The Virtue of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Holy Occurrences

In the course of benefiting living beings in this world, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata has unintentionally revealed His state of virtue and realization. This has truly enabled us to widen our knowledge of the realization, great compassion, enlightenment, and most magnificent conduct of a Buddha. Holy phenomena can be seen wherever H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III goes. Such phenomena appear when His Holiness conducts initiations for and transmits dharma to eminent monastics, rinpoches, dharma kings, or even famous Bodhisattvas. Such phenomena also appear when His Holiness gives discourses on the dharma to His disciples or when His Holiness blesses living beings to increase their good fortune and wisdom.

Examples of such holy phenomena include the following. Both humans and non-humans have prostrated to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and have listened to His Holinesss discourses on the dharma. Sentient beings, non-sentient things, birds, aquatic animals, land animals, flowers, grass, trees, tiles, and stones have all expressed respect for His Holinesss dharma discourses either verbally or through physical actions. His Holiness taught a disciple how to transmit dharma on His behalf. When the person who was transmitted dharma by that disciple passed away, that persons body emitted light. Thunder rumbled in the sky in reaction to the voice of His Holiness. Under instructions from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, Amitabha Buddha escorted people to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss to visit there before they passed away. After one of them returned from his visit, His Holiness set a time for him to pass on to that Pure Land. Also under the instructions of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, someone who was already being escorted to the Western Paradise returned to the human realm.

There are truly so many examples of such holy phenomena that it is impossible to relate each of them in this one book. Thus, other than the individual examples contained elsewhere in this book, we have separately listed in this category 108 short descriptions of different holy occurrences. The auspicious number 108 represents the amount of beads in a Buddhist rosary. The listing of these holy occurrences was done to bless all good Buddhists and bring happiness to living beings. The specific times, places, people, and other details relating to each of these 108 holy occurrences will be published in the book Records of Holy Occurrences.

1. Whenever H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III performs the nectar initiation

And transmits the highest Xian Liang Great Perfection Dharma

The recipient does not need to engage in gradual practice

The dharma realm appears to such person instantly day and night

Visible to him or her, with eyes open or closed

2. How can merely leaving footprints on rocks compare to

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs freeing the vines from impermanence

3. For fifteen years a disciple practiced daily the Great Perfection Dharma transmitted by Dharma King Phunstok

The power of the Torga never manifested itself

Yet, upon H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs transmission

It immediately emitted its power

4. Holy virtuous beings left footprints on stone

Yet, no one can contain mist in a rock

Holding mist in a rock for eternity, publicly displayed

Only the ancient Buddha is capable of such a deed

5. A downpour of rain trapped the car in thick fog

Slippery road and steep slope posed mounting danger

Dharma protecting deities suddenly appeared to stand guard

And Vajra Dharma Wheels covered the windows

6. A plum branch broken off from the tree

Lay on the stone for over five months

After encountering H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs dharma discourses

Overnight, the plum branch bore two fresh blossoms

7. As Geshe noted in the preface to his Great Stages of the Path

The dharma protecting deities appeared

In response to the order of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

8. Vascular infection rotted the flesh till the bones were visible

Yet complete recovery took only three days

How could such an astonishing thing witnessed by many people happen in this world?

9. Boiling water accidentally scalded to death 20-odd ants

Yet, in a snap of the fingers they all recovered--

Even the one with a broken belly

10. A piece of flesh accidentally cut off by a knife dropped to the floor

Everyone saw the blood flooding and staining the clothes

They all shouted with fear

Yet over mealtime,

The skin and flesh grew back without a trace

11. An adviser to the President was in good health

Ignoring the warning of the Buddha, he put his life in dangers way

The Buddha Master announced that in six months he would die

Sure enough, when the time came, cancer took his life

12. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III predicted the approaching race car would flip

Four seconds later, it spiraled 30 or so feet into the air

Plummeting head first, like a tree trunk thrust into the earth

With a snap of His Holinesss fingers

The driver walked away unharmed even though the car was wrecked

This happened in front of more than twenty witnesses

13. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III transmitted the same dharma to four  disciples

Yet the two pairs learned different mantras

Two participants, Mingjuan and Xinli, were astonished to learn this fact

How could the childs trick of duplicating ones body compare to such powers

14. A wicked woman abused H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III with terrible imprecations

His Holiness warned her of the unavoidable karmic consequences

A minute later, she ran into her husband and attacked him

Failing to recognize the crazed woman, he beat her and tossed her into a muddy ditch 

