Statement #5

Published on August 23, 2009

Now that Lai Yongjian has sincerely repented his faulty deeds of usurping the name of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to deceive living beings (see below for translation of his letter of repentance), he asked for the forgiveness from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas everywhere as well as from dharma-protecting deities. He also made a vow to be a good person to benefit living beings. We should be happy for his desire of cutting off the evil and turning toward good. Buddhas and Bodhisattvas always adhere to the principle of great compassion. It is the wish of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas everywhere that he lives longer and can have a long life to benefit living beings.So please pray for him.

The Office of H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, August 23, 2009 

  Attachment (Letter of Repentance from Lai Yongjian received via e-mail): 

Namo H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!

Greetings to the great virtuous ones at the Office of H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!

I am a guilty and ignorant living being who has the wishful thinking of becoming a disciple of the greatest Buddha. Because of the evil karma I accumulated since the time without a beginning, I was shut out from the light of Buddha. Although my current life time has the most precious presence of the greatest Buddha, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, and I have been listening to the supreme magnificent dharma lessons discoursed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, I did not make good use of this opportunity. My laziness is much worse than the situation of on again and off again. For the discourses that I listened to, I did not understand the meaning. I am not up to the standard of a cultivator and cannot claim myself to be one!

Because I have been accumulating dark karmas without stopping through many eons, I am still very ignorant. Only after reading Bulletin #6 from the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, did I realize what horrible crime I had committed. How could I even be called a human being! The human world has to be governed by kindness but selfishness, evil blockage and dark karma have all filled up my body. I really should leave this world because I would be too ashamed to face all Buddhist disciples who are sincerely cultivating. You have stated the wish of my going to the Western World of Ultimate Bliss because you adhere to the principle of great compassion. However, how could I have the qualification of going to the Western World of Ultimate Bliss to meet Buddhas and Bodhisattvas there? I know that my deeds will cause the punishment by the law of cause and effect. Probably I am the only person in this world who is as stupid as to usurping the name of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to deceive living beings! I even registered an account at Yahoo! Kimo using the name of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to invite people for online chatting. This is an insult to the holy character of Buddha and will confuse and mislead people. I am truly a swindler living up to the name one hundred percent. I am simply evil as well as ignorant.

Fortunately, in recent year, I respectfully listened to the teaching from the supreme magnificent dharma lessons discoursed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. In addition, the discourse by the great noble ones from the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III made me understand that there will be consequences for the evil karma I created. The law of cause and effect never errors. Now I know I was wrong. I will never again commit such act of ignorance. May all practitioners and sentient beings in the universe learn a lesson from my example and never commit such act of ignorance! Forever into the future, I will do my best to guard practitioners and sentient beings to avoid violations against the law of cause and effect on their path toward liberation and attaining accomplishment. The consequence from committing evil karma will be painful and nobody can escape from the law of cause and effect. Here I like to make a best wish for practitioners and sentient beings.  If you like to attain liberation, fortune, wisdom and accomplishment, and want to avoid the consequences from the law of cause and effect for my ignorance, I sincerely hope that you contact any of the dharma-listening centers around the world as soon as possible. The kind and competent masters of dharma-listening sessions will be happy to serve you. They will do their best to guide you to respectfully listen to the dharma lessons discoursed by the Buddha and help you in cultivating your fortune and wisdom on the path toward liberation and accomplishment.

I am not qualified to be a cultivator and cannot even claim myself as a practitioner. In addition, I have committed such dark karma! However, I will repent myself most deeply. I ask for forgiveness from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas everywhere as well as from dharma-protecting deities. I will thoroughly correct my evil and erroneous knowledge and views. I beg another chance from dharma-protecting deities enforcing the law of cause and effect. I will definitely become a good person. I will use this opportunity to devote myself to listen to the supreme magnificent dharma lessons discoursed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. I will act according to the Buddha’s teaching for attaining liberation and becoming accomplished, in order to benefit myself as well as others. If I can benefit other people, may all merit be dedicated to sentient living beings! I beseech that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas stay in this world forever, to teach all practitioners and sentient beings to expediently realize Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi.

I prostrate to beg that the Buddha can forgive and save me as a pitiful and ignorant living being, after my being punished by the law of cause and effect.  In my future lives, may I still have the opportunities of receiving the teaching of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, so I can shoulder the responsibility of a Tathagata to save all living beings!

Presented in prostration by a guilty living being, Lai Yongjian August 19, 2009 (Revised July 15, 2011)