我母親趙賢雲，1991年5月病危入住成都市八醫院。主治醫生邱仁祺教授檢查後，確診心、肝、脾、肺、腎均已衰竭。幾天後，母親呈半昏迷狀態，邱教授通知我們準備後事，不可耽誤。我和慧漢達師兄急忙趕到佛陀上師的下榻處，請求佛陀上師留住我母親，學法後再 往升。起初佛陀上師不答應，說：「我沒有這個本事把要死的人留下來。」我們堅信只有佛陀上師能辦到，就長跪不起，苦苦哀求。慧漢達師兄說：「現在天氣炎熱，遺體腐爛得快，不利於做佛事，求佛陀上師留到秋涼十月間吧！」我痛哭流涕，苦求佛陀上師，佛陀上師才 說：「我試一試吧！儘量吧！」
10月2日下午三點過，成都的周師兄陪同佛陀上師來我家，佛陀上師為我母親開示：「我們學佛修行的目的就是要成為最善良的人， 幫助他人幸福，了生脫死，脫離輪迴。去極樂世界就脫離輪迴了，極樂世界好得很，思衣得衣，思食得食，還要聽聞阿彌陀佛講佛法。」 母親問佛陀上師：「佛陀上師啊！極樂世界的風景好不好呢？」佛陀上師說：「你看過成都青羊宮的燈會沒有？極樂世界的風景比燈會好百千萬倍都不止……」佛陀上師開示了很多有關極樂世界的妙境，我母親越聽越高興，恨不得馬上就去極樂世界，母親還對我說：「我還沒有老鞋(專給過世的人穿的平口步鞋)呢！」大家都笑了。
10點過，母親突然從床上坐起，叫大家趕快唸佛，自己則打上了盤腿，結起了佛陀上師傳給她的秘密手印開始修法，很快就快沒有氣了，我們叫她，她也無法應聲了，糟了！媽媽死了！全家人慌成一團，就在這時11點過，佛陀上師來了。佛陀上師開始修法，我坐在門口護壇，才過了十分鐘，突然，天空出現五光十色的祥雲，圍繞著觀世音菩薩降臨！這時，我家的房頂上忽然升起一團蓮花般的白光霧， 白霧中放出雪白的光芒，我媽媽盤腿結印坐在白光中，有時看得到，有時又不見，慢慢升到觀世音菩薩的方向，觀世音菩薩駕著白雲帶著我母親漸漸升空遠去了。我被眼前的聖境感動著，望著天空，呆若木雞，突然耳邊響起佛陀上師的聲音：「你媽媽已經往升了！」我這才回過神來，房間裡，母親依舊紅光滿面，面帶微笑，盤腿結著手印坐在床上。我們伸手到離母親頭頂一寸高的地方，哎呀！簡直像蒸氣一 樣，熱氣直往上沖，這是往升極樂世界的人才有的現象！全家都非常高興，與媽媽照相留念。去相館沖洗時，相館師傅說：「這位婆婆在念佛啊！」他根本不知道那是已經圓寂的法體。
My name is Chi Lie Er, a disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIWan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata. I would like to make a solemn vow. If all that I describe in the following is for the purpose of deceiving living beings and misleading living beings into taking an evil path, I will descend into Varjra Hell! If all that I describe is true and authentic, I will be liberated and will attain great accomplishment, and living beings will enjoy good fortune.
In May of 1991, my mother, Xianyun Zhao, was critically ill and was taken to the Eighth Hospital in Chengdu City. After examination by the Chief Resident, Professor Qiu, it was confirmed that her heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys were all failing. A few days later, she was in a partial coma. Professor Qiu notified us to prepare for her funeral arrangements without delay.