15. An evil ghost came to the Hyatt Hotel for revenge

It seized a disciple by the throat

The bystanders screamed with terror

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III formed a hand mudra and the ghost fled

16. Blessed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

In three days, the disciples malignant brain tumor turned into clear water

17. Blessed with a nectar pill

Disciple Guangdongs late-stage nose cancer vanished without a trace

Hundreds of people learned of this

And spread the news of this holy occurrence

18. Chairman Wu of the International Boxing Association

Witnessed predictions that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III wrote for that day

Everything took place exactly in the way and time predicted

Witnesses signed an affidavit to attest to the accuracy of these results

19. Just before the beginning of the presidential election in Taiwan

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III announced the victors name in writing

The next day, after the ballots were counted,

His Holiness said that even though he had been elected president, disasters awaited him

20. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III opened the crown chakra for a disciple in just three minutes

21. A turtle joined human disciples at the manadala

And together they took refuge in H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

22. As a group of disciples surrounded the mandala

Heavenly beings completed a painting without human intervention

23. Three dakinis came to offer H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III buttered tea

Yet, as the day dawned, no sign of anyones arrival could be seen

24. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III caused the sun and the moon to appear so close together that a photograph taken at the Second Palace of the Potala showed them shining side by side

No such scene had ever appeared before

25. When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III came to bless Xinjiangs Heavenly Lake, a cloud formed at every footstep

26. The nine-ring-tailed fox is harmful to human beings

Yet, it tamely took refuge in H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

27. In the Zhaoqing district of Guangdong, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III subdued a monstrous turtle possessing evil powers

28. A stroke paralyzed one of the hands of the Buddhist nun Guanghui

With a single pointing of the flinger, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III instantly cured her

29. After nine rounds of repartee with H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

A squirrel danced and circled in a whirl of excitement, shaking the whole tree

30. Four species of Osmanthus blossom in four different seasons

Yet all blossomed within a single day

To celebrate the descent into the world of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

31. One day in September, a withered willow tree suddenly sprouted new leaves

To offer felicitations on the descent into the world

Of the teacher of heavenly beings and humans

32. In the Gobi Desert, tornadoes pulled trees and rocks into the sky

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III aimed a finger at the black fog

The demon king fled until it vanished into the void

33. In Phoenix, dharma protecting deities came to welcome H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

At the gate of a restaurant, bougainvillea and roses twisted and spun

For fifteen minutes or so

Just as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III climbed into the car

The flowers blew across the sky and showered the car

34. A fierce tortoise bit Xiaoluos hand

Retreating into its shell, it chewed the hand with relish

With a single sharp word from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, the tortoise quickly released the hand

After that the tortoise never dared to bite Xiaoluos hand

35. A flood enveloped an apartment building

All of the households floated on a tide of water

The pounding waves surged up to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs door

But they were powerless to flow through the one-inch gap under the door

36. One year, as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III resided in a temple

Flood waters surged waist high

Turning streets into rivers of rushing water

But the waters halted at the temple gate

Nobody knew the reason why

Mystery piled upon mystery

37.During the dharma assembly on the evening of H.H. Dorje Chang  Buddha IIIs birthday

Buddha light appeared around the moon

And the moon transformed itself into the shape of a lotus

38. A female ghost came to take refuge in H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Terrifying the surrounding crowd

39. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III enlarged the building foundation under construction

The permit drawings changed by themselves accordingly

40. They all listened to the tape

Yet when H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III snapped his fingers, the recording on the tape vanished

41. When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III visited Sisters Lake

The dragon deity came out to receive His Holiness

42. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III fully apprehended the hidden treasures even though the rinpoche had not revealed them

43. Many times H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III knew in advance what would befall the disciples

44. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs monk disciple named Yongding

Went to a heavenly realm to negotiate weather conditions with the Jade Emperor

And foretold the weather for the next three months

No matter whether rain or dew or sun, the forecasts were accurate to the minute

45. Once, disciple Helou moved without fear among swarms of terrifying yellow jackets

The next time, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III warned that although there were only a few, they would harm him

Helou ignored the warning, and the yellow jackets stung him unmercifully

46. The ghost of a woman who hanged herself appeared

Among the crowd to listen to the dharma discourses

People were terrified to realize that she was a ghost, but she did not hurt anyone

