We (IBSA) hereby forward to you all the following web links and attachments that are some of the news reports about H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s painting “Ink Lotus” being sold at the price of US$16,500,000 at the 2015 New York Spring Auction.
We also would like to make a point to you all. When reading any of the online news reports that provide space for entering comments, please proactively submit your comments. A few villains and swindlers made slandering comments in some places that have not been responded with opposing views against such evil acts of fabricating baseless lies. A Buddhist should at least have correct knowledge and views from the conscience of a good person, even if not mentioning the required mentality of attaining perfect good fortune and wisdom and being loyal to the Three Jewels. Then, how could any Buddhist possibly take the position of a spectator with indifference in such a situation? This world needs all kind, upright, sincere, and helpful people to work together to make everyone better and happier! If you just ignore upon seeing deformations from evildoers, ask yourself a question and answer from the bottom of your heart: Are you still a Buddhist?
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