Brother Hui Han Da and I rushed over to where the Buddha Master resided and pleaded with the Buddha Master to keep my mother alive until she learned dharma. At first, the Buddha Master did not agree and said, “I do not have the ability to keep a dying person alive.” Firmly believing that only the Buddha Master could make this happen, we knelt down for a long time without getting up, begging piteously and earnestly. Brother Hui Han Da said, “The weather is very hot now. The remains get rotten very quickly, which is not advantageous for performing certain Buddhist rituals. I beseech the Buddha Master to keep our mother alive until it is the cool weather of fall in October!” I cried my heart out and piteously begged the Buddha Master. The Buddha Master then said, “I will try! I will do my best! However, this is against the laws of impermanence, and I do not have such merit at all.”
After expressing my appreciation to my respected Master, we hurried back to the hospital. A miracle had happened! My mother regained consciousness. As soon as she was conscious, she was hungry, asking for food. To my surprise, she ate a large bowl of meatball soup. Professor Qiu did an examination on her and found the function of her heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys had returned to normal. The professor was extremely surprised and said this was a miracle indeed! Because my mother was no longer ill, she left the hospital three days later. The Buddha Master had kept my mother, whose karmic condition with this world was about to end, alive and transmitted to her the dharma of Esoteric Buddhism.
With time going by so fast, it was soon September 30th. Unexpectedly, the Buddha Master notified me, “Your mother is going to pass away on October 5th.” This was a big surprise to me, and once again I begged the Buddha Master to prolong her life for another period of time. The Buddha Master scolded me. “Originally, you pleaded to keep your mother alive until the fall when it was cool. Perhaps it is because your mother has practiced meditation and Buddha-dharma that she has recovered from her illness. How can I keep her alive? Besides, last time your mother was going to Yama (the deity who is the ruler of Hell). This time your mother will go to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. She is going to a wonderful place!” I hurried back home to stay with my mother for a few more days.
On October 2nd, just after 3:00 p.m., Brother Zhou from Chengdu accompanied the Buddha Master to my house. The Buddha Master expounded the following dharma to my mother. “The purpose of learning Buddhism and cultivation is to become a more benevolent person who furthers the well-being of others, ends the sufferings of life and death, and attains liberation from the cycle of reincarnation. Going to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss is attaining liberation from the cycle of reincarnation. The Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss is a very wonderful place. When you think of clothes, you will have the clothes. When you think of food, you will have the food. Also, you can listen to Amitabha Buddha expound the Buddha-dharma.” My mother asked the Buddha Master, “Buddha Master! How is the scenery of the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss?” The Buddha Master said, “Have you seen the lamp festival of Qing Yang Temple in Chengdu? The scenery in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss is hundreds and thousands of times better.” The Buddha Master continued to expound many wonderful states in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. The more my mother listened, the happier she became. She could not wait to visit the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. She even said to me, “I haven’t prepared the old shoes yet (special shoes made for people who pass away).” Everyone laughed.
Brother Zhou asked, “Buddha Master! Why did you give the elderly mother discourses on all those subjects today?” The Buddha Master replied, “She is going to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. And, not only that, she is going to pass away in a cross-legged meditative posture!”
The same evening, we returned with my mother to the old house in Xin Fan for a family reunion and farewell gathering. Several dozens of relatives and friends had come. My mother played cards with the guests until 12 o’clock at night and then rested. The relatives saw that my mother’s health was in a very good condition. Her face was rosy and radiant. She talked and laughed merrily. No one would ever believe that she was going to pass away in three days. The next day, after arranging for a photographer to come over and take pictures of the whole family, we headed back to Chengdu.
On the afternoon of October 4th, Brother Hui Han Da asked the Buddha Master, “Will my mother-in-law pass away tonight? Where will be the best place for her to pass away?” The Buddha Master replied, “It has to wait until tomorrow. The best place to go is Jewel Street because of the courtyard, where it will be convenient to perform Buddhist rituals.” Brother Hui Han Da pleaded to the Buddha Master to stay and assist my mother in practicing dharma. But the Buddha Master did not agree and said, “A minute before she is going to pass away, I will come.” In the evening, we walked with my mother to 33 Jewel Street. All of the brothers and sisters came, surrounding her bed and preparing to see my mother off. The entire family happily chatted until the next morning.