She only came to take refuge in H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

47. Miracles occurred at the opening of the Master Museum

A thunder storm swept clean the great hall

Nine dragons stood guard to welcome

Sakyamuni Buddha arrived

With a golden garuda larger than an airplane

And the dragons revealed their original forms

48. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III instructed a disciple to go to the store and buy a blank tape

As predicted, it displayed holy images

49. A signed letter of authorization floated down from above

When people compared it to the version they were drafting

They found the two identical word for word

50. A big fire burned through the Luohu Hotel

Propane gas containers could not be moved

Steel tanks burned as red as peaches

Yet not even one exploded

51. In the mandala, a colorful cloud descended

It remained still, suspended in the hall

52. As disciples listened to the discourses at the mandala on Zhubao Street

Kuan Yin Bodhisattva appeared in the clouds

53. As soon as Venerable Henghsing Gyatso Rinpoche was granted permission to receive a dharma image of the Holiest Tathagata Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu

Those assembled saw on the rinpoches head a Buddha light

Above the light some saw an image of Dorje Chang Buddha a few dozen feet high

54. A man at the airport lost his ticket

In despair, he searched frantically

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III pointed at a garden

Where the ticket returned to his pocket

55. A man named Liao had been lame for over twenty years

A slight tug from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III cured him instantly

56. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III predicted that a disciple

Would suffer a stroke in a month or two

He was afflicted just as predicted and fell to the floor

The others surged forward to hear instructions from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

The disciple recovered immediately

57. A rinpoche disciple had one long leg and one short leg

Upon a blessing from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

The two legs became the same length

58. A fire broke out behind the building on Xinhua West Street

Fierce flames shot to the sky, and buildings collapsed

A disciple from Hong Kong implored H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to help quickly

The disciple spat a mouthful of dharma water, quenching the fire

59. A farmer caught an eel and cast it up toward a concrete platform

Upon seeing this, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III pointed to the eel in the air

Following the motion of the finger, the eel flipped back into the water

60. Disciple Hanfeng begged H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

To rid him of his karmic obstacles

He slapped his palm on a piece of paper

At once, the head of a devil appeared on the sheet

Along with all his shameful deeds

61. On the last day of the Lunar Year

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III performed the cleansing ceremony for the mandala

Firecrackers exploded all around without incident

Outside the building, mounds of singed firecracker paper exceeded four inches

Within the courtyard, not a scrap of paper was to be seen

62. The boundless power of the Vajra Wheel empowerment

Caused the Western rinpoche to shriek in agony

63. A blessed object possessed limitless power

A disciple applied it to a car with a dead battery

And immediately revived the car

64. At Xingyuan, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III gave discourses on the Heart Sutra

Kuan Yin Bodhisattva assisted in the discourses and was recorded

65. When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III visited Kaihua Temple

The old abbot foresaw the arrival and led the monks to greet His Holiness

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III announced that a dragon deity would emerge from the temples famous lotus pond

Less than 15 minutes later, the dragon deity appeared and prostrated itself to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

66. The Vajra was immensely powerful

It weighed over five thousand kilograms

When it was on the floor, the disciples could not move it at all

But H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III handled it with ease

67. The hand of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was burned by molten resin

That morning a purple clot marked the fingertip

Yet by noon all traces had disappeared

Leaving the hand as new

68. A van packed with passengers and goods

Rolled over and over on the highway

The passengers all called out to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

The van and goods were totally destroyed

But no one was harmed

69. A disciple named Ding Long suffered from severe pain in her tailbone

While listening to the discourses, dharma light radiated from the CD and blessed her

Her illness disappeared instantly

70. Failing to accept sincerely the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III 

Zhigen Liao collapsed to his knees at Mount Emei

71. Part of a toenail of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III flashed away in rays of light

For days, it was nowhere to be seen

Then one day it appeared in a relic box

72. A disciple named Wang suffered from mid-stage cancer

She burned a peacock tail feather granted to her by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and swallowed the ashes

The next day, she exhaled a miasma of black mist while riding in a car

And her cancer was cured immediately

73. When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III gave a dharma discourses at Longju Temple

The tape recorder continued to record even when the power went out

74. Dozens of light bulbs were burned out for many years

Yet when H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III arrived, they all lit up

