is like a family to me. There is no separation between you and me. We help and care about each other. It is at Hua Zang Si where I learn to have a pure selfless heart and do everything to benefit all living beings. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has bestowed on me rich and boundless knowledge. To me learning Buddhism and cultivation is like attending a high-end college There are so many things to learn. I have realized how ignorant and lack of understanding I was before I came to Hua Zang Si. Now I feel very happy, even happier than any other people. Hua Zang Si is an orthodox temple of correct Dharma of the Buddha. Therefore, at Hua Zang Si, I am able to learn the correct Dharma of the Tathagata of the Buddha. In addition, Hua Zang Si is so close that I feel like Buddha is right next to me all the time. This kind of happiness cannot be obtained with money and I want to treasure it and protect it.

 

I remember in the early days when I was at Hua Zang Si, I did not do much because of lack of Buddhist knowledge. When I was asked if I was “doing my homework”, I did not know what it meant. Later when I read the book written by Pamu, I finally understood the ultimate goal of Buddhism, and why I must cultivate my behavior and practice the Buddha Dharma at the same time and all these must be built on the correct Buddhist views and understanding. Therefore, I have been devoting my spare time to listening to the recorded Buddha Dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III at Hua Zang Si or other Dharma-Listening centers.

 

In the beginning, because I did not know much Buddhist knowledge and I speak mainly Cantonese, I had a hard time understanding the Buddha’s accent, I could not understand many of the words, but I persisted. After three months, slowly and miraculously, I could easily understand the recordings. I felt so good that I almost listened to the recorded Dharma every day for about 2 hours. Even when I was done, I was reluctant to leave. I thought to myself, “If I can listen to it the whole day, that will be great.”

 

After listening to the recorded Dharma, I gain a lot of Buddhist knowledge and understand the principles of the Buddha Dharma, which are correct and meaningful. I gradually understand the true goal of leaning with the Buddha and cultivation. I deeply feel the Bodhicitta and great compassion and kindness of the Buddha. The Buddha is so patient and skillful in teaching us. All he wants is to liberate all living beings. On the other hand, I also feel so sorry for those who are ignorant of Buddha Dharma. They are always so deeply indulged in greed, anger, infatuation, affection, joy, resentment, sorrow, and happiness. They tumble in the colorful lives of theirs, and cannot be awakened. I feel so sorry and anxious that they are still subject to the impermanence and the in the cycles of birth and death. I feel so powerless. Therefore, I must first focus on my practice and sincerely dedicate the merits of my practice and cultivation to all living beings who have karmic affinities with me. May they have a chance to encounter the correct Buddha Dharma of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and get onto the holy Bodhi road to liberation and accomplishment.

 

After all these years of learning Buddhism, there is one thing that I believe deeply with no doubt: if we study and cultivate according to the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, we will definitely rid ourselves off all our sins and hindrances, ignorance and confusion, greed, selfishness, and pettiness; we will become a good person with wisdom, compassion, and a pure mind, a true Buddhist disciple who has correct views and understanding and will not wander away on a wrong path, a nobleman who is devoted to helping, benefitting and serving all living beings.

 

Amitabha !

 

 

Humble Buddhist disciple:

Shaomei Huang

 

Listening to the Buddha Dharma by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III  has helped me to cultivate as a true Buddhist disciple

聖德高僧們的重要答覆(農曆二月初六:第三十五道答案)

聖德高僧們的重要答覆
世界佛教總部諮詢中心回覆求證者們的提問

農曆二月初六
第三十五道答案:

      沒有到金釦段位,還在藍釦段位範圍內的為師之人,是能教人的,但必須拿128條知見去應證,除了三段或更高金釦的大聖德之外,一段金釦、二段金釦的聖德,也要拿128條知見去應證,看這位為師者的知見是否正確,是否屬於邪惡見,乃至凡是懂佛教知識而又不落入128條知見的任何人都能教人,果確實已經落入128條,嚴重者,只要是教人絕對就會把人帶上邪惡道上去的!!!三段金釦屬於大聖德,是不退地菩薩了,祂們有時嚴肅行持,時而遊戲三昧,因此難以判別,比如瘋子喇嘛依西揚嘎,又比如日古溫波仁波且的兒子,及旺扎上尊,有時行持怪異,難以分辨。望大家千萬小心防止偽假之師誤害你們終生,墮入三惡道中,受盡痛苦,為了自己的福慧圓滿解脫成就,請大家反覆多次讀懂這份聖德們的回答吧!另外有人提出,除了古佛寺,都不要作供養捐贈,說其他寺廟和住持者沒有加持力,供養不會有功德,這種說法是錯誤的知見,而正知正見應該是,其實無論是什麼寺廟或個人,只要是捐贈給行正確的佛事、乃至做一切善事的機構,都是有功德的,甚而善意的唸一句佛號、慈悲一眾生,都有功德,但是功德確實是有多少高低不同的差別,果供養釋迦佛陀一碗飯,那功德就太大了,反之供養的是一個活佛或法師,怎能與供養釋迦佛陀的功德相提並論呢?可是供養世尊談何容易,要看你有沒有這個緣起,萬法都得有緣而生。如20161114日中午十二點半,在匈牙利布達佩斯,那是非常寒冷的一天,南無第三世多杰羌佛與隨行人等,參觀完風景後,走到停車處,馬上要上車離開到第二風景區了,南無第三世多杰羌佛突然轉身向高處的山頭走去,金釦聖德、善知識及人非人等,大家也就趕快跟上,導遊說:「上面沒有風景,不好看。」南無羌佛繼續走,走到半山,聞到難以忍受噁心嘔吐的臭味,原來地上施了一種長草的臭肥,又冷又臭,可是南無羌佛就是不反轉,繼續前進,真是想不通,大家都把鼻子摀住,七嘴八舌地說:「太臭了!」導遊說:「不好受!我們回去吧!」南無羌佛好像沒有聽到,繼續前進,大家只好跟著佛陀往上攀,快到山頂時,臭氣全部都沒有了,佛陀停了下來,這時看到一對白人的青年父母帶著一乳幼小男童,年約一歲左右,叉著腿顫驚驚走了幾步,走到南無羌佛面前,臉笑開了花,非常歡喜,欲彎腰下去,結果站不穩,順勢倒坐地上,用他自己的手,捧了一把泥沙,伸手供養南無羌佛,南無羌佛為其摸頂授記,隨行人等見此狀,震驚吐舌,當下發大清淨之願,我們相信這小孩就具有捧沙供佛特大的聖因緣,雖然無財物供養佛陀,而只好就地捧沙供佛,其純淨的心境功德絕對無量,如果無緣,南無第三世多杰羌佛就不會在已經參觀完景點後,決定上車離開的那一刻,突然轉身走向一個沒有景點、沒有遊客去的山頂,當時大家一頭霧水,想不明白好景點等著不去看,來這裡幹什麼?有一善德說:「我明白了!原來佛陀是來接受乳童捧沙供佛的,這一事件正與釋迦牟尼佛受童子捧沙獻佛同一緣相哦!」南無羌佛說:「你不可亂猜妄評,我是一個普通佛教徒,有什麼資格與釋迦佛陀品列,我除了修行,就是慚愧,我哪有本事知道會遇上這乳童,這就是一個偶然的巧遇罷了,不要把這事說神誇大了。」你們相信這是巧遇嗎?為什麼好的風光點不去,偏偏要到這個很長一段路而且沒有風景點、又冷又臭的高處呢?只有白癡才會相信這是巧遇,我們所說沒有絲毫誇張,完全是隨行眾人親見的事實,佛陀太無私、太自謙、太聖潔了!不愧為正覺無量之如來!也許你們會認為這就是聖潔嗎?不錯,在這鐵的事實面前,南無羌佛沒有說自己是古佛降世是專程來接受童子捧沙供養的,反而說自己是普通佛教徒,是偶然巧遇的,這樣的崇高光明之德還不是聖潔嗎?其實豈止是聖潔,那就是無上正等正覺的佛陀!不要說南無羌佛五明的高度是佛史無雙、佛降甘露印證《藉心經說真諦》是佛陀說的法,僅就大家看到羌佛的紅珊瑚色佛陀真容顯現如太陽放光照得人睜不開眼、眉間白毫異變長短多少、放光加持等等佛陀特有的三十二相,這就是鐵證如山的佛陀,南無羌佛把一切好的都說成他人的,而把他人不好的都撿來自己擔負,相反,有的人本來就是凡夫普通人,卻八方噓吹冒充聖者,把與他無關的、光彩的,都歸功於他自己,這種人太低級、太邪惡了。南無羌佛還把自己發明創造、中國衛生部批准為第一號的「雄力育髮液」(髮必生),讓人私吞霸佔了三十年,還揹黑鍋讓人誤認為是拿了錢給南無羌佛,要不是今年霸佔者顯露私惡心態,大家還認為南無羌佛只是佛史上唯一不收供養義務服務大眾,卻根本沒有想到佛陀的無私不貪,光明佛境,竟然超越了自己發明創造該得的財富都無執念,有誰得到了如此崇高的聖境呢?拿走三十年沒有給佛陀分文,而佛陀沒有一句怨言,南無羌佛的不為名利無私無貪,自謙平等利眾,關心他人勝於自己的崇高光明德品事蹟,至少幾本書都寫不完,我們在收集整理中太多實例了,只能說善境佛覺祥光太震撼了!太震撼了!太感人了!祝大家諸惡莫作,眾善奉行,修成大道力,開敷大智慧,早證上菩提,福報昌隆久無量!
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