Some time after 9 o’clock on the morning of October 5th, the Buddha Master came to Jewel Street to make other Buddhist arrangements. Brother Hui Han Da asked the Buddha Master, “The spirit of my mother-in-law is still very well. She just ate her breakfast, and her face was radiant and rosy. Is this a sign of a sudden spurt of vigor just before death and is she ready to leave?” The Buddha Master said, “What does it have to do with a sudden spurt of vigor just before her death? The time has not come yet. When it is the time, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will arrive and escort her away. I have promised your mother-in-law that I will personally see her off in her last minute.”
It was just past 10 o’clock. All of a sudden, my mother sat up from the bed and called everyone to recite immediately the name of Amitabha Buddha. She then arranged herself in the cross-legged meditative posture, applied the secret mudra that the Master had transmitted to her, and began practicing dharma. Very soon, she was out of breath. We called her, but she could not respond to us anymore. Too bad! My mother had died!
All of the family members hurried around. It was just past 11 o’clock. The Buddha Master came. The Buddha Master started to practice dharma. I sat by the door protecting the altar. About ten minutes later, suddenly, auspicious and colorful clouds appeared in the sky surrounding the arrival of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva! At this time, abruptly from the top of my house came a cloud of fog containing beams of white light that rose up and appeared just like a lotus flower. Amidst the white fog, which was emitting snow white light beams, my mother was sitting with her hands held in a mudra and maintaining the cross-legged meditative posture. Sometimes this scene could be seen, but sometimes it could not be seen. Slowly, the light rose toward the direction of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. Kuan Yin Bodhisattva joined the white cloud and escorted my mother, gradually rising up to the sky and into the distance. I was so moved by the holy state in front of my eyes that I stared at the sky dumbstruck. All of a sudden, I heard the voice of the Buddha Master, “Your mother has already been reborn in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss!” At that moment, I retuned to normal.
In the room, my mother’s face was still rosy and radiant with a smile. She was sitting on the bed in a cross-legged meditative posture and holding her hands in a mudra. We reached our hands to about an inch above the top of my mother’s head. My goodness! It was exactly like hot steam, and it went straight up. This was a sign that only applied to people reborn to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. Everyone was all very happy and took pictures with my mother. When sending films to be developed, the person in the shop said, “This elderly lady is reciting the name of Buddha!” He did not realize that it was the dharma remains (corpse) of my mother who had already passed away.
The elderly lady Zhu, a neighbor, never socialized with us. She told Sister Xiaolian Li that she saw that Kuan Yin Bodhisattva had appeared in the sky to escort an elderly lady on the afternoon of the 5th. Therefore, Sister Li brought her to my house. Just at the time the elderly lady Zhu saw my mother’s dharma remains (body), she became excited and said, “Right! Right! Right! This was the elderly lady. This elderly lady is exactly the one I saw when Kuan Yin Bodhisattva escorted her away.” The news spread. Group by group, the nearby laypersons came over to look at my mother with reverence. My house was so crowded not even a drop of water could tickle through. People constantly came and left. Mr. Pu, another neighbor, said, “They do not look like they are having a funeral. I even think that they are more cheerful and happier than when they had a wedding in their house.”
On October 11th, we requested that Great Dharma Teacher Pu Cheng come over to place my mother’s body in a upright Buddhist casket. As soon as he entered the door and saw my mother, he uttered, “Amitabha!” and said, “Elderly sister, you have encountered authentic Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to liberate you. Another disciple of Master Yee 1 again! Look at you. You passed away in a cross-legged meditative posture and hold the Great Mudra of Three Jewels. This is truly incredible! I have stayed in the Bao Guang Temple for dozens of years and have been in charge of placing cremated remains in shrines. I have placed in shrines a lot of remains of great dharma teachers and monks. Except for the great layman Wang, I have never seen such extraordinary signs as this elderly laywoman has shown.”