75. A rickety old structure could only bear the weight of two or three

Yet seventy-odd people were able to crowd in

It swayed back and forth, creaking ponderously

When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III ascended to the Dharma Throne,

The crowd saw only the Buddha form

76. A large bus departed from Xinfan

On a narrow, one-lane road heading north

When the passengers had recovered from a tremendous peel of thunder

The bus faced south and no one was hurt

77. An ancient temple greeted H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

The kneeling throng left no passage

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III ascended to the air

Walking over the heads of the throng

78. When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III gave a discourse in a tea factory on the Lotus Sutra

Even though it was June, a winter crab apple tree suddenly flowered

79. Yu Chias AC ligament was severed

When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III touched him, the ligament grew back together

80. An evil ant spirit terrified an entire village

The dharma water from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Turned the spirit into an old tree root

81. The door on the upper floor was closed tight

The hotel staff could not unlock it

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III summoned the dharma protecting deities

But when the door swung open, no one was to be seen

82. Zewen received a call from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Warning her of an imminent danger from an electric cord

Just a few seconds after these words

The cord shorted and burst into flame

83.When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III went to the ancient Donglin Temple

A ray of light emanated from between the brows of the Buddha statue

The Lama hadnt seen this in 40 years and he was shocked

He gathered everyone to prostrate themselves before H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

84. A Buddha light accompanied H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs airplane to Yunnan

A video taken from inside the aircraft

Mysteriously captured the image of the entire plane a distance away flying through the Buddha light

85. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III taught everyone to be compassionate towards the mice

In return, the mice brought candies to the altar to show gratitude

86. A broken crystal lotus mends

Upon a smile from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

87. A ferry overturned on the Yangzi River in Wan County

Hundreds of ghosts begged miserably to be relieved

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III immediately practiced the Wusheng Faren Dharma

And all the ghosts ascended on lotus pedestals to the upper realm

88. When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III expounded dharma at Xinfan

The factory garden transformed into a sacred mandala

89. Hale suddenly fell from the summer sky

It piled on the deck over an inch high

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III casually drew a circle with His foot

Within the circle the ice remained unmelted

90. Rain poured down in buckets

But the windshield wiper was broken and nothing could be done

The disciple prayed to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

And not a drop of rain touched the windshield in front of the driver

91. Grandma Tang fell to the bathroom floor, dead

People begged H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to save her

And she got right up

92. Once there was a pious disciple named Miaofeng

As she arose from prostration,

A statue of Shakyamuni Buddha extended its hand,

Instructing her to follow H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Unfortunately, she forgot the Buddhas order

She gave away the Vajra pill that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III had granted her

Miaofeng died an early death

93. Kebi and some companions took a tour to Hainan

The car flipped over on the highway

Strangely, everyone slept through the accident

When Kebi shook them, everyone woke up safe

94. A loach was crushed dead, its intestines bulging out

Upon H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha IIIs blessing

It swam away vigorously

95. A huge snake spirit appeared at Toufu Street

The disciples ran away in fear

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III snapped his fingers and the snake spirit was petrified

Taking humanoid form, it kneeled on the ground and sought refuge in His Holiness

96. A heavy truck ran over the foot of Guanghuas daughter,

But the foot was unhurt

It turned out that she had eaten a cake blessed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

To her, it seemed like a mere nightmare

But the trucks tire track was imprinted on her sports shoe

97. A disciple suffered from tinnitus

Doctors and specialists were stumped

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III pointed out a hidden blockage

With this information, the doctors identified the blockage and operated successfully

98. A fire broke out at a workers hut

Even the bicycle and tools burned red

A picture frame burned to ashes, but not the portrait of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III that it contained

Nor did books on dharma discourses catch fire

99. Anqin wrote an article praising the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

She lost it in the city where millions passed

From miles away, a rush of wind blew the article back to her

100. When a bus slammed into a cliff

Shuqiu shot out through the glass

She was thrown against the cliff and landed in a muddy pond

Everyone was shocked and thought she must have died

But after a while, they saw her get to her feet

Mud and blood covered her body and obscured her features

Her mumbling lips recited the Buddhas name

She was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment

And had four or five broken bones

But with the blessings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III she recovered without medicine

101. A car racing through Mount Simian hit a drunken old man,

Then before it could come to a stop, hit him again

His skull cracked against the rod holding the rear view mirror, breaking it in half

Red blood mixed with white brain tissue

The man lay motionless

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III blessed him and the bleeding stopped immediately

