Recognitions and Congratulations - From H.E. URGYEN XIRAO

   

  Certificate of Affirmation

  Through practicing the dharma and entering meditation, I penetrated deeply into the Great Terma (Hidden Treasure) Dharma and applied supernatural vision. The karmic conditions manifested. I came to know that the Buddha Vajradhara assisted Sakyamuni Buddha in teaching the five hundred monks and other holy ones. As a skillful means of doing this, the Buddha Vajradhara transformed Himself into Vimalakirti. I supernaturally saw that H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee, Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, is the incarnation of Buddha Vajradhara. That is, His Holiness is unmistakably Vimalakirti II. I specially issue this certificate affirming the above. 

  I respectfully prostrate to the Buddhas!

  I respectfully prostrate to H.H. Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu!

  His Holiness has been liberating living beings and bringing about great happiness! 

  Urgyen Xirao Woxiu Lama 

  Twenty-eighth day of the fourth month, 2006, 

  according to the Tibetan calendar 


H.H. Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, and previously known as Master Wan Ko Yee


BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.E. URGYEN XIRAO

  H.E. Urgyen Xirao of the Nyingma school of Tibetan esoteric Buddhism is a great terton. He is the true reincarnation of the body, speech, and mind of Urgyen Lingpa, who was one of the eight great masters of finding hidden dharma treasures about whom Guru Padmasambhava made formal pronouncements. H.E. Urgyen Xirao is a great holy and virtuous being who is respected by rinpoches and dharma kings worldwide. His state of realization and virtue are remarkably profound, and he possesses great supernatural powers. However, he remains aloof from the world. He comes without casting a shadow and goes without leaving a trace. His whereabouts are uncertain and mysterious. Sometimes he lives in seclusion in a deep valley. Sometimes he appears on grassland. He can occasionally be seen leaving a high pagoda. In an instant, he can then be seen in a thatched hut. Even great rinpoches and dharma kings find it very difficult to find him. 

  In the minds of rinpoches and dharma kings, the status of H.E. Urgyen Xirao is incomparably high. Even some first-rate world-renowned dharma kings have relied upon H.E. Urgyen Xirao’s formal pronouncements in handling Buddhist matters. When they encountered adverse circumstances, even H.H. the Wish Fulfilling Jewel Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok, who was H.H. the Dalai Lama’s master, sought assistance from H.E. Urgyen Xirao. H.H. Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok said, “H.E. Urgyen Xirao Rinpoche is indeed extraordinary. He is one who truly possesses supernatural powers!” Great rinpoches and dharma kings around the world gave many predictions concerning when H.H. Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok would pass away. H.E. Urgyen Xirao predicted a date different from the dates that others predicted. H.H. Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok nevertheless said that he would not pass away at the time predicted by H.E. Urgyen Xirao, and he continued to make arrangements for a dharma assembly that he was going to conduct. Upon hearing this, H.E. Urgyen Xirao smiled and said, “If he does not pass away at my predicted time, then when will he?” As expected, H.H. Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok passed away at the exact time H.E. Urgyen Xirao predicted. Because the predictions of the other rinpoches and dharma kings were all wrong, they realized that their state of realization cannot compare with that of H.E. Urgyen Xirao.

  Moreover, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Urgyen Xirao and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Urgyen Xirao. That drawing affirmed that H.E. Urgyen Xirao is the reincarnation of the great terton Urgyen Lingpa, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized before that lot was drawn.

  In 2006, Urgyen Xirao Rinpoche saw the book A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. He opened it and saw all of those accomplishments in thirty different main categories. He saw that the holiest one described in the book has incomparably high and incredible inner-realization. He saw that the dharma that person expounded in his discourse “What Is Cultivation?” is penetrating and complete. He knew that through the ages no other holy and virtuous being had such accomplishments in thirty different main categories. He also knew that such person is fully proficient in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and has thorough and wondrous mastery of the Five Vidyas! H.E. Urgyen Xirao was astounded, knowing that such spectacular realization is certainly no trifling matter. He wondered, “if that holy person is not the highest holy being, how could he have such unimpeded wisdom and manifest such realization? When comparing all of the great masters through the ages, not one of them excelled that holy person, and not one of them attained the state of actual realization attained by that holy person. What type of holy being has come to this world after all?” H.E. Urgyen Xirao then immediately sat down in the cross-legged posture on his meditation seat and entered a state of deep concentration in order to fathom the answers to such questions. He suddenly saw that the original, true identity of H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Holiest Tathagata is Dorje Chang Buddha III. He at once placed his palms together in respect and profusely praised H.H. Dorje Chang BuddhaIII. Filled with the joy of the dharma, he lifted his pen and wrote a certificate of affirmation.