During the escorting of my mother to the Bao Guang Temple for cremation, the sounds of celestial music and celestial drums accompanied the motorcade from Chengdu to Bao Guang Temple. These sounds lasted for about forty minutes and got louder and louder. We all put our palms together with endless appreciation and respect. What was magical was that we did not even turn on any electrical sounds in the cars at all!
In the early morning of the next day during cremation, fifty or sixty relatives and fellow disciples personally witnessed that surrounding the side of my mother’s dharma remains (corpse) were golden fire lotus flowers. During the cremation, seed characters in white, red and blue emanated from her forehead, throat, and heart areas. All of the people attending were joyful, encouraged, and gained a lot of faith from this. We especially appreciated and thought of the virtue and kindness of our Buddha Master, who sent my mother to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss!
In today’s world, are there any great rinpoches or dharma teachers who can predict the time of someone’s death and be absolutely correct to the exact minute? Who can keep alive a person whose lifespan has come to an end? Who can say that he can request a particular Buddha or Bodhisattva to escort someone away and that particular Buddha or Bodhisattva will comply? All these things can only be demonstrated in the results of the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
Chi Lie Er
H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III－A TREASURY OF TRUE BUDDHA-DHARMA
One day in March of 2003, my mother became ill with something like a stroke. She couldn’t move the right side of her body nor could she talk. At the emergency room, the diagnosis was that she was in the last stages of an inoperable brain cancer with a tumor the size of a fist. Unfortunately chemotherapy was not an option. She had about a zero chance of being cured with radiation treatments. We were told to take her home for hospice care for her final days. We were all very panicky and very sad with the anticipation of having to watch our mother wait for her death.
At that time, I kept praying that my mother could have the opportunity to see the Buddha Master, H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata. The Buddha Master was merciful, and the arrangements were made for the Buddha Master to see my mother immediately.
I remember that day very clearly. At the altar, my mother was anxious and crying because she had lost her ability to speak, but the Buddha Master said, “It’s alright, it’s alright. I understand it all.” The Buddha Master accepted my mother as a disciple and also transmitted dharma to her right then and there. That day, my mother couldn’t talk nor do the mudra because her right hand was paralyzed. I remember that the merciful Buddha Master came down from the platform, held her good left hand, and personally put the Cultivation Seed Syllables on the palm of her left hand. That particular scene is deeply imprinted in my mind. That’s the empowerment a Buddha gives to a suffering living being. I was deeply moved and even more grateful to my Buddha Master, although the Buddha Master does not allow his disciples to call him Buddha. Nevertheless, His Holiness is a true ancient Buddha who has descended into this world.
With all that happened at the altar that day, my mother used her eyes to communicate with the Buddha Master. My father and 4th eldest sister were also there, but they didn’t seek refuge with the Buddha Master at that time. After we went back home, my mother looked at the palm of her left hand everyday and studied it very hard. She would look at the palm of her hand even at night when the light was not on. (During the more than six months from the time my mother fell ill until the time of her rebirth in a Buddha Land, she did not take one painkiller. She lived three months longer than the doctor had predicted.)
Early in the morning, three days before her 70th birthday, my mother’s condition turned worse. She became unconscious. Her whole body was twitching. The paralyzed right side was stiff and un-bendable. She had rapid breathing and an increased heart rate with her blood pressure dropping. Both the doctor and the nurse notified us to prepare for the end and dress her properly for the funeral. It was unbearable to see my eighty-year-old father so sad. The whole family was nervous and confused.