Surprisingly, the old man came back to life

102. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III warned Jianping to be cautious the next day

For a speeding car would take his life

The next day, the disaster indeed befell him

Fortunately, His Holinesss umbrella saved his life

103. One of His Holinesss disciples possessed great supernatural powers

He traveled hundreds of times faster than a car

He even knew the conversations that had taken place within the car

And upbraided Zhongxia for slandering him

104. Fanxun bought dozens of fish

Intending to fry them and serve them with wine

He strung them from bamboo sticks for three hours

But H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III restored them all to life

105. The dharma teacher Yongding, a disciple of H.H. Dorje

Chang Buddha III, possessed true realization

With but a thrust of his palm he subdued a demon in a tree 100 meters away,

Splitting the tree in half

106. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III told Bingling that within a month

He would be seriously injured in an accident

Indeed, a car hit his bicycle

He was thrown thirty meters and died.

After His Holiness blessed him for seven days, his body recovered

107. Zigong suffered a heart attack

The hospital pronounced him dead

They removed the oxygen and I.V.

Yet when H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III blessed him with the snap of His fingers

He returned to life

Seeing this, the hospital director took refuge in the Holy One

108. A group of monks sitting in the temple

Prayed for the nectar to descend

Upon the invitation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, Aksobhya (Immovable Buddha) arrived

At Aksobhya Buddhas every step, lotus flowers appeared

Three dharma teachers witnessed this magnificent scene

Other people vied to see that holy scene, causing chaos around the altar

However, after H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III saw these true accounts of holy occurrences, His Holiness said that they are nonsense and that practitioners should not do such things. His Holiness then immediately gave the following stern discourse: 

After reading the accounts of everyone concerning holy virtue that moves and inspires, I truly feel ashamed. I have no right to obstruct anyones freedom of speech. All that I can say is that the various testimonials of everyone praising and honoring me were based on some strange phenomena that appeared as a result of the coincidental coming together of certain causes and conditions. However, everyone has unexpectedly attributed the appearance of such phenomena to my realization. I say that you are totally mistaken in this regard.

As one with a heart of humility, I engage in matters of cultivation and expound the dharma of cultivation. I do not advocate the mystical and wondrous phenomena that everyone has described. Such phenomena go against my path of cultivation. Even if I backed down from my position and decided not to oppose such phenomena, I do not have the holy realization to cause their occurrence.

In the course of life, people by chance encounter mysterious circumstances born of karmic conditions. These circumstances are not worth mentioning or citing as an honor. It seems that everyone has had such an experience. People unintentionally encounter many strange phenomena that transcend reason. Examples of this include mirages, flying saucers, trips to the moon, and so on. Could it be that the people viewing such phenomena always cause such phenomena to appear?

For example, a lama gave me three vajra pills. Zhaxi Zhuoma requested two of them. As she held them in her hand, one of them miraculously transformed into colored light and flew away. That miraculous transformation did not take place when that vajra pill was in my hand. She said that the other vajra pill spoke the dharma while it was in a cup. However, I did not hear how it spoke the dharma. If one were to say that special abilities were involved with this, then it was Zhaxi Zhuomas abilities. Moreover, a great lama gave me those vajra pills. How could it be said that such events resulted from my abilities?

Another example is a dharma teacher disciple of mine who has mastered the Five Thunder Palm. All that my hand can do is hold a pen.

Many people saw an image of a Buddha appear over the head of Henghsing Gyatso. That was the result of his merit. How am I qualified to take any credit for that?

There is also the example involving Dharma Teacher Yongding. Although he was my disciple, his ability to communicate with the heavenly realm resulted from his own cultivation. He predicted the weather for a three-month period. His predictions were written down for all to see to verify on a daily basis the accuracy of each prediction. Not one of his predictions was wrong. Still, that was based on the realization of Yongding. How can I accept the credit for that instead of him? Furthermore, a weather station can also predict the weather!

There was also the time when the flood waters on Baoguang Street did not enter the gate of the Baoguang Temple. That occurrence truly had nothing whatsoever to do with me. Think about it. The Baoguang Temple has a King Asoka stupa containing the relics of Sakyamuni Buddha. Could it be that such stupa and its contents do not have the highest merit?

All of the short descriptions of occurrences listed above are not due to my merit. There is something else I want to tell everyone. Everyones praise of me is truly misplaced. When a certain great Bodhisattva or Buddha assists in the furtherance of karmic conditions or manifests realization powers, I do not say whether that is good or not. In short, I think that even if a certain being of great virtue has such realization powers, that is not the goal of cultivation. What is the use of exhibiting such things? Perhaps this is a manifestation of ones personal realization powers. However, it cannot be said that exhibiting such things is engaging in cultivation. One must help living beings end the cycle of birth and death. Miracles are of no use. What is of use is teaching living beings about cultivation and about manifestations of the dharma that are required by the dharma. When one has truly attained great accomplishment in the dharma, everything becomes the holy state of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Only such a state is worthy of being called a state of holy realization.

I am very ashamed, since I do not have such abilities. Moreover, I am incapable of instantaneously eliminating the karmic forces of living beings who do not cultivate themselves. Thus, I am incapable of turning bad people who do not cultivate themselves into good people. I all the more lack the power to save living beings who do not have karmic affinity with me or the Buddha-dharma. I cannot, therefore, have all living beings on earth be received in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss in the span of one day. With such abilities, how can I be anything other than ashamed? Could it possibly be said that I want to be like those demons and charlatans who claim to be a Buddha?

Nonetheless, to say that I have no realization would also be false. If I had nothing whatsoever, those holy dharma kings and rinpoches would not have affirmed my identity. I truly possess realization that is like a wondrous gem! That realization has already been put into words in this very book in the form of What Is Cultivation? I am ashamed about everything other than cultivation. Because of this sense of shame, I deeply feel that I am not qualified to receive offerings from the seven types of Buddhist disciples.            

Today I formally announce to the world something that I have repeatedly announced in audio recordings: I thank all good people for their respect toward me and for vowing to make offerings to me. Resolving to make offerings to the Three Jewels is a requirement of the dharma laid down by Sakyamuni Buddha. It is also the karmic condition that connects the Buddhas in the ten directions with living beings. It is something that should be done! However, as far as I am concerned, I will not accept any offerings made to me in the future. I ask everyone for their understanding regarding this matter. There is also no need to worry about me. Relying upon my own labor, I am not only able to support myself, I am also able to help others, provide disaster relief to people, and benefit living beings. Thus, you should offer money, property, or food directly to temples and public organizations in this world that truly benefit people and that uphold correct views of the Buddha-dharma. Although such offerings are not made to me, in reality this is tantamount to making offerings to me. I do not accept offerings.

We find it unimaginable that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who is the highest and most magnificent Buddha, has such a humble attitude. His Holiness has provided a model for all living beings to emulate in their cultivation by giving credit to other people for all of His accomplishments. Those accomplishments are based on the supreme and perfect enlightenment of a Buddha. Although His Holiness is the highest Buddha in the dharma realm, when facing living beings He places Himself on the lowest level and maintains a heart of humility. Moreover, His Holiness has openly stated in writing that He will not accept offerings.

Perhaps some people will think that this person of holy virtue is quite inferior, that He has no realization, and that He only has a sense of shame. Perhaps those people will therefore think that it would be better to become a disciple under a dharma king or rinpoche who has vast supernatural and profound realization powers. All we can say is that the mentality of such people is indeed incredibly simplistic. If even H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III does not possess Buddha-dharma to enable you to attain complete good fortune and wisdom, accomplishment in the dharma, and liberation, then which dharma king of great holiness has any Buddha-dharma realization to speak of? Even if one is a Buddha, which Buddha surpasses H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III? Who else would dare say that they can conduct a Great Perfection Initiation and transmit Great Perfection Dharma that will enable a disciple to experience and see the rainbow-body dharma realm state the very day that dharma is transmitted? In this entire world, only H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has this supreme and holiest dharma called Xian Liang Great Perfection Dharma. Even Samantabhadra Tathagata is the dharmakaya of Dorje Chang Buddha! From ancient to modern times, what other person of holy virtue has been able to attain the accomplishments contained in this book? Moreover, those accomplishments were randomly selected from only thirty different categories. You must understand that Dorje Chang Buddha is the only primordial Buddha with form in all of Buddhism in the entire dharma realm. There were no Buddhas with form who spoke the dharma before Dorje Chang Buddha. Even Adharma Buddha (Samantabhadra Tathagata) was a dharmakaya Buddha without form or speech. All Buddhas have attained Buddhahood by learning under Dorje Chang Buddha!