The first thing in my mind was to beg the Buddha Master to be merciful and send mother to a good place. The Buddha Master made time in a very busy schedule to receive my father and me. It was already eleven o’clock at night. My father begged the Buddha Master to allow for mother to have her 70th birthday before she left us, and also for both of her daughters to have time to come back from the east coast to see their mother for the last time. The Buddha Master said very decidedly, “No problem! Let her have her 70th birthday before she leaves! I think Guan-Yin Bodhisattva will let her stay for a few more days before receiving her to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss! I am ashamed to say that I don’t have that kind of dharma power to keep her. Only the Buddha can help her.”
Right away the Buddha Master empowered a Mantra Wheel and Dharma Instructions, instructing us to have my mother wear the Mantra Wheel on her head to shake her spiritual mind. The Dharma Instruction would be for her to wear at the time of her passing on to the Pure Land, using the power of the Seed Syllables to enter the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss.
After we went back, my mother’s pupils were already dilated, and her body temperature was low. She passed away. We followed the instructions we received from the Buddha Master and put the Mantra Wheel on my mother’s head, feeling very scared. My mother had already left. Was it too late for her to wear the Mantra Wheel now? Unexpectedly, a miracle happened. Within only two short hours, mother regained consciousness. Her pupils, body temperature, and breathing all became normal. She answered some of our questions by nodding, shaking, and moving her head and by blinking her eyes. Her consciousness was completely clear and normal. Not only did my mother wait until both of my sisters came back from the east coast to celebrate her 70th birthday, but days after that, mother would sit in a wheelchair, using her unparalyzed left hand to offer incense to the Buddha.
Many monastics were there to witness the process of mother’s revival. My aunt, who had been there nursing my mother, was deeply shocked and realized how great and powerful the true Buddha-dharma is. Furthermore, it changed my father, who has been a Christian for the past fifty years. He became a disciple of the Buddha Master.
Only after my mother was lingering in her sick bed and had started to accumulate phlegm in her throat, and my father could feel that my mother was suffering from the phlegm collecting in her throat, did he kneel down in front of the picture of the Buddha Master, silently begging the Buddha Master to ask Guan-Yin Bodhisattva to come and receive mother in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss to enjoy the blessings! As expected, at 6:50 early next morning, my mother left peacefully with her mouth open like a sleeping baby. A message was relayed that morning from the Buddha Master’s attendant Kuan that the Buddha Master would use the most profound and wonderful Pure Land spirit-raising Dharma to raise my mother’s spirit from suffering and would respectfully ask Guan-Yin Bodhisattva or her attendants to receive mother to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss within seven days. I was all very grateful for the Buddha Master’s empowerment to send my mother to the Western Paradise. Not only were her face and lips rosy, her limbs were also soft so that the task of dressing her properly for the funeral was easy.
However, the most amazing thing was when I knelt in front of my mother’s body that day and said, “Mom, if you have seen Guan-Yin Bodhisattva or the attendants sent by her with the message that they are coming to receive you, please close your mouth and smile so we don’t have to worry.” I kowtowed three times to thank my mother for all the years she spent raising me, knelt in front of her bed, and silently recited Guan-Yin Bodhisattva’s sacred name. I lost track of time. My mother had been like a sleeping baby with her mouth opened, but now her mouth was closed and she was smiling. Wow! My heavens! I was shocked. I thought my eyes were deceiving me, that I’d made a mistake. I hurried and asked my family to come and see. Everyone saw the same thing I did—that she will be received by Guan-Yin Bodhisattva or her attendants in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss.
At that time, there were birds singing very beautiful tunes outside the window, just as described in the sutras. Normally, there is no bird around or near the house. That day, the recorder suddenly played Guan-Yin Bodhisattva’s sacred name automatically. All of these remarkable auspicious events brought tears of excitement to two of my aunts who were taking care of mother at that time and who were also cultivating themselves as Buddhists. They said, “We have been doing our cultivation all these years, but now we have seen what is called the true Buddha-dharma.” Because of mother’s ascent and her rebirth in that Buddha Land, they kept asking us to take them to the Buddha Master to seek refuge.
Imagine what level of realization a holy reincarnated being has in order to be able to communicate with Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and ask Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to call back my mother from death, allow her to stay many days, and come and arrange to have her received as desired. That can only be done by a Buddha! The fact that my mother passed away, came back to life, and ascended to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss after her 70th birthday is only a very small and ordinary case among all of the Buddha Master’s many disciples. There are too many other examples to mention concerning all the other disciples who attained accomplishment, became liberated and ascended to the Pure Land.
Many disciples have only seen the Buddha Master once and received transmission of the Buddha-dharma, such as fellow disciple Yu-Shan Hou. He practiced the dharma that the Buddha Master transmitted to him and was able to visit the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. He came back to tell everybody that he would pass on to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss seven days later. As he predicted, he passed on to the Western Paradise on a lotus seven days later.
H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III－A TREASURY OF TRUE BUDDHA-DHARMA
隔了些時，阿彌陀佛真的來了，啊呀！來了，真的來了，太莊嚴了，無法寫出來！我伸手要抓住阿彌陀佛的手，另一隻腳要踏上蓮花的時候，佛陀上師趕到，我聽到佛陀上師的聲音給阿彌陀佛說：「佛陀啊！別忙接走，別忙接走，留下她，還有很多事要做呢！」此時阿 彌陀佛把蓮花收起來了，笑笑把我放到原位。就這樣，我留了下來，可是身體不能動，因為我已經死了，但能聽到佛陀上師唸咒的聲音， 師姐們說，當時我全身僵硬，冰冷，沉重，就是死人一個。
I have followed H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata for almost six years. For the past two years, the Buddha Master transmitted to me the Green Tara Dharma and the Pure Land Dharma Method. This Pure Land Dharma Method whereby Amitabha Buddha’s name is continually recited includes a secret mudra (symbolic hand gesture).
Mentioning this secret mudra reminded me of layman Yu-Shan Hou. I attended the ceremony during which he passed on to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. That he passed on to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss was a sure thing. He most certainly would pass on to that paradise! That is because the dharma that he learned is the true great dharma relating to reciting Amitabha Buddha’s name taught by my Buddha Master. There is a special mudra connected with that dharma. I say that he most certainly would pass on to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss because I myself personally experienced such a thing.
During these years of following the Buddha Master, I and other Sisters have been at the Buddha Master’s side when His Holiness created works of art. One day the Buddha Master encouraged us to sculpt and create works of art. I had some understanding of what this would entail, having been at the side of the Buddha Master during his creation of art. Through constant observation, the Buddha Master’s creative ways, such as sculpting, digging, and applying color, had an imperceptible influence on me. Although I did not have the slightest painting or sculpting foundation, the Buddha Master’s encouragement gave me great empowerment. As soon as I had any spare time, I worked on my artwork with much zeal and happiness.
After I finished the sculpture “Hard Boulder Emanates Splendor,” I sat down and silently appreciated it. I was both happy and satisfied. In an instant, my mind became tranquil. I wanted to enter a state of great concentration. Unexpectedly, I entered perfect stillness of the mind (nirvana). I had not realized that becoming accomplished spiritually is so closely connected with everyday life.
At that time, the sky was green and red light. I was immersed in the light. I thought, “Yes! Perfection! This is perfection! Recite Amitabha Buddha’s name!” I put my hands in that mudra and chanted Namo (Homage to) Amitabha Buddha, beseeching Amitabha Buddha to come and escort me away.
After some time, Amitabha Buddha truly arrived. Ah! He came. He truly came. I cannot describe how dignified He looked. I extended my arm in order to grab the hand of Amitabha Buddha, and one of my feet was about to step onto His lotus flower pedestal. Right at this time, the Buddha Master rushed over. I heard the Buddha Master say to Amitabha Buddha, “Buddha! Do not hurry to escort her away. Do not hurry to escort her away. Allow her to stay. She still has many things to do!”
At this time, Amitabha Buddha withdrew His lotus flower pedestal. He smiled and put me back onto my original place. This is how it came to be that I stayed. However, my body was totally immobile because I had died. Still, I could hear the sound of the Buddha Master reciting mantras. The Sisters said that at that time my entire body was rigid, cold, and heavy that is, I was dead.
The Buddha Master bestowed upon me great empowerment. His Holiness obtained the consent of Amitabha Buddha. At that time, there were two cylindrical white lights whose light surrounded and enveloped me. My spirit then returned to my dead body, and my body temperature become warmer.
We used to ordinarily address H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as the Buddha Master. However, the Buddha Master did not like it when we addressed His Holiness as Buddha Master. His Holiness has repeatedly admonished us not to address His Holiness as the Buddha Master. His Holiness very humbly stated that His Holiness is very ordinary and that His Holiness is a practitioner with a heart of humility. But in our hearts and minds, His Holiness indeed is a Buddha. If His Holiness is not a Buddha, why is it that each person to whom His Holiness transmits dharma becomes accomplished in the dharma? If His Holiness is not a Buddha, why is it that many highly virtuous Bodhisattvas in the world are his disciples? There are so many examples of people whom His Holiness enabled to become accomplished in the dharma. Recent examples include laypeople Yu-Shan Hou, Hui-Hsiu Lin Liu, and Tsai-Chun Yu Lin. Examples from earlier time periods are too numerous to mention. There are disciples of the Buddha Master who have passed away in the meditation posture having attained liberation from the cycle of birth and death. There are disciples whose passing was accompanied by the appearance of various auspicious phenomena. There are disciples who transformed into rainbow light when passing away. There are disciples who left behind sariras (holy relics) or seed syllables after cremation, and so on.
If the Buddha Master is not a Buddha, how is it that I stayed on earth even though Amitabha Buddha wanted to escort me away to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss? I, an incompetent person, suddenly attained skills relating to the craftsmanship vidya, thereby creating the sculpture mentioned earlier. No wonder the Buddha Master inscribed on that sculpture, “Hard Boulder Emanates Splendor.”
My Buddha Master is not only my Buddha Master, but His Holiness is truly the highest ancient Buddha in the dharma realm. His Holiness is the ultimate one that holy and ordinary beings can depend on.
Liao Hui Shih
H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III－A TREASURY OF TRUE BUDDHA-DHARMA
約1987年，我無意間發現左手腋下長在皮膚表面的粉紅色斑點，在斑點下還有一個小硬塊。起先不以為意，也沒有去看醫生治療，就這樣拖了兩年之久。此後，身體開始感到不適，很快的並擴散到全身。一次跟朋友閒聊中，對方也相勸去看醫生，但也始終找不出任何 原因。一天在醫院的牆上看見掛著的一些相關淋巴腺腫瘤的海報就跟自己身上的狀況相似，當時腋下的腫瘤硬塊已腫脹到大約50元硬幣大小，並且由粉紅色轉為深紅色，當時心中很是慌張，當下也沒有勇氣再次進去醫院作任何進一步更精密的檢查，因為我很清楚的明白自己 將會承受不了再次這樣的打擊，因為我剛動完子宮肌瘤的大型手術，所以只能默默的承受，也不敢告知家人。
以上所說一切屬實！！ 若有虛假，願墮金剛地獄！！若屬實言， 一切功德都回向給法界一切眾生！！
2007 / 06/ 21
Around 1987, I inadvertently discovered pink spots that had grown on the surface of the skin of my left armpit. Underneath those spots was a small, hard lump. I did not pay any attention to it at first, nor did I go to a doctor for treatment. This situation continued for two years. I then began to feel a kind of malaise, which soon spread throughout my entire body. Once when I was chatting with a friend, that friend urged me to see a doctor. Still, I could not think of any reason to do that.
One day I saw on the wall of a hospital some posters relating to lymphgland tumors and realized that my physical condition was similar to what was described in those posters. The tumor under my armpit had already swollen to around the size of a $50 Taiwan coin (the size of an American silver dollar) and had changed from pink to dark red. Although I became quite flustered about this, I did not have the courage to go to the hospital again to have a more detailed examination performed. I knew very clearly that I would not be able to withstand such a blow since I had just undergone major surgery to remove a tumor on my uterus. Therefore, I simply endured my situation silently and dared not tell anyone about it.
Due to the coming together of karmic conditions, I began chatting with a friend about the surgery I had to remove a tumor on my uterus. With no particular intent in mind, I also mentioned the abnormal condition of my armpit. After my friend heard this, my friend wanted to introduce to me a supreme Buddha Master who could help cure my illness. At that time I did not know the identity of the Buddha Master. I only knew that His Holiness was a great international master of noble character. Without any doubts in my mind, I accompanied that friend of mine to the city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province in mainland China so as to pay a formal visit to that supreme Buddha Master. I had the good fortune of meeting the Buddha Master after waiting more than ten days. The Buddha Master asked me what brought me to Chengdu. I immediately told the Buddha Master the purpose of my visit. The Buddha Master then very compassionately said, “All right, all right. It will go away and be fine.”
The Buddha Master took an ordinary silver acupuncture needle so as to begin curing my illness. His Holiness said that if in a moment I felt sensations of swelling or pain, I should tell His Holiness. I then saw the Buddha Master’s mouth moving as His Holiness recited a mantra. The Buddha Master then inserted the needle into an acupuncture point between the thumb and index finger on my left hand and gave a puff. At this time I felt blood coursing through all parts my body, and my entire body felt swollen. The temperature of that tumor began to rise, as if it was on fire. After going through that process three separate times, the Buddha Master told me that after I return home I should continue to recite the name of the Buddha or Bodhisattva that I normally recite. I said that I recite “Namo Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa (Homage to Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva).” The Master replied, “That is fine. Go ahead and recite that Bodhisattva’s name. If you do so earnestly and sincerely, the tumor will soon leave you.”
I returned to Taiwan in a very happy state of mind. As before, I busily went about handling business matters, but I did not forget to recite that Bodhisattva’s name whenever I had spare time. After I returned to Taiwan, first thing in the morning, I looked at that tumor every day. It neither grew nor shrunk. However, about twenty days after I returned to Taiwan, I was bathing one day and suddenly thought of that red-spotted tumor on my armpit. I quickly took a look in the mirror and surprisingly discovered thatthe hard lump had shrunk. The original size of a $50 Taiwan coin (an American silver dollar) had shrunk to the size of a $1 Taiwan coin (an American dime). I was so elated I wanted to jump for joy. I felt very grateful, very grateful! Those two words truly arose from the bottom of my heart as I thanked that magnificent and supreme Master. From that time on, I recited the name of that Bodhisattva even more earnestly and sincerely as a way of showing my appreciation toward that supreme Buddha Master. However, approximately one month later, that tumor had not shrunk at all. I again began to feel somewhat anxious. Then, I heard a loud sound one evening. The red-spotted hard lump on my left armpit suddenly disappeared without a trace. Words cannot describe the excitement and gratitude I felt deep in my heart. All of the clouds under which I was living vanished at once! I later took refuge in that magnificent Buddha Master Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata. Seventeen years have now passed, and I am physically healthier and mentally happier than I was when I was young! All that I have stated above is true! If there is anything fabricated in it, I am willing to descend into the vajra hell! If what I have stated are true words, I dedicate all of the resulting merit to all living beings in the dharma realm!
Disciple: Ting-Ying Li
I prostrate to the Buddhas in the ten directions
within the three spheres.
June 21, 2007
H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III－A TREASURY OF TRUE BUDDHA-DHARMA